Electronic Village (EV) Online Sessions

The CALL Interest Section of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL) offers language teachers world-wide the opportunity to participate in the Electronic Village Online (EVO), a professional development project and virtual extension of the TESOL Convention. The intended audience for this project includes both TESOL convention-goers and those who can participate only virtually. Interest Sections, Caucuses, and other member groups of TESOL in particular are invited to sponsor sessions related to the convention.

The Electronic Village Online Sessions

For five (originally six) weeks, participants and ESOL experts can engage in collaborative, online discussion or hands-on virtual workshops of professional and scholarly benefit. These sessions will bring together participants for a longer period of time than is permitted by the four-day convention and will allow a fuller development of ideas than is otherwise possible. Sessions may be on any topic in ESL/EFL and are free and open to all interested parties. Session leaders (moderators), who must be TESOL members, will receive hands-on training in online discussion management and the use of Yahoo! Groups, and they may be asked to help train future session leaders. Moderators need not have previous experience in online teaching. Sessions of EVO must be sponsored by an Interest Section, Caucus, or other member group of TESOL.
For further information, please read: What is EVO?

The sessions run for six weeks in January and February.

For descriptions of prior sessions and information on registration, please click the year on the left.

EVO started as a TESOL Special Project in 1999 and was founded in 2000 by Christine Bauer-Ramazani, Tom Robb, and Susan Gaer.

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This page was last updated:
Friday, Feb. 3, 2015
Christine Bauer-Ramazani