Conference Call: 23rd BETA-IATEFL Annual International Conference

23rd BETA-IATEFL Annual International Conference

The English language classroom: Can research meet practice? 

11th  – 13th April 2014, Blagoevgrad



The Bulgarian English Teachers’ Association (BETA-IATEFL), the South-West University of Blagoevgrad, and the Regional Inspectorate of Education – Blagoevgrad are pleased to invite you to the 23rd BETA-IATEFL Annual International Conference, which will take place from 11th to 13th April on the campus of the South-West University in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

The aim of the 23rd BETA-IATEFL conference is to provide a platform for a stimulating exchange of practical ideas and research findings on a broad range of topics. Traditionally they include, but are not limited to: Applied Linguistics; Blended Learning; Content and Language Integrated Learning; Global Issues; Literature, Media and Cultural Studies in ELT; Teacher Education and Development; Teaching English for Specific Purposes; Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers; Testing, Evaluation and Assessment.

Confirmed plenary and featured speakers are Terry Lamb (University of Sheffield, UK), Desmond Thomas (University of Essex, UK), Ellie Boyadzhieva and Gergana Apostolova (South-West University, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria), Paul Davis (Pilgrims, UK).

A book exhibition of major ELT publishers and service providers will accompany the conference.

A programme of social events including a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Rila Monastery will offer you the opportunity to combine your professional growth with delightful experiences.

On 11th April (Friday), BETA will host the Annual General Meeting of the South Eastern Europe Teachers’ Associations (SEETA).


For speaker proposal forms, fees, and accommodation, please check: . For further queries, contact: .

We look forward to seeing you in Blagoevgrad.

With best regards,

The Conference Organising Team

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