How We Operate

How We Operate

We have paired students from Los Angeles, Ojai, Boston and Washington DC with students from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal and Kenya. These students hold “X-Changes” with each other once a week through Wiz IQ, an … Continue reading

Specific Goals

Specific Goals

From the X-Changes we hope the learning student will: Gain better English skills and more confidence when speaking English and dealing with Westerners; Learn basic computer skills; Make a friend; Learn more about American culture. From the X-Changes we hope … Continue reading

X-Ample X-Change

X-Ample X-Change

A typical X-Change runs as follows: Warmer (estimated time: 5 mins) Greetings Small talk Review (estimated time: 5 mins) Review of the last week’s topic and vocabulary Textbook Study (estimated time: 20-30 mins) The American Student leads his friend through … Continue reading

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Teacher’s Packet

We have created a nine page teacher packet which gives our teachers a comprehensive guide to properly leading the X-Changes. It gives in-depth information on how X-Changes should run, tips on how to teach and communicate effectively, the expectations of … Continue reading