E-Newsletter, Issue 34 (March-April 2018)

In the current issue

  • Editors’ Corner (p. 3)
  • Teaching a Touching Tale about Three Artists: O. Henry’s “The Last Leaf” (1907) (Bill Templer) (p. 5)
  • It Can Take No Tech to Kill a Mockingbird (Reneta Stoimenova) (p. 22)
  • Mentoring: Via Sharing and Support to More Informed Teaching (Emilija Stojanovska) (p. 30)
  • The Recipe for Writing a Film Review (Renata Krivec) (p. 35)
  • The Use of Authentic Materials in the Classroom (Niovi Hatzinikolaou) (p. 39)
  • Creative Liberation through Creative Limitation (Andy Thatcher) (p. 43)
  • Dimcho Debelyanov and the English Poets of the First World War (Christopher Buxton) (p. 46)
  • Poetry Corner: Gnosis (David Singleton) (p. 50)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 52)
  • Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter (p. 53)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 54)

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Editors: Zarina Markova (main editor of the current issue) and Sylvia Velikova (associate editor)

E-Newsletter, Issue 33 (January – February 2018)

In the current issue

  • Editors’ Corner (p. 3)
  • Exploring “Poetry in Motion”:
  • Teaching a Poem about Hiroshima August 6, 1945 (Bill Templer) (p. 5)
  • Practical Aspects of the Communicative Approachin Fore ign Language Teaching (Milena Cherneva) (p. 23)
  • Being a Young Teacher (Maria Stoyanova) (p. 35)
  • Interview with: Marjorie Rosenberg (Tanya Bikova) (p. 39)
  • Poetry Corner: The Kindness of Strangers (Brian Bilston) (p. 48)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 49)
  • Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter (p. 51)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 52)

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Editors: Zarina Markova (main editor of the current issue) and Sylvia Velikova (associate editor)

Call for contributions to BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (January – February 2018)

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to contribute to the January–February 2018 issue of the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (ISSN 1314-6874).
Please send your contributions to the editors at beta.iateflbg@gmail.com by 20 February 2018. Submissions received after this date will be considered for publication in the subsequent issues of the E-Newsletter.
Your submissions can focus on (but may not be limited to) the following ELT  areas:

  • Your past and forthcoming class/ school/ university projects, events, and conferences;
  • Your thoughts and experiences from conferences, workshops, courses you have attended;
  • Yours or your students’ thoughts and experiences from external examinations and other forms of assessment;
  • A problem or some small-scale action/academic research, or even an idea for encouraging others to do such research, even jointly;
  • Your work in the field of ELT, sharing teaching/research tips and ideas, or your professional life narrative;
  • An interview with some of your students asking how they see English learning, what they read, what websites they follow, etc.

Please also consider the notes for contributors on pp. 74-75 of the E-Newsletter, Issue 26/2016.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Editors

E-Newsletter, Issue 32 (November – December 2017)

In the current issue

  • Editors’ Corner (p. 3)
  • Language Education Across Borders, University of Graz, 8th-10th December 2017.
  • Conference Report (Zarina Markova) (p. 4)
  • Interview with: Keith Kelly (Tanya Bikova) (p. 8)
  • Teaching Wordless Videos and Classic Silent Films in EFL (Bill Templer) (p. 15)
  • Poetry Corner: To Burgas (Christopher Buxton) (p. 35)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 38)
  • Writing for the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (p. 44)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 45)

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Editors: Sylvia Velikova (main editor of the current issue) and Zarina Markova (associate editor)

Call for contributions to BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (November – December 2017)

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to contribute to the November – December 2017 issue of the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (ISSN 1314-6874).
Please send your contributions to the editors at beta.iateflbg@gmail.com by 20 December 2017. Submissions received after this date will be considered for publication in the subsequent issues of the E-Newsletter .
Your submissions can focus on (but may not be limited to) the following ELT  areas:

  • Your past and forthcoming class/ school/ university projects, events, and conferences;
  • Your thoughts and experiences from conferences, workshops, courses you have attended;
  • Yours or your students’ thoughts and experiences from external examinations and other forms of assessment;
  • A problem or some small-scale action/academic research, or even an idea for encouraging others to do such research, even jointly;
  • Your work in the field of ELT, sharing teaching/research tips and ideas, or your professional life narrative;
  • An interview with some of your students asking how they see English learning, what they read, what websites they follow, etc.

Please also consider the notes for contributors on pp. 74-75 of the E-Newsletter, Issue 26/2016.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Editors

E-Newsletter, Issue 31 (September – October 2017)

In the current issue

  • Editors’ Corner (p. 3)
  • Teaching a Touching Tale about Three Artists: O. Henry’s “The Last Leaf” (1907) (Bill Templer) (p. 5)
  • Reflections: “You can take a horse to water,
  • but you cannot make it drink.” (Dennis Newson) (p. 22)
  • Seasons with Tablets (Tsvetelena Taralova) (p. 29)
  • Impressions from ELT Signposts 2017, Brno, Czech Republic (Tanya Bikova) (p. 35)
  • Theater in English as a Foreign Language – a Way of Building Student’s Personality (Diana Velcheva-Emmanouilidou) (p. 39)
  • Interview with: Caroline Murphy (Tanya Bikova) (p. 42)
  • Poetry Corner: A Leaf (Helen Bar-Lev) (p. 47)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT  (p. 49)
  • Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter  (p. 51)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 52)

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ISSN 1314-6874
Editors: Zarina Markova (main editor of the current issue) and Sylvia Velikova (associate editor)

Call for contributions to BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (September – October 2017)

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to contribute to the September – October 2017 issue of the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (ISSN 1314-6874).
Please send your contributions to the editors at beta.iateflbg@gmail.com by 20 October 2017. Submissions received after this date will be considered for publication in the subsequent issues of the E-Newsletter .
Your submissions can focus on (but may not be limited to) the following ELT  areas:

  • Your past and forthcoming class/ school/ university projects, events, and conferences;
  • Your thoughts and experiences from conferences, workshops, courses you have attended;
  • Yours or your students’ thoughts and experiences from external examinations and other forms of assessment;
  • A problem or some small-scale action/academic research, or even an idea for encouraging others to do such research, even jointly;
  • Your work in the field of ELT, sharing teaching/research tips and ideas, or your professional life narrative;
  • An interview with some of your students asking how they see English learning, what they read, what websites they follow, etc.

Please also consider the notes for contributors on pp. 74-75 of the E-Newsletter, Issue 26/2016.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Editors

E-Newsletter, Issue 30 (July – August 2017)

In the current issue

  • Vorwort (Marijka Dimtrova, Plamen Tsvetkov) (p.5)
  • Conferences as Bridging Paths through the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of Language Educators (Zarina Markova, Sylvia Velikova) (p.10)
  • Effecting Change in the Classroom… (Denis Cunningham) (p.18)
  • Kulturrealien – didaktischer Fokus des Fremdsprachenunterrichts in Europa (Nikolina Burneva) (p.39)
  • 2 in 1: Life Skills and Career Development through English (Svetlana Dimitrova-Gyuzeleva) (p. 54)
  • Teaching Language and Culture through Language Specific Similes (Aglika Dobreva) (p.71)
  • Collocational Competence in Dental Medicine (Ilina Doykova) (p. 85)
  • Mobile Applications in Foreign Language Teaching (Milka Hadjikoteva, Mariya Neykova) (p. 102)
  • End-of-the-year Celebrations with Very Young Learners (Zhivka Ilieva, Desislava Terzieva) (p. 112)
  • Languages and Writing Systems: Between the Cultural Heritage and Politics (A Sociolinguistic Perspective) (Cenka Ivanova) (p. 126)
  • The Effect of School-based Internship for Trainees Before and After the Teacher Training Course (Irina Ivanova)  (p. 147)
  • Das CLIL-STEM-Konzept zur Förderung von Schlüsselkompetenzen (Ivanka Kamburova-Milanova)  (p. 182)
  • The Challenges of ESP Syllabus Design (Violeta Karastateva) (p.190)
  • Studentenpraktikum und Grammatikvermittlung im DaF-Unterricht (Janka Koeva) (p.212)
  • BYU-BNC and Ways of Expressing Inducement in Classroom Language (Temenuzhka Seizova-Nankova, Petranka Ruseva) (p.239)
  • Increasing Communicative Competence in ESP through Small Interactive Projects (Albena Stefanova) (p. 261)
  • Modifiziertes Blended Learning und Fachsprachenunterricht (Dobrinka Toteva) (p. 269)
  • Syntaktische Transformationen in der Übersetzung (Rada Vasileva) (p. 291)
  • Актуални проблеми в обучението по български език (Ганка Янкова)  (p. 305)
  • Brücken schlagen durch Erzählen über-, mit- und füreinander. Playback Theater und dessen Einsatz im Fremdsprachenunterricht (Mihaela Mihova) (p.318)
  • Eine Untersuchung über die Funktionen vom Ghetto-Slang bei Jugendlichen mit oder ohne Migrationshintergrund (Miryam Diko) (p. 327)
  • Using English Fiction in Teaching English as a Second Foreign Language to Future Translators and Interpreters (Maria Demyanenko) (p. 345)
  • Особенности функционирования крылатого выражения-лозунга Je suis Charlie во франкоязычном и англоязычном медийном дискурсе (Александра Макарова)  (p. 350)
  • Innovativer Deutschunterricht mit Comics und Bewegung (Olesya Serebrova) (p. 362)
  • Die interaktive Tafel im Deutschunterricht in Serbien (Aleksandra Breu)  (p. 370)
  • Mindfulness und Performance im DaF-Unterricht
  • (Josefa Contreras Fernández) (p. 382)
  • Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter (p. 398)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 399)

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EDITORIAL BOARD
Sylvia Velikova (University of Veliko Tarnovo)
Zarina Markova (South-West University)
Marijka Dimitrova (University of Veliko Tarnovo)
Plamen Tsvetkov (University of Sofia)
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E-Newsletter, Issue 29 (May – June 2017)

In the current issue

  • Editors’ Corner (p. 3)
  • ‘Less is More’: Developing a Mini-Research Unit for a Leaner, Simplified English (Bill Templer) (p. 5)
  • Maximising Students’ Involvement through Various Applications of Technology (Todor Todorov, Raya Malinova) (p. 30)
  • Reflections: The Big IATEFL Conference, National Conferences and Continuing Professional Development (Dennis Newson) (p. 42)
  • The 51st IATEFL Conference, Glasgow 2017 (Zhivka Ilieva) (p. 51)
  • The 15TH ELTA Serbia Conference (Reneta Stoimenova) (p. 56)
  • Report from ELTA Serbia Conference 2017 (Svetlana Dimitrova-Gyuzeleva) (p. 60)
  • President’s Message: 2016 FIPLV International Award (Zhivka Ilieva) (p. 65)
  • 1st FIPLV East European Regional Congress and 26th BETA-IATEFL Annual International Conference in Varna, Bulgaria (Sylvia Velikova) (p. 67)
  • Interview with: Birsen Tütünis (Tanya Bikova) (p. 78)
  • Poetry Corner: Nitty Nora (Alan Maley) (p. 83)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 85)
  • Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter (p. 87)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 88)

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ISSN 1314-6874
Editors: Zarina Markova (main editor of the current issue) and Sylvia Velikova (associate editor)