On Wednesday, Nov. 3, Shady Side Academy Middle School students in Mandy Fong's eighth-grade Chinese class had their first virtual meeting with their new Taiwanese "pen pals," a ninth grade class at the Yong Feng school in Taoyuan, Taiwan. After the classes met as a whole via Zoom, they broke out into smaller virtual groups, and the SSA students walked around the building with their iPads to give their pen pals a virtual tour of the Middle School. The students also answered questions with each other in Chinese and English, comparing the Chinese Ghost Festival to American Halloween. The Taiwan Pen Pals is a term-long class project.
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