Professional Development through

Presentation at the 38th Annual TESOL Convention, Long Beach, CA, April 2004

URLs: and

Christine Bauer-Ramazani, Saint Michael's College, cbauer-ramazani at
Chris Jones,
Arizona Western College, edtec2002 at,
Vance Stevens,
Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, vstevens at
Elizabeth Hanson-Smith,
Computers for Education/Command Performance Language Institute, ehansonsmi at
Nigel Caplan, Michigan State University, nigelcaplan at
Rebecca M. Dauer, University of Massachusetts--Amherst, rdauer at
Gary Carkin, Southern New Hampshire University, g.carkin at
Teresa Almeida d'Eca, Escola de Sto. Antonio, Portugal, tmvaz at

Hardware, browser/plug-ins, software:

PC or MAC, Internet Explorer (preferred), web cam and a microphone,
Browser: Internet Explorer,
Software: Macromedia Flash MX (free 30-day trial)
Audio/video Media Player: RealOne or Windows Media Player

      The coordinators, trainers, and moderators of the 2004 Electronic Village (EV) Online event demonstrate and explain the eight sessions offered this year.  The EVO sessions were sponsored by one or more TESOL Interest Section. Come and see if you would like to join next year's EV ONLINE sessions for your own professional development. You do NOT have to be a member of TESOL, nor do you have to register for TESOL 2004, to take part in these FREE events.
The CALL Interest Section of TESOL held its fourth round of online sessions this year, including readings, discussions, chats, guest speakers, and task-based activities.  If you can’t come to the conference, now the conference can come to you!
      The EV Online 2004 sessions are held prior to the TESOL Convention and some in conjunction with Interest Section Academic Sessions or Strands.  They usually run for six weeks, starting in January and ending in March every year.

Electronic Village (EV) Online Sessions 2004


Moderator(s) Session Title & Brief Description

Web Addresses

Rebecca Dauer, Christine Parkhurst  Assessing and teaching oral communications skills
This discussion group considers teaching and assessment methods to help students improve oral skills both inside and outside of class.
JoAnn Miller A Basic Workshop for using the Internet in class
Tasks and activities help the newcomer experience the Internet while creating class activities and a Web site for posting them.
Dafne Gonzalez, Teresa Almeida d'Eça, Susanne Nyrop, Maria Jordano Becoming a Webhead
Hands-on exploration of Web communication tools, collaboration on projects, and sharing of best online practices
Anne Davis, Sandy Peters, Aaron Campbell, Joe Luft Creating and using weblogs in ESL/EFL
Participants will create and share blogs as they discuss uses and the issues involved
Marmo Soemarmo Macromedia Flash MX
Online training to create Web pages and online presentations using this authoring tool
Ulrich Bliesener, Jane Hoelker, Joyce Kling, Keiko Abe-Ford, Christine Coombe, Valerie S. Jakar English for Everybody; all gain, no loss? 
Discussion group on the impact of International English on language teaching contexts. Discussion continues at the Long Beach Convention.

Nigel Caplan, Gary Carkin, Judy Trupin TESOL Drama Presents: Let's put on a play!
A discussion group on why and how to do drama and stage theatre productions with ESL/EFL students
Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, Mike Marzio Real English Online - Video Webheads
Participants learn to make their own video and HotPotatoes activities while exploring video and audio resources online