TO: Directors of high schools in Europe, Asia, Africa and South AmericaBIB = Building International BridgesHelloI am a teacher of English language and I work with students at several high schools in Florida. Many of these students have never visited your country but they dream about traveling … and these students have a skill that many of your students want: the U.S. accent.I created a project called “Skype Penpals” (BIB Penpals) to encourage students in the USA to write to and speak with students in other countries. The U.S. students can become “conversation assistants” to help other students with English language practice. The U.S. students can also learn some phrases in other languages.The directors of high schools in the USA believe that it is a good idea to create a “school to school” project. If you would like your school to participate, please write to:Steve McCrea, CoordinatorBuilding International Bridges (BIB)BIB Skype Penpals2314 Desota DriveFort Lauderdale, FL 33301If you prefer, please write to BuildingInternationalBridges@gmail.comI will connect your teachers with teachers in high schools in the USA.Thank you for your time.
If you are learning English, please practice what you learned today.
Call one of the people on this list and use your English. There are hundreds of students who are learning English…and they want to practice with you, too.
If you want to receive email messages and practice speaking on Skype, you can do three things:
a) send your email address to FreeEnglishLessons@gmail.com and I’ll put your contact information on the BIB Penpals site.
b) Visit www.Youtube.com/BIBPenpals and you can put a comment on a video — you will need a free Youtube account
c) Look at the BIB Penpal List (“Practice english”) and contact someone.
1) “How do I connect with a U.S. person to practice English?” ANSWER: Many U.S. people don’t have time to practice English with you. If you want to wait in line, you can contact a school in the USA and ask to be connected to a teenager who wants to be a “conversation assistant.”
2) “Why do I need to practice English with someone from France or Africa or Brazil?”
ANSWER: More non-native speakers speak English (3 billion people with a variety of accents) than the 450 million native speakers of English. Global economic success with come to people who can communicate with anyone who speaks English. Improve your understanding by practicing English with a variety of accents.
Send me your comments: BuildingInternationalBridges@gmail.com
If you are a U.S. person who wants to learn another language.
If you live in another country and you want to improve your English…
You are in the right place. BIB Penpals connects students (with the help of parents and teachers).