For children with learning difficulties learning new languages can be much harder, which can make Pen Pal schemes an extremely daunting prospect. It has been proven that children who suffer from these problems are much more likely to respond to visual alternatives. The Pen Pal app is a way of learning about other countries cultures without the language barrier through art and design. By removing the use of different languages it creates the possibility to learn from all around the world, rather than just the language you are learning. Children are of course still encouraged to try and learn a few common phrases to get to know their Pen Pal better. To ensure the concept remains in touch with the traditional nature of a Pen Pal scheme, everything you send will be hand made - this means that children will still get the joy of receiving a letter through the post.
The App is there to encourage children to begin the learning experience, save your messages and design your own personalized stamp. It is also a great way of tracking where in the world the people you’re talking to are from, with the worldview page.
You will only be able to access the account through your school. This will mean you will only be able to talk to children from other schools on the app so the children will be allowed to talk to who ever they like.