SMS: Pen-palling Around in German I with Frau McGuinness

January 2016

SMS: Pen-palling Around in German I with Frau McGuinness


In early December, with just a few months of the language under their belts, 8th grade German students wrote letters to the 8th grade English students in Haßfurt, Germany. Over the last few weeks they have received handwritten letters back. This is the same school with which Frau Spradlin at SHS has developed a German-American travel exchange. So, potentially, our students may get to meet their pen pals if either participates in the exchange.


Later this month, as students continue to develop their skills, they will also write to English language learners in Dortmund, Germany. Last spring I traveled to Dortmund to meet the students we exchanged letter with previously and the students with whom we will communicate this year. Letter exchanges with both schools will continue throughout the year via snail mail and digitally.

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