Leiria Language Exchange is now SPEAK
Our culture and language exchange program has a new name and format.
SPEAK is a social business and it has two dimensions: SPEAK SOCIAL, aimed at addressing the social problem we’ve identified with Leiria Language Exchange, and SPEAK PRO, a commercial offering aimed at ensuring the project’s sustainability.
SPEAK SOCIAL is a new version of Leiria Language Exchange, now with even more intercultural exchange opportunities.
SPEAK PRO tries to address the ever growing demand for language courses in Portugal, coming from market segments that can’t find what they are looking for in existing offerings.
We realised that amongst SPEAK SOCIAL’s volunteering tutors there were several professional teachers and native speakers who had not only the willingness but also the capability to offer their services to the wider market.
SPEAK PRO is therefore a new low cost language school with new and innovative course formats. More than competing in the existing market it aims to create a new one.
SPEAK, as a whole, is a social business: it has a social mission and social priorities, and its commercial offering is aimed only at ensuring its financial sustainability – nothing more.