Most of the time I can hear that many of my colleagues are complaining about students’ lack of interest in writing classes.Maybe we should look for more creative ideas for writing. I want to share one of my international experience with my writing class in today’s post.
Firstly, let’s go back in 1990s. There were letters used for communication with the people around the world. I had a penfriend from Australia which was popular phenomenon at that time. I learnt a lot thanks to this kind of friendship in terms of both English and life.
Then, last year I tried the same thing with the new version of it. It is called e-pal.(As can be expected from 21st century).
I met a colleague from Taiwan many years ago and decided to have e-pal project with his students. Thanks to him and my organization skills, we matched all my Turkish students’ mail with Taiwanese students’.I gave the subjects to my students each week and they wrote and sent it via e-mail, then they were really looking forward to hearing more from their e-pals.
The subjects were very common such as introducing yourself, introducing where you live, your culture..etc.Their writing were for real purpose so they were really motivated for writing.
Dear colleagues from all around the world, maybe we can create the same atmosphere again with your new ideas. If you want to have e-pals from Turkey, I am here and waiting for your comments,
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