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Keypals & Penpals /
Correspondants Electroniques

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My thanks to Lilliam Hurst in Switzerland for starting this collection of links!

First steps to doing keypal/penpal projects:

  • Read the article: E-Mail Keypals for Language Fluency by Tom Robb at
    http://www.kyoto-su.ac.jp/~trobb/keypals.html

  • And read everything in CyberESL - Email and Beyond by Tom Robb (PCI Coordinator), Deborah Healey and Ron Corio
    http://www.orst.edu/~healeyd/pci/cyberesl.html
    because you'll find lots of VERY useful information there.

  • Report on a Penpal Project, and Tips for Penpal-Project Success
    http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/Techniques/Mello-Penpal.html
    This is an informative article on a project that started between Brazil and Japan by Vera Mello from Brazil [Email: vcqm@ruralsp.com.br ] and also see Vera Mello's Web Site
    http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/4038/

    Keypal – Penpal Sites

    • Dave's ESL E-Mail Connection
      http://www.pacificnet.net/~sperling/student.html

    • E-mail Pen-Pal Opportunities for Students
      http://www.linguistic-funland.com/addapal.html

    • ePALS Classroom Exchange
      http://www.epals.com/
      English, French, Spanish and German epals web site. A huge site connecting classrooms around the world.

    • France World
      http://www.libul.com/libul.html
      Franceworld is a service which lists more than 5,000 French students who hope to communicate with foreign correspondents. The site is in French and English.

    • Global Penfriends
      http://www.penfriends.com.au/
      A genuine family friendly penpalling community for people all over the world. All profiles are manually screened prior to approval to the web.

    • Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections
      http://www.stolaf.edu/network/iecc/
      This site offers a free service to help teachers link with partners in other countries and cultures for email classroom pen-pal and project exchanges.

    • International E-Mail Tandem Network
      Language learning in tandem via the Internet http://www.slf.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/
      For university-level students and teachers of English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish...

    • International Pen Friends
      http://www.ipfeurope.com/
      A site for finding pen friends and communicating by postal mail only. Penpal Club with over 300,000 members members from 8 to 80, in 192 countries. Programme for school classes available. The site is in French, English, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Spanish.

    • IPF - International Penfriends
      http://www.ipfpenfriends.com/
      A Penpal Club with over 300,000 members aged from 8 to 80, in 192 countries. Programme for school classes available. The site is in French and English.

    • Keypal Opportunities for Students
      http://ilc2.doshisha.ac.jp/users/kkitao/online/www/keypal.htm

    • KeyPal Sources
      http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/DIS/OHSICS/forlang/french/45_keypa.htm

    • Language Exchange Project
      http://www.language-exchange-project.com/
      An easier way to find a language partner, a pen pal or a friend for free and with no registration needed.

    • Momes.Net
      http://www.momes.net/Amis.html
      Pages for children in French looking for penpals, called correspondants in French.

    • PenPal List Sites
      http://www.merrywing.com/penpal.htm

    • Student Keypal Club
      http://www1.oup.co.uk/elt/internet.english/keypals.html

    • Students of the World
      http://www.studentsoftheworld.info/
      With free services for:
      - Penpals (e-mail and snail mail)
      - Geography (information about all countries of the world through interactive maps)
      - Schools of the World (illustrated links to the nicest school web sites)
      - Chat room

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