The Email Page


is a selection of materials I've collected over time. I will update it as often as possible. Your contributions are always very welcome!  :-)


I'm no longer updating this page. (Dec. 2013)


Almeida d'Eça, Teresa.

O E-mail na Sala de Aula.

Porto: Porto Editora, 2002.

Fora de circulação a partir de Out. 2006

Out of print as of Oct. 2006




Documentos Web relacionados com o conteúdo

Capítulos online

Funções básicas do email (parte 1)

Funções básicas do email (parte 2)

Projectos para o Ensino Superior






Discussion lists, Glossaries. . .





Related articles and sites






A Beginner's Guide to Effective Email - Kaitlin Duck Sherwood

A Framework for Successful Key-pal Programs in Language Learning (foreign language students' interaction with native speakers in light of Lave and Wenger's (1991) concept of legitimate peripheral participation) - Shiao-Chuan Kung (CALL-EJ Online, Jan. 2002)

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Electronic Discussion and Foreign Language Learning - Barbara E. Hanna and Juliana de Nooy (LL&T, Jan. 2003)

Addressing the Need for Electronic Communication in Foreign Language Teaching - Jean W. Leloup and Robert Ponterio (1995)

Analysis of Email Tandem Learning - Claire Healy

An Inter-University Internet Exchange Project to Network Pre-Service Science Teachers - Derrick R. Lavole and Gerald W. Foster (AETS Conference, 1996)

An Overview of HUT Email Writing Project: Autumn 1993 to Spring 1996 ("This article describes an ongoing international writing project which brings students of universities in Asia, Europe, and North America together via the Internet so that they can share their insights and assist one another in writing in English on a wide selection of topics...") - Ruth Vilmi

Bring Intercultural Encounters into Classrooms: IECC Electronic Mailing Lists - Craig D. Rice (Jan. 1996)

But I Only Have E-mail - What Can I Do? - Jean W. LeLoup

Can academics afford to use e-mail? - John Messing (Jul. 2002)

Classroom Applications - Ron Corio (1997)

Collaborative E-mail Exchange for Teaching Secondary ESL: A Case Study in Hong Kong - Roseanne Greenfield (LL&T, Jan. 2003)

Comparing Face-to-Face and Electronic Discussion in the Second Language Classroom - Mark Warschauer (Calico-J, 1996)

Computer Learning Networks and Distance Team-Teaching: Technological Variations on a Traditional Theme - Dennis Sayers

Creating a Pre-Service Teachers' Virtual Space - Julie Reinhart, Tiffany Anderson and Joseph Slowinski (THE Journal, Oct. 2000)

Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Online Collaboration ("This study investigated two interconnected conferences formed by students and instructors from two different cultures—Finland and the United States—to discuss case situations or problems in school observations,in order to examine cross-cultural differences in online collaborative behaviors among undergraduate preservice teachers. . .") - Kyong-Jee Kim and Curtis J. Bonk (JCMC, Oct. 2002)

Cross-Cultural E-Mail Correspondence for Reflective EFL Teacher Education - Meei-Lin Liaw (TESL-EJ, Mar. 2003)

CyberESL and Beyond - Ron Corio (PCI 1997)

Designing, implementing and evaluating a project in tandem language learning via e-mail (pdf - click on p. 95) - D. Little and E. Ushioda (ReCALL, 1998)

Developing Intercultural Awareness and Writing Skills Through Email Exchange - Caroline Mei Lin Ho

Distance and electronic mail - Bradley Dilger

EFL for Intercultural Understanding: Question-Answer Adjacency Pairs in Emailing versus Face-to-Face Conversation: Experimental Studies on Taiwanese Students - Chao-Chih Liao (JLL, 2002)

Electronic Letters to a City Council: factors influencing the composition of email messages - Ylva Hard af Segerstad (2000)

E-mail - Kenji Kitao and S. Kathleen Kitao (1996)

E-mail Activities in the ESL Writing Class - Ron Belisle (ITESL-J, Dec. 1996)

E-mail and Word Processing in the ESL Classroom: How the Medium Affects the Message - Sigrun Biesenbach-Lucas and Donald Weasenforth (LL&T, Jan. 2001)

Email as a Non-directed Means of Developing Independent Reflection in Beginning Teachers of Foreign Languages - Ann Barnes (1998)

Email as a Powerful Tool to Promote Cultural Exchanges - Teresa Almeida d'Eça (Oct. 1999)

E-mail in the Virtual ESL/EFL Classroom - Pieter S. Nagel (ITESL-J, Jul. 1999)

E-Mail is for Old People ("As students ignore their campus accounts, colleges try new ways of communicating") - Dan Carnevale (Chronicle of Higher Education, 6 Oct. 2006)

E-Mail Keypals for Language Fluency - Tom Robb (1996)

E-Mail Peer Groups: Providing Students with an Audience - Ronald Corio and Christine Meloni (Feb. 1997)

Email Tandem Learning and the Communicative Curriculum - Jane Woodin (ReCALL, May 1997)

E-mailing to Improve EFL Learners' Reading and Writing Abilities: Taiwan Experience - Chao-chih Liao (ITESL-J, Mar. 1999)

Enhancing Authentic Language Learning Experiences Through Internet Technology - Jean W. Leloup and Robert Ponterio

Examining Australian and Japanese Stereotypes via E-mail Exchange - Rebecca Keogh (ITESL-J, Oct. 2001)

Exploiting the web for education: An anonymous asynchronous role simulation - Mark A. Freeman and John M. Capper

Global Communication through Email: An Ongoing Experiment at Helsinki University of Technology ("...In this paper, I discuss the methods used and problems which arose... I also report how the setting up of mailing lists and the teachers' co-operation via their list influenced the ongoing Spring 94 Project...") - Ruth Vilmi (1994)

Improving Student Performance in Distance Learning Courses (through email) - Judy A. Serwatka (THE Journal, Apr. 2002)

Interactive Use of E-mail - John Bauman (Mar. 2000)

Intercâmbios Electrónicos (in Portuguese) - Teresa Almeida d'Eça

International E-mail Projects in ESL Curriculum: What Works, What Doesn't? - George C. K. Jor and Linda Mak (1994)

Introducing International Communications Networks and Electronic Mail into Foreign Language Classrooms: A Case Study in Finnish Senior Secondary Schools ("The general purpose was to make senior secondary school teachers of English as a foreign language and their students aware of the possibilities of some pedagogical applications of Information Technology in foreign language (FL) teaching. The specific purpose was to study how computer-mediated, foreign language referential communication, carried out via communications networks and electronic mail (e-mail), could be adapted to FL teaching in Finnish senior secondary schools. . .") - Seppo Tella (1991)

Issues in Collaborative Teaching via the Internet - Linda Mak, Douglas Mills, Christine Meloni, Nick Noakes, George Jor, and Roger Thompson

"Keypal Opportunities for Students" on WWW - Kenji Kitao and S. Kathleen Kitao

Keypalling - Laura King and Caroline Orton

Keypals, are they worth it? - Thomas Robb (ETJ, Spring 2002)

Language Learning in Tandem - Helmut Brammerts (1995)

Language Learning via E-mail - Autonomy through Collaboration - Kirsten Söntgens (1999)

Linguistic Perspectives on the Development of Intercultural Competence in Telecollaboration ("It is widely reported . . . that the goals of telecollaborative language study are the development of foreign language (FL) linguistic competence and the facilitation of intercultural competence. . . I present a detailed case study of the development of intercultural competence (or lack thereof) in a German-American e-mail partnership by examining the electronic interaction produced in this exchange within the framework of appraisal theory. . .") - Julie A. Belz (LL&T, May 2003)

Making Connections with a Listserv - Kari Boyd McBride and Ruth Dickstein (Computers & Texts, Jul. 1996)

Moderating Online Electronic Discussion Groups - M.P. Collins and Zane L. Berge (1997)

Online Education's Drawbacks Include Misunderstood E-Mail Messages, Panelists Say - Jeffrey Young

On-Line (E-Mail) and Off-Line (Wordprocessed) Texts of Non-Native Speakers: Distinguishable Text Types? - Donald Weasenforth and Sigrun Lucas (Feb. 1997)

Organizing and Facilitating Telecollaborative Projects ("Are you currently planning an online educational project, or do you hope to do so soon? If so, there is advice from experienced project facilitators that you may want to consider...") - Judy Harris (1995)

Realizing Constructivist Objectives through Collaborative Technologies: Threaded Discussions ("Two crucial aspects of implementing instructional technologies effectively in language classrooms are having an understanding of the capabilities of various technologies and evaluating the usefulness of the technologies in realizing curricular goals. This paper presents a situated study -- based on a prominent pedagogical framework -- of the implementation of threaded discussions, a widely used instructional technology, to meet constructivist curricular objectives in university ESL classes. . .") - Donald Weasenforth, Sigrun Biesenbach-Lucas and Christine Meloni (LL&T, Sep. 2002)

Real-time audio and email for fluency: promoting distance language learners' aural and oral skills via the Internet (pdf - click on p. 55) - Markus Kötter, Lesley Shield and Anne Stevens (ReCALL, 1999)

Report on a Penpal Project and Tips for Penpal-Project Success - Vera Mello (ITESL-J, Jan. 1998)

School Partnerships on the Web: Using the Internet to Facilitate School Collaboration - Jarek Krajka (Jan. 2001)

Second language acquisition through email interaction (pdf - click on p. 4) - Farid Aitsiselmi (ReCALL, 1999)

Student Writing by E-Mail: Connecting Classmates, Texts, Instructors - Jahan Ramazani (Teaching Concerns, Sep. 1994)

Students Writing Emails to Faculty: An Examination of E-Politeness among Native and Non-Native Speakers of English ("Results show that far more requests are realized through direct strategies as well as hints than conventionally indirect strategies typically found in comparative speech act studies. Politeness conventions in email, a text-only medium with little guidance in the academic institutional hierarchy, appear to be a work in progress, and native speakers demonstrate greater resources in creating e-polite messages to their professors than non-native speakers. A possible avenue for pedagogical intervention with regard to instruction in and acquisition of politeness routines in hierarchically upward email communication is presented.") - Sigrun Biesenbach-Lucas (LL&T, Jun. 2007)

Supporting Collaborative Learning in Asynchronous Learning Networks ("...the most important elements for an ALN learning environment to support collaborative learning relate to the "social construction" of an interaction environment, consisting of appropriate expectations and norms of interaction...") - Starr Roxanne Hiltz and Raquel Benbunan-Fich (1997)

Teaching with Email at the ALI - Andrew Hess (1995)

The Development of E-mail Literacy: From Writing to Peers to Writing to Authority Figures ("...To provide a deeper understanding of how an L2 learner develops e-mail literacy in the target language environment, this paper presents a longitudinal case study of a Taiwanese graduate student’s e-mail practice in English during her studies at a U.S. university for two and a half years. Using a critical discourse analysis approach, the study reveals the complexity of an L2 learner’s evolving e-mail practice and struggle for appropriateness, particularly in her e-mail communication with professors. Her development of e-mail literacy is discussed in relation to her evolving understanding of the e-mail medium, changing performance of student identity, increasing knowledge of student-professor interaction and realization of culture-specific politeness") - Chi-Fen Emiliy Chen (LL&T, May 2006)

The Construction of Selves in Class Email Communities - Bruce Leland (May 1996)

"The Course Does Not End When It Ends, It Starts Then" - Using Discusion Groups in Teacher Training ("What is a group? One email address and one website to let you share photos & files, plan events, send a newsletter, stay in touch with students, friends and family, discuss sports, health, current events. It is now possible to do that very easily for free with Yahoo Groups, formerly egroups. What should you do?") - Jarek Krajka (Mar. 2001)

The Cross-cultural Effects of Electronic Mail Exchange on the Turkish University Students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) - Asim Sakar

The Cyberjournal: Developing Writing, Researching, and Editing Skills through eMail and the WEB ("Numerous studies have shown that students feel more motivated to write and more confident writing using a computer... The cyberjournal can be integrated into nearly any college- level course to help students develop and improve writing skills and maintain a classwide discourse through the internet") - Walter Rankin (Feb. 1997)

The Effect of E-Mail Messages on Student Participation in the Asynchronous On-Line Course: A Research Note - Marc D. Miller and Ken Corley (OJDLA, Fall 2001)

The Effects of electronic mail on Spanish L2 discourse - Manuela González-Bueno (LL&T, Jan. 1998)

The Internet and E-mail: Useful tools for foreign language teaching and learning - Lachlan Hackett (1996)

The Internet and Invisibility: Working Class Students Enrolled in Writing Classes at Private Universities ("...But I am suggesting that in all this excitement we not lose sight of issues related to economics and access and familiarity, that we make sure at the start of the semester to find out from our students how difficult it will be for them to use a computer with access to email and the Web by simply having them describe in writing their computer-situations...") - Patrick McGann (Feb. 1997)

The Paperless Classroom? ("... article on electronic submission of student work...") - Thomas N. Robb (TESL-EJ, Nov. 1997)

The Problem of Nonresponse - IECC discussion

The Promise of E-mail? ("This paper is for teachers who want to do email projects or who have tried email projects, but have met with limited success. The aim is to show these teachers what to do to make email a useful tool for meaningful intercultural communication...") - Mark Y. Cowan (23 Nov. 2001)

The Role of Tasks in Promoting Intercultural Learning in Electronic Learning Networks ("This paper focuses on the role of tasks in promoting intercultural learning in learning networks and is based on qualitative research from three e-mail projects between English as a foreign language (EFL) high school classes (years 11 and 12) in Germany, and English and Social Studies classes in the United States and Canada. . .") - Andreas Müller-Hartmann (LL&T, Sep. 2000)

The Role of the Online Instructor/Facilitator (a comprehensive overview) - Zane L. Berge (1996)

The U.S.-SiberLink Internet Project - Belinda Braunstein, Christine Meloni and Larissa Zolotareva (May 2000)

The use of e-mail in foreign language teaching - Dieter Wolff (1998)

Understanding the "Other Side": Intercultural Learning in a Spanish-English E-mail Exchange ("Intercultural learning is often assumed to be an automatic benefit of e-mail exchanges between groups of learners in different countries, but little research exists on whether on-line intercultural collaboration does actually develop learners' understanding of the other culture's perspective and world view. . .") - Robert O'Dowd (LL&T, May 2003)

Using electronic bulletin board as a virtual community to aid college English learning - Yu-Chuan Cheng and Hsien-Chin Liou (Nov. 2000)

Using E-mail as an Official Means of Communication ("Nearly 90% of all UWEC students and staff are regular users of email. The University has taken advantage of this widespread use and replaced many paper distributions...This paper discusses the specifics of the system, how it is being accepted by staff and students, savings, and what precautions other organizations should take if they decide to pursue using e-mail for official communication.") - Marian Ritland and Sue Shelton (Educause 1999)

Using E-mail in Foreign Language Teaching: Rationale and Suggestions - Margaret Gonglewski, Christine Meloni and Jocelyn Brant (ITESL-J, Mar. 2001)

Using E-mail with Foreign Language Learners (a revised and abridged version of the above article) - Margaret Gonglewski, Christine Meloni and Jocelyn Brant 

Using Email to Link Student Group Projects in Two Countries - Stuart Umpleby and Pavel A. Makeyenko (Feb. 1997)

Using E-Mail with your Students - John Bauman (TLT, Feb. 1998)

Web-Based Project Learning and EFL Learners: A Chinese Example - Peiya Gu (IATEFL PL, Aug. 2002)

Why Johnny Won't Post - Tim Dotson (Converge, Aug. 2003)

World Peace and Natural Writing through Email - David Tillyer (TESL-L Archives, Jan. 1996)

Writing Conversation: An Analysis of Speech Events in E-mail Mailing Lists ("In this paper, I will discuss how mailing lists function, the different types of mailing lists that exist, and how the type of mailing list can influence the type of discourse that is used on the list. Then I will discuss the different types of speech events that are used on mailing lists. Finally, I will show how those speech events are realized by examining an extended thread from one mailing list...") - Kirk McElhearn (Oct. 1996)


Articles (from newspapers and magazines) (arranged by date)

E-mail - The Killer App! - Annie Stunden (Syllabus, Jul. 2004)

Google's e-mail for universities - Sean Coughlan (BBC News, 11 Jun. 2007)

UN takes aim at spam epidemic (CNN, 6 Jul. 2004)

You've Got Mail (and Court Says Others Can Read It) - Saul Hansell (New York Times Online, 6 Jul. 2004)

The Talking E-Mail Blues - David Pogue (New York Times Online, 18 Sep. 2003)

Online service pairs students, mentors (Mercury News, 10 Jun. 2003)

Smart tools grapple with e-mail overload (, 2 Mar. 2003)

MIT Conference Takes Aim at Spam E-mails (New York Times Online, 18 Jan. 2003)

Study refutes e-mail myth at work (, 9 Dec. 2002)

Death by Spam: The e-mail you know and love is about to vanish - Kevin Werbach (18 Nov. 2002)

Boy, Have You Got Mail: Spam Attacks on Rise - Alan Goldstein (8 Aug 2002)

Collaborative Group Projects: An Essential Element In The Training Of Computer Students - Betty Smith (1 Aug. 2002)

Spamming no answer to questions - Hazel Muir (20 Jul. 2002)

Email to test "six degrees of separation" - Robert Matthews (23 Jan. 2002)

Email from namesake more likely to get a reply - Will Knight (15 Jan. 2002)

Former Colleagues Reconnect, if Briefly - Susan Stellin (26 Dec. 2001)

The 30-Year Path of E-Mail - Katie Hafner (New YTimes Learning Network, 7 Dec. 2001)

Writing Email: Beware if the Mask Slips - Nick Usborne (2 Dec. 2001)

The Internet: shaking up scientific communication (how a regional mailing list facilitated response to an international event) - Eugene S. Schweig, Joan Gomberg, Paul Bodin, Gary Patterson and Scott Davis (26 Jul. 2001)

He-Mails, She-Mails: Where Sender Meets Gender - Joyce Cohen (17 May 2001)

When Online Hearsay Intrudes on Real Life - John Schwartz (New YTimes, 22 Apr.2001)

How to E-Mail Like a C.E.O. - Bruce Headlam (8 Apr.2001)

Email Wiretapping

Stop! Don't Forward That E-Mail! - Nancy McPoland (11 Feb. 2001)

Email Wiretapping - Richard M. Smith (5 Feb. 2001)

A Trick to Snoop on E-Mail (or A New Trick Gives Snoops Easy Access to E-Mail) - Amy Harmon (5 Feb. 2001)

The Internet: shaking up scientific communication (how a regional mailing list facilitated response to an international event) - Eugene S. Schweig et al. (Nature, 26 Jan. 2001)

E-Mail Contact With Teachers Rare - Susan Stellin (17 Jan. 2001)

E-Mail Mentoring - Catherine Greenman (12 Oct. 2000)

Learning to Live With Big Brother - Stephen Labaton (23 Jul. 2000)

Teachers Try to Keep up with E-Mail From Parents - Rebecca S. Weiner (7 Jun. 2000)

High Schools Discourage Use of Free E-Mail Sites - Rebecca S. Weiner (31 May 2000)

The Life and Times of an E-Trainer - Lesley Darling (Learning Circuits, May 2000)

List Server 101: Mailing Lists Can Be Your Best Friend - Catherine Null (TESOL Matters, Dec. 1999-Jan. 2000)

Electronic mail and language learning and teaching - Eric Bel and Angelika Flynn (last updated 26 Dec. 1999)

Electronic Recess: Observations of E-Mail and Internet Surfing by K-12 Students - Stephen M. Quinn (Aug. 1998)

Making the Most of Home Pages, E-mail, The Internet and Presentation Graphics - Viriginia W. Junk and Linda Kirk Fox (Aug. 1998)

Using Electronic Mail to Improve School-Based Communications - Alan Bernstein (May 1998)

Nu Shortcuts in School R 2 Much 4 Teachers - Jennifer 8. Lee (19 Sep. 2002)

Online, Universities Link to Alumni and Their Wallets - Tina Kelley (26 Mar. 1998)

Using E-Mail in Computer Assisted Freshman Composition and Rhetoric - Rebecca Dowden and Sharon Humphries (May 1997)

Using E-Mail, Web Sites & Newsgroups to Enhance Traditional Classroom Instruction - Dr. Morriss Henry Partee (Jun. 1996)

The Kobe Earthquake: Telecommunications Survives at Kobe University - Virginia E. Garland and Mayumi Morimoto (The Journal, Mar. 1996)

Mail Bonding (Wired, Mar. 1994)


Related articles and sites

Active Learning through Computer-Enhanced Activities - Joy Egbert

Ballad of an Email Terrorist - Al Rogers (GSN, 1995)

Basic Internet Tools for Foreign Language Educators - Jean W. Leloup and Robert Ponterio

Business Travel: Singapore Airlines Introduces In-Flight E-Mail - Joe Sharkey (25 Apr. 2001)

Country codes

E-Mail is for Old People: As students ignore their campus accounts, colleges try new ways of communicating - Dan Carnevale (The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 2006)

Emoticons - High-Tech Dictionary

Free E-Mail Service Supports Education (EduNet. Jun. 2002)

Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever - Arthur W. Chickering and Stephen C. Ehrmann

Internet Guidelines and Culture - Arlene Rinaldi

KinderStart Makes E-Mail Safe for Students (EduNet. Apr 2002)

New Areas of Motivation in Teaching Second-Language Writing - Galina Faustova (Oct. 2001)

Spam Is Not the Worst of It: Email etiquette and related gripes (Oct. 1999)

Teacher-Training Programs Turn To Cyberspace - Julie Blair (14 Feb. 2001)

The Life and Times of an E-Trainer (the effect online training is having on trainers themselves; these e-trainers use an asynchronous bulletin-board approach) - Lesley Darling (Learning Circuits, May 2000)

The Welcome Mat of a High School On-Line Community: A High School How-To Meet and Greet - Christine Jackson and Beverly Fierro (1 Jul. 2002)

Trends in Spam Management - Pablo G. Molina (Educause, 16 Aug. 2004)

Why Am I Getting All This Spam? Unsolicited Commercial E-mail Rsesarch Six Month Report - Center for Democracy & Technology, Mar. 2003)

Word Processor/E-Mail Text Conversion Help - Tom Robb


Resources, Collections of links

Bibliography (of the the Master's thesis "Critical Reflection of the Use of E-Mail in Teaching English as a Second Language") - compiled by Heidi S. Shetzer (1997)

A Bibliography of Telecollaboration and On-Line Learning (click on 'Bibliography') - compiled by Robert O'Dowd

Bibliography - E-Mail Project - compiled by Güther Krumme

CyberESL - Email and Beyond (list of resources) - Tom Robb, Deborah Healy and Ron Corio (Aug. 1999)

CWC 96 CWC96Email-L Email Archive by thread (deals with different aspects of email) - Ron Corio (1996)

Email (a collection of tips) - Deborah Healey

E-mail & Business Netiquette (resources)

Email Bibliography - compiled by Kaitlin Duck Sherwood

E-mail Pen-Pal Opportunities for Students - compiled by Kristina Pfaff-Harris

Further References ("Getting Your Virtual Feet Wet" - TESOL '98 PCI) - Linda Mak

Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum (includes email, chat and distance learning) - compiled by Michael Krauss

Language Learning in Tandem Bibliography - compiled by Helmut Brammerts

References (for the presentation "Can e-mail improve second language speaking?") - Kevin Wilkinson (2001)

Research on E-Mail and MOOs - compiled by Christine Bauer-Ramazani, Saint Michael's College, VT

Select Bibliography: Teaching with Email - compiled by Laura Mandell, Univ. of Maryland (2001)

Using E-mail to Simulate Authentic Business Communication (abstract and links) - John Bauman (2000)


Discussion lists/forums, Tips, Glossaries, Guides, Guidelines, Lessons, Mailing lists, Netiquette, etc.

Conferencing Online: an Overview - Deborah Healey (1998)

Dangers and Strategies - Andrew Hess (1995)

Develop a Telecollaboration (tips and reminders) - Telecollaborate!

Demonstration Projects

Exchanging information on the Internet

Do's and Don'ts for Using the Internet in Your Class - Deborah Healey, Tom Robb and Ron Corio

Electronic Collaboration: A Practical Guide for Educators - a joint production of LAB, NSN and TEECH, 1999

E-mail and phone directories - David Lamb

E-Mail Tips: E-mail help for the newcomer - Mary Houten-Kemp (1999)

E-Mail Tips: E-mail help for the newcomer - Mary Houten-Kemp (1999)

Email Resources and Essays - Kaitlin Duck Sherwood

Email vs. Letters (humorous) - Kaitlin Duck Sherwood

How do I avoid being flooded by emails and assessable work?

How to Improve your E-mail Etiquette

Interclass FAQ or Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Regarding Email Projects - Ron Corio (last updated 1 Jan. 1997)

Internet Etiquette - Carol D. Cooper (last updated 18 Jan. 2005)

Tips for Overcoming Email Overload - Kaitlin Duck Sherwood

Tips for Using Email with Students - Nick Carbone

You've Got Mail! (Ten nifty ways teachers can use e-mail to extend kids' learning) - James Lerman (Mar. 1998)


Acronyms & Shorthand - Erin Jansen

E-Mail Glossary: Common E-mail Terminology - Mary Houten-Kemp

Smileys and Emoticons - Erin Jansen

The Tech Word Spy

Guides, Guidelines

Accessing the Internet By E-Mail: Guide to Offline Internet Access - Gerald E. Boyd (Apr. 2002)

Electronically Yours: Cross-Cultural Communication through E-mail Penpals - Tom Robb and Anthea Tillyer (TESL-L Archives, Jan. 1996)

Experience-Based Notes on Email and Email Exchanges - Teresa Almeida d'Eça (2001)

Guide to Email Using Outlook Express: Organizing your Email, Dealing with Spam and More (

Guidelines for Writing Email Messages

Guidelines Net Project Plan - Christine Meloni and Ron Corio

How E-mail works (animations) (Learn the Net)

How I carried out two email-based projects - Teresa Almeida d'Eça (1999)

Information for using your email account

Keys to Successful Projects - Al Rogers (1994)

Mind your E-mail Ps and Qs - David Johnson (Oct. 1998)

Overcoming obstacles - Teresa Almeida d'Eça (1999)

Using Message Rules in Outlook Express (Univ. of Maryland, last updated 12 Jul. 2005)


Dave's ESL Email Connection

EF Englishtown

E-mail Penpals - George Jor

ePals Classroom Exchange

Intercultural E-mail Classroom Connections

Keypal Opportunities for Students - Kenji Kitao and S. Kathleen Kitao

Keypals (definition) - Ron Corio (Jan. 1996)

Keypals Club

Language Learning in Tandem

Linguistic Funland

Penpal Links - Isabel Pérez Torres

Lessons, Tutorials

Email, Part 1: Options (BCK2SKOL)- Ellen Chamberlain

Email, Part 2: Addresses (BCK2SKOL)- Ellen Chamberlain

Email, Part 3: Locators (BCK2SKOL)- Ellen Chamberlain

Email for language learners and teachers - ICT4LT (2003)

Harness E-Mail (short animated tutorials)

Listserv, Part 1: Options (BCK2SKOL)- Ellen Chamberlain

Listserv, Part 2: Software (BCK2SKOL)- Ellen Chamberlain

Listserv, Part 3: Commands (BCK2SKOL)- Ellen Chamberlain

Discussion Forums, Discussion/Mailing lists (also useful for posting a 'call for collaboration')

Dave's ESL Cafe (forums for students and teachers)

Electronic Discussion Lists and Other Lists - Kristina Pfaff-Harris

Email groups (sponsored by Tapped In)

Email Lists (for ESL/EFL teachers) - Linda Thalman

List of Discussion Lists and Newsgroups

Mailing Lists on the Internet (presentation) - Ana Julia Abad (1998)

Organizations and Mailing Lists in TESL/TEFL, Linguistics, and Communication on WWW - Kenji Kitao and S. Kathleen Kitao (1996)

Organizations and Mailing Lists in TESL/TEFL, Linguistics, and Communication - a series of links compiled by Kenji Kitao and S. Kathleen Kitao (2000)

SL-Lists: International EFL/ESL Email Student Discussion Lists (an ongoing project that "allows students to share their ideas via e-mail with students around the world. . . by posting messages to a Listserv mailing list" - Tom Tobb, TESLCA-L, 5 Jan. 2003)

Guidelines for Teachers - Tom Robb and Lloyd Holliday

Important Information about the Student Lists (welcome message for students) - Tom Robb and Lloyd Holliday

International Student Discussion Lists (SL-Lists): Guidelines for Teachers - Tom Robb and Lloyd Holliday

Joining the SL-Lists as an Individual Students - Tom Robb and Lloyd Holliday

Netiquette - Lonnie Turbee

School Calendars around the World - Tom Robb

Subscribing to Professional Listservs - Christine Bauer-Ramazani


IECC - Intercultural E-mail Classroom Connections

LLTI - Language Learning Technology International


TESL-L - Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Electronic List

TESLCA-L (is a branch of TESL-L, so you must subscribe to it first in order to subscribe to TESLCA-L) 


A Twelve-Step Netiquette Quick Reference - Nick Carbone

E-mail Etiquette - Richard G. Ensman, Jr. (Jul. 1997)

E-Mail Etiquette

E-Mail etiquette: Keep readers :-)

E-mail's seven deadly sins (BBC News, last updated 1 Oct. 2004)

Email Writing Etiquette - Amy Townsend (2000)

Netiquette - Deborah Healey

Netiquette (BCK2SKOL)- Ellen Chamberlain

Netiquette - Virginia Shea (access to full content of book)

Netiquette Guidelines - Sally Hambridge

The Net: User Guidelines and Netiquette - Arlene Rinaldi

Top Ten Netiquette Tips - Disney Online


Projects (past, present, ongoing) and Project networks, etc.

Aproximar - Rede Telemática Educativa do Norte Alentejo (in Portugese)

A Virtual School Visit - Susan Gaer (2002)

Be a Consumer Hero! - Dalia Naujokaitis

Collaborating in the Global Classroom (participating in and developing a collaborative project)

Collaborative Writing Projects on the Internet - Ruth Vilmi

Computer Pals Across the World (click on Projects)

De Orilla a Orilla (From Shore to Shore) - Enid Figueroa, Kristin Brown and Dennis Sayers

E-Mail "Mystery Character" Project - Joy Egbert (1999)

Email Projects Home Page - Susan Gaer

ESL: Student Projects (ITESL-J)

ePals Projects

eTandem Europa: Project information

ExChange 3

Flat Stanley Project - Dale Hubert

Global Project Plan Template

Guidelines Net Project Two ("The objective of the project was to help students improve their reading and writing. The use of common reading and writing assignments enabled students, in small groups, to exchange reading responses and essay drafts via email. This enlarged the audience and peer reviewers for the writers") - Ron Corio and Christine Meloni (Fall 1996)

HUT Email Writing Project - Ruth Vilmi (Autumn, 1994)

IberoCulturas (in Portuguese) ("Com este projecto pretendemos educar os mais novos, criando-lhes laços afectivos com o espaço e a comunidade onde vivem e também com outros espaços e outras comunidades que desconhecem...")

iEARN: International Education and Resource Network

I Have a Dream: Bridging Diversity and Building Peace - Dalia Naujokaitis (St. Elizabeth School: Ottawa, Canada)

International Writing Exchange (for intermediate and advanced learners, or 16+ and 18+) - Ruth Vilmi

Internet Projects (links) - Ask ERIC


Language Learning in Tandem (autonomous learning with a partner)

Online Projects (links)

Parede, Portugal and Navarre, Florida: an email cultural exchange - Teresa Almeida d'Eça and Glenn Rutland (Jan-May 1998)

Partnership for a Collaborative International Writing Project in Spring 2001 - George Jor (2001)

Penpal Projects - Isabel Pérez Torres

Playwriting-in-the-Round ("... when classes in different parts of the world use the carefully constructed outlines and deadlines for plot development, characterization, scripting, and dialog, the results can be enlightening and entertaining...")

Portugal and Brazil: A 500-Year-Old Common Culture? Teresa Almeida d'Eça and Raquel de Sousa (Nov. 1999 - Feb. 2000)

Proyectos Educativos (2002-2003) - RedEscolar (in Spanish)

Sample Email Assignments and Student Work ("The following assignments were given with the dual objectives of teaching students basic Email skills as well as providing an opportunity to practice specific writing functions, (e.g. agreeing/disagreeing, paragraph transitions, describing a process, etc.") - Michael Krauss (1998)

Collaborative Computing - Greg Kaminski and Michael Krauss (1996)

Save the Beaches (an international project for global awareness - site for reference only) - Nina Hansen

Save the Beaches (Brazil)

Square of Life ("Students ... posted an introduction about their school and their region and then e-mailed questions back and forth during the semester. "We were interested to find that our square had many of the same things that other schools found on their playgrounds," wrote an Arizona class. "We decided the 'Square of Life' must be part of the 'Circle of Life.")

Tales from the Electronic Frontier (classroom experiences/projects using the Internet in K-12 science and mathematics)

Technical Writing Exchange (for advanced learners or 18+) - Ruth Vilmi

Tele-Collaborative Projects: - Jean W. LeLoup and Robert Ponterio (LL&T, May 2003)

Telecommunication Projects - St. Elizabeth School: Ontario, Canada (award-winning projects)

There's a New World Coming: Students making a difference through technology (projects that "create a culture of peace and non-violence") - St. Elizabeth School

The Cities Project - Andrew Hess (Jan. 2001)

Joining Three Classes Electronically: Authentic Writing on the Internet (Project Plan) - Christine Meloni, Ron Corio and Andrew Hess (1996)

Student Writings

Student Evaluations

The Global Schoolhouse Projects Registry

The Guidelines Net Project ("In this article, we will describe a task-oriented e-mail project that linked students enrolled in courses of English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) at two universities and that used common reading and writing assignments to foster e-mail communication.") - Ron Corio and Christine Meloni (Fall 1995)

The Image of the Other (an [international] teleproject for ESL)

The Spirit of Christmas - Teresa Almeida d'Eça and Glenn Rutland (Oct. 1998 - Jan. 1999)

The US-Siberian Electronic Express - Christine Meloni (2000)

Who-am-I? - Kidlink

Quem-Sou-Eu? (in Portuguese)

Quién-Soy-Yo? (in Spanish)



Almeida d'Eça, Teresa. O E-mail na Sala de Aula. Porto: Porto Editora, 2002.

Boswood, Tim, ed. New Ways of Using Computers in Language Teaching. Alexandria: TESOL, 1997. (Part II: Getting Connected: E-Mail and MOOs)

Delille, Karl Heinz & Chichorro, Adelaide, eds. Aprendizagem Autónoma de Línguas em Tandem. Lisboa: Edições Colibri, 2002.

Gläsmann, Sabine & Calvert, Mike. Tandem Language Learning in Schools. Sheffield; Philip Armstrong Publications, 2001.

Pennington, Martha C., ed. Writing in an Electronic Medium: Research with Language Learners. Houston: Athelstan, 1999.

Warschauer, Mark. E-Mail for English Teaching. Alexandria: TESOL, 1995.



Email: breves noções (in Portuguese) - Teresa Almeida d'Eça (1997)

Como planear um intercâmbio electrónico (in Portuguese) - Teresa Almeida d'Eça (2000)

E-mail for ESL/LINC Students - Claire Bradin (TESL Ontario, 20 Nov. 1998)

Email: versatilidade e aplicabilidade (in Portuguese) - Teresa Almeida d'Eça (1998)

Integrating Email Exchanges in EFL - Teresa Almeida d'Eça (2001)

Interclass Projects - Ron Corio (1996)

Online communication tools that facilitate interaction of participants in a virtual community and their role in language learning - Teresa Almeida d'Eça (TESOL, 26 Mar. 2003)

The magic of email - Teresa Almeida d'Eça (2000)

Using E-mail in the ESL Classroom - John H. Steele (2001)



Critical Reflection on the Use of E-Mail in Teaching English as a Second Language - Heidi S. Shetzer (1997)

Participation in scholarly electronic forums - Alejandra Rojo (1995)



Collaborative Learning Using Online Tools - @One, California Community Colleges (2000)




Links updated on 24Apr2012

Updated on 5Dec09

Created on 8Feb2002

Teresa Almeida d'Eça

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