Call for contributions to BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (January – February 2018)

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to contribute to the January–February 2018 issue of the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (ISSN 1314-6874).
Please send your contributions to the editors at beta.iateflbg@gmail.com by 20 February 2018. 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 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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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)

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Call for contributions to BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (November – December 2015)

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to contribute to the November – December  2015 issue of the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (ISSN 1314-6874).
Please send your contributions to the editors at beta.iateflbg@gmail.com by 10 December 2015. 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;
  • Some problem or 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 Contributors’ Guidelines on pp. 67-68 of the E-Newsletter (July – August 2014) https://www.beta-iatefl.org/5454/blog-news/e-newsletter-issue-12-july-august-2014/
We look forward to hearing from you.
The editors

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 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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Openness and connectedness: exploring the landscape of English language teaching in the modern world (selected papers)


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Selected papers from the
22nd BETA-IATEFL Annual International Conference
21st – 23rd June 2013, Varna, Bulgaria

BETA E-Newsletter, Issue 7, Year II, September-October 2013, ISSN 1314-6874

Contents:

  • Kaizen and appropriate methodology: Innovation in the provision of pre-service education and training for English Language Teachers
    Steve Mann 5
  • Openness and connectedness – can we teach that?
    Svetlana Dimitrova-Gjuzeleva 23
  • Academic presentation skills for PhD students
    Violeta Karastateva 30
  • A tertiary level project for enhancing foreign language skills
    Valentina Raynova 42
  • Project work in the context of blended learning
    Mariya Neykova 46
  • Class-wikis: Building up collaborative learning environments
    Esma Asuman Eray 56
  • Change of activities and cross-curricular connections in the Kindergarten
    Zhivka Ilieva 67
  • Diversity of subjects in English Imperatives
    Petranka Ruseva 77
  • Interactive digital storytelling in the primary classroom
    Lidiya Dimitrova 86