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)

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Editors: Sylvia Velikova (main editor of the current issue) and Zarina Markova (associate editor)

Call for contributions to BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (November – December 2017)

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to contribute to the November – December 2017 issue of the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (ISSN 1314-6874).
Please send your contributions to the editors at beta.iateflbg@gmail.com by 20 December 2017. 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 consider the notes for contributors on pp. 74-75 of the E-Newsletter, Issue 26/2016.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Editors

Official Representative Call – TESOL Macedonia-Thrace Northern Greece

Dear BETA Member,
The current TESOL Macedonia-Thrace Northern Greece Executive Committee has invited you to participate in its 25th Jubilee International Conference “Overcoming Obstacles Shaping the Future” which will take place in the picturesque city of Thessaloniki from 23rd – 25th February 2018. For further information visit the following website:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhZzMP68iFDKoLXOHgGzQt606PJMStB5Iu1RwkqETMi0taww/viewform
According to the partnership agreement, BETA-IATEFL will send one official representative whose conference registration fee, accommodation and meals will be covered by TESOL Macedonia-Thrace Northern Greece. The travel expenses (up to 200 BGN) will be reimbursed by BETA. The official representative will have to give a presentation at the conference and write a report for BETA website within 15 days after the end of the convention. S/he is also expected to get more closely involved with the work of the association during the forthcoming 27th BETA-IATEFL Conference. https://www.beta-iatefl.org/scholarships/calls-for-official-representatives/
If you are interested in becoming our official representative, please send us your statement of interest and speaker proposal form to beta.iateflbg@gmail.com by 5th December 2017. Please note that the deadline for your proposal is 1st December 2017.
With kind regards,
BETA Committee

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)

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ISSN 1314-6874
Editors: Zarina Markova (main editor of the current issue) and Sylvia Velikova (associate editor)

Call for contributions to BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (September – October 2017)

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to contribute to the September – October 2017 issue of the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (ISSN 1314-6874).
Please send your contributions to the editors at beta.iateflbg@gmail.com by 20 October 2017. 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 consider the notes for contributors on pp. 74-75 of the E-Newsletter, Issue 26/2016.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Editors

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)

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EDITORIAL BOARD
Sylvia Velikova (University of Veliko Tarnovo)
Zarina Markova (South-West University)
Marijka Dimitrova (University of Veliko Tarnovo)
Plamen Tsvetkov (University of Sofia)
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