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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 VoiceThread for student speaking, story reading, board games, limited resource classroom activities, Padlet for collaborative reflections, and Screencast-o-martic for 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 VoiceThread, Videos, Story reading; Games; Arts & Crafts.
  • created activities using VoiceThread, story reading; board games; arts & crafts.
  • discussed student collaboration 
  • recorded their voices using PoodLL and recorder using their audio and webcam
  • added their reflections and feedback of the session on Padlet
  • created video tutorials using Screencast-o-matic to document their work.   


Syllabus: The session syllabus. Include the major focus for each week and at least one activity or task. You will fill in the details during the training session.

Week 1: Jan, 11-18, 2020
Getting-acquainted and learning about the session tools


Lead Moderator: Nellie Deutsch

In week 1, participants will

  • become familiar with the layout of this platform 
  • get acquainted with the other members of TEFL2YL EVO20
  • get acquainted with the tools:
  • create own activities based on tools 
  • brainstorm and discuss topical issues of concern in teaching EFL to young learners around the world



Week 2:  Jan. 19-25, 2020

"The Magic in Reading a Book Aloud"


Lead Moderator: Judy Wong

In week 2, participants will:

  • Learn and discuss the science of reading.
  • Discuss why and how reading aloud is an important tool
  • Explore the challenges in reading a book aloud in the classroom.
  • Practice implementing the magic of reading a book aloud with interactive reading activities


Week 3: Jan. 26- Feb. 1, 2020

Games in the EFL Classroom [for Young Learners]


Lead Moderator: Nives Torresi


In week 3, participants will:

  • Learn and discuss the theory related to using Games in the EFL classroom
  • Discover types of Games and online tools for Educators to prepare lessons for their Classroom 
  • Take part in activities to practice implementing these games in the Classroom and share their work



Week 4: Feb. 2-8, 2020


Learning & Exploring English through UPCYCLING

Lead Moderator: Sheryl McCoy


In week 4, participants will:

  • Read about and discuss the TEFL foundation processes using Upcycling in the YL class 
  • Learn about and apply the information in Upcycling Tie Dye Day Lesson Plan Brochure 
  • Create an Upcycling lesson, document the process, and share on Padlet.  



Week 5: Feb. 9-15, 2020


Wrap-up ZOOM meeting and reflections on Padlet 


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
  • Create a Padlet wall
  • Add the videos on the wall.
  • Share the link of their Padlet with the rest of the participants.  
  •  Take the final survey for EVO20
  •  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  



  • VoiceThread (Get an educator free account)
  • Google Drive Power Points presentations (have a gmail account)
  • Padlet (get a free account)
  • Screencast-o-matic (get a free account)
  • PoodLL (on the Moodle editor)
  • Recorder (on the Moodle editor)


Join this session


Registration starts on Jan 5, 2020. 


To join this EVO session:


From January 5 - 11.


  1. Go to: http://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=263
  2. Log in the first and each time by clicking on one of the following social icons: Facebook, Microsoft, Gmail, or LinkedIn on the login page: Login in with Gmail, Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft 
  3. Enrol in https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=263  


If 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.muller.deutsch@gmail.com  

Nellie Deutsch, Ed.D. is a Canadian long distance teacher, runner, and healer. She has been teaching EFL in the public school system and at universities for over 40 years. Her teaching expertise include junior high school (ages 12-15) team leadership and adult teacher development. She also practices mindfulness, the Alexander Technique, the Paula Method, and Reiki in and out of the classroom. 


Wong, Judy



“We are teachers as well as students and our students are our teachers” Judy is a professional storybook reader and performing & visual artist with over 50 years experience. She is a published writer and a teacher with over 30 years experience as well as an international speaker specializing in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Judy holds a BS in Liberal Arts /Teaching Academics through the Arts and an MA-TESOL from the New School University in NYC, USA.

Torresi, Nives




Nives Torresi is a Teacher, at Classical Studies High School (Italy), of English Conversation & English Drama; English Exam Preparation (Cambridge FCE & PET) and Business English to local corporations. 

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

Also teaches online via interactive learning platforms for Business & Conversation English courses & Language tutoring. Participates actively in online Teacher Training or development courses such as Moodle for Teachers and Teaching with Technology, 

More about Nives



McCoy, Sheryl


Erie, Kansas USA

“Learning is an adventure for life” is the vision that Sheryl McCoy shares. She teaches and judges online & F2F STEAM contests, workshops, and professional development courses, developing a fusion of teaching tools, Inquiry-based skills, research, and interests.

Sheryl earned a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Ed, as well as a Masters degree in Curric & Instruction in Environmental Sci ED at PittState University, Pittsburg, Kansas. 

Today, Sheryl lives with her family on their sustainable farm in the Central Plains of USA (Kansas) where she works and volunteers in a variety of settings, including F2F and online within informal education networks.




Primary Contact 

Nellie Deutsch




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