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Mary Jo García
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  • Chalfont, PA
  • United States
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Subjects You Teach
French and Spanish
Type of Collaborations You Are Looking For
Skype and email exchanges at first
Ages of Your Students (if Applicable)
About Me
I have been teaching French and Spanish for about 8 years ( I was an English teacher in Valencia, Spain for 4 years) and continue to visit Europe frequently since I have family there.
Recently, my Spanish class had a brief SKYPE exchange with a school in Spain which proved to be very successful. I am interested in having my classes experience additional exchanges with other Spanish-speaking or francophone countries... Contact me soon if you are interested.

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At 8:10pm on May 1, 2012, Sarah Bisson said…


I'd be delighted if we could organise a skype exchange between my students and yours. I have a group of 24 16-year-old students who could use skype to discuss with yours every Friday from 15.00 to 16.00 our time. If you are still interested in working with us, please tell me how you'd like to organise the exchange, as you seem to be more experienced than I am. 

Best regards,


At 5:35pm on May 7, 2012, Sarah Bisson said…


Sorry for answering you so late: the last few days have been quite hectic what with the bank holidays and the election.

So we're still interested in working with you and your students. How about doing our first session on May 18? As for a training session, I'll be available on Monday 14 at 3.00 p.m. (our time) and Tuesday 15 at 5.00 p.m. (our time). 

Looking forward to working with you,

Best regards,


P.S.: BTW, I've sent you a request to add you as a friend, so I guess communicating will be much easier as we'll be able to use our own email addresses.

At 8:37pm on July 17, 2012, arnaud sambourg said…

bonjour mary jo

my name is arnaud and i am an english teacher in the north of france in a high school already involved in school exchanges too, and would love to chat with you about the possibility of creating a long term partnership between our schools

i am currently in Minnesota visiting friends, feel free to contact me and we can chat more about all of this

a bientot


At 7:17pm on October 20, 2012, Sophie Coquilhat-Brocq de Haut said…

hello, Mary Jo, why not start with something light and easy to handle: the students will love to have penpals: one more week and it's half-term holiday... So whenever you want we can start working...

My private email is:

skype: sophiebdh33

Bye and hear from you soon.


At 9:59am on October 21, 2012, Virginie Bonet said…

Dear Mary Jo,

Thank you for your email.

We'd be delighted to work with you and your students. 

I'm going to talk about your offer to the English teachers and will get back to you when I have more details. 


At 1:10pm on October 23, 2012, cécile gonfalone said…

dear mary jo

was very happy to see your mail. We are two female teachers really involved in the project and we've started "an English club" with about 16 pupils aged 12 to 16 really interested in the project. We meet every Thursday during lunch break

We are located in the South of France in a town called Hyeres. Our school is college gustave roux

we are looking forward to hearing from you. We could start sending mails, or photos in November

my mail is


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