Would you like some Japanese penfriends? - 05-24-2008, 01:44 PM
Please let me update the information here:
Anyone would like to exchange Valentine's day cards with Japanese kids,
Please LEAVE YOUR MESSAGE HERE(your age and where you live but DO NOT leave your mailing address,phone number or anything like that)
I will PM you our school address later.
Now we are looking for penfriends/penpals for exchanging xmas cards with a small gift and some pictures for fun!
Especially if you are studying Japanese at school,it would be great if you could ask your teacher if she/he is interested in this.
If you think this sounds fun then LEAVE YOUR MESSAGE HERE and I will answer to it.
So other people can read and know what's going on here
then after, I will send your our school address and all that!
My students are 4-11 years old. They can understand when they "hear" it in English, but they just started learning how to write and read in English recently...so I'd like you guys to write for them very simple (but fun!) message with neat hand writing!(some letters we received in the past... it was too hard to figure out what they wrote... it was like a puzzle)
and I have another idea, my students are very small, but most of you guys are teenagers or over... so... if your class (Japanese or Social study or something)at school want to exchange letters to learn the language or cultures and stuff with Japanese students, I will go and talk to some of the highschool or junior high's people if they are interested.(It has to be some kind of a school/class project, not for indivisual)
If you are interested, what are you waiting for?!
Just leave your message and tell us a bit about yourself.
The kids will read your messages too
Have a good day everyone
(I will be back on Wednesday, on a holiday for a while! )
We had many letters from all over the world, thank you everyone!
I passed all the letters to the mothers and children, and they were supposed to write back by now, but I found out some of them haven't...
Some of the student finished our school, so I won't be able to help them anymore.
I am sorry if you haven't received any letter from any of our students.
At the moment, we are only looking for penfriends who are actually coming to Japan this year.
We have actally met one of our penfriend!!
That was great for everyone.
We are looking forward to meeting more of our penfriends from all over the world.
If you are coming to Japan, want to make Japanese friends & want to know more about japan before leaving your country, please pm and tell me about yourself and your plan(coming to Japan) .
If you ARE in Japan, you are welcome to write to us too!
We have got enough penpals, thank you very much for your letters.
We received about 30 letters!
Now the kids and their mothers are working very hard to read&understand your message and reply to you, but it's not easy for them to read&write in English,so I hope you don't mind waiting for their letters for a little longer.
At the moment, we are not looking for "penpals", because we received a lot already.
However, if you are planning to visit Japan, we would love to hear from you and welcome you to our school!
Please PM me directly if you are visiting Japan!
Here are the original message I typed before:
Kon ni chi wa.
I work at an English school in Japan.
We have 30 Japanese kids who would love to have
penpals from all over the world.
If you are interested, please
pm me first and tell me a bit about you.
then I will give you our snail mail address,
then start writing!
At the moment I received more than 50 pms but
received actual letters just 20 of them.
so you still have chance to have Japanese penpals!
We really think this is a very good way to learn the languages
and the culture, so we want only people who can actually
write to us.
just exchanging emails is the easiest way, but
not the best way sometimes.
It's very easy to get bored!Don't you think?
Exchanging actual letters with photos, some little gifts...
are more personal and funner!
Imagine when you find an airmail in your mailbox?
I got really excited when I got a letter from Australia for the first time!
That's the reason why I went to Australia to study English 3 years later.
If you are a student, please ask your parents if it's OK to join this penpal thing.
because you need some postal stamps for sending letters overseas.
underline=found penpals already
11~12years old (all boys)
1)Kazuya loves baseball and anime
2)Tatsuya loves games and anime
3)Masayuki loves anime and enjoys making a short cartoon stories
5~7 years old
1)Yuna(g) loves American cartoons such as Dora, Strawberry Short Cake
2)Aina(g) loves everything her sister Yuna loves! copies everthing!
3)Reiki(b) loves CARs! has many RC cars.Wants to be a F1 Driver!
4)Sho(b) loves to be #1! went to Australia to study English for 1 month with his mum in May.
5)Kanon(g) loves CareBear. wants to be a doctor in the future.
6)Nodoka(g) loves playing with her friends, very active(genki) girl!
7)Rei(b), good friend with Nodoka.
8)Ayamo(g) loves Totoro! loves animals! very cute kid.
9)Kento(b) can play piano very well!
under 4 years old
1)Mikito(b) he is the most genki kid in our school. loves cars!
2)Michika(g) she is the most genki kid among girls, loves frogs!
3)Shinoe(g) she understands and speak a lot of English with her sister at home too.
4)Ayano(g) she just started learning English at our school.
5)Kaede(g) she is a very quiet girl, but loves drawing and she is good at it for her age
6)Sefa(g) she loves KAWAII (cute) stuff, loves fashion!
7)Eri(g) she loves to dress as a princess!
and their mothers also want to make pen friends all over the world!
they are in their 20s and 30s.
05-24-2008, 01:48 PM
I just saw the topic you made.
I think its a great idea, And I won't mind having a younger penpal.
Though I will be 17 about a month and 2 weeks..
I'll send you an e-mail soon.
Thank you 2 ! - 05-24-2008, 02:12 PM
Maybe "P.M." will be easier for me, thanks;-)
My students are all great, you will love them too!
By the way, they want to exchange snail letters not emails.
maybe we can exchange some little gifts? each time we sending letters?
In Japan, we can buy anime-related items, such as stickers...cos many of animes are from Japan(as you know), so they can send some to you,
if you can send them something special from your countries(you don't have to spend your money and buy them, but maybe something you have already or you can make a present too)
they will love it.
The languages used in the letters are JPN and ENG - 05-25-2008, 06:27 AM
Since my students are learning English,
I want them to use English as much as possible,
but they are only kids like, 4~12 years old.
and their mothers would like to write too, but
they are just beginners.
but I will help them to read your letters and translate them into Japanese,
if you write it in all English,
You are more than welcome to write in Japanese as much as possible!
Maybe we can be teachers and students for each other and correct
our letters into right or natural Japanese/English?!