Best of 2014 #5 Interactive/Integrated: Language School Teaches English by Connecting Brazilians to U.S. Seniors in Retirement Homes

Both Young and Old Benefit from Exchanges Between Generations

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Through this week, we continue our countdown of the best work of the year in TV/Film, Print/Outdoor/Design and Interactive (IX)/Integrated/Social. See all the Best of 2014 so far here.

At #5 in Interactive/Integrated, FCB Brazil conceived this innovative education program for the students at its client CNA Language school. The agency created a special digital tool that connected the students to Americans in retirement homes so they could work on their language skills. Not only did the initiative help improve the students' English; it also provided the retirees with opportunities to converse with new people and learn about another culture.

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Brazilian language school CNA came up wtih an innovative way of teaching its students English; connecting them to Americans in retirement homes who wanted someone to talk to. Agency FCB Brazil facilitated the project, using a digital tool developed exclusively for the purpose. The tool allows students to choose a registered institution and a topic suggested by the system. The conversation is recorded and a video is uploaded to a private YouTube channel so that teachers can evaluate the students' development; they benefit by improving their English, while the retirees enjoyed talking, and (judging by this video) both ends clearly enjoy hearing about another country and culture. The pilot project was implemented in the CNA unit in Liberdade and the Windsor Park Retirement Community in Chicago, USA.

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May 08, 2014
FCB - Brazil
CNA Language School
Executive Creative Director:
Joanna Monteiro
Executive Creative Director:
Max Geraldo
Digital Creative Director:
Pedro Gravena
Vinícius Fernandes
Bruno Mazzotti
Daniel Alves
Mauricio Bina
Creative Technologist:
Marcio Bueno
Digital Production Company:
Project Lead:
Lia D'Amico
Gerson Lupatini
Caio Mello
Production Company:
Hungry Man
Ricardo Mehedff
Fábio Pinheiro
Fernando Young
Grant Weiss (Chicago)
Rodrigo Resende
Executive Producer:
Alex Mehedff
Executive Producer:
Rodrigo Castello
Post Production:
Hungry Man
Post Production:
Post Production Supervisor:
Rodrigo Oliveira
Sound Producer:

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