American school would like penpals from all over the world!

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American school would like penpals from all over the world!

Unread postby kwilliams » Fri May 04, 2007 3:22 pm

Hi! My name is Kristi Williams and I teach at Blue Springs South High School in Blue Springs, MO USA. This year I have started a penpal program with a teacher in South Korea, and the other teachers in my department and school are jealous of my project. Many of the other teachers in my department have expressed an interest in getting penpals for their students starting in the fall. We then all got together and thought it would be fun if we got classes from all around the world and then had a "cultural fair" at the end of the year to showcase everything we have learned from our penpals. The American students LOVE hearing about foreign students. The students that would be participating in the exchange program would be 15-18, sophomores through seniors in high school. Things we have exchanged this year include videos of our schools, projects (art, music, etc.), letters, coins, pictures, food, emails, etc. The only thing we cannot do is chatboards, because our district does not allow access to those sites. Please contact me if you are interested in being a "pal" class with one of our classes here at BSSHS, and one of our teachers will get back to you.
Thank you,
Kristi
Kristi Williams
Read 180 Coordinator
Varsity assistant softball coach
Blue Springs South High School
Blue Springs, MO USA

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Students from Catalunya look for american penpals

Unread postby yan » Mon May 07, 2007 1:45 pm

for kwilliams

Dear Kristi,

I work at an English Institute in Catalonia, Spain. The coordinator and I were thinking that this could be a good idea since we currently don't have any penpal programs. We have several junior classes and I myself have a group of teenagers that would be interested on being a "pal" class with one of your classes at BSSHS.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yaneth

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I'm up for it

Unread postby Amie » Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:12 am

I am a teacher in Okinawa, Japan, and would be interested in setting up an exchange with a school in America. Let me know what your schedule for it is like, and I'll see what I can do!
amierevell@hotmail.com

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Unread postby Carmen » Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:40 pm

I'm interested in your pen-pal activity. I teach in a High School in Catania (Sicily). My students are aged 15-18 and they would be excited to have foreign pen-friends.
Let me know what to do in order to plan the project next year. Here in Italy schools are going to close for summer holiday, but it would be nice to keep in touch!
Looking forward to have your news!

Carmen

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Re: I'm up for it

Unread postby ofelia » Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:00 pm

I'm a Portuguese teacher of English at a Secondary School.

In the Languages Department, the teachers of English would like their students to have keypals.Is there anyone interested in doing this in September and afterwards?

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Unread postby bayujatmiko » Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:31 am

Hello Mrs. Williams, My name is Bayu. I'm an english teacher in a high school in Sulawesi (eastern Indonesia). My students are 15-18 year old. Your offer is very appealing. I'm planning to have penpal project for my students (they are beginners in English, and actually my english are not very good as well ). :oops: . We need pen pals (English natives or non natives) to improve our English, and I hope you could help us. We would like to share cultures and interests. I'm waiting for your/one of your friends' reply soon.

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Unread postby romaysa » Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:36 pm



Dear KRISTI,

My name's FOUZIA, I'm a secondary school teacher in Meknes (Morocco).
I'm quite interested in having pen pal students from your school for my students, as they are eager to start and exchange many things including informations, gifts, pictures .......etc.
my students' ages range between 14 and 18.
If one of your colleagues is interested please e-mail me..

Fifi_foufou1983@hotmail.com

Regards
why not exchanging views!!

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Hello from Serbia

Unread postby Milena » Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:02 pm

Dear colleagues,
i am a thirty-year old English teacher from Serbia and I am very keen on meeting colleagues from all around the world. Being also an ELTA coordinator for my county, as well as president of the local teachers` association, I invite you all to join us at http://www.macvanski.page.tl where you can leave your contact details if interested in communicating with us.
One of my ideas is to work on common projects online and in person. Hopefully, some of our activities might lead to our schools twinning.
Best regards,
Milena Zecevic

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Re: American school would like penpals from all over the world!

Unread postby karlyssmith » Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:26 am

I am very interested in finding penpals for my students here in Taiwan. I am a foreign English teacher (from the US) teaching conversational English at one of the public schools here. I would like to find penpals for my senior highschool english club students. They're ages 15-17 and most are pretty proficient in their english abilities. I also work with junior high students 12-14 that, if possible, I would like to pair up as well. Post mail is preferred, as many students do not have regular access to computers.

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Re: American school would like penpals from all over the world!

Unread postby annsterrett » Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:03 pm

Dear colleagues,

I am highly interested in finding penpals from America for my Korean students. I think it would be beneficial to their overall education, not to mention extremely entertaining, for them to write in English to someone their age. You most certainly understand this, and I would love to hear from you.

Warmest Regards,

Ann

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Re: American school would like penpals from all over the world!

Unread postby Galina » Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:36 pm

Dear colleagues,
students of our courses are interested in finding penpals. Students who attend our classes are 14- 20 years old. They come from different cities of Kazakhstan. Our school is located in the capital of Kazakhstan. We'll be very happy to hear from you.
Galina

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Re: American school would like penpals from all over the world!

Unread postby Laurie » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:31 am

Dear Kristi

I am also interested in finding penpals from America for my German students. My students are 11-15 years old.
My younger students are not so good at writing English. However if students 8-10 years old would like to have penpals I'll help my students with the letters.

If your students are interested, please send me a mail:
www.gudrun.korn@english-corner.de

I look forward to hearing from you.
Laurie

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Re: American school would like penpals from all over the world!

Unread postby rebe_sun » Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:34 am

hi:
i'm an english teacher at a secondary school in northeast china. My name's Rebecca Sun . Actually, years ago i made a similiar project , let my students practise english with native speakers via internet and instant messengers .it aroused the kids' great interest in language learning. I'd be glad if i can help in your project too. :) Contact me by this address: rebe_sun@hotmail.com

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Argentinean class willing to find american e-pals

Unread postby Carla » Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:24 am

Hello!
I am an Argentinean teacher of English working at Escuela de la Ciudad, Bahia Blanca Argentina. I am dealing with students between 14 and 15. I have just set up a blog to publish the future outcomes of our class projects. Our first project is to help our local community. I would like my students to exchange experiences helping the community and also exchange personal interests with your younger students (not the studetns above 16). Thanks and I hope we can interest our students in cross-cultural understanding...Contact me
carciudad_efl@hotmail.com
Our blog is at:
http://eslblogs.englishclub.com/8projects/

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Re: American school would like penpals from all over the world!

Unread postby rfish » Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:46 pm

Hi! I teach geography at a public school in the United States. I would like to find international pen pals for my 6th grade students to write to and communicate with. We learn about political geography, physical geography and culture in all seven continents during the year. I am excited to see if we can communicate with people from other countries/continents because I think it would enhance my students' learning so much!

I look forward to hearing from anyone who teaches in another country as to whether or not this might be able to happen.

Thank you!
Rebecca

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Re: American school would like penpals from all over the world!

Unread postby ethnica » Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:04 am

Hi everyone,
I'm an English teacher here in China and I teach students who are 15-17 years old. Im hoping to find penpals (English native speakers) for my students.
This would be an interesting and educational experience for them.

Hope to hear from you soon. jules_li@live.com

Thanks,
Jules

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Re: American school would like penpals from all over the world!

Unread postby ozturkmbss » Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:27 am

Hi everyone,

I have been teaching English for years in Turkiye. And I've been trying to meet teachers as well as me who are also searching for students- teenagers- for theirs'. I'd be pleased if any teacher helps me.

Bye for now.

Murat

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Re: American school would like penpals from all over the world!

Unread postby loulou » Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:49 pm

hi,

I'm a teacher of English from Morocco.My students are interested in being pal.they are aged between 14-16.if it's ok here is my e-mail loulou-pink@hotmail.com

Regards
loulou

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Re: American school would like penpals from all over the world!

Unread postby ayupochka » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:37 am

How do you do! My name is Elena. I am a teacher of English in a Secondary school in Russia. I think it is a great project because it gives students opportunity to communicate, find penfriends and the most important thing is a chance to improve their English. My students' age is 12-17. I'll be glad to have any further information about this collaborative project. It would be nice to have penpals from the USA and other English speaking countries. Everybody who is interested in communication please write to me:
elena_2778@mail.ru
Best regards

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Re: American school would like penpals from all over the world!

Unread postby shadowhill » Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:46 pm

Hi everyone

I'm a teacher of English at middle schools in Algeria, and I found the idea of getting penpals from all over the world for both teachers and learner very interesting.
i'll discuss the idea with taecher of my county here in algeria and I'm sure that we would be very happy to get in touch with different experiences to share many points of view and perform our EFL teaching

Sincerely Yours

Mr. BABOU Sofiane

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Re: American school would like penpals from all over the wor

Unread postby jlynnwall » Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:06 am

To Whom It May Concern:

I am a 10th Grade English Teacher at Eastside High School in Paterson, NJ. I am looking to get a pen pal program started for some of my classes. My students are approximately 15-16 years old. They are primarily Hispanic and African-American students living in an urban area. Many of my Hispanic students have moved here from other countries. All of my students speak English and my Hispanic students all speak Spanish as well. My students face many challenges living in this area. The school, community, parents, and students are all struggling and have little resources compared to many suburban areas around them. However, the students really need a more international perspective on the lives of students their age around the world. More than 80 percent of my students entered 9th grade reading below their grade level so they could really use a fun project like this that they can connect to that will also help them practice writing at the same time. My students have little opportunity to travel outside of the streets of Paterson and this is a great opportunity for them to be exposed to more of the world and expand their horizons. They are a vibrant, outgoing, and caring group of students who would be extremely excited to make connections beyond their borders and learn more about the world around them. I would be thrilled to connect my students will a class outside of the United States but even just outside of Paterson, NJ would be a step in the right direction!

My email address is jlynnwall @ gmail.com so please feel free to contact me at anytime to discuss this further. Thank you!

Sincerely,
J. Wall

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Re: American school would like penpals from all over the world!

Unread postby Laurie » Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:31 pm

Dear Mrs Donna Steel



My name is Gudrun Korn and I am an English teacher at my own small private school in Bad Orb; Germany. I have students who would be interested in being pen pals with your students. They’re 10 -12 years old. Are you still looking for pen pals?



If you are interested, please email me back.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Gudrun

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Re: American school would like penpals from all over the world!

Unread postby topsytess » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:46 am

Hi, I'm an English teacher from a school in France, I'm looking for an email project for my 14-15 year olds, would that be too young?
Karen

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Re: American school would like penpals from all over the world!

Unread postby jennifer86 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:58 pm

Hello!

I am a Teaching Assistant from England who is training to be an English/Drama teacher and I have a class that would really benefit from talking to other students from around the world.

Is it too late to get involved in this project?

Thank you

Kind regards,

Jennifer Clarke

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Re: American school would like penpals from all over the wor

Unread postby angiecch21 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:05 am

Hello

I am a teacher in Cozumel , Mexico and I would love to have my students practicing with some of yours.
please if you are interested . contact me. angiecch21 @ yahoo.com.mx

you can check our school website www.upc.edu.com Instituto Partenon de Cozumel this is the name of my school.

xoxoxo

Mrs. Angie


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