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 Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 11

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 11

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 11

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

Activities Ideas; Eating in History; Share your World experiences; European Committee report

Content:


S. Teneva - Five Activities <... read more
Bulgaria - Back to Preps

Bulgaria - Back to Preps

Back to School...

It was with great pleasure that I stepped back into the Prep class at the English/German School Plovdiv this year.

I've been sitting in my office busy writing stuff all this last year and was getting a bit of cabin fever from the isolation, so something had to be done.  With not a little concern about how much the s... read more
Bulgaria - BETA Conference 2010 Veliko Turnovo

Bulgaria - BETA Conference 2010 Veliko Turnovo

Note - Dobri and I are offering to bring the rocket workshop to schools in Bulgaria. All you have to do is get in touch and agree a date with us and we'll bring all that is needed.

If you think your students would enjoy it, get in touch!

The Bulgarian English Teachers Association Conference
Veliko Tarnovo, April 2010
Rocket workshop... read more
Bulgaria - BETA Conference 2012 Rousse

Bulgaria - BETA Conference 2012 Rousse

The Bulgarian English Teachers Association Conference

Rousse, March 30th - April 1st, 2012

The BETA Conference Programmes are made available here below. 

The Pre-Conference CLIL event programme is available here below.

There is a gre... read more
Bulgaria - Beyond the Classroom Workshop

Bulgaria - Beyond the Classroom Workshop

Bulgaria - Beyond the Classroom Workshop

This is a series of workshops being given around Bulgaria organized by Macmillan publishers in Bulgaria. It's part of an ongoing series of teacher professional development which we're all very thankful to Yordan Stoyanov for his impeccable organization. Thanks Dan!

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Bulgaria - Bits and Pieces Seminar

Bulgaria - Bits and Pieces Seminar

This seminar has a bit of everything in it

Dec 12th, 2008, Sofia

The last Macmillan workshop for 2008 took place at the host school Saint Patriarh Evtimii on Friday Dec 12th 2008.
The workshop PPT can be downloaded from here at the bottom of the page.

As it was the last for the year, and we’d already run through most of ... read more
Bulgaria - Chemistry as a Cultural Enterprise Gorna Malina

Bulgaria - Chemistry as a Cultural Enterprise Gorna Malina

The International Year of Chemistry 2011
Global Stamp Competition: Chemistry as a Cultural Enterprise

Prize giving and celebration of winner of 12-14 age group: Vasilena Vasileva, Gorna Malina, Bulgaria
Nov 8th, 2011

It happens once in a while that you get to participate in a truly splendid educational moment. This is one for me. ... read more
Bulgaria - Chemistry as a Cultural Enterprise Plovdiv

Bulgaria - Chemistry as a Cultural Enterprise Plovdiv

School Partnerships Project Meeting
Ezikova Gimnazia Plovdiv
May 26th, 2010
The Ezikova Gimnazia Plovdiv is part of a project proposal under the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme.    


The theme is:
Chemistry as a cultural enterprise

We organised a first meeting in our school of students and teachers for Wednesday May 26t... read more
Bulgaria - CLIL for Professional and Vocational Schools

Bulgaria - CLIL for Professional and Vocational Schools

CLIL for Business, Economics, Marketing and Finance
 
I've carried out a number of events recently for teachers in small groups, in some cases with teachers just from a single host school. The content has been predominantly focused on the subject areas of Business Studies, Economics, Marketing, Finance and a number of others, but this has made... read more
Bulgaria - Communicating Science

Bulgaria - Communicating Science

Communicating Science in Bulgaria, 25 – 29.3.2005
 
As part of initiatives to promote Science Communication in Bulgaria the British Council organised a Play Science Festival at the Sofialand pleasure park in Bulgaria’s capital, 25.3.2005. 

Sofialand, Bulgaria

School teachers and students from all over Bulgaria came tog... read more
Bulgaria - Culture Seminar

Bulgaria - Culture Seminar

This seminar was delivered in Pleven

Who made this pile of rubbish?


Don't be surprised by the title above and on our homepage. This was a quality workshop. We just used a lot of rubbish to talk about culture. It's actually an activity from Science Across the World and fantastic fun where you get your students to exam bags of rubbish ... read more
Bulgaria - Culture Seminar

Bulgaria - Culture Seminar

Teaching Culture with a small 'c'
Plovdiv, Feb 6th, 2009

26 teachers came together to a workshop on the theme of "teaching culture with a small c' today in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Many thanks to the seminar hosts at the Humanities Grammar School 'Saints Kiril i Metodii' (http://www.ghp-plovdiv.org/)
I always enjoy venues like this one ... read more
Bulgaria - Culture Seminar

Bulgaria - Culture Seminar

Teaching Culture with a small 'c'
Macmillan seminars in Bulgaria,  Sofia, Friday October 3rd, 2008

This seminar looked at the area of culture with a small ‘c’.  Participants looked at culture which has nothing to do with Shakespeare, nothing to do with Milton, nothing to do with great architecture and nothing to do at all with the Royal O... read more
Bulgaria - DNA Art Exhibition

Bulgaria - DNA Art Exhibition

DNA Models Exhibition, Natural History Museum, Sofia, March 2004

In March 2004, dear colleague Stefka Kitanova sent this message to the factworld yahoogroup:

Dear All,
1. the exhibition of DNA models is now at the National Natural Hist... read more
Bulgaria - EDS Alumni Talks - Max on Languages and Communication

Bulgaria - EDS Alumni Talks - Max on Languages and Communication

Returning Alumni Talks
Talk 1 - Maksim Baldzhiev

Communications and Languages
English-German Grammar School
Feb 10th, 2010

It was a great pleasure to have Max back in school.
Obviously a communicator, Max used a few slides as visual context to his informative and amusing talk.
Quite a traveller, Max had plenty of ... read more
Bulgaria - EDS Just a minute

Bulgaria - EDS Just a minute

Preparatory Class, EDS Plovdiv, 2008-2009

A lesson preparing for the oral exam - preparing an 1-2 minute

introduction about yourself.

June 10th, 2009

A minute on your self
I was asked to take lessons with the Prep class in my school recently with a focus to help them prepare for their oral exam.
 
I've b... read more
Bulgaria - European Parliament

Bulgaria - European Parliament

Zlatarski International School at the European Parliament
The Euroscola on 27th March 2009, Strasbourg
A teacher’s diary
By Lyubov Dombeva

Day 1 - Wednesday 25th March 2009

Early morning before dawn, cold wind carry drifting snow when the bus takes off from Sofia to Strasbourg. Before we know it, it’s time for border control at ... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals

Bulgaria - FACT Journals

Journals of the Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching 

Colleagues may remember the CLIL journal produced over three years by colleagues in Bulgaria.  The journals were produced voluntarily and were printed with the support of the British Council in Bulgaria.  The covers were designed by our students and the news and materials written by our colle... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 01

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 01

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 01

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

Year 9 Geography; year 9 Biology; Geog and upper-int general English; year 9 History; letters to the network; CETEFL; Lingua Funding; Science Across the World in Bulgaria; Discussion - needs and standards; Internet sites an... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 02

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 02

~Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 02

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

Free 'Total Cloze' software, a story from the American College in Sofia, Science and Language teaching, Concept maps, Jigsaw reading in Science, Cellular metabolism, Parodies, History of Bulgaria, Organisms and the Environ... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 03

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 03

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 03

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

Varn Summer School report; IATEFL BG 9th National Conference; Bi-Ed biology innovations; graphics teaching History in FL; test in National Economy; chemistry dominoes game; questions biology test; To Chicago and Back; Drope... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 04

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 04

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 04 

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

anti-Conference report; verse work; UK book project; History - Puritan Revolution (GB, BG); DR(open) Bricks; Dickens nerves; The Reformation; ideas for texts

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Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 05

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 05

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 05

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

Walsh's Modern World History; Digestion Rap; Polar Bears; Crossword; World Water Day; Soaps and Detergents; Learning Objectives; Team Work; Student Humour; Chemical Poetry

PDF files of each section of the journal:<... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 06

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 06

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 06

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

Language Support Provision; Computer Science in English; Biology Bilingual Education; Being a German Teacher in Bulgaria

Content:

John Clegg - Providi... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 07

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 07

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 07

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

Quality English; Atomic Structure; Carbon, Oxygen Cycles; Water Cycle; Experiment; Language for Thinking; Le Projet SCALA; PORTFOLIO

Content:

L. Kane... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 08

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 08

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 08

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

Science Across Europe update; CELTA; EFL Teacher Training Methodology; Portfolio Pédagogie; Varna Summer School; Evolution; Biology Creative Writing; Travel Story; Travel Notes; Correspondence; History Museum Biology Lesson... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 09

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 09

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 09

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

History Foreign Language; Conferences; Gastfreundschaft; Young Physicists Tournament; Teaching Subjects in Foreign Lanugages; Oldenburg; Косе Босе Booklaunch; Correspondence; Tallinn Report; Bulgarische Lehrerinnen; Единств... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 10

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 10

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 10 Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

EAC Project Update; Varna Summer School; Correspondence; Slovenian ESP; Science Biological Weapon; Aquarium Without Fish/Acuario Sin Peces; Cloning Tech; Science Conversation; Kindergarten Collaboration; Health Matters Awards; Proce... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 12

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 12

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 12

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:
Bulgarian Art History (Анна Йосифова); Animal Idioms; Ortenburg European Education Strategy (БГ); Eine Zehnjahrige Partnershaft; Finland Workshops; Weather English; EU and BG Teachers; History Documents; Romanian School-based Cu... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 13

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 13

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 13

((Note - this will be scanned soon and uploaded here))

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Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 14

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 14

Forum for Across the Curriculum Teaching Journal Issue 11

Key terms from the articles and lessons in this journal are:

Education in Bulgaria; European History and Communication; European Association of Teachers Committee; Teaching Science through English; Topic-based Language Teaching; CLIL Trainer Training

Content:

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Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 18

Bulgaria - FACT Journals Issue 18

This is issue 18 of the FACTWorld Journal, Autumn 2018.

Many thanks to ELICIT-PLUS for part sponsoring this 18th issue of the FACTWorld journal!
Many thanks to Hristiyana Blagoeva for the art used for the cover, and thanks to the children of Anglia School for their lovely artwork!
You can download the entire pdf version of Journal 18 at the ... read more
Bulgaria - FACT Meeting - CLIL

Bulgaria - FACT Meeting - CLIL

FACT Meetings return!

The European Association of Teachers (AEDE) and Anglia School are collaborating to provide ongoing professional development meetings for teachers.

The first meeting will focus on good examples of CLIL (content and language integrated learning), showing a range of resources, activities and projects which will be of inte... read more
Bulgaria - FACTWorld 10 years old!

Bulgaria - FACTWorld 10 years old!

The FACT group is ten years old this year!

 
05th Oct, 2009

We kept it a little bit quiet, mainly because although we would have loved to celebrate and have a big party where everyone of the three thousand plus colleagues in the network all come to Bulgaria to help put this event down in history, though we'd love to do have done ... read more
Bulgaria - Interculturalising Education

Bulgaria - Interculturalising Education

New course for teachers on creating school links through the curriculum

Plovdiv, July 9th to 17th, 2009

It's great to announce that it is possible from now on to apply for the course:
- Interculturalising Education: Content, Language and Culture for Schools Links and Partnerships.

You’ll find a link to the programme outl... read more
Bulgaria - IT Seminar

Bulgaria - IT Seminar

ICT in the classroom

Friday, Nov 21st, 2008

We're grateful once again to our host school, Sv Patriarh Evtimii, Sofia 

There was a lot of interest among colleagues at previous workshops for something dealing with ICT in the classroom, especially in the light of the generous gift from the Ministry of Ed to teachers of a free l... read more
Bulgaria - Keith's Corner - Diary of a School

Bulgaria - Keith's Corner - Diary of a School

Keith's Corner
A diary of a school - 
www.anglia-school.info

31.01.2016

Keith's Corner is a diary written monthly over the course of two years and published on Macmillan's onestopenglish.com.
As well as an interesting insight into setting up and running a school in Bul... read more
Bulgaria - Life Skills Workshop

Bulgaria - Life Skills Workshop

A workshop on integrating the teaching of life skills and the English language.


I was asked by Macmillan publishers in Bulgaria to prepare a workshop based on a coursebook, Open Mind, which has at its heart the aim to teach so-called 'soft skills' alongside the English language.
I liked the idea of a curriculum which starts with skills as o... read more
Bulgaria - Oral Exam Prep

Bulgaria - Oral Exam Prep

Preparatory Class, EDS Plovdiv, 2008-2009

A lesson preparing for the oral exam - preparing a talk on the topic of travel.

Jan 6th, 2009

The students in the preparatory class have a intensive programme of study for the first year in the English language.  My role working with them is to help prepare them for the oral exam.  I... read more
Bulgaria - PhotoEnglish

Bulgaria - PhotoEnglish

Learning Photography in English

Along with my friend and colleague, Keith Halstead, we’ve put together a course of photography in English starting in September 2015.
Anglia School works mainly with very young children, aged 2 to 10 and we do it well. The young learners groups are largely full and we’ve been oversubscribed for our summer programm... read more
Bulgaria - Project Work Seminar

Bulgaria - Project Work Seminar

The Macmillan seminar in Bulgaria took place at the Rila Hotel in the heart of the city of Sofia.

June 12th, 2008

One of the colleagues commented that the hotel was a favourite with the party elite once upon a time and that we may have been working in a room that once hosted the likes of Todor Zhivkov.  We had our own balcony over ce... read more
Bulgaria - Pronunciation Seminar

Bulgaria - Pronunciation Seminar

Practical Ideas for Teaching Pronunciation in the Classroom

Sofia

Friday, May 29th, 2009

I think this workshop could easily have been renamed ‘YouTube Pronunciation’ as that’s where most the focus examples came from.
  
Host: Patriarh Evtimii Junior School, Sofia

You can download the PPT here below.

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Bulgaria - Receptive Skills and Speaking Seminar

Bulgaria - Receptive Skills and Speaking Seminar

These two seminars in Bulgaria took place in Sofia and Stara Zagora

The titles were:
- Receptive Skills - Listening and Reading
- Speaking and Drama - Fluency and Accuracy more here

In Receptive Skills - Listening and Reading we discussed what makes a good listener.  In short the conclusion was that a good listener is someone... read more
Bulgaria - Receptive Skills Seminar

Bulgaria - Receptive Skills Seminar

The seminar was delivered in Haskovo

June 5th, 2008

We were hosted by the Asen Zlatarov School in Haskovo and teachers came from all the Science subjects, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics and a English language teaching colleague came all the way from Dimitrovgrad for the workshop.

The contents of the workshop were the same a... read more
Bulgaria - Receptive Skills Seminar

Bulgaria - Receptive Skills Seminar

This seminar was delivered Varna and Burgas, Bulgaria.
29th May, 2008

It's been about 5 years since I was last in Varna and so it was nice to return and to meet up with a large group of teachers, a good number I already knew.
Yordan Stoyanov, Dan, Macmillan rep in Bulgaria, booked us into the Aqua Hotel in Varna.

Handing out ... read more
Bulgaria - School for Tourism and Economics

Bulgaria - School for Tourism and Economics

Lesson on Tertiary Economy, Tourism and Development
Velingrad, 21st May, 2009
 
I had an invitation recently to give a Geography lesson in the Technical School for Tourism and Economics in the Bulgarian Rhodope mountain Spa town of Velingrad.

The school was interested in offering an open lesson to its teachers and others a focus l... read more
Bulgaria - Science Across the Balkans

Bulgaria - Science Across the Balkans

This event is old news, but I came across a paper photo of the group which is such a lovely reminder that I thought I'd put it here just in case any of the group are visiting and might like a copy.

This was one of our first major activities which brought together colleagues from all over Europe and which led to the creation of the FACTWorld website ... read more
Bulgaria - Science and Maths Education

Bulgaria - Science and Maths Education

Maths and Science Education in Bulgaria     

With the election of a new government in Bulgaria and the possibility of a concerted effort to bring good management to a country desperate to see exactly that, I put this page together to satisfy my own curiosity.
 
It sets out how Bulgaria has been performing in Science and Maths since 19... read more
Bulgaria - Supplementing your primary classroom

Bulgaria - Supplementing your primary classroom

Supplementing your primary classroom.

I was asked to prepare a workshop for Macmillan in Bulgaria with a focus on ideas and resources for primary teachers to move learning beyond their classrooms.

There is a flier here and invitation for the upcoming workshops in Varna (Nov 19th and Burgas Nov 20th 2015).
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Bulgaria - Varna Summer School 2004

Bulgaria - Varna Summer School 2004

Summer Course - Varna '2004

“FACT IV” - CREATE CULTURE THROUGH SCIENCE: WATER
Networking and Training for Content and Language
Integrated Learning
(05.07 - 09.07.2004)
 
Organizers: Forum for across the Curriculum Teaching Group and Science across the World
Partners: The Ministry of Education and Science, Shumen Univer... read more
Bulgaria - Vocabulary Seminar

Bulgaria - Vocabulary Seminar

Vocabulary Seminar, Blagoevgrad
 
March 21st, 2008
 
We set off from Sofia in the snow and arrived to the sunshine in southern Bulgarian town of Blagoevgrad.
The beautiful former Solunska Gimnazia hosted the workshop 

We looked at vocabulary and it was great to see 18 teachers turn out for the meeting among whom we had Sci... read more
Bulgaria - Vocabulary Seminar

Bulgaria - Vocabulary Seminar

School visit and Macmillan vocabulary workshop, Sofia.
March 14th, 2008

I received a warm invitation to visit the Ivan Zlatarski IB school in Sofia (http://www.zlatarskischool.org). 
This is a very interesting school from a CLIL perspective in that it offers English-medium s... read more
Bulgaria - Vocabulary Seminar

Bulgaria - Vocabulary Seminar

The seminar tour started in The English - German School, Plovdiv, Feb 22, 2008     

Many thanks to Marianna Gencheva, senior English Expert at the Regional Inspectorate of Education in Plovdiv for her assistance in making this even happen and bringing in nearly 30 teachers to the workshop.
The topic of the workshop was 'vocabulary'.
<... read more
Bulgaria - World Sustainability Week

Bulgaria - World Sustainability Week

World Sustainable Development Week!
Zlatarski School, Sofia
19th to 23rd Oct, 2009

Many thanks to colleague Lyubov Dombeva for keeping us up to date with what has been going on in her school. In fact, the whole team of teachers involved in Zlatarski School's initiatives for this important week should be applauded.

You can rea... read more
Bulgaria Course - Putting CLIL into Practice

Bulgaria Course - Putting CLIL into Practice

The CLIL Course – Putting CLIL into Practice (PCIP) – is a comprehensive combination of CLIL theory and practice with the aim of equipping teachers with the ideas and skills they need to help their students work through curriculum material in English, and support students when they are asked to speak and write about these subjects in the foreign language.read more