• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Dokkio Sidebar applies AI to make browsing the web faster and more productive. Whenever you open Sidebar, you'll get an AI summary of the web page and can ask any question you like about the content of the page! Try Dokkio Sidebar for free.



Page history last edited by ElizabethHS 14 years, 6 months ago



Designing Interactive Activities

for the Young Learner EFL Classroom 










In this session we will work with Hot Potatoes to prepare activities for the young learner EFL classroom



To familiarize participants with Hot Potatoes

To give them the opportunity to create a variety of activiites using Hot Potatoes

To evaluate the program


Target audience 

EFL teachers of learners aged 7-12 with basic computer skills.


Interest Sections


Elementary Education IS and EFL-IS





Weekly content


Week 1 

Introductions, completing a survey


Week 2 

Presentation of interactive activities / related literature / discussion / intro to hot potatoes - presentation - review.  Discussion on the advantages and dissadvantages of the programme, Hot Potatoes


Week 3 

Downloading the programme, going though tutorials.   


Week 4 

Prepare activites on JMix, JMatch and JCross.  Post brief comments on the procedure and impressions.


Week 5 

Prepare activities on Jcloze, JQuiz.  Post brief comments and impressions.  Upload activities.  Prepare a hot potatoes revies - evaluation with sugestions on how to use activities in the classroom.


Week 6  

Upload review .Follow up discussion and conclusions.





              Joanna Rodiki Petrides 

Hello from Cyprus!!!

Sending the first message as required. This is my first time on this session and I'm really looking forward to it.

I am a trained primary school teacher and EFL teacher currently employed by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus, as an EFL teacher and an EFL co-ordinator and advisor for primary education (BEd, Masters in Applied Linguistics for Language teaching, PhD in teaching EFL to young primary school learners). My areas of interest are teacher training, use of computer and technology in the classroom, EFL-ESL teaching.



   Rubena St. Louis

Rubena has a MSc. in Applied Linguistics from Simón Bolívar University, in Venezuela where she teaches in their graduate program and ESP courses (English for Science and Technology and English for Computer Science) at undergraduate level. Her interests include cognition and learning, Materials development and Evaluation, Language Teaching Methodologies, Information and Communication Technology in Language Learning and Autonomous Learning.  



Communication tools to be used


Yahoo Group for email list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/interactiveactivities/


Wiki with syllabus and activities: http://interactiveactivities.pbwiki.com/


Hot Potatoes may be downloaded at http://hotpot.uvic.ca/



Join this session



To join this group:


From January 1 to 12:


  1. Go to:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/interactiveactivities/


  2. Click on the blue button:  (This is just an image). The real button is on the Yahoo Group. If you don´t have a Yahoo ID, you will be prompted to create one (it is free).


  3. Follow the instructions




Note: When you register for the group, you will have to be approved by the moderator. In order to reduce the possibility of "unwanted" members (such as spammers), please be sure to explain who you are and why you want to enroll in the session. This message will only be seen by the session moderator


Back to Call for Participation


 The Electronic Village Online is a project of TESOL's CALL Interest Section.


 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc.






Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.