• Established 1991 in Sofia
  • 25 years of good practice
  • 24 national conferences, the 25th conference underway
  • 2001 IATEFL-EAST Regional Conference
  • about 100 active members

BETA members are

  • English teaching professionals from all educational sectors in Bulgaria – primary, secondary and tertiary, both state and private
  • teacher trainers
  • student teachers of English

BETA works with

  • teacher training institutions
  • the Ministry of Education and Science
  • British Council, Bulgaria
  • U.S. Embassy, Sofia and RELO Budapest
  • major Bulgarian and international publishers
  • other interested NGOs and individuals

Our mission

BETA seeks to build a network of ELT professionals on a national and regional (Southeast Europe) level and establish the association as a recognized mediator between educators and state bodies, public and other organizations.


  • To meet our members’ needs for professional development, qualification and life-long learning
  • To provide information about:
    • recent development in ELT worldwide
    • current ELT-related events in Bulgaria and the region
    • learning and teaching opportunities
  • To give a voice to ELT educationalists in Bulgaria
  • To promote quality language teaching and testing standards.

BETA activities

  • annual conferences
  • regional seminars and workshops
  • information dissemination
  • publishing an E-Newsletter
  • networking with other teachers’ associations and NGOs in Bulgaria and abroad
  • exchange of representatives with teachers’ associations from the region

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