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Call for Participation for the

TESOL Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2007


A Project of TESOL's CALL Interest Section


January 15 - February 25, 2007

Registration: Jan 1 - 14

The Electronic Village Online Sessions


For six weeks , participants can engage with ESOL experts in collaborative, online discussion sessions 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 land-based TESOL convention and will allow a fuller development of ideas and themes of the convention or of professional interest in general. The sessions are free and open to all interested parties. You do not need to be a TESOL member to participate.

Sessions are organized by TESOL's CALL Interest Section and run wholly by volunteers who have donated their time to serve the profession.


Sessions 2007

Click below to link to session complete descriptions. Join a session by following the link to the Yahoo Group in each description.

----> We strongly recommend that you sign up for no more than two sessions.



Short Description

An ESP Potpourri: Business, Legal,

 Science & Technology, and Medical ESP

Buthaina Al-Othman

Christine Parkhurst

This EVO 2007 session covers a one-week discussion of four English for Specific Purposes content areas: Business English, Legal English, English for Science and Technology, English for Health Care. Each content week will have a moderator with experience in the field.

Beginning Internet Activities

JoAnn Miller

This session covers: (1) what is available for teachers on the Internet, (2) how to find information (3) how to make two kinds of original activities (4) how to develop a personal website where activities and assignments can be posted.

Becoming a Webhead

Dafne Gonzalez

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

BaW07 is a hands-on workhop where participants and moderators explore Web 2.0 tools and share the best ways of using them in their teaching practices. We are part of the Webheads in Action virtual Community of Practice.

Blogging for Beginners

Gladys Baya

Carla Arena

M. Claudia Bellusci

Erika Cruvinel

This session provides participants with different ways in which blogging can be integrated into their teaching.

Digital Gaming and Language Learning

Graham Stanley

Kyle Mawer

Nicholas Noakes

Rita Zeinstejer

This group will be exploring the growing interest of teachers in appealing to their computer gaming students, looking at why and how digital games can be included in language teaching and learning.

E-assessment tools 

for language teaching

Hyman Wong

Anna Koorey

Hanna Prashker

This session studies the opportunities for electronic assessment in language teaching. Different assessment tools will be introduced. Participants will have hands-on opportunities to explore and evaluate different tools for e-assessment.

ESL/EFL Student Video Production

Ryan Detwiler

Nicolas Gromik

This is a workshop for all teachers interested in learning how to create and share video on the Web, what kinds of video projects other teachers are producing with their classes, and how they're doing it.

Readers’ Theatre: A Passage to Language

Gary Carkin

Nigel Caplan

This group is for all ESOL teachers who have an interest in teaching English through drama at the elementary, secondary, or tertiary levels.

Student Assumptions Regarding

 Good Teaching

Thomas Gault

This session explores the assumptions held by adult language learners as to what are good teaching methods. It will consider both individual preferences, and preferences that are linked to educational level and cultural background.

Teaching with PowerPoint

Christine Bauer-Ramazani

Paula Emmert

Roger Drury

Kent Matsueda

Jessica Noyes

Sandy Wagner

This session will cover the basics and beyond the basics of using PowerPoint in the classroom.

Tips and Tricks for Successful

Online Teaching and Learning:

Facilitating Authentic Use of English

Dave Winet

Participants will discuss and implement some of the approaches and techniques that can promote an effective online learning environment.

Webcast Academy

Jeff Lebow

Graham Stanley

Vance Stevens

The Webcast Academy is a hands -on, collaborative training center for people interested in learning how to produce and host live, interactive Webcasts.

Webpublishing in Open

Participatory Environments

Barbara Dieu

Patricia Glogowski

Scott Lockman

Nicholas Noakes

Graham Stanley

This session is aimed at teachers who have already experimented with blogs and podcasts either for their own use or with classes and who would like to extend their technical and pedagogical knowledge of these social tools, RSS and tagging to help learners interact with the Web at large and create networks according to their own interests.






1. Registration

January 1 - 14, 2007

2. Sessions

Monday, January 15 - Sunday, February 25, 2007 (6 weeks)

3. 41st TESOL Annual Convention 2007, Seattle, Washington, USA: Electronic Village presentation; possible meetings of EVO session leaders and participants

Wednesday, March 21 - Saturday, March 24, 2007


EVO Team



For queries about specific EVO sessions, please contact the moderator of the session directly.


Please retype the mail address with @ and . as appropriate:


  • Dafne González (Coordinator), Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela - dygonza at yahoo . com
  • Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, California State University, Sacramento/Command Performance Language Institute, Sacramento, CA

    - ehansonsmi @ yahoo . com

  • Chris Jones, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE - edtec2002 @ yahoo . com
  • Aiden Yeh, Wen Zao Ursuline College of Languages, Kaohsiung,Taiwan - aidenyeh @ yahoo . com
  • Buthaina al Othman, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait - buthaina_3 @ yahoo . com
  • Nicolas Gromik, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan - gromik_tohoku @ yahoo . com . au
  • Susan Marandi, Al-Zahra University, Teheran, Iran - susanmarandi @ yahoo . com
  • Paula Emmert, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA, USA - emmert4 @ yahoo . com
  • Christine Bauer-Ramazani (CALL IS liaison), St. Michael's College, Cochester, Vermont, USA - cbauer-ramazani @ smcvt . edu
  • Vance Stevens (TESOL PDC liaison), Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE - vstevens @ emirates . net . ae


TESOL Convention


For information about the TESOL 2007 Convention Spanning the Globe, Tides of Change, March 21–24, 2007, visit the TESOL site and link to >Professional Development >Conferences & Events.



Other TESOL PD programs

To find out more about TESOL's Online Teaching Certificate Program (the foundation course begins January 16), go to TESOL and click on >PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT and then >ONLINE EDUCATION, or e-mail edprograms@tesol.org

(EVO is not a part of the OTCP)




The CALL Interest Section of the international TESOL professional association offers the opportunity to participate in the Electronic Village Online (EVO), a professional development project and virtual extension of the TESOL 2007 Convention in Seattle, WA. The intended audience for this project includes both TESOL 2007 participants and those who can participate only virtually.

You do not need to be a TESOL member to participate in sessions of the Electronic Village Online.

TESOL Electronic Village Online (EVO)

A Project of TESOL's CALL Interest Section

EVOSessionsTimelineEVO teamTESOL ConventionTESOL PD coursesCALL IS



© Dafne González & The EVO coordination team

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