A good way of providing significant learning is making our students aware of the possibility of communicating with people from other parts of the world. Our students must see the need in learning a language; we all learn a language with the ultimate goal of communicating through it.
If we give them the tools, they can easily improve their linguistic skills and why not, find a friend from another country.
In the following site, our students can chat with people from other countries and cultures in a friendly and safe way.
Why not using Skype in the classroom? Skype is a free tool we can use in class in order to communicate in English with students from another countries and we also have the possibility of talking to experts on the fields we are studying if we join a community.
Another interesting website in which we can find: penpals, blogs, forums…etc.
If you are interested in how to teach English interactively and provide your students with opportunities they won’t ever forget, take a look at those websites! Maybe you are not a teacher, but, why not improving any language by having penpals from all over the world?