Have you been watching the World Cup? The Brazilian music star Cláudia Leitte, who sang the World Cup anthem, is also a star in Kaplan’s English classroom in Westwood, Los Angeles.
Students at the Southern California school were surprised and delighted to see this star of Brazilian music sitting in the classroom with them. The charismatic thirty-three year old star seems to be a serious student and is determined to learn English. According to her classmates, she never misses a class and to the delight of her teachers, refuses to speak in Portuguese with Brazilian students.
As an ambassador for the world cup, speaking English fluently allows her to better represent the music she performed with Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez. According to Cláudia herself, language is a very important communication tool. She said that there is a huge need for people to communicate and to be understood because we live in a globalized world. She feels that “communication is the key to everything.” I agree. Communication bridges all gaps.