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Unread Nov 10th, 2010, 08:52 am
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Default Looking for penpals

Hello everybody,
I would like to get a group of penpals for my students (in Spain). They are teens, 15 year-old boys and girls.
I've got 9 students and their writing is awful, and I think that penpals using snail-mail could be a good idea to improve their writing skills.
The idea is writing a letter monthly, more or less, and to avoid problems all the letters should leave from the language school and be received at the language school, but using envelope, stamp, the name of the student as addressee and so on (in spite of using all of them the same address).
The teacher should correct the letters before sending them and check they don't give any personal information details, such as address, telephone number, etc, otherwise on the first letter they would get the e-mail address and maybe we could have problems with their parents.

My students don't know anything about it but I think they would like the idea.

So if anyone is interested...
Thanks
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Unread Nov 11th, 2010, 12:38 pm
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Default Re: Looking for penpals

I have teenage students in Toronto, Canada.

I would be interested.

Send me a direct message if you like.

Dave
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Unread Nov 11th, 2010, 02:24 pm
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Default Re: Looking for penpals

ePals is a great site where you can find other schools or classes who have the same needs as you. It's also free!
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Unread Nov 13th, 2010, 05:14 am
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Default Re: Looking for penpals

Hi my students are 15 too. We are from Turkey and we will be glad
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Unread Nov 13th, 2010, 10:36 am
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Default Re: Looking for penpals

Some kind of group thing would work well too.

EsraM, are your students high school age?
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Unread Nov 16th, 2010, 06:13 am
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I'm a high school teacher and my students are 14 and 15 years old
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Unread Nov 16th, 2010, 08:13 am
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Well, y students are around 16 years old.

We would like some pen pals, so we are ready.
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Unread Nov 17th, 2010, 05:14 am
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Default Re: Looking for penpals

Hello,

sorry for the delay, I'm having some problems with my computer.

Dave_b and Esram, it's great you're interested but can you tell me how to send a direct message, I'm new with this stuff.

What do you mean with a "group thing"? Do you mean more than two groups?


Thank you for answering and again sorry.
Laura
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Unread Nov 17th, 2010, 09:28 am
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Well, the direct message is done by clicking on our names.

As for a group thing, I did mean more than two schools.
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Unread Dec 1st, 2010, 04:13 pm
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Default Re: Looking for penpals

Do you have a facebook account? Let me know!
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Unread Dec 3rd, 2010, 12:00 pm
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yess but why
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Unread Dec 15th, 2010, 05:28 am
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Hello,
Sorry but I don't have a facebook address.
I'm still looking for the penpals, and my students really interested.
Esram, are you still on it?
But, I remind you that I'm looking for a snail mail thing, not online. I don't have Internet in my classroom. I know a bit XX century thing, but such is life
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Unread Jan 13th, 2011, 05:35 pm
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Default Re: Looking for penpals

That is a perfect idea as a teacher. It is how you pursue to make an intellectual action just to make sure that your student will learn immediately. I salute you for that!
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Unread Jan 14th, 2011, 08:22 am
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Thanks, clevermae,
unfortunately the idea isn't working. I couldn't find any penpals yet.
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Unread Jan 15th, 2011, 05:19 am
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hi lauricias,
I'm ready for it.We can start whenever you want
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Unread Jan 17th, 2011, 09:15 am
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Default Re: Looking for penpals

Hi Esram,
I tried to send you a private message, but I couldn't.
If you're interested we can start when you want. My students are waiting for me to tell them when everything is ready.
I've got 9 teenage students.
If you agree, my students can start writing to yours first, just tell me the names and the address.

By the way, I'm teaching in Spain and all my students are Spanish, what about you?
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Unread Jan 20th, 2011, 06:40 am
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Hi lauricias
I'm really interested.And my students are ready for it.If you have a mail adress you can write it here and we can talk about it
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Unread Jan 21st, 2011, 11:11 am
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Hi Esram

give me a couple of days. My son is in the hospital and I'm out of work. My address lauricias@hotmail.com

Laura
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