I’m a school teacher taking care of teenagers in Taiwan. I’m always eager to find a classroom in other countries to do postcrossing with my students, but it seemed a little bit difficult until I found this forum.
After reading some posts and considering the postal restrictions in Taiwan, I figure out a Google form trying to make this project more effectively. If you don’t mind getting one more Store-bought or Homemade postcard from teenagers in Taiwan. Please fill out the form. We’ll write you back around the mid of Oct.
Following is something about this project.
- Each student will send a normal size (105x148mm) postcard to the assigned partner who fills out the Google form. The postcard will be decorated based on the topic of the project and the responses provided in the google form.
- If you fill out the form once, you can get one card; twice with 2 postcards, and so on. We have 64 students here and this is the first time I try to do this project. I have no idea if there are enough replies for each student to practice writing. But, I am sure every participant in the form will get one postcard.
- We’ll send you one or more postcards based on the times you fill out the form. However, it’s optional for you to send a postcard. Once we receive your postcard, we’ll post it in the classroom. And I think it’s quite meaningful for the student who writes to you.
- Students are 16-17 years old, but their English ability is under 13. The countries we can exchange postcards are included in the form. I should list here to let you know before linking to the form.
Asia: Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macao, Philippines,
Europe: France, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Norway, U.K., Russia
Americas: USA, Canada
Oceania: Australia, New Zealand
I’ve dreamed of doing this project for a long time. The school I stay is a rural school and most of the students don’t know why they have to learn English. I think it’s vital for them to have a global view and doing postcrossing is the best way. Because most students’ families are from underprivileged groups, I can only support them with the postage and blank postcards. Maybe some students will save their pocket money to buy a postcard for you. I can only inform you in advance that it’s very possible that you receive a homemade postcard. If you don’t mind another postcard in your mailbox, please join us. I really look forward to this project and I appreciate your participation.
Here is the Google form and the school address is included in the form. The form will be closed on October 1 and I’ll make a list of the participants for the students to write their postcards.
Hope I make myself clear. Please feel free to PM me if there’s any question or you have a classroom to do postcrossing because my students have to write more and know more people around the world.
Happy Postcrossing!! & Thank you for the reminder, Lynn.