Spanglish Colombia

Fully immerse yourself in the Colombian culture and Spanish learning. We are a Spanish school for foreigners that offers an immersive experience in the local culture. Accommodation is in a beautiful and peaceful place nestled among the mountains. Classes are taught by professional and experienced teachers, and the meals are prepared with the delicious seasoning of a Colombian grandmother.
We are located just outside of Jericó, a 30-minute walk or a 10-minute tuk-tuk ride away. Our school is surrounded by a beautiful landscape of mountains and trees. In the mornings, you can breathe pure and fresh air, making it perfect for studying, reading, or practicing yoga while listening to the birds sing. the nights are quiet, with only the sounds of nature lulling you to sleep.
Moreover, Jericó is a charming and small town, just 2.5 hours southwest of Medellin. It enjoys an average temperature ranging from 14°C to 23°C (57°F to 73°F) and it is surrounded by green forests and mountains that hide beautiful views, rivers, and waterfalls. In addition, Jericó offers many activities that you can do in your free time. In the afternoons, you can go to the river, take nature walks, or go hiking to the marvelous "Las Nubes" viewpoint. Walking through the town itself is a magical experience, as Jericó has been of great importance in the economic and cultural development of the Antioquia department. This is why it's known as "La Atenas del Suroeste" (The Athens of the Southwest). Today, it has a great variety of museums and historical sites. In addition, its colonial architecture, streets, buildings, botanical garden, numerous churches, and central square make it a wonderful place to explore. It's also a designated "Pueblo Patrimonio" (heritage town) of Colombia since 2013. Not to forget, Jericó's gastronomy and coffee tradition are notable. It features a wide range of restaurants serving exquisite food, and its coffee is renowned as some of the best in Antioquia.

Be part of the Spanglish Colombia family with our volunteer package and immerse yourself in the local culture and Spanish learning. Support us in various tasks at our school, such as marketing, gardening, cleaning, or teaching English/your native language, among others. In summary, you will enjoy the following: • 10 hours of group classes led by professional and experienced teachers (option to add 4 hours of 1:1 private lessons). • Accommodation from Sunday to Sunday in a shared room, in a peaceful, clean, and welcoming place with a beautiful mountain and tree landscape. • Delicious traditional local breakfasts from Monday to Friday (vegetarian and vegan options available). • Delicious lunches with the seasoning of a Colombian grandmother from Monday to Friday (vegetarian and vegan options available). • Shared and very clean bathroom with hot water. • Various activities at the school you can participate in, such as billiards and beer nights, movies, card games, campfires, and cooking dinner together. • Insurance while you are in our facilities. • 15 hours of work on various tasks at our school. We hope to see you soon!

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Staff & Host

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Hours & Tasks

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Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

United States

5

Great place and experience! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. It was easy to become comfortable quickly. Rafa is a great teacher and our classes were always full of challenging learning and laughs. During the 3 weeks, I saw an improvement in my understanding and speaking. There is plenty to do after classes and volunteer work. The volunteer work was quite manageable too. Every meal was delicious and Olga showed us many Colombian recipes. I recommend if you want to learn in a beautiful countryside. Many thanks to the whole family.

about 1 month ago

United Kingdom

5

I had an amazing time at Spanglish, Rafa is a great teacher and my Spanish improved a lot in my 3 week stay. The food prepared by Olga was delicious and I really enjoyed learning to cook traditional Colombian dishes. Everyone in the home is very friendly and welcoming. The location in the countryside near Jericó is beautiful. Overall, it is a place to stay if you are looking to improve your Spanish and take a break from a busy city. The volunteering was well organised and the tasks well explained. There is a schedule for the day so you know when to do tasks and when to enjoy free time.

about 1 month ago

United States

5

This was my first time using worldpackers, and it was a really eye opening and growing experience! The Spanish classes were very helpful, even as a beginner. I wish I would have had a better base knowledge of speaking Spanish, but Rafa did well at teaching at my level.

about 2 months ago

United Kingdom

5

I had an amazing time at Spanglish. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly and made me feel at home, and gave a real family vibe. The lessons were challenging, yet very useful and I feel like I genuinely learned a lot and improved my Spanish. It is an amazing place and there are many things you can do in town or places nearby. Would definitely recommend to other people wanting an immersive Colombian experience:)

about 2 months ago

United States

5

Spanglish is a fun place to stay in a beautiful countryside! The volunteering is reasonable and the classes are super helpful. Highly recommend!

about 2 months ago


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