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)

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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)

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Call for Contributions to BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter Special Issue

Dear Colleagues and Friends,
With this call for papers we would like to invite you to contribute to the special issue of BETA E-Newsletter, a peer-reviewed collection of selected papers from the 27th BETA-IATEFL Annual International Conference, 22nd-24th June 2018, held in Burgas, Bulgaria.
Please note that copies of the BETA E-Newsletter (ISSN 1314-6874) will be uploaded on the BETA website and sent to the IATEFL Head Office, BETA partner associations abroad, and they will reach a wide audience from all over the world! We hope to help you spread the ideas, which you have so lovingly prepared and delivered at the conference, through their publication, so that you can receive the academic recognition you deserve.
Another surprise we have in store for you is that with this special issue we are working towards getting indexed in Systematic Impact Factor (SIF) and other databases. Because we believe that the ideas you share in our newsletter are worth it!
Alternatively, you can submit your PowerPoint presentation in pdf format (size limit – 5 Mb), which will be published on the BETA website.
The deadline for submitting your papers is 31st August 2018 to beta.iateflbg@gmail.com. The collection should be published by the end of September 2018.
Please let us know, by 20th August 2018 at beta.iateflbg@gmail.com, whether you have received this email and if you are interested in submitting your article for the electronic conference selections.
Kind regards,
Polly Petcova
BETA Editorial Team
Conference Selections
Guidelines for Contributors
• Your article must have not been previously published and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
• Text of the article: Calibri, 14 points, with 1.5 spacing, Justify.
• Headings and subheading: Calibri, 24 points, bold, centred; first letter capitalized.
• Author names and title / academic position as well as contact details should be submitted in a separate file accompanying the article.
• An abstract of up to 150 words and 50 words of biographical data should be included.
• Up to 5 keywords.
• New paragraphs – to be indicated with one separate line.
• Footnotes and endnotes should be avoided.
• Acknowledgements and appendixes: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS should be located just before References. If present, appendices should be placed between the main text and the acknowledgements.
• In-text References:
o References in the BODY of the text should give the name of the author and the year of publication. If the publication is of joint authors, there is an ampersand (&) instead of “and”.
e.g. Some of the recent discussions (e.g. Reid 2007; Chambers 1999; Nakata 2006; Ehrman&Dörnyei 1998) prove that L2 motivation and learner autonomy are intrinsically linked.
o Quotations:
Direct in-text citations should appear in SINGLE ROUNDED quotation marks.
e.g. There has been renewed interest in exploring L2 learner motivation. Some of the recent theories focus on establishing the link between the patterns of thinking that ‘shape motivated engagement in learning’ (Ushioda 2008: 21).
Double quotation marks are used ONLY for quotes within quotes.
e.g. It is considered that good language learners ‘develop strategies for “getting … motivation on line again” ‘(Ushioda 2001: 117 in Griffiths 2008: 26).
Longer quotations (more than 3 lines) have to be set apart from the paragraph.
e.g. Some of the research problems that have been observed cover four main aspects:
Workers in this area have been remiss in that they have generated: a large and bewildering array of labels purporting to being different styles, used ineffective and questionable assessment methods, not made a clear distinction between style and other constructs such as intelligence and personality, and have been slow to demonstrate the practical utility of style (Riding 2000: 368).
The page numbers of the quotations should follow a colon and a space. The space between the page numbers has to be marked with a LONG dash (–). The LONG dash should be used also for page numbers in the reference list.
• Tables, figures or diagrams should be numbered accordingly and included in the relevant part of the text. Each should have an explanatory caption.
• Footnotes are to be avoided as much as possible. If they are to be included in the text, format them as endnotes.
• Reference List: All works cited in the text should be listed in alphabetic order at the end of the manuscript. A model example is given below:
Alhquist, S. (2013). ‘Storyline’: a task-based approach for the young learner classroom. ELT Journal 67(1):41–51.
Cameron, L. (2001). Teaching Languages to Young Learners. Cambridge University Press.
Phillips, S. (1993). Young Learners. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
• The editors reserve the right to make editorial changes.

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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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)