E-Newsletter, Issue 42 (July – August 2019)

Find ideas for further research, advice you can trust and information to keep you up-to-date, presented by seasoned professionals, frequent contributors and dear colleagues.

Feel free to get inspired and send us your work, presentation of classroom experience or project! Or why not send us a letter to let us know what you thought about some of our recent papers? Publications and commentaries, as well as inquiries, should be sent to the Editorial team at betaiatefl.publish@gmail.com.

CONTENTS
Editors’ Corner (p.3)
Linguistic Atrophy Reflecting Extralinguistic Reality by Yordan Kosturkov (p.6)
EFL Learner Autonomy and Language Awareness Connection among University Students by Boryana T. Ruzhekova-Rogozherova (p.18)
Project work as a vehicle for developing foreign language and entrepreneurship skills by Irina Ivanova (p.39)
Students’ digital literacies: myths and reality by Mariya Chankova (p.55)
Online Language-Learning Platform DUOLINGO from Different Perspectives by Gergana Gerova (p.67)
Presentation Formats in EAP by Aglika Dobreva (p.80)
Case studies: changing students, changing the world  by Mariya Neykova, Milka Hadjikoteva, Latinka Stefanova, Slavena Dimova (p.87)
The communication between teacher and students while teaching Medical English Boyka Petkova by (p.98)
The Binomial Structure Of “Peace And Quiet” by Petranka Ivanova (p.104)
Forest school for very young learners  by Zhivka Ilieva and Desislava Terzieva (p.116)
Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p.131)
Writing for the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (p.132)
Notes for Contributors (p.133)

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E-Newsletter, Issue 41 (May – June 2019)

Find ideas for further research, advice you can trust and information to keep you up-to-date, presented by seasoned professionals, frequent contributors and dear colleagues.

Feel free to get inspired and send us your work, presentation of classroom experience or project! Or why not send us a letter to let us know what you thought about some of our recent papers? Publications and commentaries, as well as inquiries, should be sent to the Editorial team at betaiatefl.publish@gmail.com.

CONTENTS

Editors’ Corner (p. 3)
Implanting Nature’s Voice in ELT Education: An Urgent Imperative by Bill Templer (p. 6)
Cultural Introductions in a Language Class by Eda Cauli (p. 22)
Create, Motivate, Inspire in the 21st Century Classroom by Miglena Petrova and Valentina Petrova (p. 28)
Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 40)
Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter (p. 41)
Notes for Contributors (p. 42)

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E-Newsletter, Issue 40 (March – April 2019)

In issue 40 you will find ideas for further research, advice you can trust and information to keep you up-to-date, presented by seasoned professionals, frequent contributors, and dear colleagues. Feel free to get inspired and send us your work, presentation of classroom experience or project! Or why not send us a letter to let us know what you thought about some of our recent papers? Publications and commentaries, as well as inquiries, should be sent to the Editorial team at betaiatefl.publish@gmail.com.

CONTENTS
Editors’ Corner (p. 3)
“Viral Marketing” by Minka Paraskevova (p. 6)
“Excuse me” by Lyubomira Karnobashka (p. 14)
“The Cat Story” by Diana Velcheva-Emmanouilidou (p. 21)
Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 26)
Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter (p. 27)
Notes for Contributors (p. 28)

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Call for contributions to BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter

Call for contributions to BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter Issue 41

(May – June 2019)

 Dear Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to contribute to the current issue of the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (ISSN 1314-6874).
Please send your contributions to the editors at betaiatefl.publish@gmail.com by 15 June 2019. 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 confer with the most recent Style Guide instructions.
We look forward to hearing from you.
On behalf of the Editors,
Polly Petcova
 

E-Newsletter, Issue 39 (January-February 2019)

In issue 39 you will find ideas for further research, advice you can trust and information to keep you up-to-date, presented by seasoned professionals, frequent contributors and dear colleagues. Feel free to get inspired and send us your work, presentation of classroom experience or project! Or why not send us a letter to let us know what you thought about some of our recent papers? Publications and commentaries, as well as inquiries, should be sent to the Editorial team at betaiatefl.publish@gmail.com.
Contents:
Editors’ Corner (p. 3)
Teaching an award-winning Aljazeera docu-film series, HARD EARNED, on the real lives of five working-class American families – Bill Templer (p. 6)
How it all started: teaching through case studies in an FLT methodology course – Mariya Neykova (p. 18)
The role of foreign language learning applications and websites in (e-)learning English as a foreign language – Milka Hadjikoteva (p. 25)
“The Meeting Place for Experts” – The 27th International IATEFL Poland Conference – Yordanka Nikolova (p. 33)
“Educate and Empower” Reverberations on the 10th ELTAM International Conference 19-21 October 2018, Struga, Macedonia – Gergana Georgieva (p. 36)
Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 55)
Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter (p. 57)
Notes for Contributors (p. 58)
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E-Newsletter, Issue 38 (November-December 2018)


In the current issue:
Editors’ Corner (p. 3)
A New Generation Challenges Teachers (Marjana Hvalec) (p. 5)
Mobile Translation Apps in a Translation Class: The Future in Our Hands (Mariya Neykova) (p. 12)
Raising Intercultural Awareness (Milka Hadjikoteva) (p. 19)
Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 23)
Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter (p. 24)
Notes for Contributors (p. 25)
 
E-Newsletter, Issue 38 (November-December 2018)

Call for contributions to BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter Issue 39

Call for contributions to BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter Issue 39

(January – February 2019)

 Dear Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to contribute to the Jan–Feb 2019 issue of the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (ISSN 1314-6874).
Please send your contributions to the editors at beta.iateflbg@gmail.com by 16 February 2019. 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 confer with the sections Notes for contributors and Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter available at the end of every issue of the E-Newsletter (cf. here pp 41-42).
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Editors
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E-Newsletter, Issue 37 (September-October 2018)


In the current issue:
Editors’ Corner (p. 3)
Mournful Tidings (p. 5)
Bill Templer – Discussing the Realities of Our Own Workaday Lives as Teachers (p. 6)
Nataša Intihar Klančar – 8 Keys of Excellence in Practice – A Primary School Camp (p. 19)
Diana Velcheva-Emmanouilidou – Learning a Foreign Language through Drama (p. 32)
Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 37)
Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter (p. 39)
Notes for Contributors (p. 40)
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E-Newsletter, Issue 36 (July-August 2018)

In the current issue

  • Editors’ Corner (p. 3)
  • Getting Unstuck: Stretching out of our Comfort Zones (MarjorieRosenberg) (p. 6)
  • Paint the Town Blue Belouga and the World Stage (Kiro Jordanov, M-Ed. and Nicholas Blandford) (p. 18)
  • Developing Speaking Skills at University (Milka Hadjikoteva) (p. 32)
  • Etymology of Idioms and Their Teaching (Aglika Dobreva) (p. 41)
  • Transformative Pedagogy For ESOL in a Super Diverse Europe (Diana Popova) (p. 55)
  • Hot Potatoes For Wild Thyme Organic Farm (Reneta Stoimenova) (p. 68)
  • Problem-based Learning in FLT (Mariya Neykova) (p. 73)
  • Binomials Joined By And Conjunction In Some Fairy Tales(Petranka Ivanova) (p. 82)
  • Rehearsal time (very young learners) (Zhivka Ilieva and Desislava Terzieva) (p. 96)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 105)
  • Writing for the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (p. 109)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 110)

Click here to download this open access issue
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E-Newsletter, Issue 35 (May-June 2018)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In the current issue

  • Editors’ Corner (p. 3)
  • President’s Address (p. 5)
  • Reflections on IATEFL 2018 conference in Brighton, Conference Report (Irina Ivanova) (p. 7)
  • A few useful tips for staying sane in the primary school classroom in EFL (Nataša Intihar Klancar) (p. 13)
  • Creativity, culture and technology in a successful European school (Miglena Petrova) (p. 21)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 33)
  • Writing for the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter Special Conference Issue (p. 37)
  • Writing for the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (p. 41)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 42)

Click here to download this open access issue
ISSN 1314-6874
Editors: Polly Petcova (main editor of the current issue) Zhivka Ilieva and Sylvia Velikova (associate editors)