Electronic Village Online

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Electronic Village Online


TESOL and Electronic Village Online


The CALL Section of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) provides language teachers with the opportunity to participate in the Electronic Village Online (EVO), with professional development to enrich the TESOL face-to-face conferences. The target audience for the sessions includes TESOL convention-goers and those who can only attend online. Interest Sections, Caucuses, and other member groups of TESOL are invited to sponsor sessions related to the convention.

The Electronic Village Online (EVO) Sessions

For six weeks, 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. 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 Yahoo! Groups, and they may be asked to help train future session leaders. Moderators need not have previous experience in online teaching. Sessions of EVO must be sponsored by an Interest Section, Caucus, or other member group of TESOL. For further information, please read: What is EVO?


The sessions run for six weeks in January and February.

For descriptions of prior sessions and information on registration, please click the year on the left.


EVO started as a TESOL Special Project in 1999 and was founded in 2000 by Christine Bauer-Ramazani, Tom Robb, and Susan Gaer.

Electronic Village Online (EVO Courses and Workshops for EVO

EVO Course Sessions