May 23, 2017

Perfect match: Brazilian kids learn English by video chatting with lonely elderly Americans

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We’re really proud to talk about this amazing project! We know, it’s almost a competitor for Read2Speak, but the idea is brilliant.
Therefore read this article and practise your English speaking with one of our teachers!

It’s such a great, simple idea: Young Brazilians want to learn English. Elderly Americans living in retirement homes just want someone to talk to. Why not connect them?

FCB Brazil did just that with its “Speaking Exchange” project for CNA language schools. As seen in the touching case study below, the young Brazilians and older Americans connect via Web chats, and they not only begin to share a language—they develop relationships that enrich both sides culturally and emotionally.

The differences in age and background combine to make the interactions remarkable to watch.

 

Article by Tim Nudd. Picture Credit: AD WEEK.
Click here to read the full article.

 

What does it mean? Click and find out!

retirement (n)  the fact of stopping work because you have reached a particular age
touching (adj) causing feelings of pity or sympathy; making you feel emotional
to enrich (v)  to improve the quality of something, often by adding something to it
to combine (v) to have two or more different features or characteristics
remarkable (adj) unusual or surprising in a way that causes people to take notice

 

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Felix Echevarria
Patrizia Mayall
Estefania Sánchez Plana
Felicity Goodwin

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