SPEAK is connecting migrants, refugees and locals in the cities where they live. This initiative is all about adopting an informal approach to language learning where the culture sharing part is key. Also, fun and interesting meetups are organised to bring the participants together to further foster social interaction that can lead to the creation of informal networks of support.
The model is very simple, it offers two complementary experiences: language sessions and cultural events. Anyone can sign up to teach or learn a language and the events are free and open to everyone. The language sessions (courses) have a symbolic fee of € 29 for a 18 hours course. There are two key rules; those who teach or those who have financial difficulties can always apply for a scholarship and get in for free.