International Penpals School

Improve your students’ English with Penfriends. We inspire schools to connect, share letters
and practise their skills in a safe and fun environment. Give your students the confidence to
succeed in English and make English language penfriends by registering today.

Withdrawal of Penpals

Since we launched the Penpals project about 10 years ago, more than 22,000 schools have participated from 190 countries, and we’re proud of the contribution it has made to English language learning all over the world.

Therefore, we feel that the time has come to retire the Penpals site as we focus on new ways to support both learners and teachers.

22493 schools participating

21891 schools participating

150 schools participating

How It Works?

Connect with another school and find English-speaking pen pals to start exchanging cards with their students. We believe learning English should be an exhilarating experience. So far, we’ve helped thousands of students improve their English and feel more confident communicating in a practical way. With over 16,000 schools already enjoying the benefits of having international penfriends, get started right away by registering your school.

1. Register your school

Register your school today, telling us where you are, how many students are taking part and the age group of your students

2. Find a partner school

Look at the world map on our website to find language pen pals in another country. Find international pen friends from schools that are like your own in terms of age range and number of penpals.

3. Upload cards

Choose 30 of your students’ penpal cards, scan or photograph them, and upload them to our website for the world to see.