Weather you have just arrived to Aveiro or you have been here for a while, you probably already noticed that it is not really necessary to learn Portuguese in Aveiro.
Not long ago I stated in my CV that I was a former troublemaker and now a problem solver, and being true to that, this year I embraced the opportunity to work at SPEAK as a software developer. It feels good to work for an ambitious and innovative project using technology to create a positive impact in the world.
We. Travellers. Homesick. Adventurers. Curious. When travelling, we change the way we look at both ourselves and everyone around us. According to Pirandello, Italy’s famous writer, people have “one, no one, and one hundred thousand” identities. When travelling, Cinzia feels she is “one hundred thousand”. And you, how do you feel?
Imagine that you crossed paths with SPEAK. You liked the idea, connecting newcomers & locals living in the same city inspires you for many different reasons. You want your city to accept, value and empower cultural diversity but you are a doer and you don’t stand for “hope”. Guess what, now you can. We just launched a new program – Take SPEAK to your city! -. You can now create your SPEAK.
SPEAK has given me the chance to collaborate and learn from kind people who have shared their ways, their experiences, their awesome food, and their passion for understanding other’s culture.
Lena lives in Madrid, she loves to learn languages but she is not a big fan of language schools. How to solve this issue? She experimented a new concept of learning languages from Portugal!
We are told that one key to happiness is mindfulness, which is being 100% conscious of the present, living the moment without making any judgment according to past experiences or future expectations; and actively listening to your sensations. But what about imagination and the daydreaming nature of human beings?
It’s raining in Berlin and someone stole my bed at 3am this evening (crazy, right?). I arrived at 2am to an hostel and chose a 4 bed dorm for my first night. Two beds were free, I picked one randomly. At 3am someone comes in and says: “hey, that’s my bed”. I did that wtf-face but moved to the other option with no resistance. The guy gets my first option preferring a used bed to a new one – sometimes the world is a funny place. Anyway, Berlin is beautiful….
Hi everyone! You may have seen our names pop up on your newsfeeds/discussion groups/emails from time to time, and now that we are leaving the SPEAK team, we thought we would finally introduce ourselves 😉
We are both languages students from the UK, who came to Lisbon to work with SPEAK this year as part of our degree. We never had experience of any kind in start-up projects, so as you can imagine…
Do you know how long the shortest reign was for a King in France? Which square in Madrid is the exact centre of Spain? Or which food the Belgians claim to have invented?