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Author of works for the technology-
using teacher
Creator of software for CALL
(see Links to my work below)
Contact me
for online and f2f consulting

 Tools, lesson plans, and resources
for the TELL educator
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CALL IS Virtual Software List at Diigo

  Elizabeth at Sweetwater, Sacramento 

Software and Consulting for Educational Technology

Dr Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, professor emeritus, California State University, Sacramento
Former director of the TESOL Graduate Program at CSUS

ESL Resources and Information
  • teacher training workshops in your own lab
  • information and resources in CALL for ESL/EFL
  • software design and quality assurance
  • online support and courses tailored to your setting


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Books, Articles and Conference Presentations
Trace Effects/Language Effects: Scriptwriting for a Language Practice Adventure Game.  Presentation for the CALL IS Academic Session at TESOL Dallas. 21 March  2013.
A Brief History of CALL: Theory and Research. My talk at CALL IS's 25th Anniversary Colloquium, Denver TESOL Convention, 26 March 2009. Original paper from the CATESOL Journal.
Check out the video of my talk at TESOL 2008, NYC, The Effect of Technology on SLA (and vice versa).
Video Online (2005). TESOL Convention,San Antonio, TX, 29 Mar 2005.  Revised and updated 2008 at Authorstream.
See more at my  author's page.

Scoop It / Computers for Education Occasional short articles with information, resources, pedagogy, and teaching tips for using technology.

Be sure to join the
CALL-IS Diigo group and social bookmarking site. Great
resources that you can help crowd-source!

View the EVO Video archive for frequently updated info, tools and resources for video online.
Works for the technology-using teacher includes papers, presentations, videos, lesson plans, short articles, et al.

Links to my work:
Trace Effects
, a language practice adventure game created by the U.S. Dept. of State and distributed free world-wide. On CD and online. Learn more and play the game at the American English website.

TESOL tech
TESOL Technology Standards
applicable in a wide range of contexts: ESL/EFL, all age levels, content-based ESP, for online and blended settings with few to abundant  resources. Specific examples for classroom application. Created by a team of experts in CALL and pedagogy.
     See the CALL-IS/LTSIG Conference presentation, TESOL Technology Standards: Why, How, and for Whom.

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CALL Environments: Research Practice and Critical Issues, 2nd edition
, ed. by Joy Egbert and Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, is an extensive compendium of the latest in tools, activities, and pedagogy.

Learning Languages through Technology
, ed. by Elizabeth Hanson-Smith and Sarah Rilling. A set of case studies that form the perfect companion to CALL Environments. [Description on ERIC]

Constructing the Paragraph
is online and free for your use. It presents students with exercises and tutorials in academic writing.
My developmental writing students have experienced repeated failures. Now I have to find a way to motivate them to come to this class so that I can work with them....The format and exercises make the writing process more manageable both for teaching and learning. I am grateful. -- Patricia Brooks, Univ of Houston (e-mail 12 April 2007)
Live Action English Interactive
and More Live Action: Total Physical Response
on the Computer. More Live Action appears this spring. Visit the Command Performance publisher's website for more information, workbooks, and manuals. Videos from all the LAEI chapters are found on the CPI YouTube channel. 


The Oxford Picture Dictionary Interactive is based on the classic adult learner's dictionary. Now in a new edition with video.

. . . and MORE:

Tips, tools, and short lesson plans
for the computer-using teacher

The Electronic Village Online begins a new season every Jan-Feb. Don't miss these sessions, brought to you by TESOL's CALL Interest Section.evo logo   CALL IS logo 

A new Call for Proposals appears in September.
The Call for Participation comes out in December.


The next international TESOL convention will be held in Chicago, IL, on
21-24. Don't miss it!

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Proposals are due around June 1, 2017.
Join a TESOL Interest Section to connect with teachers with similar interests.

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Meet the Webheads in Action, a Community of Practice for ESL/EFL  teachers.

Join Webhead guru Vance Stevens every Saturday/Sunday for Learning2gether live video chats on topics in educational technology
Links to favorite professional resources:


CALL-IS's Electronic Village Online - FREE online professional development
          Call for Proposals is annually in September.
           Call for Participation
annually in December.         

Be sure to join the CALL-IS Virtual Software Library Diigo group and social bookmarking site.
Great resources abound!

TESOL - Check out their online resources

OTAN - Outreach and Technical Assistance Network for adult educators

MERLOT - Multimedia  Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
      sponsored by a California State University consortium



Use free videos and exercises at
Now for mobile, too!     

See the new RE FaceBook page for teachers (sign-in required).

Real English is beyond a doubt the best English language learning set of tools out there -- and it's free!

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   Visit the CALL-IS Virtual Software List (VSL) - This is an online archive of great sites for technology and language learning for ESL/EFL. Join the group and add your favorites.

Top tags: teachers, adult-learners, tools, pedagogy, teacher-training, online-lessons,
writing, young-learners, content-based, PBL

Scoop It / Computers for Education for my occasional articles on useful technology for teaching languages.

Visit the EVO Video wiki for resources for teaching with video. Join and contribute!

The Teaching Channel - Videos of hundreds of teachers in their classrooms illustrating techniques for K-12 teaching, with discussion questions.
Many selections offer help with translating the U.S. Common Core standards into practical lessons.

Elizabeth Hanson-Smith takes full responsibility for the information posted.
The information on this page represents the work of Elizabeth Hanson-Smith and not that of California State University, Sacramento.
photo: West Sisters Island, Marathon, FL

Webpage updated  20 May 2017, copyright Dr. Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, Computers for Education