This is a session of the Electronic Village
Online, a project of the CALL Interest Section
of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of
Other Languages, Inc).
Internet4younglearners EVO Session: January 11-February 21,
By the end of this six week session we expect participants to:
have created a yahoo account
have registered at
have used different chat
tools and grouply's whiteboard discussion
have used yahoo groups for
info regarding the session and message posting
have tried synchronous
online communication through Tapped In
for a live discussion
have explored a number of
have created a list with
tips on selecting online activities and upload it to grouply's whiteboard
have created their own
lesson plan including Internet-based activities and uploaded it to the
have provided feedback on
teachers of English to young learners-speakers of other
languages with at least basic computer knowledge.
EFL IS, EE IS
Pre-Training (January 1st - January
a Yahoo email account at
set up instant messaging (IM).
2. Register at Internet4younglearners
3. Read about Netiquette and then complete the Netiquette survey: http://webpages.csus.edu/~hansonsm/Netiquette_2007.html
4. Read <How EVO differs> at
Week 1. (January 11th - January 17th)
Open an account in Yahoo.
Introduce yourself to the other participants by sending an
Do some reading on teaching young learners, using the
computer in the young EFL learners classroom, using the internet in the
young EFL learners classroom.
Start thinking about
designing a lesson for your class with Internet-based activities. This
lesson will be presented to the group during week 5,
Week 2. (January 18th
- January 25th)
Look at a number of Internet-based
Try to relate these activities to
relevant literature on EFL teaching. (So, first complete reading tasks
as given on week 1)
Discuss the added value of these
activities in the classroom.
Discuss the problems that might
occur when using these activities in the classroom.
coping with these problems or preventing them from occuring.
Week 3 (January 25th-31st)
Share your favorite child-friendly Web sites with each
other and explain how these Web sites assist your students' English
Visit and critique one of the participants' recommended
Visit a non-EFL content site for young learners that
offers visual learning, simple practice, and color coding.
Visit a Web site with content specifically for EFL young
Compare and contrast the EFL language learning-based Web
site with that of the non-EFL content site specific for young learners
Complete and upload to grouply the list with
Useful Tips While Selecting Online Activities.
Register at Tapped In (TI) and prepare for a virtual
text-based chat next week.
Week 4 (February 1st-7th)
Look at examples of projects based on e-mail
communication among classes
Read the lists on Useful Tips While Selecting
Have a discussion on the points included on these lists.
Think about problems that might occur while working on
the Internet with young learners.
Attend a live virtual text chat on Tapped In (TI)
Week 5 (February 8th-14th)
Complete unfinished tasks.
Talk about problems that occur when using the Internet in
the classroom and suggest possible solutions - Group discussion at
Upload the lesson you have
live discussion at the Webhead's Virtual Office in LT (Learning Times).
to test your equipment (you need a headset with a
microphone). You need to register in advance at
(have a look at week 5 for more info)
Week 6 (February 15th-21st)
moderators and participants on the lessons prepared and uploaded at
Evaluate our session
and Complete a survey,
More on the session:
The moderators at
Reading Resources at
Websites and ideas at
Chat tools and Whiteboard discussion at