New This Year: EV Pass

Each year, TESOL International Association generously provides the CALL-IS with support for the Electronic Village venue, including funding for over twenty computers, internet, and all the infrastructure needed to produce quality presentations and webcasts.  In hope of offsetting some of these rising costs, TESOL International Association is charging a $10 Electronic Village admission fee.  The fee applies to all attendees, volunteers, presenters, members, and CALL-IS committee members.

When you are registering for the convention on the page Ticketed Events/Optional Fees be sure to opt in for the Electronic Village Pass.


We look forward to seeing you in Seattle and hope you will all join us at the Electronic Village 2017.

Jack Watson, Chair CALL-IS
Stephanie Korslund, Past Chair CALL-IS
Claudio Fluery, Incoming Chair CALL-IS
Justin Shewell, EV Manager
Andy Bowman, EV Manager


Call for Volunteers at the 2017 Electronic Village


TESOL 2017 Electronic Village
CALL for Volunteers
March 22-25
Seattle, Washington


Each year, TESOL conference attendees provide assistance to EV Event Coordinators and Managers for special events that are ongoing throughout the conference.  Come share your skills and knowledge. Volunteering also provides an opportunity to network with tech-savvy CALL-IS members, meet and greet visitors to the EV, and assist event participants with computers and software programs.

We ask that you volunteer for a two- hour time period (or more).  We promise a fun and collegial experience and look forward to having you with us in the Electronic Village.

Volunteers are Greeters, Consultants, or part of the Webcast team.

Greeters sit at the front table and welcome attendees.
Consultants “roam” the EV and assist participants with computers and software or answer technology- related questions.
Webcast team members assist with webcasting selected events
More details will be sent prior to the conference, and we will have a Volunteer Orientation on Wednesday morning at 7:30.

To express our appreciation: Volunteers who are registered and work 2 hours or more receives a $15 lunch voucher to use in the convention center. One voucher per volunteer.

EV Volunteer Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday)

To volunteer and become part of the “tech volunteer team”, please complete the online form at

For more information or questions, please contact Andy Bowman

Your participation as an EV Volunteer is greatly appreciated

Electronic Village Online 2017

It is a pleasure to announce the Call for Participation for the Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2017. A project of TESOL’s Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Section (CALL-IS), the EVO has been offering free, open online professional development sessions and workshops to teachers of English around the globe since 2001.

This year, we are pleased to offer 16 five-week sessions on a variety of topics, including using QR Codes in ESL/EFL classes, experiential learning for teacher trainers, using technology for Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), teaching English to young learners, using Minecraft to teach English, conducting classroom-based research, and more.  For a complete listing and abstracts, visit the Call for Participation at To enroll in a session, follow the instructions on the session page.

Please note that registration for the sessions will take place from January 1 – January 8, 2017. The sessions begin on January 8 and continue until February 12. To register for a session, follow the instructions on that session’s page (Session pages are linked to the titles in the CfP.). EVO sessions can be time-consuming, so we encourage you to sign up for no more than two sessions!

As always, EVO sessions are free (you usually need only a computer with Internet access and a desire to learn) and open to all, whether or not you are a TESOL member. They carry no academic credit, and participants may choose the level of involvement that works for them.

Mark your calendars now for EVO registration, January 1 – 8. And get ready for an unforgettable experience!

Please share this invitation with your colleagues and e-lists, and thank you for helping us to spread the word!

Christine Bauer-Ramazani

On behalf of the EVO Coordination Team