Hello! I teach a nice group of 11/12 years olds who would be happy to correspond with children from other countries. I would like to give it a go but i see it more like class to class correspondence than one to one. I'm looking for teachers who would be interested in traditional mail exchange with us. Students could write about themselves, their life style, cities, countries, traditions, sends some photos, postcards... I think that things like stamps, postcards even handwriting can give them this nice thrilling feeling of a foreign place. If you are interested please let me know on my wall. I'm sure it would be a great adventure both for students and us teachers. greetings from Poland! :)
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reply to kamanka's post #1I would be glad to participate in this project too. I teach different groups of spanish teenagers(11-18) so I think this is a fantastic idea, especially if it is seen as a class correspondence and we all can learn many interesting things from different countries. Ah! Our lessons start again at the end of September!
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Wow! I'm so happy to see people ready to participate. So now guys, we need to contact in private, talk about the details, exchange our suggestions how the whole idea should work. In Poland we start in September,so there is plenty of time to plan it. Pitufita thanks for encouraging us! :) Hopefully we'll have similar feelings about the project. Thanks again for your replies. Greetings!
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Hello! I would like to join the project. I have some experience in this field and go along with your idea. I am teaching students who are 12 - 15 years old. We start in Semptember. So, who would like to try a class correspondence I am waiting for your offers. Welcome to learn more about Lithuania!
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hai guys,,,I am also interested with this idea,,our class also start on September. I also teach students from 13-15 years old. I am from Indonesia....I am really happy to know this Idea, That will be great!! Please contact me,,, firstname.lastname@example.org ,,my facebook: Nur Annisa Mei Rizki ...I am waiting for ur calling or contact! ^_^ ,,anyone who want to give ur personal email address or facebook?
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reply to kamanka's post #1I am a teacher of a combination middle/high school class (mostly middle school students ages 11-16). I would like to do the same thing. I teach in the Clark County School District, which is in Nevada. Our new school year starts near the end of August. If you are interested in corresponding with my class through old fashioned letters, let me know!
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I started such a project with a Turkish colleague this year - & we all loved it!!! I do hope we'll be able to keep this exchange going on ...I'm in touch with a colleague from Crotia too for the next school year starting in September here - but I'll have so many 11 year-old- pupils next September that I'd love to find more partners to start an exchange!
Whatever suggested will be great - as long as it is for beginners ( as far as I 'm concerned). Postcards, letters, ....We'll be glad to write to you!!!
We're a small school in Northern France...
Let's keep in touch via private messages, shall we ?
Have a great end of week , All,
Regards from sunny Normandy,
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Hi everyone, I'm an English teacher since 2009 and I work in Belgium (from the French speaking part of the country).
As I am considered as a young teacher, I would like to know how this project works.
Do you write your letters/e-mails to the other class during your classes or not ? How long does it take to finalize the letter with your pupils and is it better to correspond from class to class or one to one ?
It would be kind to give me the information I need because I'm really interseted in this project and I'm sure my pupils would love it, too.
Thanks a lot ;)
Funda Babacan, from Belgium
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E-mail : Moonlight20@live.be
9 months ago#16
As far as I am concerned, I just loved last year's exchange with a Turkish colleague ( Hi Gülnigar ;-)...but we did not start at the beginning of the school year - very late in fact :-(
With my First years ( beginners / aged 10 - 11) this is how I see it :
We work together during the English classes ( write letters , texts about our school...etc), but the children have to draw, copy nice letters, find photos etc..as homework. Each child had a penfriend, but we also made "team" or class work to send to the other class ( eg : leaflets, posters, etc.) Unfortunately, we didn't have much time to do everything I had in mind with Gülnigar, but if you start very early - end of September for us - you'll manage to do so many things with your pupils ; and I can tell you it's a great experience : Kids love it ( esp when they get their personnal letters!), & - last but not least! - they keep improving ...!
Mine had so many ideas for stuff to make & send that I really needed more time! Even the children with learning difficulties loved the exchange : they could communicate - in ENGLISH - WOW !! ;-))) - with their friend from Turkey..
Go for it, dear colleague ; I'm sure you'll love it - & your lucky students too ;-)))
PS : If I may, I think you shouldn't write your personal address on a Forum - this IS the Net, you know ;-))
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I'm a French teacher in France, I teach children from 11 to 15 years old and for the new school year,
I'll be teaching in a European class( this special class will have more English than others).
As they are really interested in English, I'd like to find a class of 27 pupils to exchange with!
I'd like to exchange with english speaking countries more particularly GB, USA or Australia as we'll be focusing on these countries this year!
I'd like to add that i love this website, always full of ideas and great worksheets!!
Regards from south of France
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reply to faustine's post #17Hello Faustine as i am not an english teacher from GB ,USA or Australia , I would like to have contact with you and your students , because both have large classes and i think we would have information to share each other from this side of the world; South America ( Lima Peru )
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Thanks for answering Sylvie ;)
I really want to do it this year. It was the first day of the schoolyear today and I met my new pupils who will start learning English this year. Even if they are complete beginners, I know they would be motivated by writing to children from other countries.
If one of you is interested in a correspondance with a Belgian class of 15 pupils,
I would be pleased to do it with you.
Send me a private message, from wherever you are. The country doesn't matter ;)
ps: Sylvie, thanks for the advice but I can't edit my message to erase my address :))
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