Criei empatia com a questão dos refugiados desde que começou a ser debatida de forma fervorosa em Portugal, tanto nos media, como nas redes sociais. Sempre foi minha intenção fazer algo prático que ajudasse na resolução, em vez de ser mais um a desgastar-se nos constantes debates teóricos sobre o tema, no facebook.
For people who have not had the possibility to leave their own country, SPEAK gives you a “window into the world”, to get out there and understand that we, as humans, are all basically the same. To learn whether you need to tip at a restaurant in Spain, or how to accept business cards in China, or even how to sit appropriately in Thailand!
Marisa Mercês is a first-time Portuguese buddy with us from Porto, and she shares her experiences of what it is like to be a buddy with SPEAK. Thank you Marisa for your kind words and your hard work!
“I had never ever thought about teaching Portuguese. Honestly! But when I moved to Porto, and a friend talked to me about SPEAK and how I’d love it, I thought I should give it a try…..