Brazilian School Kids Have Been Learning English By Correcting Celebrities’ Grammar On Twitter

“Hi, @justinbieber my name is Maria, I’m 9 and I’m a fan from Brazil, watch out: it’s ‘we’re here’ not ‘we here’”

1. Red Balloon is the leading English school in Brazil and a few months ago they had their students correct celebrities’ tweets.


3. The kids would tweet back at the celebrities, explaining politely what was wrong in their tweets.

@DanieIRadcIiffe Dear Harry Potter, I'm Gabriel, from Brazil. Your tweet has 2 mistakes: "it has been" and "amazing".

— redballoonBR (@Red Balloon)

Up early getting ready to film Chelsea Lately today with the whole fam! Were taking over tonight!!!

— KimKardashian (@Kim Kardashian)

@KimKardashian, you're beautiful. I'm Ana Beatriz from Brazil, I'm 8. Look, you wrote Were, but it's "we're". Kisses.

— redballoonBR (@Red Balloon)

5. According to a video about the project, the teachers at the school wanted to make sure the kids knew their idols weren’t right when it came to spelling and grammar.

Just got out of the pool, went for a night swim with @RiverViiperi. The pool is as warm as bath water. Feels amazing. Loves it.

— ParisHilton (@Paris Hilton)

@ParisHilton! I'm Marcus from Brazil. I'm 11 years old. May I help you? It's not loves it, it's love it. Kisses.

— redballoonBR (@Red Balloon)

Some video games. Some old movies... That was a long bus ride. But we here. #sleep

— justinbieber (@Justin Bieber)

Hi, @justinbieber! My name is Maria, I'm 9 and I'm a fan from Brazil. Watch out: it's "we're here" not "we here". : )

— redballoonBR (@Red Balloon)

7. All the students were between 8 and 13-years-old and they called themselves The Celeb Grammar Cops.

Just herd NYC power went out?!?! Is that true

— ryanlochte (@Ryan Lochte)

@ryanlochte Hi, I’m Louise from Brazil. I'm 9 and I love sports too! Look, you missed an A in "heard". Best!

— redballoonBR (@Red Balloon)

That phoenix crowed was completely and utterly insane. Just did #4showsin4days in three states. I will be sleeping for the next 24hrs.

— ladygaga (@Lady Gaga)

@ladygaga I'm Milena, 10 years old from Brazil. You're great but your tweet has a mistake: crowd doesn't have "e". S2

— redballoonBR (@Red Balloon)

9. They’re definitely the most polite correctors of grammar on the Internet, that’s for sure.

short break from the kooky part of my brane check out who I had pleasure of taking to school this morn! c ♥ #LoveDad

— charliesheen (@Charlie Sheen)

@charliesheen I'm Rafael from Brazil. Big fan. But man, use your "brain", not your "brane": ) Your show is great!

— redballoonBR (@Red Balloon)

So many peeps I love birrrfday is today! Gotta celllllebratttteee ❤❤❤

— MileyCyrus (@Miley Ray Cyrus)

@MileyCyrus Hi, my name is Amanda and I'm a big fan from Brazil. Look, "birthday" has no Fs :) LOVE YOU! Kisses!

— redballoonBR (@Red Balloon)

She not a queen if she don't belong to a king

— souljaboy (@Soulja Boy Tell 'Em)

@souljaboy Mayara and Ana from Brazil here. We're 11 and 8 years old. Did you mean "she's not" and "she doesn't"? :)

— redballoonBR (@Red Balloon)

Here’s a video about this very cute and educational idea.

(h/t CBC News)

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