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Laura Heffernan
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  • Suffolk, VA
  • United States
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Subjects You Teach
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French penpals (internet pals) for my American students.
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About Me
I have been teaching French for 13 years. Have studied in Dijon. Have traveled extensively in France. Love everything French. My students really want to have some penpals to correspond with.

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At 5:32pm on February 10, 2013, Virginie Demonchaux said…

Hi Laura, I am glad you have some american students who want to have french penpals. I have many french students looking for american friends! They are about this age 14/18 . Please contact me if you want to help these young people ! Talk to uou soon...

At 9:30pm on February 12, 2013, Virginie Demonchaux said…

Bonjour Laura, je vous remercie pour votre message et je suis vraiment contente si nous pouvons collaborer pour aider ces enfants à communiquer et à se connaître. Mon but est de pouvoir rendre possible les échanges entre les enfants de langues différentes; c'est la meilleure façon de progresser et pratiquer! J'ai eu cette chance moi-même dès l'âge de 11ans et c'est comme cela que je parle anglais aujourd'hui, et j'ai fait de même avec mes enfants. J'ai voulu créer ce site avec l'objectif de créer un réseau international de familles pour que les parents et les professeurs trouvent de l'aide à trouver des correspondants étrangers.Le site est récent mais j'ai déja beaucoup de jeunes français qui sont très motivés à correspondre avec les USA. Etant française, c'est plus facile à développer dans le pays où je vis, donc vous comprendrez que je connais déja personnellement beaucoup les familles intéressées et je peux vous assurer que ce sont de bonnes familles! Le but avec ce concept est de pouvoir rendre possible pour les enfants de se parler directement et surtout de se choisir!! cela me semble très important de donner envie dès le plus jeune âge à l'enfant de vouloir s'enrichir avec un petit copain étranger d'une culture différente! Pour cela Laura, je vous propose de donner la possiblité à une vingtaine d'enfants que vous connaissez qui sont intéréssés et motivés par des correspondants français à les inscrire gratuitement sur le site afin qu'ils puissent se rendre compte de la facilité qu'ils auraient alors à rencontrer déja par mail et ensuite par skype des petits français et s'organiser eux-mêmes! Il faudrait que vous me communiquiez juste leur nom complet et leur adresse email et ensuite ils recevront un mail pour qu'ils puissent faire leur profil eux-mêmes et créer leur mot de passe. Vous pouvez m'écrire et les enfants eux-mêmes aussi à cette adresse :

J'espère vraiment pouvoir donner satisfaction à ces enfants et ces familles curieuses de faire connaissance et que l'on peut vraiment s'aider mutuellement! J'attends de vos nouvelles et n'hésitez à partager vos idées et m'écrire sur mon adresse perso. A bientôt Laura. Virginie

At 6:03pm on February 16, 2013, Virginie Demonchaux said…

Bonjour Laura,

je vous propose de skyper pour mieux faire connaissance et partager nos idées. Je serai dispo demain dimanche si c'est ok pour vous. Mon pseudo sur skype est virjoux. Dites moi l'heure qui vous convient le mieux! J'attends de vos nouvelles. Virginie

At 11:18am on September 28, 2014, David Weimer said…

Thank you for your reply. I'd be very happy to share our work with you and your pupils. We haven't finished the whole newspapers project yet, but I've planned to spend no more than 2 more weeks to get there. I'd be happy to get in touch before that in order for the pupils to get used to the idea of interacting with Americans. Grade 1-5 is elementary school (6 to 10), isn't it? My pupils are a bit older (15 for the most part), but I'm happy with that, as the newspapers are designed for children. Do you have a project or ideas you'd like to share? ;-)  

At 5:53pm on September 28, 2014, David Weimer said…

Sorry for the misunderstanding, I realized too late that I hadn't read the whole message... I'm new to this... ;-) Older students would probably be even better, indeed.

At 8:10pm on November 7, 2016, FRANK KWABENA said…

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on:( ) for the full details.

Have a nice day

Thanks God bless

mr frank.

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