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?
and see the
Mission of EVO
The sessions run for five 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
Tom Robb, and Susan Gaer.
* It is our
pleasure to announce the 20th anniversary of the founding of EVO. We are
grateful to and exhilarated and awed by the over 35,000 teachers all over
the world that have participated in the EVO sessions since the first
offering in 2001. We will celebrate the 20th anniversary of EVO sessions at
the TESOL Convention in Houston, TX in March 2021.
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This page was last updated:
December 10, 2019