Justine Healey

Brazilian Kids Befriend US Retirees to Improve Their English: Why Conversation is Crucial for Language Learning

Reading and writing are key elements of the language learning process, but speaking is just as if not more important. Learning to speak a new language takes practice, confidence, and — most essentially — two-way interaction.  A touching video case-study that pairs Brazilian kids with elderly Americans illustrates how meaningful conversation is the best teaching tool.