What is Vennmón?
Vennmón is an idea that has come to fruition. It offers you the chance to practice the languages you are studying or to brush up on those you’ve already learned so they don’t get rusty. Remember, if you don’t use it, you lose it! At Vennmón age, sex, nationality, social differences are not an issue – it’s a river formed of many drops of water; vibrant, energetic and alive.
To give you the opportunity to practice any language 6 days a week in different neighbourhoods in Barcelona and in different cities across the world. We want each and every one of you to feel part of the Vennmón family and to share your ideas, advice and suggestions with us to help us continue to improve.
What is a Vennmónian?
A Vennmónian is someone who wants to grow culturally by learning languages and exploring other cultures. Below we give you a look at some of our top Vennmónians who, apart from their passion for culture, collaborate on the creation of Vennmón events and language exchanges. Vennmón is an association open to anyone who wishes to participate, collaborate and grow.
Núria Mercader Rocosa
I’ve spent half my life travelling around and living in different countries, from Africa to Asia, taking in Europe, America and Oceania. I love meeting people, learning languages, discovering different cultures, traditions, etc. I have first-hand experience of how hard it is to improve fluency in newly-learned languages and that’s why I’m so enthusiastic about creating the Vennmón family, which I warmly welcome you to.
Hello, I’m Catherine, I was born in Laos, but I’ve been living in Paris, France since I was eight years old. I am an accountant, but my great hobby is foreign languages and especially French. I have learnt Laotian, Thai, Catalan, English, Japanese, Italian and Spanish. I like sharing and practising languages and with Vennmón I have found my place to enjoy this great love of languages to the full.
Joan Molas Quera
Languages, culture and ultimately people resulting from a multitude of socio-cultural processes have always attracted me. And this is what led me to undertake Corporate Communication Studies at the UOC and to get involved in social activities that have a positive impact on my immediate surroundings. Vennmón caters for all my interests, which is why I’m delighted to be able to collaborate on the media planning.
I’m British and live in the South West of England close to the beautiful city of Bath. I’ve been learning Spanish for the last 10 years and enjoy language exchanges. I have a CELTA qualification in teaching English. I love meeting people and sharing knowledge of different cultures. My interests include hiking, cooking, reading and travelling. I’m very excited to be collaborating with the Vennmón family and offering support with English language learning objectives by building confidence through communication.
I’m an independent technical translator and SEO translator from German and English to French – my mother tongue – and I love speaking with people from different countries and cultures. I’ve travelled quite a lot and I love how being faced with other cultures broadens your mind and questions everything you found normal. I also love grammar and I like to compare it to mechanics – language mechanics. I actually love how it challenges your brain!
Etna Vilallonga Mercader
I’m someone who is fascinated by everything the world can communicate to us and how we can perceive it through our senses and our minds. I consider myself an enthusiastic, dynamic and very strong person. Furthermore, I love my job and I really enjoy everything related to the world of design and illustration.
My name is Annalisa and I am an Italian journalist, Catalan by adoption for eight years. I discovered Vennmon while doing an interview for the newspaper where I worked and from the first moment I thought that this project suited me at that point in my life: learning languages, practicing them and going deeper in all aspects of a language with native speakers, while meeting new people who bring colour and different points of view to your life. I have been part of this association for six years now and I hope to continue for many more!
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