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Rafaela
Thoughts about a incredible Brazilian child with Syndrome of Down
 Rafael, a Brazilian child, 3, with Syndrome of Down learned to speak English by himself just for watching educational cartoons videos in English. I have known about it watching the news of 2017 and I found so interesting. As his family doesn't speak English at all, but only Portuguese and German, everyone had difficulties to communicate with him. And as the child don't had too interest to speak her native tongue and because of his health, he's began to have sessions with an Neuropsychopedagogue* to learn the Portuguese in a practice way and another things relation to his health problem. However, the child continue to learn English in the same way and the Portuguese of course.


I hope this boy continue to showing,.....
.....firstly, to the world that every life is a wonderful challange. Our life have bad ones, not only people with bad health, but everybody have, more or less. This child is one of the most examples that comprove that the way always have things to improve. What's matter is choice good solutions. People in nowdays (in general) don't think with seriously about the giant problem called abortion. And I'm happy to this example of life in nowdays! That parents have made a really good choice: to prefer for the son's life to their "good-life" -- but what's the point to have a family without personal sacrifices and without love?

And.... secondly, to lazy students that learn a new language is mainly to immerse the language in our day-to-day life. So... Peppa Pig marathon, here I go!
Apr 28, 2020 12:03 AM
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 Rafael, a 3-year-old Brazilian child with Down Syndrome learned to speak English by himself just by watching educational cartoon videos in English. I learned about it watching the news in 2017 and I found so interesting. As his family didn't speak English at all, only Portuguese and German, everyone had difficulties communicating with him. Because he didn't show interest in speaking her native tongue, and because of his health, he began to have sessions with an neuropsychologist to learn and practice Portuguese and understand another things relating to his health problem. However, the child continued to learn English in addition to Portuguese.


I hope this boy can teach us that...
.....firstly, every life is a wonderful challenge. Our lives all have challenges, not only people with bad health, but other issues as well. This child is one of the biggest examples that can prove that these challenges and hardships we experience in life can improve. What matters is someone's choices, which can eventually lead to good solutions. People nowdays (in general) don't think seriously about the giant problem called abortion. And I'm happy to see this example of life! Those parents made a really good choice: to prefer the son's life to their "good-life" -- because what's the point to have a family without personal sacrifices or love?

And.... secondly, to lazy students. Learning a new language is mainly to immerse ourselves in the language of day-to-day life. So... Peppa Pig marathon, here I go!

So beautifully written, great job!
April 28, 2020
That’s a really good example
April 28, 2020
Thanks for the correction, Breanna Watson. I appreciate for that.

Have a good day =)
April 28, 2020
Rafaela
Language Skills
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Learning Language
English