Pilgrims, UK & University of Veliko Turnovo Teacher Training Workshop

Pilgrims, UK & the University of Veliko Turnovo will be holding a teacher training workshop on 25th November 2011. The participants will have the opportunity to work with the Pilgrims trainer Tim Bowen.
Time: 14.00-17.00
Venue: University of Veliko Turnovo (Rectorate), room 2
Contact: s.velikova@gmail.com
A representative from the BETA-IATEFL Committee will be available to meet and talk with the workshop participants.
Click here for detailed information and provisional programme.

Trinity College London Second National Teachers Conference

Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to announce the Trinity College London Second National Teachers Conference. The sessions will take place in Sofia and Varna.
2 November 2011 – Sofia
4 November 2011 – Varna
Topics include: Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) & Integrated Skills in English (ISE). The speaker is Nigel McEwen, Trinity College London.
For more information and how to register, please see the event programme (in Bulgarian) here.
BETA Committee representatives will also be there to meet the participants and give information about BETA and its activities.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
With best wishes,
BETA Committee

BETA-IATEFL 2012 Competition

We are happy to announce the FOURTH ROUND OF BETA COMPETITION open to all of you who would like to give it a try. The topic this year will be Cultural Awareness.
We believe that there will be many members of BETA who are ready to prepare a lesson or a teacher training session on this wide-ranged topic and win this year’s prize!

  • 1st prize

One Annual BETA Membership and attending 21st BETA Conference and PCE in 2012 with no fee

  • 2nd prize

One Annual BETA Membership and attending 21st BETA Conference and PCE in 2012 for half price

  • 3rd prize

One Annual BETA Membership
The winning entries will be uploaded on BETA’s website along with the 21st BETA Conference presentations and papers.
Simply choose anything related to Bulgarian, British or any other culture, traditions, customs; make a cultural awareness lesson, try it out with your students / trainees and share your experience with the rest of us afterwards.
To enter the competition you have to prepare a lesson plan (see the attached template) and possibly take pictures or video-record the main stages of the lesson in the classroom.
Please attach the lesson plan, all materials (HO, course book pages…) used during the lesson, pictures / video of the classroom (optional) and email them before 15 January 2012 to Tanya Spahiyska at tspahiyska@gmail.com, providing your name, contact number / e-mail and school / organization.
We wish you inspiration and success!
Looking forward to learning about your wonderful ideas.


Live video transmission of the ECML conference on 29 September- 1 October 2011

Over 200 language education specialists from all over Europe and from Canada will participate in the closing conference of the “Empowering Language Professionals (2008-2011)” European Centre for Modern Languages Programme that will take place on 29 September – 1 October 2011.
The event will present the results of 23 projects within the Centre’s  programme ‘Empowering language professionals’ (2008-2011) and will launch the 4th medium term ECML Programme “Learning through languages” with about 20 new projects and new thematic strands.
A live video transmission will be provided during the event here
Link to programme outline

SEETA Closed Courses

SEETA  CLOSED  COURSES is a series of online courses exclusively for the members of the SEETA Teachers’  Associations.
– Our 1st on-line trainer: NIK  PEACHEY
– Course Title: Adapting  Your  Coursebook  With Technology
– Course Duration: 5  weeks
– Course Dates: 10 October – 10  November  2011
– Course Certificate: A Certificate of on-line Attendance will be awarded upon completion of  the  course

If you are a member of BETA Bulgaria and would like to enrol on the course, send an email to zarinamarkova@abv.bg and ask for the enrolment key. You use this to enrol on the course on SEETA at http://www.seeta.eu.
For more information, visit the SEETA Community at http://www.seeta.eu or the BETA website at https://www.beta-iatefl.org/
Are you a member of BETA? Join the SEETA CLOSED  COURSES
See you online !!

Teacher Training Event of Pilgrims Ltd (UK), Ruse University and BETA-IATEFL

Dear Colleagues,
Pilgrims Ltd (UK), Ruse University and BETA-IATEFL would like to invite all teachers of English to take part in a teacher training workshop, led by Tim Bowen, a well-known ELT author and Pilgrims teacher trainer.
A BETA-IATEFL representative will be there to provide information and answer questions about BETA and its activities.
The date is 5th November (Friday) 2010.
The venue: Ruse University, Ruse, building 2, room 203
Time: 13.30-17.00
Contact: s.velikova@gmail.com or  tharakchiyska@uni-ruse.bg
Best wishes,
The Organizing Team
Click here for more information on the topics of the workshop sessions and how to register.

Financial Support

BETA members can apply for a bursary that can cover their travel expenses or fees for attending national and international ELT events. If you would like to receive a bursary to attend a professional event in Bulgaria or abroad, send us a letter of interest and your speaker’s abstract to beta.iateflbg@gmail.com .