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Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Young Learners (TEFL2YL)





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-martic 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.   


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: January 11 - 17
Getting acquainted and learning about the session tools


Lead Moderator: Nellie Deutsch

In week 1, participants will


  • create activities based on the above tools
  • brainstorm and discuss topical issues of concern in teaching EFL to young learners around the world



Week 2: January 18 - 24 

Learning & Exploring English through UPCYCLING


Lead Moderator: Sheryl McCoy

In week 2, participants will:

  • Join an introductory synchronous* lesson and discuss your ideas about the meeting in a Discussion Forum. 
  • 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. 


*participant will attend synchronous or access asynchronous meeting and complete the required discussion in the Moodle Discussion forum.

Week 3: January 25 - January 31 

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: February 1 - 7

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 or Google Meet) or face to face.
  • Actively engage in an online group reading /improvisational play activity via Zoom. 


Week 5: February 8 - 14 

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 EVO21
  • 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) 



  1. Flipgrid https://flipgrid.com/d312bb5f
  2. Kahoot https://kahoot.com  
  3. Vimeo https://vimeo.com
  4. Screencast-o-matic https://screencast-o-matic.com
  5. Voki https://www.voki.com
  6. Canva  https://www.canva.com
  7. Wakelet https://wakelet.com
  8. Miro https://miro.com
  9. Padlet https://padlet.com
  10. Quizlet https://quizlet.com
  11. Google (docs, slides, forms) https://drive.google.com 
  12. PoodLL and Recorder on the Editor of the course 





Join this session


Registration starts on Jan 3, 2021. 


To join this EVO session:


From January 3 - 10.


  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, or Gmail 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) 

Deutsch, Nellie  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 performing & visual artist with over 50 years experience as well as a published writer and an educator specializing in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) with over 30 years experience teaching 3 through 80 yr old students. She is an international speaker and Life Coach /Energy Healer. 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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