SPEAKING EXCHANGE: BRAZILIAN TEENS AND ELDERLY AMERICANS DO LIVE CHAT

This project, spearheaded by Brazilian language school CNA, took teens from Liberdade, Brazil and paired them with the residents of Windsor Park Retirement Community in Chicago to offer them real life native English speaking partners to improve their language skills. Not only is it a great idea, providing conversation practice and learning opportunities, it’s also a great way for the older members of the community to connect, feel useful and learn about other cultures. The video is actually a bit of a tear-jerker, and goes to show authentic human connection remains one of the most primal and important factors in determining quality of life. Before we get much more philosophical, take a look at the short clip below. Via

By snapme On Saturday, May 10 th, 2014 · In Life