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- International Pen Friends
"A great way to make friends around the world and to practise your language skills is to get an international pen friend. Europa Pages are offering this FREE service to everyone: students wishing to meet other language learners, teachers wanting to exchange ideas or anyone keen to make new contacts in other countries."
Students and teachers can add their name and profile to this list or browse the list to find a person to correspond with.
- The Penpal Pinboard
This free service allows you to add yourself to the list of people interested in finding an email penpal. No membership is necessary, and you can search the list by country and language.
- Cyberfriends: The Worldwide Friendship Portal
"The goal of CyberFriends.com is to use the Internet to open the doors of friendship to every body in the world and to eliminate the boundaries of nationality, race, gender, religion, or language."
This electronic pen pal service invites you to fill in the on-line application to list your profile so that you can find a pen pal with similar interests for professional or personal contact. Free membership.
"Since 1996, ePALS has been dedicated to helping learners from around the world connect and interact with each other by email and other forms of electronic communication such as voice, video or chat. Our database contains 66,319 profiles submitted by teachers, parents and group leaders who are interested in establishing an ePALS email exchange project with other members."
Teachers can fill out an on-line form to post their class's profile or they can browse the requests to locate an appropriate class and initiate exchange. Although this site is geared towards the K-12 level, there is also a "Channel" for the higher ed level (for students, teachers or administrators).
- IECC: Intercultural E-mail Classroom Connections
IECC is a free teaching.com service to help teachers link with partners in other cultures and countries for email classroom pen-pal and other project exchanges. Since its creation in 1992, IECC has distributed over 28,000 requests for e-mail partnerships."
This free mailing list service helps teachers and classes connect with people from other countries and cultures. Teachers can browse or search IECC archives or submit a request for class projects involving e-mail. IECC was originally created by three profs from St.Olaf College in Minnesota and was one of the first online services for e-mail exchange.