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  • Darklady
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    17 February, 2014 at 23:53
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    Dear colleagues,

    I’m an English high school teacher in The Netherlands. I want to begin a little pen-pal project with two of my junior classes. I want my students to have contact with pupils their own ages in other parts of the world. We live on a little island called Goeree Overflakee.
    Are you interested? If you are, please let me know as soon as possible. We can organise a little project to begin with.

    I hope to get a lot of reactions.
    Best wishes,

    Mirta

    shelleyvernon
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    5 June, 2014 at 20:36
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    Reply To: Starting a pen-pal project

    Hello there,

    These days people are so paranoid in schools even arranging a pen-pal project is difficult. Schools are worried the children will get into contact with perverts and then the school will be to blame, that’s the problem.

    I know of a site that arranges language exchanges, it’s a paid service, but at least schools are put in touch with other schools so you know it’s legitimate.

    http://www.mylanguageexchange.com/

    This is not my own site (I write books of games, stories, plays and skits and songs) but I came across this one through my work.

    Shelley Ann Vernon.


    Stories, plays and skits, games, songs for teaching English to kids in classes and one on one. http://www.teachingenglishgames.com

    Darklady
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    6 June, 2014 at 7:45
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    Reply To: Starting a pen-pal project

    Thank you for your information.
    I really want to begin an e-mail exchange project with whole classes.
    It will be interesting to have a teacher colleague interested in this as well.

    Warm regards,

    Mirta Verbakel
    The Netherlands

    Darklady
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    6 June, 2014 at 7:47
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    Reply To: Starting a pen-pal project

    What a wonderful work you"ve got Shelley!!

    Mirta Verbakel

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