We are looking for native speakers to teach foreign languages, especially English, to students of all ages: children, teenagers and adults. Our concept is for students to “learn by conversational classes ”. Classes will be limited to 6 students. We need you to help us teach your language to children and adults and to make it easier we have different books, audios, videos and more to guide you. As well as teaching you may be required to do promotional work for the Institute, help run activities at local schools and cultural exchanges within Villa De Leyva. If you enjoying teaching, working with children and are a friendly person then you will enjoy your time here.
We will provide you with lodging and the opportunity to improve your Spanish with classes and by interaction with students and the community. You have the option of receiving spanish classes or $50.000 COP weekly depending on your choice. We want to make you feel at home, have a great experience with us and fall inlove with Villa de Leyva and Colombia in general. Beyond learning and improving your Spanish, you will have the chance to visit special restaurants, try typical food and drinks, hike mountains and interacting with the friendly locals here. Villa De Leyva is a safe and beautiful colonial town 3 hours north of Bogota. It is a tourist hotspot that has many diferent internation food of high quality, artensial cafes and shops and a safe location to walk.
My second experience as a volunteer. It was great, you get to know new people and also you get to learn so many things about yourself.
The experience as a teacher was great, all my classes were individual which made it easier as a first experience in the teaching field.
Apart from that, I could meet the other travellers from different corners of the world. It was great as I learn about other cultures and also from the great Colombian culture too.
Anaïs was also so kind and helpful at all times.
3 months ago
Great experience to learn spanish and to practice your english. The school is a for-profit institution, so don't go there expecting you'll have a traditional social impact on the comunity. The infrastructure is great: the school has multiple rooms with bords, markers and books. The classes have usually one or two students at time - they're very polite and eager to learn. The city is tiny and very touristic - it's a beautiful place but if you are used to a lot happening, you can get bored. The owner and all of the teachers I've met were great people and many became real friends.
7 months ago