Lonely Seniors Are Teaching Brazilian Kids English. It's Even Sweeter Than It Sounds.

Patrick Creaven
The "speaking exchange" program is solving two problems at once.

Often we hear about the pitfalls of globalization, but here's an example of how living on a smaller planet can benefit people in ways we never thought was possible.

As the video above shows, a speaking exchange program has been setup between a a CNA school in Liberdade, Brazil, and the Windsor Park Retirement Community in Chicago, Ad Week reports.

This gives the Brazilian students an opportunity to speak with native speakers, and the seniors get a chance to have some needed companionship with younger people.

"The beauty of this project is in CNA's belief that we develop better students when we develop better people," said Max Geraldo, the executive director of the Brazilian program.