The chief tip: Improve your language skills with Skype, email and social networking. Does this idea work?Here is a typical result:
John Lipkin, a high school student in 2006 (I tutored him for the SAT), came to my classroom and met Fernando from Colombia, Sezar from Turkey and Karim from Germany. John gave them conversation practice and was invited to the homes of these students — John visited all of them over the next four years. (Learn more by contacting John email@example.com
). BIB Penpals is an opportunity for your child to meet people who will give an “inside tour” of cities – when your child travels, the other student of English will be a local guide. Some of my U.S. students have traveled around Europe without staying in a hotel.
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You have Internet skills: Facebook, email, how to use Youtube to place a video of your school in easy reach of millions of people…
Why not get some community service hours using those skills to improve the lives of other people?
I am a teacher of English as a second language. Teenagers from Europe, South America, Africa and Asia come to Florida to improve their accents every summer. They return to their countries and ask me to find local U.S. teenagers so they can continue to improve their English.
You have what billions of people want: the U.S. accent. My students know British English, but they want to speak like you – you will help with “accent reduction.”
If you choose to participate in this helpful mission, there are some rules:
a) Ask your parents to sit with you during the first contact by Skype.
b) If you feel uncomfortable, stop the contact and talks with your parents. ALSO: report the incident toFreeEnglishLessons@gmail.com. You should feel respected at every moment of the Skype call and there should be polite disucssions in email and text chat.
c) Send me a copy of all email messages and Skype chat messages. I will use those records to calculate the hours of volunteer time.
d) Please request a letter for “confirmation of volunteer hours” once a month.
Message to Parents
For this project to work successfully, your help is needed. Since you are a savvy worldly wise person, you can size up a person who wants to learn English: Is the person polite?
The people listed on this web page are students that I have taught. I have additional lists of people who have asked for free English lessons but I have not taught them face-to-face. They appear to be sincere people and they are desperate to improve their English.