Scrapbooking Project

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Scrapbooking Project

Hi friends

I am an EFL teacher in Brazil and I am looking for partners to join a Scrapbooking Project.

This is the idea:

Project Description: Two classes from different countries start creating a scrapbook that represents the students' interests, lifestyles and culture. Each student will take the scrapbook home to express himself theough poems, texts, favorite lyrics, a story, drawing, photos, stickers, postcards. In summary, each student will have a chance to personalize a page. On a set date, the two classes send the scrapbooks to its partner country. The project aims to encourage authentic writing by providing the students with a real audience. Besides, it gives an opportunity for students to understand other cultures. The two classes will exchange e-mails or use a blog to keep in touch during the project.

Age: teenagers
Level: Intermediate or Advanced

If you are interested, join us now.
Write down your group information and e-mail in the comment box.
Any suggestions? Please, leave a comment.


  • At 7:42 AM, Blogger Stephanie Estes said…

    Would you be interested in corresponding with students who are studying Spanish?

  • At 2:36 PM, Anonymous tciaffaroni said…

    Dear Erika and Carla would your students be interested in getting in touch with some Italian students studying English. I have got a few who would really enjoy it.

  • At 7:02 PM, Blogger Happy said…

    Dear Erika,

    I have some studetns in studying English at military school in Taiwan. Would your students be interested in getting in touch with some Taiwan students studying English. I have got a few who would really enjoy it. We can collaborate it with multiple cross-culture.

  • At 3:09 AM, Blogger Gladys Baya said…

    Nice-looking blog, Carla and Erica!
    Have you ever visited If you're looking for partners for a project, that's definitely an ideal starting point!

    Gladys (from Argentina):-)

  • At 2:11 PM, Blogger Erika Cruvinel said…

    Hi everyone,
    Thanks for checking my blog!

    Yes, we are interested in working with any group of students learning English. It would be great to work with students in Taiwan and Italy. I really want students to know that they can use English to communicate with people all over the world, not only with people from English speaking countries.

    Sorry Stephanie, my students don't speak Spanish, only Portuguese and English, but you can surely use this idea and try to find partners whose students are learning Spanish.

    Yes, Gladys. I am a member of iEARN and have been working on various iEARN projects like "One Day", "Teddy Bear", "Side by Side" and "My school your school". In fact, the idea of the scrapbooking project came after we exchanged teddy bears with students from Pakistan and Laguna beach. I will add this project to the iEARN list of projects too.

  • At 2:36 PM, Blogger carla said…

    Dear all,

    Erika and I were really glad you liked our idea, and as soon as our classes start (beginning of March), we will get in touch again to match groups according to age and interests. Well, I'll be working with two adult groups and a Teenage one (teens around 17). So, let's be in touch!

    Carla Arena

  • At 9:59 PM, Blogger Claudia Bellusci said…

    Hi, Erika and Carla
    I like your idea of creating a students' scrapbook. My weakest students can usually draw very well so even they would be able to contribute.
    We'll stay in touch.
    Claudia (Argentina)

  • At 7:29 AM, Blogger Kat said…

    What a wonderful idea! I am only teaching 1-2-1 just now but am moving to a new country and new school (I hope) soon and will keep you bookmarked for the future :-)


  • At 6:49 PM, Blogger Cheryl Oakes said…

    Hi Erika,
    My friend Stephanie commented your blog. She works in Maine. She is a great teacher! The trick on the brigadeiros is to let them cool, that is good to know. It would be fun to go to Brazil I will work on that plan!
    Keep in touch.Cheryl

  • At 7:33 PM, Blogger Happy said…

    Dear Erika,

    My nickname is "happy". I left message for you to join your scrapped project. However, you mailed a letter to my student-- jason. So can you give me a mail about the project. My students' blog is the site,


  • At 12:27 AM, Blogger FIB said…

    Hi ericka,

    I know about your project because of Maria Claudia. it's so interesting !!!!

    I love the idea! :)

    Hugs from Mexico

  • At 8:54 AM, Blogger Kari said…

    What a great idea! And it combines my two passions - scrapbooking and teaching! (oh, and blogging, too) :) Too bad I'm not teaching at the moment, just teacher training...

  • At 11:00 AM, Blogger Elena Nikolaenko (PhD Linguistics) said…


    You know we are doing the International language and culture Project with 3 and 4 year students of the faculty of foreign languages of Bryansk state uni, Russia.
    It's devoted to the relations between Russia and Latin America.
    We have our Project Site

    and there we also have our Forum.

    And we are looking for more partners from Central and South America (we have some).

    It'd be great if you got interested in that too.



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