The Red Balloon English language school, which has several branches in Brazil, is using grammatically incorrect tweets from today’s biggest stars to teach its students how to NOT write in English.
The kids at the school have a Twitter account where they totally call out celebs and correct their English. Not only is the Twitter editing a new way to engage in learning but it adds a bit of pop culture and fun to the mix as well. And we’re sure it’s cool to see celebs and others react to their tweets online too.
In a crafty attempt to help its students learn in a modern, engaging way, the Red Balloon English language school, which has branches in several Brazilian cities, has been getting its pupils to critique celebrities’ badly written tweets. The “Celeb Grammar Cops” are a team of children aged between eight and 13 who respond with the grammatically correct edits to celebrity solecisms. The team was formed when Red Balloon teachers became worried that their pupils were absorbing too much grammatically incorrect or colloquial English in tweets by entertainers. Once the Cops have located their target, they then use the @RedBalloon twitter account to revise the tweets, sending suggestions for corrected versions.
Unfortunately none of the Celeb Grammar Cops have received a response to their tweets as yet, but bless their precocious socks. We’re sure the Biebs will get back to them at some point.