Collaborating with other students – Blogs!

Posted: August 21, 2010 in CAE, CPE
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* Post update: Make sure you visit Christina’s post to learn a bit more about the project! She’s the teacher whose students you’ll be collaborating with.

Dear students,

Even though the semester has just started, I’ve really enjoyed the blogging experience so far. I do believe it will be a huge asset to your preparation for the exams. In addition to getting you to write a bit more, you also have a chance to get to know your classmates better, which makes coming to classes even better, right?! 🙂

And now it can get even better. We are going to get in touch with students from ‘Maria Markaki‘, a language school in Greece whose students who are preparing for their international exams are also blogging. How cool is that, huh?! Now you not only will be writing to one another, but you have the chance to get in touch with other students who are also preparing for international exams, ask them questions, exchange information and, who knows, make new friends around the world.

How does it work?

It’s very simple. You’re going to start off by leaving comments on each other’s blogs. We can later move on to a stage in which we can put the classes together through skype or iChat. This will allow you to really get to know the other people you’re actually exchanging information with.

Where are these blogs?

You can find the blogs by clicking on the images below.

This is where you’ll find a list of the students’ blogs:

These are three of the blogs you’ll find on the list above:

Pay a visit to the links above. I’m sure only good things can come out of such collaboration!! 🙂

  1. martin smith says:

    Great article and nice blog

    I notice that the blog includes the concept of reading and all things that may be connected to this wonderful subject. I do have a different way of trying to understand this in more detail. I have an interest but in the concept of the paperless system, this I believe would benefit a great deal if we went back to basics of how we read in general so a truer understanding of the subject could assist the development of this subject.

    The blog in general has interesting reading

  2. Well said, Henrick! I can’t believe such a beneficial collaboration is actually going to happen! Tomorrow I will blog about it, too, to explain everything to my students and on Wednesday (computer room day!) you may as well expect our first comments! On Friday we could arrange an iChat conversation, although our time zones are completely different (but we can always give it a try!). Thank you so much for taking this initiative, Henrick; I am sure it will be the experience of a lifetime for all students who will eventually have the chance to experience multiculturalism and difference in the best of ways.

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  4. Peter Travis says:

    Hi Henrick/Christina

    What a fantastic project. I’m sure your students will love taking part. I’ll certainly follow the developments with great interest.

    Best wishes

    • Rick says:

      Hi Peter,

      It’s great to hear that. I’m hoping for the best. The blogs that students have been writing are quite interesting, and if they’ve got more readership than just their teacher, it might even become more meaningful to them. 🙂


  5. Maria Jose says:

    Hello, I’m from Uruguuay. I’m sitting for CPE next December. This is a great idea Ilove it!!

    • Rick says:

      Hello Maria,

      Feel free to start contributing on the students’ blogs with comments and interacting with them. I’m sure they’ll all love it! 🙂

      Best of luck with your CPE exam! 🙂

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