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)

Click on the image to download this open access issue
ISSN 1314-6874
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)

Click on the image to download this open access issue
ISSN 1314-6874
Editors: Zarina Markova (main editor of the current issue) and Sylvia Velikova (associate editor)

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)

Click on the image to download this open access issue
ISSN 1314-6874
Editors: Sylvia Velikova (main editor of the current issue) and Zarina Markova (associate editor)

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)

Click on the image to download this open access issue
ISSN 1314-6874
Editors: Zarina Markova (main editor of the current issue) and Sylvia Velikova (associate editor)

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)

Click on the image to download this open access issue
EDITORIAL BOARD
Sylvia Velikova (University of Veliko Tarnovo)
Zarina Markova (South-West University)
Marijka Dimitrova (University of Veliko Tarnovo)
Plamen Tsvetkov (University of Sofia)
ISSN 1314-6874

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)

Click on the image to download this open access issue
ISSN 1314-6874
Editors: Zarina Markova (main editor of the current issue) and Sylvia Velikova (associate editor)

E-Newsletter, Issue 28 (March – April 2017)

In the current issue 

  • Editors’ Corner (p. 3)
  • How to Get Students Reading (Mark Bartholomew) (p. 5)
  • Qualitative Research Methods and EFL Teaching (Valentina Georgieva) (p. 10)
  • Implementation of Cognitive Teaching Procedures in ESP Teaching: The Case of a Course on Overhead Contact Lines (Boryana T. Ruzhekova-Rogozherova) (p. 19)
  • The TESOL MThNG Conference – New Trends in Teaching in an Ancient City (Galina Velichkova) (p. 32)
  • Interview with: Diane Larsen-Freeman (Tanya Bikova) (p. 40)
  • Book Review: ‘A-Z of Hope’ (Marusya Hristova) (p. 47)
  • Poetry Corner: Suddenly It’s Summer (David A. Hill) (p. 50)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 51)
  • Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter (p. 55)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 56)

Click on the image to download this open access issue
ISSN 1314-6874
Editors: Zarina Markova (main editor of the current issue) and Sylvia Velikova (associate editor)

E-Newsletter, Issue 27 (January – February 2017)

In the current issue

  • Editors’ Corner (p. 3)
  • Terrae Incognitae: Learner Autonomy and Gamification (Christian Ludwig) (p. 4)
  • What Not to Do to Get Students Reading (Mark Bartholomew) (p. 18)
  • It Can Take No Tech to Kill a Mockingbird (Reneta Stoimenova)  (p. 22)
  • Introducing a Classic Lesson Plan for Two Texts on Discrimination (Bill Templer)  (p. 30)
  • World Languages and Religions: A Bilingual Lesson in Bulgarian and English (Milena Cherneva) (p. 41)
  • Exploiting Life-like or Real-life Situations to Enhance Business English Learning (Helena Jošt) (p. 44)
  • Interview with: Elka Todeva (Tanya Bikova) (p. 52)
  • Poetry Corner: February (Christopher Buxton) (p. 61)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 62)
  • Writing for the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (p. 67)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 68)

Click on the image to download this open access issue
ISSN 1314-6874
Editors: Sylvia Velikova (Main Editor of the current issue) and  Zarina Markova (Associate Editor)
 

E-Newsletter, Issue 26 (November – December 2016)

In the current issue

  • Editors’ Corner  (p. 3)
  • Results from a Needs Assessment of English Language Education in Bulgaria (Jesse Kiendl) (p. 6)
  • Two Mini-fictions by Jacob A. Riis on Immigrants in Extreme Poverty (Bill Templer) (p. 29)
  • Intercultural Communication and the Film Spanglish (Tsvetelena Taralova) (p. 47)
  • Re-imagining Teaching or 9th ELTAM Biannual International Conference in Struga (Reneta Stoimenova) (p. 53)
  • Interview with: Penny Ur (Tanya Bikova) (p. 59)
  • Dimcho Debelyanov and the English Poets of the First World War (Christopher Buxton) (p. 65)
  • Poetry Corner: 55 in third person: a space odyssey (P.L. Thomas) (p. 69)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 71)
  • Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter (p. 74)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 75)

Click on the image to download this open access issue
ISSN 1314-6874
Editors: Zarina Markova (main editor of the current issue) and Sylvia Velikova (associate editor)