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Call for Proposals 2012

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 Call for Proposals for the TESOL


The Electronic Village Online (EVO)



A Project of TESOL's  CALL Interest Section


2012  Sessions

Deadline for proposals: September 25,  2011



The 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 2012 Convention in Philadelphia, USA. The intended audience for this project includes both TESOL convention-goers and those who can participate only virtually. Interest Sections, Affiliates, E-groups, and other member groups of TESOL in particular are invited to sponsor sessions related to the convention or of general interest to teachers of ESL/EFL.



The Electronic Village Online Sessions



For five weeks in January-February, 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 in convention sessions.


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 virtual rooms, and they may be asked to help train future session leaders.


Moderators need not have previous experience in online teaching. Co-moderation with several people is strongly recommended.


Sessions of EVO must be sponsored by an Interest Section, Forum, or other member group of TESOL.


For further information, please read:   What is EVO?







Join our Moderator Team




Individual TESOL members may propose a session. However, we recommend at least two co-moderators for each session. At least one moderator must be a TESOL member.


As part of this project, Interest Sections, Forums, and other member groups are asked to sponsor one or more sessions to allow pre-discussion of an issue or topic in conjunction with, for example, a TESOL Academic Session, colloquium, or discussion group. It is also possible to follow up on a topic from a previous TESOL convention, or any topic concerned with language teaching and the profession. In your proposal, please state which TESOL Interest Section will be your potential target audience and sponsor.


We especially encourage proposals for hands-on workshop sessions involving materials development (whether online or on land) or the exploration of Web-based tools or software.


To view descriptions of earlier sessions, including last year's, please see

    EVO Previous Sessions




If you would like to moderate an EVO session, please send your Proposal Submission, using the document form below. Include the following information in your Proposal:


Proposal Format



In brief:  

1. Title - short and catchy
2. Abstract - about 50 words describing your session
3. Audience - TESOL IS or other member group or groups who will be your sponsor*

4. Week-by-week outline - a syllabus; please leave room for get-acquainted inroductions and for wrap-up and evaluations at the end
5. Communications media used - also include technology tools you will use/try out with participants 6. Biographical info for all moderators (about 25 words)
7. Statement of commitment - will you be able to complete the moderator training (4 weeks in Oct-Nov) and hold the session (5 weeks in Jan-Feb)? 


*If you need help connecting with an IS, Forum, or other member group for sponsorship, please contact one of the Coordinating Team members ( addresses below). The EVO Team is happy to help with your proposal and coordination with TESOL leaders.


If you need help in writing your proposal, please contact any of the EVO Team (addresses below) for assistance!



Proposal Submission Form 

Fill out this form to submit your EVO 2012 for approval: EVO CfP




Feel free to forward this Call for Proposals to other e-lists. The address is



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EVO information and Updates

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Calendar of Live Events 

Available here


The EVO Coordination Team






The EVO sessions are free and conducted entirely by volunteers. Proposals from commercial interests will not be accepted.


EVO is NOT part of TESOL's Principles and Practices of Online Teaching Certificate Program. For information about this program, please contact TESOL at  edprograms@tesol.org,

     or visit their Website at the  TESOL Homepage

          and click on  >Online Education  in the  >Professional Development  tab.


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


last updated 13 June 2011, by Carla Arena

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