postcard project

Dear Friends, Family, PCVs, RPCVs, & Citizens of the World,

I am on the brink of starting an English club (hoping the English teachers come through for me soon with all the paperwork) and I have a pretty solid 4 hours/week class with the English teachers. So in the hopes of exposure and maybe the opening of some minds, I’m asking for YOUR help. I’d love to get a postcard from wherever you find yourself in the coming months, it could be your home town, college town, vacation spot, etc. ANYWHERE! We’d love to have some pins on the map from around the world so if you’re traveling internationally, don’t forget us. (If home is the U.S., it might be cheaper to send it once you’re on American soil.) We might even write you back from our little town in the Ecuadorian Andes. 😉

The idea is that you write a short message directly to the students in simple English with maybe a few words we need to look up or a few idioms I can explain sprinkled in. I work with the equivalent of U.S. 7th graders to seniors and I’d love to be able to do this with each class. I might try to create a world map we can pin the post cards to or create mini-lessons based on each postcard…haven’t gotten that far yet.

I also would like to use postcards for writing lessons in the workshops I do with the English teachers. You can write us a short message with a few idioms or difficult words. I want them to be exposed to informal, non-“textbook” English writing (spelling/grammar mistakes, abbreviations for limited space, etc.) so don’t hold back!

You can send postcards to:

Catherine Heimsoth, PCV

Correo Central



Also, if you wouldn’t mind writing a short comment below if you send something so I’ll know to be on the lookout for it.

This will probably be an ongoing project for my next 2 years in Ecuador so keep that in mind for the future. 🙂

Thanks everyone! Safe travels and happy writing!

Sincerely, Catherine


2 thoughts on “postcard project”

  1. I’d love to help. I’m serving in South Africa, and as soon as I find a mailbox, I’ll send one out. Hope the project goes well!

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