YLTSIG In conversation with Sylvia Velikova and Iskra Angelova
Currently Sylvia (left) is the President and Iskra (right) the Treasurer of the Bulgarian English Teachers’ Association (BETA-IATEFL)
Sylvia Velikova is an EFL teacher and teacher-educator at the University of Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria.
She has worked on British Council Bulgaria and Council of Europe (ECML, Graz, Austria) projects related to teacher education and development. Sylvia has taught EFL in a variety of contexts. As a teacher-educator she has worked with prospective teachers, practicing (ESP) teachers, mentors and teacher educators from Bulgaria and abroad.
She has authored and co-authored articles and books in SLA, language teaching, teacher education and development and has spoken at national and international conferences.
She is particularly interested in first and second language listening and in the role of reflection
and self-assessment in teacher education and development.
Iskra Angelova has been an active member of BETA-IATEFL and ELTECS since 2000. She has held workshops and presentations at IATEFL Conferences in Bulgaria, Romania, China and Harrogate 2010, England. She is a a teacher, a teacher trainer and a translator. She has taught at New Bulgarian University, The Military Academy of Sofia, Foreign Language Centers and Secondary Schools.
From 2004 to 2009 she taught at Guangdong Ocean University, Zhanjiang Chinese-English School, The Second People’s Kindergarten in Zhanjiang, PR China. In 2006 students from her Chinese school and her former Bulgarian school worked jointly and won the “Best International Entry” award in the “Chemistry for Humanity” Science Аcross the World international poster competition.
Just arrived back in China, Iskra will be able to share with us the wide variety of teaching contexts she knows.
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