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Welcome to Speaking Parrot

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The world full of colours

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Tailor-made courses

About Us

Biographical Note

Anna Kosmider-Leal, Ph.D. (Founder) – was born in Poznan, Poland.

In 2004 she graduated from the University of Adam Mickiewicz, with a Master’s Degree in Ethnolinguistic, from the department of Modern Languages.

In 2005 she graduated from a postgraduate course in European Administration from the same University in Poznan, Poland.

In 2014 she graduated from the University Fernando Pessoa in Porto, Portugal, obtaining her doctoral degree at Anthropology.

Since 2000 she has been working as a language lecturer and since 2004 as a college professor and translator.

Since 2007 she has been living in Porto, Portugal.

Since 2021 she has been an author of the API (The Association of Portuguese Press). On her account there are numerous editorials published in more than 400 national newspapers of the Portuguese language. She is a member of the school textbooks evaluation committee at General Directorate of Education.

Privately, she is a mom of two bilingual children, a lover of travelling, good gastronomy and fashion.

Interview from February 2021

Some publications:

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Marta Michalunio, M.Ed. - comes from Frombork, Poland.

She graduated from the University of Warsaw, College of Interfaculty Individual Studies in the Humanities (major in education and Portuguese studies) in 2006, with a Master´s thesis in philosophy of education.

She took her first steps as a language tutor in 1997, teaching English to preschool children. While at the university, she worked as a language tutor and a language teacher at a language school and at a public primary school. She has language certificates in English (CPE) and Portuguese (DUPLE).

In 2007-2014 she worked as a diplomat in the Polish Embassy in Luanda (Angola). Since 2014 she´s lived in Portugal (Aveiro) and worked as a translator; she also collaborates with Polish publishing houses preparing didactic material for Portuguese learners.

Currently working in the Polish Embassey in Brazil.

Mom of three bilingual children. Fascinated with bilingualism and the processes of educating and shaping personalities, she makes her passion come true by writing a PhD thesis at the Department of Education and Psychology, University of Aveiro. She loves music and meetings with friends, and instead of cleaning the house she prefers to go swimming with her children.

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Klaudia Kamińska Faneca - Speaking Parrot Kids.

In 2013 she graduated from the pedagogical major at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. That was where she took her first steps in teaching. In the same year she started working for the Polish Association of the blind in Krakow, where she organized language courses for the blind.

Later, in 2017, she gained teaching experience in a junior high school in Krakow, where she became deeply interested in new methods and forms of teaching.

Since her teenage years, her greatest passion has been travelling and discovering new places, cultures, customs and traditions. Her curiosity about foreign languages came as a consequence of all of this, and then languages turned out to be her life.

Her great love for Portugal was born in 2012 during Erasmus studies, and then 3 years later during the European Voluntary Service she discovered that Portugal was the place to live her life.

She believes that activating methods stimulate students and kill boredom. Active learning is fascinating, and the role of a teacher is to be the best guide who would introduce a learner to the extraordinary world of foreign languages.

For 5 years she has been living in a Portuguese town called Nazaré, famous for the biggest waves in the world, and working in the Speaking Parrot where she successfully embraced the innovative project: Speaking Parrot – kids.

Fun Fact: Klaudia learned Portuguese here, at… Speaking Parrot!

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Beata Korzeniak-Sirojć – M.A.

She comes from Płock, Poland. In 1992 graduated from the University of Łódź, Poland, with a Master’s Degree in English Philology.

For 30 years she has been teaching English in secondary schools, universities and language schools. Since 1995 she has been working as a college teacher in Teacher Training College, which is now The Mazovian State University in Płock, Department of English Philology.

In 2006 she became a certified oral examiner for FCE/ B2/ and CAE/C1/ Cambridge ESOL Examinations.

She likes travelling, reading books and learning foreign languages, currently Portuguese.

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Hugo Faneca

Born in a tiny Portuguese town - Nazaré. He graduated in management in Lisbon. However, he abandoned his life in the capital in order to be able to realize his potential in his hometown.

Nazaré is famous for the biggest waves in the world and the surfers who surf on them.

Hugo’s goal is to take you on a virtual Portuguese surfing experience and show you that just like surfers conquer the waves you can also conquer the language!

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Katarzyna Tomalak Ph.d - Language House

For years we have been collaborating with Katarzyna and her great school.

We think that collaboration with talented people can only make us grow. The market is big enough for us all!

Welcome to our website

Foreign languages fill the world with colours, new challenges and opportunities. This is our world!

We have been enchanted by this linguistic magic for a long time and now we would like you to have a piece of it. The door to the world of languages is wide open and it is right in front of you.

For us a language is much more than just grammar and vocabulary. We believe you need to understand the culture of the linguistic region to fully decode the words, sentences and dialogues. It is our natural curiosity and desire to communicate that drives us to learn a foreign language.

We have been teaching since 2000 and have taught hundreds of classes in Universities, schools, companies, private houses and on the internet. The latter gave rise to Speaking Parrot.

Speaking Parrot is a service that provides on-line language learning. Nowadays time has become more and more precious, therefore, we offer professional classes via Skype. On-line classes are highly effective, time- and money-saving and are super convenient as they allow us to learn at our own place.

We offer three languages: Polish, Portuguese and English.

Try us and we promise interesting classes, a friendly atmosphere, a full involvement and the most important: a quick progress!

And yes, we do agree with the theory that our linguistic success depends in a huge part on your teacher(s). They must be patient, imaginative but above all, they must be passionate about their work. And this is precisely the reason we teach!

6 years have passed since we launched our website. We couldn´t dream of better feedback, better students, more clients or more attention. And it all happened without having invested in marketing. Our marketing is our work itself, the results achieved and relations or even friendships made with our students. The Speaking Parrot is so much more than just a language school, is a game changer.

Our Services

Our educational services include:


Learning English


Learning Polish


Learning Portuguese

On-line Classes

Comfort and efficacy! First on-line class is free. Have a go!

Regular Classes

Individual or in a group.

Exam preparations

We prepare for various types of examinations.


Troubles at school? We can help you improve your marks!


Are you afraid of speaking in a foreign language? We can help you overcome your language barrier and start speaking!

Trainings for Companies

We offer professional training for companies.

Classes in specific areas

(E.g.) Business, medicine, tourism etc.


Translations to and from: English, Portuguese and Polish.


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+ 351 963 406 852

Rio Tinto, Portugal

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