For the teacher, French Pen Pals Made Easy does not require fluency and is time-saving - little or no preparation is require. English translations of the letters are included, as are lists of vocabulary, key grammar points and extension ideas. Links with the KS3 Programme of Study. The activities have inherent cross-curricular links to geography, art and ICT and supplement, consolidate and revise course work.
For the pupil, French Pen Pals Made Easy is easy to follow and is realistic. The pupil realizes that French can be used for real-life communication and not just in an artificial situation. The letter writing instills confidence. The students communicate effectively at a basic level helping to foster positive attitudes towards foreign language learning. The activities facilitate intercultural understanding. The pupil can learn about French culture through a French peer - And, of course, it is fun and a wonderful way to make a new friend!