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Fabulous Brazilian children school your illiterate faves

In an effort to drive home the message that proper grammar still counts in a world filled with texts, tweets and other rapid-fire means of communication, one savvy English school in Brazil is having students “help” celebrities with their writing skills via Twitter.

Students between the ages of eight and 13 at Red Balloon, Brazil's leading English school for children, were given the assignment of finding their favourite celebrities on Twitter to look for grammar and spelling mistakes within their feed.

When they identified errors, students read the tweets for their classmates and explained what needed to be fixed before tweeting the advice out to the stars themselves from a school-owned Twitter feed.




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“I think the main point of social media is how fast it is,” said school coordinator Andrea Baena in a video about the experiment.

“We have celebrities that are not really worried about the language. Concerning education, it’s really bad, because when [children] see their idols speaking like that they come to us and say “but this is right, he’s American, he’s using it!”

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Tags: daniel radcliffe, justin bieber, kardashian / jenner, katy perry, latino celebrities, paris hilton, ryan lochte
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