Grannies helping with online learning

22 May 2014

What do you get when you connect an English language student from Brazil unable to afford to travel, with a granny from a seniors home in the US who loves a chat? A win-win situation  for both – what a great idea!

A new service out of Brazil, Speaking Exchange, is facilitating video chats for students, giving them the opportunity to practice their language skills one-on-one with seniors from a US retirement home, who are more than happy to chat away to anyone willing to listen.

See  a sample of how the exchange works:


Read the full article from Springwise …

Video chats connect language students with native seniors looking for conversation | Springwise.


4 thoughts on “Grannies helping with online learning

  1. What a fantastic idea! The video is simply marvelous and the humanity that just pours out from every word is utterly inspirational. How could we get more information about the software you are using? Is it just skype?

  2. Thanks for taking the time to comment. The technology being used for the video link is Google Plus Hangouts. I’ve written an article previously about the service provided by Google which might be helpful –

  3. Thanks! I’ll certainly have a look.

  4. I just love this idea….more people need to try this….thanks for opening my eyes onto something here…

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