Email Exchange Groups and Projects
(Keypal, Penpal, Classes)
The Mixxer -- Language Exchange Community for Everyone <http://www.language-exchanges.org/> -- a free educational site, using Skype for language exchanges, hosted by Dickinson College. The Mixxer is designed to connect language learners around the world so that everyone is both student and teacher.
My Language Exchange <www.mylanguageexchange.com> - Find a partner at the online community and practice your second language (any language) with a native speaker who is learning your language; Penpals--International penpals for exchange of language and culture; online practice with lesson plans, text chat rooms and more.
ePals Global Community <http://www.epals.com> -- This site offers many resources for students and teachers -- a search for classrooms to do an e-mail exchange with; it also offers discussion boards, a chat room, monitored e-mail, group and class projects, eCards, translations, world maps, weather and more... ; free membership
Friendships Through Education <http://www.gsn.org/Web/FTE/index.htm> -- The Friendship Through Education Consortium is committed to creating opportunities that facilitate online and offline interactions between the youth of the world, inside and outside of classrooms, in order to build a culture of peace in which the dignity and rights of all human beings are respected. This effort was originally launched with a commitment for expanded links between U.S. schools and those in Islamic countries, including Egypt, Indonesia, Qatar, Pakistan, Turkey, Bahrain and Afghan refugee camps. Students can link students through letters, email, art, collaborative projects and exchanges to foster mutual respect and greater understanding of cultural differences.
British Council Schools Online <http://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/> -- site for finding partner schools
International E-Mail Tandem Network <http://www.slf.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/email/infen.html> -- universities work together through e-mail for teaching languages
eTwinning <http://www.etwinning.net/en/pub/index.htm> -- the community for schools in Europe
Email Projects Home Page <http://www.otan.dni.us/webfarm/emailproject/email.htm> -- supported by the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN), this site lists current and completed projects that are offered worldwide. At this site, prospective teachers and students can see what types of projects are currently in progress and get ideas for their own. Among the many projects accessible from the Email Projects Home Page are the following: Intergenerational Project; Health Chats; Annotated Booklist; International Home Remedies; Cookbook.
-- find partners at other institutions to collaborate with;
Global SchoolNet <http://www.globalschoolnet.org/gsntour/> --Global SchoolNet's mission is to support 21st century learning and improve academic performance through content-driven collaboration in meaningful e-learning projects worldwide to develop science, math, literacy and communication skills, foster teamwork, civic responsibility and collaboration.
International Writing Exchange (IWE) <http://international-writing-exchange.wikispaces.com/> -- IWE offers a unique structured forum with international partners. The courses take place in the DiscussIt Moodle learning environment, and include both synchronous (Skype, chat, and webcasts) and asynchronous learning (forums and email). Learners are motivated by having culture-to-culture, person-to-person interaction. This, together with peer-to-peer and teacher feedback, improves their written and oral language skills. courses are taught in groups or to private individuals in a user-friendly environment, by local teachers and by our own DiscussIt tutors. All our DiscussIt staff are highly qualified with English as their mother tongue.
Christine's Links to Useful
TESL/CALL Web Sites
Last Updated: January 10, 2012
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