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!
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Mayken: Follow-up on my daughter's visit at my old ml school: the headmistress suggested a penpal set-up between the class there and my daughter's class here. Let's see what my daughter's regular ml teacher says. I think that'd be cool. (The kids are in 2nd grade.
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