The aim of this writing project is to: Meet students from another country. Learn about different cultures. Improve your English writing skills.
Letter 1: INTRODUCTION In this letter you can mention: Your name and age. Your family. Your physical appearance and personality. Your interests, what you like and dislike. You can also send a photo of yourself.
Letter 2: My home and myneighbourhood; My town/city You can: Describe your house. Do you like it? Why? Why not? You can talk about your neighbourhood, your town or city as well. Remember to answer your partner’s questions. At the end you can ask your friend some questions.
Letter 3: Past and future holidays What did you do or what will you do? Are you going/Did you go anywhere? Don’t forget to answer any questions your partner may have asked you and ask your friend about his/her holidays.
Letter 4: Social Networks and Internet Which ones do you prefer and why? Which are the ones that you don’t like? Explain why. Apart from socializing, what else do you use the Internet for?
Letter 5: Snail mail letter This time we are using different tools: PEN AND PAPER We are also sending some souvenirs to our penpals. Finish your letter with your personal news.
Skype interviewsLet’s skype and get to know the teacher! culture sharing practice language in use (speaking) students ask questions about:customs, traveling, education, likes/dislikesmusic, food, weather ...
What was the outcome? Hell Students: o Clau teache used English language in dia! r real time got more engaged in the learning process self confident, enthusiastic learned about differences and similarities between countries eager to do more Hello r interviews e teach a! understand timezones an Marij (correlation with other subjects) introduced to web tools
Facebook private groupWhy Facebook?- most of the students have FB account- possibility of having private group- blended learning- constant language practice- having group chats – events!- getting to know each other better
Example of sharing an online activity in group