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
2008 Convention in New York, USA. The intended audience for this
project includes both TESOL 2008 convention-goers and those who can
participate only virtually. Interest Sections, Caucuses, and other
member groups of TESOL in particular are invited to sponsor sessions
related to the convention.
The Electronic Village Online 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?
Join our Moderator team!
As part of this project, Interest Sections, Caucuses, 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 2008 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 addition, we
especially encourage proposals for hands-on workshop sessions involving
materials development or the exploration of Web-based tools. To view
descriptions of last year's sessions, please see
An archive of earlier sessions may be found at the
TESOL EVO Portal.
If you would like to moderate an EVO session, please
indicate your interest to one of the EVO Coordinating Team (addresses below), with a copy to your
Interest Section or other member group leaders. Include the following
information in your Proposal:
of the Proposal
If you need help connecting with an
IS, Caucus, 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.
Feel free to forward this Call for Proposals to other e-lists. Thank
you for helping us spread the word.
To contact the EVO Coordinating Team:
Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela
California State University,Sacramento/Command
Performance Language Institute, Sacramento, CA
Wen Zao Ursuline College of
liaison), Petroleum Institute,
Abu Dhabi, UAE vance_stevens-at- yahoo.com
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Al-Zahra University Teheran, Iran
Buthaina al Othman
Kuwait University, Kuwait City,
ESIEE Grande Ecole d'Ingenieurs
Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
St. Michael's College,
The EVO sessions are free and voluntary.
They are NOT a part of TESOL's
Principles and Practices of Online
Teaching Certificate Program.
For information about this program,
please contact TESOL at
or visit their Website at the
and click on Online Education
in the Professional Development
Visit the EVO 2008
Training Group at
EVO Moderators YG.
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