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French Pen Pals

Writing to pen pals is a great way to practice your French and meet other French-speakers at the same time. Take a look at these links to various French pen pal sites and make some new friends!

Find a pen pal
This site has a forum just for pen pals. Read through the messages and respond to the ones that interest you, or post your own.

Learn French with a Pen Pal
How well can you learn French from a pen pal?

Over 15,000 students are listed on this site. Search for French snail mail or email pals.

eTandem Europa
Learn by writing: sign up for a pen pal and join discussion groups.

International Pen Friends (IPF)
The self-proclaimed largest pen friend directory in the world. Fill out the application to begin.

Join this community of more than a million expats around the world to find pen pals or meet other expats in your city.

List of over 100 available pen pals in France.

Some tips on communicating via email, chatrooms, and forums. There's even a little quiz to make sure you know what you're doing.

Papora Language Exchange
Search for a French language partner by location, gender, age, and more.

Penpal World
Search for penpals by age, gender, and home country. I searched in France and found at least 100.

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