Global connections motivate students to learn and practice important skills.
“When I started to write to my PenPals, I was filled with excitement. It made me work harder and I obtained better results with each assignment. The cultural differences and space barriers became meaningless, and I was able to learn so much more than grammar and writing.”
Camila from Argentina
"Learning has never been so much fun! PenPal Schools provides a new dimension to education where my students learn content while practicing essential skills of communication and collaboration in a global context."
Shafaq Imran Lahore, Pakistan
“PenPal Schools is an amazing program. Our students had a chance to communicate with students outside of our area while practicing vital reading skills such as finding the main idea of a text and elaborating on the topic with evidence."
Aprilanne Lynch Chicago, USA
“My favorite thing about learning with PenPals was being able to talk to people from different countries. I learned you have to listen to other people's points of view. Without that, you would never learn to understand.” Jeremy from the USA
"PenPal Schools helps develop student reading and writing in a relevant global context. My students love it." Stephen Blan Social Studies Teacher USA
“My favorite thing about learning with PenPals is that you get to communicate with lots of people from around the world and I can share my culture with others. I learned that the more you contribute, the more you connect with other people.”
Georgia from New Zealand
"I loved getting to know other people from all over and being able to see their style of writing. I can see my PenPals' personalities in each response. For once I wanted to work on the weekends to get on PenPal Schools!” Olivia from the USA
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