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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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)

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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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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)

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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 2016)

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to contribute to the September – October 2016 issue of the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter (ISSN 1314-6874).
Please send your contributions to the editors at beta.iateflbg@gmail.com by 16 October 2016. 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. 54-55 of the E-Newsletter (January – February 2016) 
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Editors

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

IATEFL Scholarships 2015

Dear BETA Members,
IATEFL offers a W R Lee Scholarship, which is only open to those native to Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland and Hungary. There are also other scholarships on offer. More details can be found at http://www.iatefl.org/scholarships/current-list-of-scholarships, together with the criteria. They are for IATEFL members and non-members and for presenters and non- presenters.
The deadline for all applications is 24th July 2014.
 

BETA-IATEFL 2012 Competition

DEAR BETA MEMBERS,
We are happy to announce the FOURTH ROUND OF BETA COMPETITION open to all of you who would like to give it a try. The topic this year will be Cultural Awareness.
We believe that there will be many members of BETA who are ready to prepare a lesson or a teacher training session on this wide-ranged topic and win this year’s prize!

  • 1st prize

One Annual BETA Membership and attending 21st BETA Conference and PCE in 2012 with no fee

  • 2nd prize

One Annual BETA Membership and attending 21st BETA Conference and PCE in 2012 for half price

  • 3rd prize

One Annual BETA Membership
The winning entries will be uploaded on BETA’s website along with the 21st BETA Conference presentations and papers.
Simply choose anything related to Bulgarian, British or any other culture, traditions, customs; make a cultural awareness lesson, try it out with your students / trainees and share your experience with the rest of us afterwards.
To enter the competition you have to prepare a lesson plan (see the attached template) and possibly take pictures or video-record the main stages of the lesson in the classroom.
Please attach the lesson plan, all materials (HO, course book pages…) used during the lesson, pictures / video of the classroom (optional) and email them before 15 January 2012 to Tanya Spahiyska at tspahiyska@gmail.com, providing your name, contact number / e-mail and school / organization.
We wish you inspiration and success!
Looking forward to learning about your wonderful ideas.
BETA COMMITEE

Download: LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE