Eighth-grade teacher Ari Mascarenhas could have picked high-tech gadgets or modern apps to help his students learn portuguese but he instead went old shcool with the World cup sticker book.
He’s been a fan since 1986 -when he was eight-and the attraction for the collectibles has trickled down generations and endured for adults who still trade the stickers in Brazil, the United States and other countries.
Mascarenhas said his soccer-loving students develop critical language skills by studying every part of the 80-page book filled with team rosters, country flags and historical info They read stats, names and other information while associating it with colors , illustrations and other visual cues.
“With the sticker book they see that language goes beyond verbal. I loved the way they interacted swapping stickers, so I thought this year I could use an analogue, a teacher at German- Brazilian Colegio Humb