Speaks: Polish, English, a little Portuguese, and is learning Czech
Is practicing: Czech due to recently having moved here, but English for making friends
Work: PhD student and researcher studying the evolution of vision in fish (cicklids).
Why attend SpeakEasy: Monika found SpeakEasy when she first moved to Prague and didn’t know anyone – she was looking for a place to make new friends. She was curious and interested to meet like-minded people. She also really enjoys that fact that you can meet people from all over the world here, with so many different backgrounds and ideas.
Tips on how to learn a language: Monika first learned English at school, but found that dating a native English speaker really pushed her to advance in expressing herself fully in another language, and has become second nature. She also wrote her thesis in English and leaned a little Portuguese because of her passion for Capoeira.
Personal: Monika loves her job, which is her main hobby and wants to go back to practicing Capoeira, which she really enjoyed. She also plays boardgames in is into geeky movies.