Universidad Veracruzana (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2014 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Pages: 5003-5006
ISBN: 978-84-616-8412-0
ISSN: 2340-1079
Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain
This Project was made between a teacher of English as a Foreign Language in two High Schools in Mexico (Conalep and Motolinia) and a Teacher of Spanish at Ramay Junior High in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

It was an email exchange where students in both countries wrote each others at least once a month to their assigned partner. American students wrote in Spanish and the students in Mexico replied in English.

The letters that they exchanged in Spanish and in English gave the students real-life experience in communicating with someone from another culture

The email was a paragraph where students talked about basic information, description of themselves, likes / dislikes, etc. It helped them to correct grammar mistakes, vocabulary, and know about culture (traditions), education and family. All emails were copied to both of the teachers involved in Fayetteville and in Mexico to verification that the students completed the task.
Students exchanged information about their lives, their families, and their cities. Also, they developed a friendship and worked on their language skills in Spanish and in English. They became better informed about the shared history and interconnections between the two nations
Maybe in the future students from Arkansas will visit Mexico and continue the friendship they started with this project. They will visit places like the Tajin in Papantla to know about the totonaca culture and traditions. Mexican students will go to Arkansas to know the most important places there
This project can help to improve English- Spanish languages and at the same time students learn different things about the native speakers´ countries.
E-pal Project.