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Students in a French class at Evanston Township High School used the internet video conferencing service Skype to converse with peers from a school in Morocco this month.

The two schools worked through the semester as each class prepared a play in the other’s respective language.

During the Skype video call, the Moroccan students performed a play written by ETHS students in French, and the ETHS students in teacher Grace Romanelli’s French IV class perform the Moroccan students’ play written in English.

After the performances, both sides had the opportunity to participate in a 45-minute question and answer session on topics ranging from the subject of the play to the cultural differences in each of their countries.

The students concluded with individual good-bye messages and plan to continue their conversations and friendships on a dedicated Facebook page between the two schools.

Above: A video projection screen image of the students in Morocco, with the ETHS students watching.

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