What does it mean to be a Buddy at SPEAK?

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…..