Irina Ivanova

Irina Ivanova
Konstantin Preslavsky University of Shumen · Department of English Studies

PhD

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The article deals with the changes in planning and conducting EFL lessons which resulted from the transition to online teaching due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The data on which the present discussion is based were obtained from three sources: lesson plans prepared by trainee-teachers' (both novice and already practicing) enrolled in an MA course in...
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A number of approaches to media texts tend to apply an interactive model to communication, and the texts are seen are intrinsically dialogic, relying on the receivers’ subjective interpretation of meaning and activation of intertextual relations. In addition, media texts are increasingly used as material for linguistic analysis with the aim to reve...
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Reading and understanding authentic research is a fundamental skill in preparing MA students for writing academic essays, exam papers and MA theses. However, if they have not mastered the simpler skills of summarising, less demanding in terms of content and structure texts, it would be more difficult for them to work with academic discourse charact...
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The article looks into issues related to the maturity exam in English on the basis of a survey conducted with Bulgarian students who intended to sit the exam. The scope of investigation includes students’ reasons for choosing the exam, their preparation, and the difficulties they experience in the language areas and skills it covers. The results he...
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The submitted papers undergo double blind peer-review and upon positive feedback from the reviewers are published in the upcoming issues of Series in Linguistics, Culture and FLT (silc.shu.bg), ISSN 2534-9538, SJIF 2019 = 5.452. The papers accepted for publication should be original scholarly contributions and may fall under one of the following th...
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In recent years, a consensus has grown across the European Union that the acquisition of transversal skills-including foreign language and entrepreneurial skills-is key to the success of learners in their personal and professional life. The CRADLE teaching methodology for primary school teachers is the first teaching methodology to simultaneously f...
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Improving the status of the teaching profession is seen as an important prerequisite for increasing its appeal for both practicing teachers and university graduates who have obtained a teaching qualification. This state-of-the-art review looks into recent research in the field of creating and maintaining teacher identity and a sense of belonging to...
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Lessons from Good Language Teachers - edited by Carol Griffiths April 2020
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Feedback is effective in a learning culture based on reflection and self-evaluation. However, when learners, due to their educational background, rely mainly on external judgement, their belief in the value of self-evaluation is undermined. They develop a mindset of assessor-dependence, especially when assessment criteria are open to subjective int...
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A number of approaches to media texts tend to apply an interactive model to communication, and the texts are seen are intrinsically dialogic, relying on the receivers’ subjective interpretation of meaning and activation of intertextual relations. In addition, media texts are increasingly used as material for linguistic analysis with the aim to reve...
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: Teaching a subject in a foreign language requires a specialist pedagogical expertise from both subject and language teachers whose collaboration is vital for achieving success in CLIL classrooms. Different models of collaboration between teachers in class might be used and experimented with in different lessons, so that the most suitable models b...
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The article looks into the effect of school-based internship carried out under the Bulgarian Ministry of Education student internship project. The aim of the smallscale study was to evaluate and compare the usefulness of internships for the trainees before and after the teacher training course at university. Data was collected from three main sourc...
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The article focuses on issues related to in-service teacher training and continuous professional development. It presents the results of a survey conducted with two groups of primary and secondary school teachers who took part in in-service teacher training courses in Shumen and Razgrad in 2014-2015. The survey outlines the profiles of in-service t...
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The aim of the present study is to find out whether it is possible for a teacher in a foreign language classroom to facilitate students’ pragmatic development, and how the choice of explicit or implicit instruction might influence this process. It compares the way pragmatic information is presented in two coursebooks (Hello and New Snapshot Element...
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The article discusses the findings of a survey with practicing EFL teachers about different aspects of developing students' speaking skills. Some of the issues discussed involve: time spent on speaking activities in class; students’ and teachers’ problems with speaking; the ratio between accuracy and fluency, communicative and non communicative tas...
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Continuing professional development (CPD) is an essential part of teachers’ professional life and an important prerequisite for high quality and sustainable development in education. However, the scope, purposes, and benefits of CPD are not always clear and straightforward to the teachers who are the primary beneficiaries of the process. In the con...
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The need to prepare foreign language learners for successful cross-cultural communication increases the importance of developing their pragmatic competence. However, due to different factors, classroom procedures are still largely dominated by form-focused instruction and manipulation, and the focus on pragmatic phenomena remains somewhat neglected...
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The article focuses on a recent paradigm shift concerned with the re-introduction of own language use, code-switching and translation in foreign language classrooms. It offers some practical suggestions for activities which integrate intra- and crosslingual startegies and approaches, suitable for students of different proficiency levels. The exampl...
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The article presents the results of a pre-analysis of learners' and educators' needs and expectations carried out under the multilateral Grundtvig project Coaching Skills for Adult Education (COACH4U) with the aim of establishing the nature of their work and communication with adult learners. The research was conducted during January-February 2015...
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Teacher training and development have always been informed and motivated by research findings which affect the content of preservice teacher training and provide a major source of innovation and insights into learning and teaching processes. That is why teacher trainees are involvedin learning activities closely linked with research. These activiti...

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