Stage 2: Cards are in the mail. Students and teachers exchange more information online about themselves, countries, school activities, culture. Teachers may organise Skype with one or more of their partners. The group can decide if they want to do other activities.
Stage 3: Cards arrive from other countries. Teachers make a display in their school and post photos to share with their partners. This may be class based, school based or could include parents, school visitors, local press or television.
Making the cards, students practiced using various techniques and tools (working with paper, cutting, drawing, decorating, color matching).The project gave students the opportunity to develop their imagination, responsibility and critical thinking in the process of making the cards. They also gained knowledge and formed attitudes towards the culture of the partner countries, developed their abilities of writing various types of texts in English (descriptive, narrative, artistic, scientific, congratulatory messages, writing address), reading and using various online communication tools (blog, Skype, E-mail).