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The Electronic Village Online 2019


For five weeks in January and February, TESOL experts and participants from around the world engage in collaborative online discussions or hands-on virtual workshops of professional and scholarly benefit. These sessions bring together participants for a longer period of time than is permitted by land-based professional development conventions and allow a fuller development of ideas than is otherwise possible.


Sessions are free and open to anyone around the globe. It is not necessary to be a TESOL or IATEFL member nor to attend the TESOL

Convention in order to participate. All you need is access to the Internet.


We invite you to choose a session from this year's offerings listed below. Please inform your colleagues about this unparalleled professional development opportunity!



Click on the link for the session you want to attend, scroll down to the bottom of the page and find the joining instructions for each session there.  


The EVO 2019 Coordination Team and Timeline



EVO Communities



The Electronic Village Online Hashtag is:  #evosessions    

Click on the title of a session below to view the complete session description. You will find instructions on how to join the session on that page.






Sessions 2019


----> Due to the time involved, we very strongly recommend that you sign up for no more than two sessions.



Click on the title of the session to find out more and left how to join. 


Click on the title of the session (left) to find out more and lean how to join.

Session Moderators



These sessions are intended to encourage English language teachers to reflect upon their knowledge of linguistics and how it affects their classrooms. Over five weeks, moderators will present a bird’s eye view of aspects of linguistics (word formation, pronunciation, vocabulary, language and culture, etc.) while interacting with the participants and helping them generate practice through discussions and reflection in order to adapt resources to their teaching contexts.



Carmen Medina

Lana Hiasat

Roslyn Billy


CEFR Vs. Assessment:  How can new revisions help?

CEFR has settled rules for determining students' language levels. Yet what is the relation between it and assessment? What are the new clarifications/descriptors added through the recently published CEFR revisions? Can these really promote teachers' assessment of their students' classwork and their lesson plans as well? Is there a place for technology also? Let's look it up!!


Sponsor: TESOL CALL-IS  

Aya EL Wakil 

Maha Hassa

Classroom-based Research for Professional Development


This EVO Project provides a hands-on introduction to inquiry-based teacher development, especially (though not exclusively) for teachers working in difficult circumstances (large classes, low-resource classrooms, etc.). The project takes participants through different stages of teacher-research, engaging them in practical activities which will gradually build their confidence in this area.


Hashtag: #tresearch



Saglam, Asli Lidice Gokturk  

Chapagain, Babita Sharma

Eraldemir Tuyan, Seden

Evans, Michelle

Ghazal, Sadeqa

Mazzei, Ruben

Serra, Mariana

Loreto Aliaga

Casalini, Lidia

Escape the Room


An escape room is an adventure game set within a confined space in which players solve puzzles to unlock the door. Originally a videogame, you can now find non-virtual versions in cities all over the world. Players are given a set time limit during which they unveil a story and attempt to get out of the room. In order to do so, the players have to solve a variety of puzzles, riddles and other challenges in order to find keys and combinations to open locks. Escape rooms have started to be introduced to education as they can be easily adapted to a variety of subjects and provide plenty of opportunities for learning. They can be exciting, intense and a lot of fun. Teamwork and communication is key, which means they are ideal for language learning and teaching too. During this EVO session we would like to explore different aspects of escape rooms and other puzzles, looking how you can use them for language learning and teaching. Participants are invited to join in to get tips and tricks on how to turn their classrooms into escape rooms.


Sponsor: TESOL CALL-IS  

Graham Stanley

Heike Philp

Dr. Randall Sadler



Flipped Learning for Language Teaching


This five-week online workshop is designed for both those new to flipped learning and those who are already flipping their classes. The goal of flipped learning is to reach every student every day in a meaningful way. In flipped learning, the group learning space is revitalized and turned into a fertile environment for students to engage actively and creatively with learning. Thus, participants in the session will gain further insight into the concepts and processes of flipped learning in order to transform their pedagogical practice and will also learn about tools to enhance direct instruction and individual learning. Of course, whenever possible, the workshop employs a flipped approach!





John Graney

Jeff Magoto

Katja Auffret

Martha Ramírez 

Carolina R. Buitrago

Juliana Díaz

Diana Salazar

Gabriela Garibotto

Birgit Jensen

Getting_Online as a teacherpreneur


If you want to be an independent online teacher and set up your own website or platform, this session is where you need to be. This session is about  technical knowledge for novice to intermediate level users. Starting with understanding the working of internet, programming requirements for getting online,  to challenges related to cyber security while being online. We shall also get an insight into the aspects of cyber bullying among students.


Sponsor: TESOL CALL-IS  


Harshita Kapoor

Nellie Deutsch










Designed by a seasoned team of  long standing EVO moderators and participants, ICT4ELT (Information and Communication Technology for English Language Teachers) is a session for teachers who want to explore how computers and computer technology could be useful in their teaching but do not know where to start.

If you want to liven up your classroom with technology, come and join us!




Ayat Tawel 

Jose Antonio Da Silva

Marijana Smolcec

Sneza Filipovic

Efrossini Zoniou

Sanja Bozinovic

Angiolini Tiziana

Svetlana Obenausova


Job oriented Training for ESP Teachers and sharing their findings globally and locally



The central mission of any University and college is to achieve excellence in the undergraduate and graduate education, they provide superior and comprehensive educational opportunities at various levels to students and professionals, they contribute to the advancement of society and nation through creative activity, scholarly development of new knowledge, research, and public service.


Universities and Colleges prefer to hiring their faculty with an additional value and that is ESP Knowledge It must be due to students' majors and related digital skills for delivering classes  But the higher education organizations have a great shortage of those specialists The only way is to educate and train potential ESP Teachers in online pieces of training


Ozimova Halima

Tohir Sultanov

Mavjuda Shakhakimova 

Gulnoza Egamova

Yokut Sharipova

Odil Quvvatov

Kalanov Ulugbek

Tohtasinov  Dilshod

Sherzod Gulomov


Zumratkhon Shukurova

Guzal Zahidova 

Mansurkhonov Kamoliddin

Galina Suleymanova

EVO Minecraft MOOC (EVOMC19)







This session will invite interested teachers to join us in playing Minecraft, learning all we can about playing alone and together, and how Minecraft is being used effectively in language learning. We'll learn by doing and from one another. We'll continue where we left off last year, 



Join us if you are  

  • A teacher with a gaming problem - A teacher who wants to learn how to gamify your students' learning environment but aren't quite sure how it works
  • A gamer with a teaching problem - Already a gamer with some ideas about how you would like to leverage your skill and your proclivities in your classroom? You've come to the right place.
  • A teacher of gamers with a learning problem - Do you think your students would like to play a game like Minecraft but aren't sure how to make it fit your curriculum? Fortunately, your curriculum is somewhere in Minecraft already. Join us and we'll help you figure out how and where? 



Maha Abdelmoneim

Rose Bard

Don Carroll

Jane Chien

David Dodgson

Kim Harrison 

Jeff Kuhn

Beth O'Connell

Mircea Patrascu

Heike Philp

Dakota Redstone

Aaron Schwartz

Filip Smolčec

Mariana Smolčec

Vance Stevens

Bobbi Stevens





Moodle 4 Teachers (Teaching Online)



Do you want to engage your students with the content, each other, and you? Do you want to control what your students do in the classroom? Do you want to have discussions, activities, and quizzes? Do you want your students to record their voices, create videos, write, and add images? Do you want your students to learn from audio and Youtube videos? Do you want to be able to organize the content and evaluations (grades) in one place? Do you want to award your students digital badges and certificates, then this session is for you.


M4TEVO19 session will take place on the latest Moodle 3.5 website with Zoom and WizIQ for the live online classes. You will learn how to add content, develop activities, and engage learners. They will work collaboratively to design and develop their own Moodle course. You will learn to communicate online, create video tutorials using screencast-o-matic and learn and teach your students how to learn by teaching. 



Nellie Deutsch










Mother tongue use in the ESL classroom

This session promotes judicious use of the mother tongue in EFL classrooms as a way to strengthen the link between theory and practice. Participants reflect on their own teaching and implement optimal mother tongue strategies in an attempt to create a learning environment that values all languages and cultures and which builds upon existing language knowledge.




Georgios Neokleous

Anna Krulatz  




PBL all-round learning experience for ESL


PBL (Project Based Learning) engages students in a learning process that promotes not only the knowledge of the language but also allows students to develop competencies that they will later need in life. It ensures that the students will be able to do something with the language rather than just to know about the language. This methodology provides a real, challenging and engaging environment for students that learn a second language. Students are encouraged to overcome a challenge that can only be achieved if they master the skills the teacher targets when developing the project. 

Over the five weeks, participants will plan a project that can be carried into their classrooms

PBL – ESL – student`s motivation – authentic learning experiences



Saint Paul's School. Profesorado de Inglés

Escuela Normal Superior Arturo Capdevilla   

Maria Laura Mas

Paula Penelas

Fernanda Pascuet 


QR Codes in Action


QR Codes are everywhere and they are all in “action” but have you thought about using them with your students?As teachers we need to start to think outside the box and start using them in our classes in new and creative ways. Therefore, we will be looking at different methods to create and use them in class in a fun way. This session hopefully will inspire everyone about these magical codes and add another string to your professional bow. So join us to combine ease, speed and creativity to enrich your lessons.






Sibel Taskin Simsek

Nezaket Köymen Özgirin

Nellie Deutsch 







Teaching EFL to Young Learners


Develop lessons and activities for young learners and teens This session is full of practical ideas on how to Teach English to Young Learners and Teens(TEFL2YL) from around the world using storytelling, drama, board games, action songs, and art with limited resource classroom activities. 




Nellie Deutsch

Judy Wong

Charles Goodger 

Julie Pratten Kacmaz

Sheryl McCoy

Nives Torresi



Techno CLIL 2019



CLIL – Content and Language Integrated Learning - is a "dual focus" methodology, fostering the development of language competences and the delivery of subject content at the same time. It refers to the learning of a curricular subject in a foreign language, with great advantages in terms of students' learning outcomes and cognitive processes. CLIL is spreading more and more, as an integrated part of school curricula in many countries. In order to implement this innovative approach, the role of teacher training is essential. This EVO session is aimed at spreading CLIL methodology, combining teaching strategies and technical tools and eliciting reflections and discussions among teachers from all over the world. It is important to share good practices from the different countries and learn from other colleagues through synchronous and asynchronous web meetings. Webinars with national and international CLIL experts will be a highlight of this session.


 A Moodle platform will be used for this session. 




Daniela Cuccurullo

Letizia Cinganotto 


Teaching Pronunciation Differently


All teachers have tried to teach pronunciation using 'listen and repeat', and most of us have found the results unsatisfactory.

But there is a different way, which works very well.

The 'Articulatory Approach' teaches students what to do with their mouths to sound right.

Join us to explore how to teach pronunciation this way. 



Roslyn Young

Piers Messum

Carrie Terry

Arizio Sweeting 





Note: This is the call for PARTICIPATION page for EVO 2019

The call for proposals that was here, and as it looked on Jan 9, 2019, has been moved to 





Please share this Call for Participation https://www.smore.com/sbzya-proposals-for-evo19 

with other e-lists and social networks.

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