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Call for Participation  


Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2022 


January 10 - February 13, 2022




Subscribe to EVO22 YouTube Playlist 


About EVO


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.  





EVO Communities




Kickoff Meeting


You are invited to EVO22 kickoff Zoom meeting.


When: Jan 9, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 2 PM UTC for other timezones, please click and check here https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Kickoff+of+EVVO22&iso=20220109T09&p1=250&ah=1


Register in advance for this meeting:



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



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.









----> 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 learn how to join.

Session description

Session Moderators

CEFR VS Assessment: How can new revisions help?


What have you done about assessment after a new normal year? Do you concentrate on f2f or online tools or a hybrid? Join us to discuss a new perspective of assessment in teaching English after a long challenging year with new hybrid tools. 

Maha Hassan 

Aya El Wakil 


Classroom-based research for Professional Development













This hands-on EVO project aims at empowering teachers to conduct teacher research to solve situated problems in their classrooms. Our team of experienced mentors will guide participants in the implementation of their research projects in their classrooms and in the dissemination of their research findings in the EVO online community.  

Rubén Mazzei

Mariana Serra

Asli Saglam

Erkan Arkın 

Sidney Martin Mota

Silvia Severino

Suchita Mahokar

Sudhakar Katare

Aysegul Sallı 

Pablo Labandeira



Delivering Best Practices for Distance and Blended Courses


Participants will learn how to design and deliver a distance or blended course site with optimal content and tools according to best practices. Examples and options will be given and participants will showcase their work. 

Christine Bauer-Ramazani

Christine Sabieh

Rose Bard

Larisa Olesova

Sue Annan

Jack Watson



Designing Materials for BE



This session will offer a group of experienced Business English teachers who will help participants create materials according to their needs, while making sure that they do not fall foul of copyright restrictions.

Sue Annan

Kirsten Waechter

Uma Tadema

Grace  Alchini

Katrin Lichtenfeld Oksana Hera

Vicky Margari



Developing Learning Habits


Effective learning habits are essential for school and future careers. Participants of the session will learn about Personal Competency: A Framework for Building Students' Capacity to Learn by and develop effective learning habits that engage and motivate students to make good use of their time in and out of class. 

Nellie Deutsch

Suchita Mahorkar

Sudarshana Shirude



EVO Minecraft MOOC 2022



This session invites interested teachers to join us in playing Minecraft. Through meaningful play, we will learn all we can about playing Minecraft alone and together. We will learn and understand through play how Minecraft can be used effectively in language learning. We'll learn by doing and from one another.  

Vance Stevens,

Aaron Schwartz,

Catrina Marie,

Heike Philp,

Jane Chien and Mattie Tsai,

Jeff Kuhn,

Bobbi Stevens





The goal of Flipped Learning (FL) is to reach every student every day in meaningful ways. This online workshop is for teachers who are familiar with FL or are new to it. Participants will also learn about In-Class Flip and SOFLA® (Synchronous Online Flipped Learning Approach).

Diana K. Salazar,

Juliana Díaz,

Gabriela Garibotto,

Mike Kenteris,

Aloisia Sens


Grammar for TESOL





Grammar for TESOL aims to provide some general theoretical and practical knowledge of grammar as well as some suggested tasks for beginner and experienced TESOL teachers to apply their understanding of that knowledge as they prepare for more interactive grammar lessons. 

Naglaa Salem

Masahito Watanabe


Immersive Building in Virtual Worlds and Virtual Reality



During the 5-week EVO session ‘Immersive Building in Virtual Worlds and Virtual Reality’ participants learn to build a home, create and add 3D objects and customize avatars. Experience with navigating in Second Life, OpenSim, Minecraft, VRChat, AltspaceVR or similar is advantageous but not required.

Randall Sadler

Heike Philp

Dennis Newson

Barbara McQueen

Helena Galani

Doris Molero

Amany Alkhayat

Helen Myers

Alicja Bomirska

Jennifer Hamilton


Language Assessment Literacy for Practitioners EVO22



This session aims at improving language assessment literacy (LAL) of the participants through exposure to and discussion of key concepts in language assessment as well as production of assessment tasks as the final outcome. LAL will be explored and discussed within a collaborative network of practitioners from diverse educational contexts.

Asli Saglam

Ece Sevgi-Sole


Language Teacher Agency in Classrooms




This session aims to empower language teachers through developing an ecological perspective of agency. Participants will examine the interplay of various factors influencing teacher agency. They will also reflect upon and share different ways of achieving agency and have a chance to implement language teacher agency in their classrooms. 

Zhenjie Weng

Grace kim

Jingyi Zhu


Ludic Language Pedagogy: How to teach with any game in your language classroom



In this session, participants will consider their LUDIC, LANGUAGE, and PEDAGOGICAL (LLP) literacies. Moderators will show how we are teaching with games, providing frameworks, worksheets, and other materials including examples of student work. Teachers will also design their own lesson plans under the feedback and guidance of moderators.

James York

Rose Bard

River Swayne

Kathryn Kashitsyn

Jonathan deHaan


Mentoring Teacher-research



Resources on classroom-based research are now easily available but how to facilitate teacher-research has been relatively neglected. This EVO session aims to develop a community of teacher-research mentors and to provide guidance to enable mentors and prospective mentors to play what can be a pivotal role in supporting teacher-research.



Richard Smith

Seden Eraldemir Tuyan


Mindfulness Awareness Practice

Participants will learn about and develop a mindfulness awareness practice. They will work individually and in teams. The session activities include formal and informal mindfulness practice. The participants will keep a personal journal (diary activity) for reflections on the individual practice and mindful activities and on the weekly session activities.  Nellie Deutsch 

Sanja Bozinovic

Maha Abdelmoneim


Moodle for Teachers - Learn to Teach Online




The goal of the session is to introduce Moodle learning management system for face-to-face, blended (hybrid), and fully online programs. Participants will learn how to teach online using the activities, resources, and blocks available on Moodle to develop their own individual and collaborative Moodle courses. 

Nellie Deutsch

Zeynab Moosavi



Teaching EFL to Young Learners



This is a hands-on session for teachers of English to Young Learners and Teens from around the world. The focus is on activities that engage young learners. Teachers will use tools for student speaking, limited resource classroom activities, board games, and learn a storybook reading improvisational play activity.  

Nellie Deutsch 

Nives Torresi 

Sheryl A. McCoy

Judy Wong


Technology for Spoken English




Many English language teachers and their students are unable to speak English fluently and accurately. Technology can facilitate the process by providing practice. The session provides various tools to practice and improve spoken English with fluency and accuracy. 

Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Sudarshana Shirude

Suchita R Mahorkar 

Ajita Ganjale


Tools for Student Collaboration




Learning is fun when it’s social. In this session, participants will learn how to engage students in collaborative team-based learning in and out of the classroom using their computers and/or smart phones. The focus is on curation and video recording tools that engage learners in peer and collaborative learning. 

Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Maria Flouraki 


Video Based Mobile Learning




Learn how students can create video tutorials on their smartphone to engage in storytelling, video tutorials, and presentations. With free screen recording tools with online and offline download capabilities for desktop sharing, participants will be able to communicate, learn from peers and have fun.  

Nellie Deutsch 

Sudarshana Shirude

Cynthia Javes





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EVO is NOT part of the TESOL Certificate: Developing an Online Teaching Program. 

 For information about this Certificate program, please contact TESOL at 

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