The activities in this book enable students to communicate in French with other French speakers. Age groups: 7-11 years.
It contains fill-in-the-gap letters covering popular topics, so even students just beginning to learn French can have the satisfaction of being able to communicate effectively in French.
For the teacher, French Pen Pals Made Easy does not require fluency, is time-saving, requires little or no preparation. English translations of the letters are included, as are lists of vocabulary, key grammar points and extension ideas.
Supplements, consolidates and revises course work.
For students it is easy to follow and realistic. The student realizes that French can be used for real-life communication and not just in an artificial situation. It instills confidence. They can communicate effectively at a basic level. It helps to foster positive attitudes towards foreign language learning and facilitates intercultural understanding as students learn about French culture through a French peer. And, of course, it is a fun and wonderful way to make a new friend!
Some vocabulary and location changes have been made to adapt to North America.