Alma means leap (Greek), nurture (Latin) and soul (Portuguese). It is an apple (Hungarian), a space telescope (Chile) and an asteroid (390 Alma). It is a beautiful girl's name and shows the diversity and range of possibilities that exist out there.



About us

The Alma Collective was created by Madalena in 2016.

She launched the idea after graduating from Google Campus' Start Up School for Mums. Born in Brussels to a Greek father and German mother she experienced first hand what it means to grow up with a multitude of cultures and languages. This has shaped her life and is now defining her children’s adventures too. Connect with her on LinkedIn or follow her on Instagram.

Rebecca joined the crew in 2017.

She came to our workshops and swiflty took over the playgroup database initiative. It has steadily grown since. Her mother is German, her father French, and she now lives in London with her Arabic-speaking husband and their two kids children. Her background is law. You can learn more about her on LinkedIn or send her an email.

The Alma Collective is you.

You are part of us. Child or adult, we welcome you to the fold and hope to hear about your adventures soon.

Your Language Emissaries


Community leaders at large, they are here to help you uncover places to meet fellow parents raising multilingual children. Thanks to them all the insights you need are at your fingertips. Support our volunteers by sharing your discoveries with them.






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Could this be you?





Could this be you?

Join Us


If you believe like us that a more beautiful world is possible when we live languages please consider contributing to it in any way you can. We have positions which are volunteer-based, work with freelancers, and if more influence and decision-making is your thing let’s chat.


Language Emissary

Give your natural inclination a name and become an emissaries. As part of our team of volunteers you track language playgroups and build their digital shelter.



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