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)

Click on the image to download this open access issue
ISSN 1314-6874
Editors: Zarina Markova (main editor of the current issue) and Sylvia Velikova (associate editor)

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)

Click on the image to download this open access issue
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 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)

Click on the image to download this open access issue
ISSN 1314-6874
Editors: Sylvia Velikova (Main Editor of the current issue) and  Zarina Markova (Associate Editor)

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)

Click on the image to download this open access issue
ISSN 1314-6874
Editors: Sylvia Velikova (Main Editor of the current issue) and Zarina Markova (Associate Editor)

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)

Click on the image to download this open access issue
ISSN 1314-6874
Editors: Sylvia Velikova (Main Editor of the current issue) and Zarina Markova (Associate Editor)

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)

 
Click on the image to download this open access issue
ISSN 1314-6874
Editors: Zarina Markova and Sylvia Velikova

Call for contributions to the BETA-IATEFL E-Newsletter

Dear Colleagues,
We would love to receive your contributions to the next issues of the E-Newsletter of the Bulgarian English Teachers’ Association, ISSN 1314-6874 ( https://www.beta-iatefl.org/category/blog-enewsletter/ )
Please send us your contributions before:

  • 30 October 2012 for the November – December 2012 Issue on the topic area: Web-based teaching of languages”;
  • 26 December 2012 for the January – February 2013 Issue on the topic area: “Teaching Young Learners”.

If you would like to submit materials on a different topic, please do! They will be considered for publication even if they do not correspond to the general topic of the issue.
Please send your articles, notice of events, news, reviews, and other ELT-related material to the following e-mail address: beta.iateflbg@gmail.com
With many best wishes,
The E-Newsletter Editorial Team

E-Newsletter, Issue 2 (September-October 2012)

In the current issue:

  • Editorial (p.3)
  • From the BETA-IATEFL President (p.4)
  • BETA-IATEFL 2012 Key Speaker: Adrian Underhill (p.6)
  • Reading Encouragement Conference (p.9)
  • Teacher Training Opportunities (p.12)
  • European Day of Languages  (p.15)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p.16)
  • Feature Article: Beauty in Suggestopedic Language Teaching and Learning, by Vanina Bodurova (p.20)
  • Writing for the E-Newsletter (p.27)
  • Notes for contributors (p.28)
  • Topics of the next E-Newsletter (p.29)

E-Newsletter, Issue 1 (July-August 2012)


In the current issue:

  • Welcome (p. 2)
  • 21st BETA-IATEFL Conference in a snapshot (p.3)
  • Interview with the plenary speakers of the 21st BETA-IATEFL Conference (p.7)
  • 22nd BETA-IATEFL Annual International Conference, Varna 2013 (p. 10)
  • Belgarde, Here I Come!, by Tsvetelena Taralova (p.11)
  • Bulgarian National Spelling Bee Competitition, by Tsvetelena Taralova (p.14)
  • Generations Hand in Hand, by Tsvetelena Taralova (p.16)
  • Contribute to the e-Newsletter (p.21)
  • Forthcoming Events in the World of ELT (p.18)