Cheap to implement, and a win for everyone:
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.
Found it on the facebook thingie, and thought it was wonderful, but this comment made me laugh out loud:
a whole generation of brazilian teens are going to be calling a couch a “davenport” and saying “isn’t that darling” instead of “omg cuuute.”