Regular readers are aware of our International Sister Classes Project, where teachers of teen ESL/EFL classes in fifteen countries are coordinating joint projects.
One neat example, I think, is one that Pau de las Heras, an EFL teacher in Spain, has graciously agreed to do with my United States History class comprised of Intermediate English Language Learners. In the Student Forum of our student sister classes blog, Pau’s students have introduced themselves. Today and Monday my students are responding to those introductions and, in addition, asking Pau’s students specific questions they’ve come up with about Christopher Columbus and the Spanish conquistadors. My students are very interested in learning about how those figures and eras are taught in Spain so they can compare it with how they are taught in the United States.
It’ll be very interesting to see the correspondence between the two classes, I think.