BOLIVIAN ENGLISH TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION

Bolivian English Teachers' Association

BETA (Bolivian English Teachers’ Association), is an independent and non-profit organization founded on 31st January 1996 aimed at English teachers in Bolivia, whose mission is to develop expertise, enhance professionalism in English Language Teaching and Learning.

Its main objectives are to: promote professional development opportunities for EFL teachers in Bolivia, strengthen the English language teaching and learning at all educational levels in Bolivia, promote and spread research works in the ELT area, and work collaboratively with other teacher organizations with the same interests.

During the past 27 years BETA has focused on fulfilling its mission in spite of the ongoing socio political crisis in Bolivia. Since its foundation year, BETA has Held over a hundred conventions and 27 National Conventions.

Today, we are celebrating 27 years of trajectory. BETA is proudly the most important organization in ELT in Bolivia. It embraces universities, institutes, schools and professionals, gathering English teachers, students, administrators, trainers and researchers.

BETA organizes teacher development conventions, workshops and courses during the year as well as a three-day annual convention - usually in the month of January - with the participation of world-renowned experts. This event, which is acknowledged as in-service training by the Ministry of Education, features papers, encourages, and supports the creation and development of local groups throughout Bolivia which organize local workshops and seminars to deal with issues of particular interest to the group members, workshops, poster sessions, and a publishers' exhibition.

Currently, BETA is an affiliate of TESOL International Association (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and IATEFL (International Association of Teaching English as a Foreign Language).

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Conventions, workshops, courses every year and during the year.
  • International Affiliations
  • International Presenters to National Conventions
  • Experiences in International Conventions
  • Webinars & MOOCs

COMMITMENT

  • Consolidate international conventions.
  • Have more international diversity of culture.
  • Get more opportunities to travel at the International Conference.

Countries participating in BETA 2022