School penpal exchange
Use this page if you want to set up a penpal exchange for your students with another teacher/school, or would like more information about our penpal service.
If you would like to set up a penpal exchange with another teacher, you can either view the messages that have been posted here by other teachers, or add a message of your own and wait for someone to contact you.
To help protect our users' privacy, email addresses are only visible to its-teachers subscribers. Follow this link for more information about subscribing to our Internet sites.
for students aged 12-17 years old
for students aged 18+ years old
Individual penpal messages
Apart from setting up a penpal exchange with another school, your students
can also find individual penpal messages at our its-myworld site. If
you have a teacher's subscription to our magazine or Internet sites,
all your students have free access to its-myworld.
Follow this link to go to the main penpals page at its-myworld.
Follow this link to find out how your students can sign up to use its-myworld.
Using the penpal service
All the penpal messages at its-teachers and its-myworld are approved before they are displayed at the sites. This can take up to 24 hours.
If you want a class of students to write messages then please use this teacher exchange section to set up a school exchange. Alternatively, get the students to add their messages at its-myworld over several days or weeks so that they do not submit their messages at the same time. Bulk messages from classes that are submitted at the same time will not all be posted at the site.
To help protect your students' privacy their email addresses will only be visible to its-myworld subscribers.
Please make sure that your students are aware of the risks involved in communicating with people over the Internet. They should not include their home addresses or telephone numbers in any messages and should report any inappropriate responses.
If you or your students experience any problems while using this service please let us know so that we can make the site more secure for other users.
If you have any questions about using the penpals section, please contact us.