E-Newsletter, Issue 25 (September – October 2016)

In the current issue

  • Editors’ Corner  (p.  3)
  • Recommended Teaching Tools Leading to Improved Learning Experiences for Young Learners (Slavica Stojchevska) (p. 4)
  • The European Union: A Better Place to Live (Stoyanka Delibeeva) (p. 8)
  • “Kin”: A Christmas Story about New York’s Poor (Bill Templer)  (p. 25)
  • Inclusive Aspects of the CLIL Approach. A Resource for Teaching Foreign Languages to Learners with Special Educational Needs: The Case of the Italian Schools (Carmelina Maurizio) (p. 43)
  • 11th International and 15th National ATECR Conference ELT Czechlist: Ideas from the Heart of Europe (Albena Stefanova)  (p. 49)
  • Across the Borders – over the Boundaries – beyond the Limits: Impressions from the 25th International IATEFL Poland Conference (Zarina Markova) (p. 54)
  • Poetry Corner: The Art Class 2 (Helen Bar-Lev) (p. 59)
  • SEETA News (p. 60)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 61)
  • Writing for the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (p. 63)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 64)

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E-Newsletter, Issue 24 (July – August 2016)

In the current issue

  • Editors’ Corner (p.5)
  • Using the English classroom for developing soft skills in children (Syana Harizanova) (p.7)
  • Implementation of portfolio and self-assessment in EFL writing courses (Marina Samalieva) (p.15)
  • Technical translation in second language acquisition (Violeta Karastateva) (p.26)
  • Structuring paragraphs in scientific writing (English for Medical Purposes) (Ilina Doykova) (p.50)
  • Input as a factor in attainment of implicit and explicit knowledge and proficiency in EFL (Mariana Gotseva) (p.58)
  • ETools, eTwinning and Erasmus +: Using various tools in class inspired by eTwinning projects (Maya Kyulevchieva) (p.75)
  • Teaching English: the case of primary teachers in Italy (Carmelina Maurizio) (p.78)
  • To motivate learners, you need motivated teachers (Zarina Markova and Irina Ivanova) (p.86)
  • Save the date (p.96)
  • Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter (p.97)
  • Notes for Contributors (p.98)

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E-Newsletter, Issue 23 (May – June 2016)

In the current issue

  • Editors’ Corner  (p. 3)
  • Teachers as Readers: Learning to Reunite with Your Own Reading Identity over the Summer and Beyond (Bill Templer) (p. 4)
  • The 25th BETA-IATEFL Annual International Conference (Zhivka Ilieva) (p. 11)
  • First BETA Experience: Throw Me in the Deep and I Will Learn How to Host a Conference (Magdalena Gogalcheva and Polina Petcova) (p. 15)
  • Reflections on the 25th BETA-IATEFL Annual International Conference, 3rd-5th June 2016, Paisiii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv (Violeta Karastateva) (p. 20)
  • The Best Thing about Conferences Is Sharing (Maria Ivanova)  (p. 24)
  • Krikor Azaryan Sarmale: Post-BETA 2016 Article (Reneta Stoimenova) (p. 26)
  • Conference Reflections: Plovdiv 2016 (Gergana Taleva) (p. 30)
  • A Brief Personal Review and Impressions from the BETA Conference (Rumena Gospodinova) (p. 33)
  • 25th BETA–IATEFL Annual International Conference (Elka Rasheva) (p. 35)
  • BETA-IATEFL Plovdiv 2016: Conference Impressions (Ilina Doykova) (p. 37)
  • Musings of 14th ELTA Serbia Conference 20-21 May 2016, Belgrade (Gergana Georgieva) (p. 38)
  • FIPLV Nordic-Baltic Region (NBR) Conference in Tallinn, June 9-11, 2016 (Zhivka Ilieva) (p. 44)
  • Poetry Corner: Task Force (Martin Eayrs) (p. 50)
  • SEETA News (p. 51)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 52)
  • Writing for the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (p. 54)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 55)

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E-Newsletter, Issue 22 (March – April 2016)

In the current issue

  • Editors’ Corner (p. 3)
  • Easter Rising Ireland 1916: Classroom Resources (Bill Templer) (p. 5)
  • Mentoring: Via Sharing and Support to More Informed Teaching (Emilija Stojanovska) (p. 11)
  • Teachers at the Chalkface: Teacher Assistant (Martina Voinova) (p. 16)
  • Interview with: Christian Ludwig (Tanya Bikova) (p. 18)
  • The 23rd TESOL Macedonia Thrace Northern Greece Annual International Convention: Beyond Teaching – Inspiring Others (Zhivka Ilieva) (p. 23)
  • 50th IATEFL Conference Birmingham, 12-17 April 2016 (Svetlana Dimitrova Gyuzeleva and Albena Stefanova) (p. 27)
  • Straight from the Horse’s Mouth: Motivation to Learn English (Zarina Markova) (p. 36)
  • Poetry Corner: Homage to Neruda (Rakesh Bhanot) (p. 50)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 52)
  • Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter (p. 54)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 55)

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E-Newsletter, Issue 21 (January – February 2016)

In the current issue

  • Editors’ Corner (p. 3)
  • Short Talks in Class (Milka Hadjikoteva) (p. 5)
  • Facing a Fierce Winter Wilderness: Two Classic American Tales by Jack London and Charlie Chaplin (Bill Templer) (p. 9)
  • Together for Effective Learning in a Successful European School (Miglena Petrova) (p. 32)
  • Report from BETA-IATEFL 2015 Conference (Lyuboslava Miteva) (p. 40)
  • Interview with: Sandie Mourão (Tanya Bikova) (p. 42)
  • Poetry Corner: A-B-C (Elitsa Vassileva) (p. 48)
  • SEETA News (p. 49)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 50)
  • Writing for the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (p. 54)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 55)

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E-Newsletter, Issue 20 (November – December 2015)

In the current issue

  • Editors’ Corner (p. 3)
  • A Hatful of Seuss: An Introduction to Using Dr. Seuss Picturebooks in Your Own Teaching (Bill Templer) (p. 5)
  • Teachers at the Chalkface:
  • A Recipe for Writing a Film Review (Renata Krivec) (p. 25)
  • The Use of Authentic Materials in the Classroom (Niovi Hatzinikolaou) (p. 29)
  • A Programme That Made the Difference: PeaceJam (Avgi Vafeidou) (p. 33)
  • Impressions of the 24th International IATEFL Poland Conference (Svetla Tashevska and Siyana Harizanova) (p. 36)
  • The National Competition in English Oral Communicative Skills, Ruse, 14th-15th November 2015 (Anelia Georgieva and Sofia Encheva) (p. 42)
  • Interview with:
  • Mirela Stamatova (Tanya Bikova)  (p. 44)
  • Nikolay Nikolov (Svetlana Dimitrova-Gyuzeleva) (p. 48)
  • Paul Davis (Tanya Bikova) (p. 55)
  • Poetry Corner: Human Heart (Simon Andrewes) (p. 60)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 61)
  • Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter (p. 63)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 64)

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E-Newsletter, Issue 19 (September – October 2015)

In the current issue

  • Editors’ Corner (p. 3)
  • Pancake Day: How to Make Pancakes Online. An Idea for ESP Classes (Teodora Mincheva)  (p. 5)
  • Exploring Mark Twain’s The Californian’s Tale: American Dream Turned Nightmare (Bill Templer) (p. 8)
  • Social and Emotional Learning for ESL Teachers (Plamen Kushkiev)  (p. 36)
  • Report from IATEFL Poland’s 2015 Conference (Svetlana Dimitrova-Gyuzeleva) (p. 39)
  • Interview with: Lilia Savova (Tanya Bikova)  (p. 45)
  • Poetry Corner: Ferryman, My Guru (Sagun Shrestha) (p. 50)
  • SEETA News (p. 51)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 52)
  • Writing for the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (p. 56)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 57)

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E-Newsletter, Issue 18 (July-August 2015)

In the current issue

  • Editors’ Corner  …  5
  • Making the most of your teaching context: SEETA Research Project (Desmond Thomas, Zarina Markova, Anna Parisi) ……   7
  • Classrooms and contexts: how to make your mixed class a happy class (Anne Wiseman)    ……    23
  • A reactive approach to teaching English through literature (Svetlana Dimitrova-Gyuzeleva)  ……  31
  • Variety of activities (and approaches) in teaching English to young learners (Zhivka Ilieva)     ……      53
  • European cross-cultural competency for foreign languages (Mina Hubenova)   ……       68
  • Eating voices (representations of culture through food and FLT) (Irina Perianova)   …… 79
  • Verbs of motion and restriction associated with immigration in The Telegraph (Dilyan Gatev)   ……    98
  • Developing an ESP course: setting goals and objectives (Galina Koteva)  ……   113
  • A lexical approach to teaching terminological units (Boyan Alexiev, Dimana Keremidchieva)   ……   122
  • ESP curriculum design and cognitive skills formation (Boryana Ruzhekova-Rogozherova)    …..   135
  • Variations on teaching body English (Valentina Raynova) …… 159
  • Non-anthropomorphic metaphorical models in dentistry (on English and Russian materials) (Svetlana Taneva)   ……  178
  • Commercial correspondence in teaching Russian as a foreign language (Dimitrina Lesnevska)    .….  193
  • Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter …… 200
  • Notes for Contributors ……  201

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E-Newsletter, Issue 17 (May-June 2015)

In the current issue

  • Editors’ Corner (p. 3)
  • Saints and Sinners  (Almina Shashko) (p. 5)
  • Lives of Teachers as a Focus for Research and Sharing in Bulgarian ELT (Bill Templer) (p. 7)
  • 24th BETA-IATEFL Annual International Conference and Pre-Conference Event, 6th-7th June 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria (Albena Stefanova)(p. 31)
  • Conference Reflections (Valentina Raynova, Nadezhda Tsoneva and Violeta Karastateva, Iliyana Beikova ) (p. 36)
  • A Taste of 21st Century Teaching  (Zarina Markova) (p. 43)
  • President’s Message: 2014 FIPLV International Award (Zhivka Ilieva) (p. 47)
  • Bulgarian Participation in Learnathon (Zhivka Ilieva, Petranka Ruseva, Ilhan Ibryam) (p. 48)
  • Interview with: Virginia Evans (Tanya Bikova) (p. 52)
  • Poetry Corner: The Pygmalions (Laxman Gnawali) (p. 59)
  • SEETA News (p. 60)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 61)
  • Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter (p. 63)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 64)

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E-Newsletter, Issue 16 (March-April 2015)

In the current issue

  • Editors’ Corner (p. 3)
  • Great Graphic Novels for Kids: Kampung Boy and Town Boy (Bill Templer) (p. 5)
  • Teachers at the Chalkface: Paper Planes (Alena Chigrinova) (p. 15)
  • Challenging Students while Searching for the Truth (Damyana Grancharova) (p. 17)
  • Searching for the Truth: A View of an Observer (Dafina Kostadinova) (p. 22)
  • Interview with: Philip Kerr (Tanya Bikova) (p. 24)
  • 8th ELTAM -IATEFL – TESOL International Biannual Conference
  • Skopje, Macedonia, 31st October – 2nd November 2014 (Irina Ivanova) (p. 32)
  • It is not the destination, but the journey, that matters (Zarina Markova) (p. 37)
  • Swap Shop: Alanis Morissette: You live you learn (Sandra Vida) (p. 44)
  • Poetry Corner: Tiger Dreams (Michael Swan) (p. 47)
  • SEETA News (p. 49)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 50)
  • Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter (p. 52)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 53)

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