Hello, my name is Craig and I teach English in Japan. I am thinking about a way to connect my older elementary kids with kids learning English in another country. I want to show meaning and purpose for learning English. I want them to experience culture and to give them some motivation to reach out to other people globally. I have about 6 kids that are grades 3-6. I would like to do either a video exchange or pen pal writing exchange. If anyone is interested, I would love to chat more here or email.
I might be interested. I'm a TEFL teacher and this year am starting work as a bilingual assistant. I'd love to set up a pen-pal scheme or video exchange for my students. How old are students in grades 3-6?
I think that is a wonderful idea. Unfortunately I won't be able to help for a while as my daughter is not even talking yet. However, I hope to one day be able to connect her to someone speaking Russian for her practice and also have her connect with someone who is trying to learn English.
I hope you are able to find some pen pals for your students!
Mayken: My daughter's ml homework for this week included baking a cake - there's a cake in the story they read, and after each chapter there are questions and tasks, and the current chapter has the step-by-step recipe. She's to bring the cake to school too.
May 1, 2018 23:48:48 GMT 9
Amy: What a nice original homework! Makes such a change from standard homework, and I wouldn't be surprised if kids remember more from it! I like your bilingual school Mayken! Lucky little girl, and lucky Mummy!
May 2, 2018 0:00:43 GMT 9
Mayken: ml cake homework update: About half the class brought cake (8 out of 15), not all of them were the cake from the book recipe, but my daughter's was the most popular. (Maybe because we added food colouring and topped it with chocolate icing and smarties?)
May 4, 2018 5:58:10 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Cake is definitely my favorite kind of homework!
May 4, 2018 11:28:51 GMT 9
Jana: One of the best parts of having kids in bilingual school was getting Mother's Day cards in two languages! (With less-than-perfect spelling in both!) Ha!
May 15, 2018 9:16:08 GMT 9
Amy: (Twice) Lucky you Jana! So nice to read exciting pieces of news like yours!
May 16, 2018 5:46:25 GMT 9
Mayken: I still have that to look forward to, Jana! Mother's Day in our ML country is two weeks later, and the ml teacher goes along with that date. (It was last Sunday in our ml country.)
May 16, 2018 5:58:11 GMT 9