10/05/2011 11:20 am ET Updated Dec 05, 2011

Brazil Learns To Speak English

SAO PAULO, Brazil — “Stand in the wall, run through the net, pick up the ball, hit the wall, and throw up,” said the teacher, in English, at a recent tennis lesson for 6-year-olds at an international school here.

The kids stared back blankly. Then one spoke up: “I’m sorry sir, can you repeat that? I didn’t understand.”

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