E-Newsletter, Issue 15 (January-February 2015)

In the current issue

  • Editors’ Corner (p.3)
  • A Little Poetry to Change the Mood (Svetlana Naydenova-Georgieva) (p.5)
  • The Monster Nian  年獸 (Bill Templer) (p.12)
  • Self-Assessment of Linguistic Improvement of International Students at a UK University (Hanna Šteflová) (p.17)
  • JALT 2014: Conversations Across Borders (Albena Stefanova) (p.32)
  • Interview with: Steliyana Dulkova (Tanya Bikova)  (p.50)
  • Poetry Corner: A Fairy Tale by (Elitsa Vassileva) (p.54)
  • SEETA News (p.56)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p.57)
  • Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter (p.60)
  • Notes for Contributors (p.61)

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E-Newsletter, Issue 14 (November-December 2014)

In the current issue

  • Editors’ Corner (p. 4)
  • SEETA Small-Scale Research Project (Desmond Thomas, Zarina Markova, Anna Parisi) (p. 5)
  • Action Research in ELT:  Customising Our Classroom and Improving Our Own Practice (Svetlana Dimitrova-Gyuzeleva) (p. 17)
  • An Action-oriented Approach in the Context of Blended Learning (Mariya Neykova) (p. 36)
  • Theory and Practice: How to Make Ends Meet? (Ellie Boyadzhieva) (p. 46)
  • E-CLASSROOM: A Global Ocean of Fluctuating Signs (Gergana Pencheva-Apostolova) (p. 59)
  • Again on Native Language Implementation in English Language Teaching (Boryana Ruzhekova-Rogozherova) (p. 82)
  • A Wonderful American Short Story for Christmas: O. Henry’s ‘The Gift of the Magi’ (Bill Templer) (p. 106)
  • Poetry Corner: The Christmas Way (Fiona James) (p. 111)
  • Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter (p. 114)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 115)

 
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E-Newsletter, Issue 12 (July-August 2014)

In the current issue: 

  • President’s Message (p. 3)
  • Editors’ Corner (p. 4)
  • Mind the Gap: Creative Liberation through Creative Limitation (Andy Thatcher)  (p. 6)
  • Summer Reading’s Awesome! Забавното лятно четене!  (Bill Templer) (p. 9)
  • Self-Determination and Letting Go in Philip Roth (Ivan Angelov) (p. 29)
  • Interview with: Zhivka Ilieva (Tanya Bikova)  (p. 41)
  • ELTA Conference 2014 (Zhivka Ilieva) (p. 46)
  • LACS Workshop “Empowering Language Networks”, European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML), Graz, Austria (Sylvia Velikova) (p. 49)
  • The Fourth Annual KETNET Conference and Teachers’ Associations Strategic Development Training Program (Zhivka Ilieva) (p. 55)
  • Poetry Corner: The Way Things Are (Roger McGough) (p. 58)
  • SEETA News (p. 60)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 61)
  • Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter (p. 66)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 67)

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E-Newsletter, Issue 11 (May-June 2014)

In the current issue:

  • Editors’ Corner  (p. 3)
  • Mind the Gap: Room for Something Spooky (Andy Thatcher) (p. 5)
  • BASIC GLOBAL ENGLISH: A Leaner More Learnable Lingua Franca for Plurilingual Pedagogies (Bill Templer) (p. 8)
  • Teacher- and Learner- Friendly Test Formatting (Georgi Geshev) (p. 31)
  • The Spell of the Spelling Bee (Eleonora Lazarova) (p. 35)
  • Perspective: An American Ex-Speller in Bulgaria (Athena Lao) (p. 41)
  • The 23rd BETA-IATEFL Annual International Conference (A. Suzan Öniz and Zarina Markova) (p. 43)
  • The 48th Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition, Harrogate, April 2014 (Zhivka Ilieva)  (p. 54)
  • Swap Shop: Teaching Colours To Very Young Learners (Tatjana Kociper-Štepec) (p. 58)
  • Poetry Corner: Who Am I? (Dainess Maganda) (p. 62)
  • SEETA News (p. 64)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p. 65)
  • Writing for the BETA E-Newsletter (p. 68)
  • Notes for Contributors (p. 69)

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E-Newsletter, Issue 10 (March-April 2014)

In the current issue:

  • Editor’s Corner (p. 3)
  • Interview with the BETA-IATEFL Conference Plenary Speakers – Terry Lamb and Ellie Boyadzhieva (p. 4)
  • BETA Committee Annual Report (p. 11)
  • What are you going to teach me today?, by Gergana Apostolova (p. 26)
  • SEETA News (p. 30)

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E-Newsletter, Issue 9 (January-February 2014)

 In the current issue: 

  • Editor’s Corner (p. 3)
  • Interview with Two of the BETA-IATEFL 2014 Conference Speakers: Desmond Thomas and Gergana Apostolova (p. 4)
  • Using ‘eLesson Inspirations’: A Bank of Intriguing Blocks for Teachers, by Bill Templer (p. 11)
  • An American Dream, by Tsvetelena Taralova (p. 20)
  • Two Conferences in Moscow, by Zhivka Ilieva (p. 24)
  • Teaching Young Learners through Rhymes, by Lyubomira Dimitrova and Sylviya Tacheva (p. 26)
  • SEETA News (p. 33)

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E-Newsletter, Issue 8 (November-December 2013)

 In the current issue: 

  • Editor’s Corner (p. 3)
  • Using Bulgarian Folktales in English in the EFL Classroom, by Bill Templer (p. 5)
  • Report on the 22nd BETA-IATEFL Conference, by Theodora Pontika (p. 22)
  • Second Call for the 23rd BETA-IATEFL Conference (p. 24)
  • Forthcoming Events (p. 25)
  • SEETA News (p. 26)

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E-Newsletter, Issue 6 (July-August 2013)

In the current issue:

  • Summer Time and the Livin’ Is Easy, Editorial (p. 3)
  • My BETA-IATEFL Conference, by Valentina Nikolvski  (p. 4)
  • The 22nd BETA-IATEFL Conference through the Eyes of the Beholder,  by Esma Eray (p. 6)
  • A Desire to Share Passion, by Theodora Pontika (p. 8)
  • Looking Back and Moving Ahead Together, by Sylvia Velikova (p. 11)
  • SEETA News (p. 15)
  • Deyan Enev’s Flash Fiction in the Bulgarian EFL Classroom, by Bill Templer (p. 16)
  • Wider Membership Scheme (p. 26)

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