SPEAK Event: Picnic @ Jardim do Torel

What better way to end the summer with SPEAK and start a brand new set of courses than with a picnic!
We gathered in Jardim do Torel, a beautiful little park on the top of one of Lisbon’s 7 hills for an evening of games, ‘getting-to-know-you’s, and, of course, a picnic. We started the evening by practising our portuguese, splitting into groups and finding out more about each other. Everyone was really enthusiastic in sharing facts about themselves and about their experiences, exactly the reaction that we encourage in SPEAK! Everyone was willing to get stuck right in, chatting to people they had never met before, being really friendly and sociable which, especially for someone like myself who arrived in Lisbon less than 2 weeks ago, was a really lovely atmosphere to be in.