These kids live in Brazil. These elderly folks live in a retirement home in Chicago. They're worlds apart, but they do have one thing in common: the ability to connect in a really neat way.
Not all of our students have the chance to travel abroad and, to interact with native speakers of English. What our students really want is to speak English fluently and, we're always asking ourselves, how can we make it more real, more human?
We created a tool that connects our students with seniors in the USA, even in retirement homes.
Can you hear me?
Yes, I can. Can you hear me?
How are you today?
I'm good. How are you?
It's the first time that I'm talking with someone from another country.
I'm very excited to be doing this.
I look like, I'm only 25 but, I'm already 80.
Do you have sisters and brothers?
No. I'm an only child.
Only one? Oh, you poor fella.
I Live with my old brother. He has 23 years.
Do you know? Instead of saying, he has 23 years. You could say, he is 23 years old.
I tried to go to [Inaudible 00:02:01] that we have, next week, I think in Brazil but, my mom didn't let me.
Ah, you've got a good mom. [Laughs]
Good morning dear Julia. Good morning to you.
This is your dad?
That's me and my wife, when we were young.
You're good looking, when you were young and you're still good looking.
My first destiny is United States, of course because, I wanted to put, better my English.
Well. You'd do very well, I must say.
Are you planning someday to go to Brazil?
I would like to.
You can stay at my house, if you want.
If you could just dream and, have whatever you want. What do you think you would like to be doing.
I see myself with a big family, you know, with a beautiful wife.
I want to thank you for this change of experience, you know. You are incredible.
You are my new grand daughter.
And, I love you.
I love you too.
And, If you were here. I would give you a big hug.
Oh yeah, let's hug.