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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ISSN 1314-6874
Editors: Zarina Markova (Main Editor of the current issue) and  Sylvia Velikova (Associate Editor)

Official Representative Call – 8th ELTAM – IATEFL-TESOL INTERNATIONAL BIANNUAL CONFERENCE, Skopje , Republic of Macedonia

Dear BETA Member,
The English Language Teachers’ Association of Macedonia (ELTAM) has invited you to participate in their 8th International Biannual Conference entitled:
‘Managing teaching and learning-making the most of both worlds: Enhancing teachers’ and students’ life and organisational skills’ in Skopje on 31st October – 2nd November 2014. For further information visit the following website: http://www.eltam.org.mk/tabs/view/d88ed2b561fe8b78f6ff0fdee1296a5b.
According to the partnership agreement, BETA-IATEFL will send one official representative whose conference registration fee, accommodation and meals will be covered by ELTAM. 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 24th BETA-IATEFL Conference in Sofia. 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
Please note that the deadline for your proposal is 30th July 2014.

IATEFL Business English Special Interest Group (BESIG) Special discount for IATEFL Associate Members for 27th IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference in Bonn, Germany, from 14 – 16 November 2014

Dear IATEFL Associates member
We are delighted to let you know that the IATEFL Business English Special Interest Group (BESIG) are offering a special discount for IATEFL associate members for our 27th IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference in Bonn, Germany, from 14 – 16 November 2014.
Find out more here: http://www.besig.org/events/conferences/annual/Bonn_2014.aspx Online registration opened on 1 July 2014.
Instead of the earlybird non-member rate of 110GBP, your members only need to pay 95GBP if they enter the promo code and register for the IATEFL BESIG conference by 1 September.
From 2 September the non-member rate of 170GBP applies.
NB. If the delegate is already an IATEFL member then they can book in at the IATEFL member rate.
Please contact Albena Stefanova (BETA-IATEFL Membership Secretary) at albena_stefanova@abv.bg to obtain the promo code.
We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Best regards,
Cornelia Kreis-Meyer
IATEFL BESIG Joint Events Coordinator

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


  • 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