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In the Pandemic Pen Pal Programs Return… Virtually

For a couple of years, Molly Higins, French  Teacher at Mason Middle School and Tacoma Public School World Language Lead, has been connecting students in Tacoma with their counterparts in Biot, France.  Across town, at Meeker,Middle School, Spanish Language Teacher Kate Kiravackal, has introduced her students to their counterparts in Boca del Rio, Mexico.

Now, Tacoma Sister Cities Virtual Pen Pal program is going to China. Tacoma Chinese language teachers, Zhen Lin, Foss HS, Matthew Burke, Lincoln HS and Ms. Xiaoyan Shen at Bellarmine Prep will soon be sharing stories about life in Tacoma with students studying English at the Affiliated High School of FIE, Class of Ms. LIN Yijuan and students of  HONG Jingyu, English teacher at Fuzhou Senior High School.

Sister Cities is happy to introduce these linguists to one another!

Read the News Tribune article and video from 2018 talking about the French Pen Pal program

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