Paul numa aula

Meet Paul. He's the Senior Teacher in charge of Lisbon Young Learners.


What's your favourite word in Portuguese?

Saudade. When I have ‘saudades’ for England, I can only really say so in Portuguese. Is that ironic?

Which countries have you lived in? 

England, Spain, Ethiopia, Kuwait and Portugal

What would you un-invent if you could?

Plastic water bottles

What can't you live without?


Which person - alive or dead - would you most like to meet?

Probably John Steinbeck

What bacalhau dish do you like most?

I’m vegetarian!

What’s the best thing about living in Portugal?

It’s so easy to find unspoilt places, even half an hour from the city

What's the best thing about your job?

The chance to work with such bright young people - whether that’s in the classroom or extra-curricular projects