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Teaching EFL to Young Learners

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Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Young Learners 


Session Title: 

Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Young Learners 








Teaching EFL to Young Learners sessions is a hands-on session for teachers of English to Young Learners and Teens from around the world. The session will focus on activities that engage young learners. Teachers will use FlipGrid for student speaking, limited resource classroom activities, board games, and learn a storybook reading improvisational play activity. Padlet and Wakelet for collaborative reflections, and Screencast-o-matic and Vimeo to record their screens and create video tutorials.   


Target audience:


TEFL2YL is designed for teachers, parents, caregivers, and everyone involved in teaching young learners and teens irrespective of context or degree of experience. 


Session objectives: 


By the end of this workshop, participants will have: 

  • discussed challenges and activities involved in teaching EFL to young learners.
  • discussed methods of teaching young learners via Flipgrid, Videos, Arts & Crafts; Games; Improvisational Play Online.
  • created activities using Flipgrid, arts & crafts; board games; story reading/improvisational play.
  • discussed student collaboration 
  • recorded their voices using PoodLL and recorder using their audio and webcam directly from the editor 
  • added their reflections and feedback of the session on Padlet or Wakelet
  • created video tutorials using Screencast-o-matic to document their work.   







Week 1: (January 10 - 16) 


Getting acquainted and learning about the session tools


Lead Moderator: Nellie Deutsch


In week 1, participants will



    • read current research-based articles, annotate, and take notes using Amanote (https://amanote.com directly on the user of Voki and Kahoot and on challenges involved in teaching EFL to young learners
    • discuss challenges involved in teaching EFL to young learners 
    • create activities based on the tools  



Week 2: (January 17 - 23)


Upcycling Workspace: Creating Context in the TEFL  Classroom



Preparing for a "First Day": How do we improve student learning by implementing contextual expression of appropriate, individual learning?


Lead Moderator: Sheryl A. McCoy

In week 2, participants will:

  •  Learn how to create context in EFL learning by Upcycling. Consider and Summarize what was learned about the theory . 
  •  View examples from websites or other media, as well as describe or show what an effective Upcycling Workspace can be.
  •  Create a sample Upcycling Workspace and develop a particular learning context for EFL learning in the Moodle. Use Screen Cast-O-Matic or Vimeo to record progress.
  • Use Wakelet to feature creations, ideas, and samples.


Week 3: (January 24 - 30)

BoardGames in the EFL Classroom


Lead Moderator: Nives Torresi

In week 3, participants will: 

  • Study & Comment on the Theory behind the use of BoardGames in the EFL Classroom as a means to enhance and motivate learning the English language.
  • View various websites that provide creation of BoardGames related to learning Verbs, Adjectives, Basic Grammar structures.
  • Learn and discuss how to use BoardGames in the classroom.
  • Create an artifact (game, video tutorial, site, document, slideshow) of the week's activity and sharing in the moodle site for the week.
  • Use Wakelet to showcase all the week's activities and follow each other's channels.  Visit last year's Wakelet HERE


Week 4: (January 31 - February 6)


Bringing A Book to Life with improvisational play online!


Lead Moderator: Judy Wong

In week 4, participants will:

  • Discuss the challenges of keeping your students engaged online.
  • Learn how to bring a book to life with improvisational play online via Zoom.
  • Learn tips & tricks to navigate the Zoom platform and keep your students engaged.
  • Synchronously engage in an online group reading /improvisational play activity via Zoom to practice what participants learned.




Week 5: (February 7 - 13)


Wrap-up ZOOM meeting and reflections on Padlet or Wakelet or FlipGrid


Lead Moderator: Nellie Deutsch


In week 5, participants will showcase their work and reflect.

  • They will create videos of their work using Screencast-o-matic or FlipGrid
  • Create a Padlet wall or Wakelet 
  • Add the videos on the wall or on Wakelet.
  • Share the link of their Padlet or Wakelet with the rest of the participants.  
  • Take the final survey for EVO22
  • Fill in the feedback form for TEFL2YL. 



Participants will be expected to have the basic skills necessary to facilitate communication via an online discussion group.


Technical Requirements

  • Microphone
  • Webcam


Session Communication Tools

  • Moodle
  • ZOOM
  • Jitsi (free for students on the Moodle) 


Technology tools: 


  1. Kahoot https://kahoot.com  
  2. Vimeo https://vimeo.com
  3. Screencast-o-matic https://screencast-o-matic.com
  4. LOOM for educators (free pro) https://loom.com
  5. Awesome Screenshot https://awesomescreenshot.com
  6. Techsmith Capture https://www.techsmith.com/jing-tool.html 
  7. IdeaBoardz https://ideaboardz.com 
  8. Voki https://www.voki.com
  9. Canva  https://www.canva.com
  10. Wakelet https://wakelet.com
  11. Miro https://miro.com
  12. Padlet https://padlet.com 
  13. Flipgrid https://flipgrid.com
  14. Wakelet https://wakelet.com
  15. Mural https://www.mural.co
  16. Miro https://miro.com
  17. Notion https://notion.so 
  18. Padlet https://padlet.com
  19. IdeaBoardz https://ideaboardz.com
  20. Edpuzzle https://edupuzzle.com 
  21. Conceptboard https://app.conceptboard.com
  22. Popplet https://app.popplet.com 
  23. Google Jamboards https://jamboard.google.com/
  24. Notion https://notion.so   
  25. Amanote (annotating tool) in the Moodle session https://amanote.com
  26. Jitsi on the Moodle for team live meetings https://jitsi.com
  27. Google (docs, slides, forms) https://drive.google.com 
  28. PoodLL and Recorder on the Editor of the course https://poodll.com
  29. Conceptboard https://app.conceptboard.com
  30. Popplet https://app.popplet.com 
  31. Google Jamboards https://jamboard.google.com
  32. Kahoot https://kahoot.com  
  33. ZOOM https://zoom.us 





Join this session


Registration starts on Jan 2, 2022. 


To join this EVO session:


From January 2 - 09.


  1. Go to http://integrating-technology.org/course/view.php?id=263
  2. Log in the first and each time by clicking on one of the following social icons: Login in with Gmail, Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft 
  3. Enrol in http://integrating-technology.org/course/view.php?id=263



f you need further help on how to log in, please watch the following video:

How to Sign Up and Login (video)















Name (last, first)

Email address

(country of residence)

(max. 50 words) 


Nellie Deutsch



Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D) mentors educators worldwide. She’s had experience as an English teacher in public schools & colleges (over 40 years) & has integrated technology (computer room) in high school since 1992.  She offers free annual online professional developments courses and webinars on Moodle for Teachers. Course topics include learner autonomy (online and face-to-face) with technology & self-care with mindfulness & the Alexander technique. She applies process based team peer learning, supportive learner autonomy teaching & technologies such as Moodle, Google Classroom, Padet, Wakelet, SMORE Fieldtrip, Quizlet, Kahoot, Voki, Flipgrid, ZOOM, Jitsi, Screencast-o-matic, Vimeo, Nearpod, Quizizz, MeritHub & Google drive. She founded the annual Moodle & Virtual World MOOCs & online conferences (CO09-CO21) (MMVC11-21). She’s on the TESOL CALL-IS committee & EVO coordinating team. 

Nives Torresi nives_torresi@hotmail.com  Italy 

Nives Torresi is a Teacher, at Classical Studies High School (Italy), of English Conversation & English Drama; English Exam Preparation (Cambridge FCE & PET), Erasmus+, eTwinning Projects; Business English; ESP for Tertiary Technical Institute.

Nives also translates from Italian to English (specializing in Business Manuals, Historical archives & Medical papers), works as Interpreter and Mediator for Business negotiations.

Teaches online using interactive learning platforms via Pegasus One Languages. 

Participates actively in online Teacher Training and development courses such as Moodle for Teachers and Teaching with Technology. 

Presents actively online with Sheryl McCoy in various webinars or conferences. 

Google Certified Educator & Microsoft Educator-Innovator & Kahoot Verified Teacher & FlipGrid Educator. 

Sheryl McCoy n2teaching2@gmail.com  USA 

Sheryl McCoy, an EVO TEFL Coordinator preparing for the 2022 EVO TEFL teacher development sessions, is celebrating more than 45 years of teaching, three decades in public school settings. She holds BS and MS degrees, as well as additional courses and training in three  integrated learning areas: STEM, English Language Arts, Psychology and Social Science areas. 

Because Sheryl believes that learning belongs in the life path of students, she’s gathered a cornucopia of Special Education courses, learning, and training to help people in a positively, successful learning experience. Her love of  learning, her care for people, and her expertise helps her implement individualized educational programs that span preschool to college level interactions and courses.

Sheryl teaches online and face-to-face, implementing her unique fusion of teaching tools, Inquiry based skills, and interests. Today, Sheryl lives with her family on their small sustainable farm in the Central Plains of the United States.


Wong, Judy



“We are teachers as well as students and our students are our teachers” Judy is a professional performing & visual artist with over 60 years experience as well as a published writer and an educator specializing in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) with over 40 years experience teaching 3 through 80 yr old students. She is an international speaker and Life Coach. Judy holds a BS in Liberal Arts /Teaching Academics through the Arts and an MA-TESOL from the New School University in NYC, USA.



Primary Contact: 

Nellie Deutsch 





By allowing your name to be put forward as co-moderator of this session

you acknowledge the following:


  • I understand that session first-time moderators are required and returning moderators are encouraged to participate in the 5-week Moderators' Development Session from October 17 until November 14, 2021.

  • I am available to actively engage in the EVO session I have agreed to co-moderate between January 10 and February 13, 2022. 

  • I further understand that 

    • EVO sessions are free of advertising and commercial sponsorship.

    • EVO sessions are free and open to all

    • No academic credit may be given for participation.


I acknowledge:

Nellie Deutsch 

Nives Torresi: I accept and acknowledge the conditions set out above.

Sheryl A. McCoy: I accept and acknowledge the conditions set out above.

Judy Wong: I accept and acknowledge the conditions set out above.




Comments (1)

Dr. Nellie Deutsch said

at 9:36 pm on Sep 17, 2021

I added the contact person and tools.

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