Have a language and cultural exchange in Colombia

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The experience

We are a private language institute located in Villa de Leyva, Colombia, a few hours north of Bogota and we are looking for native speakers to teach their language, especially English, to students of all ages: children, teenagers and adults.
We also have social impact programs and need help to go to rural schools to teach English to children from low-income families.


What you offer

21 hours of help per week

Teaching Languages: Teaching a language to the host, guests, or local communities.


What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Free Parties: Get free entrance for the best parties in town.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.


Requirements

Fluent English or Fluent French

Between 20 and 60 years old

Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

Be from outside Colombia


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

You will teach private or group classes of maximum 5 students, and go once a week to a rural school to teach larger groups of kids with a fellow volunteer.

We expect you to be punctual, prompt and reliable, to cooperate with us and fellow team members, and to prepare your classes and adapt your teaching strategies to student needs. We favor the communicative approach and the comprehension approach in our classes.

In addition to teaching, you may be required to do promotional work for the institute.

You can expect an inclusive and welcoming culture, respectfulness of your time, commitment and skills, and regular meetings with us. We will also give you housing and 5 hours of Spanish classes per week.


Activities & Shift

We are open Monday to Saturday. You will have between 3 and 5 hours of classes per day. Schedules tend to change often, and you will most likely have classes in the morning and in the afternoon.

In your spare time, you can enjoy the local cafés and restaurants, go on a hike or a bike ride, and spend time with the friendly locals.


Rules

You will share a house with a maximum of 5 other volunteers. It is located on the outskirts of town, a 20 minutes walking distance from the institute. It has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a big living room and kitchen, a washing machine and a good Internet connection.

It is very important for us to know that you are okay with sharing a house, as it will be a big part of your experience here, and that you will respect the house rules.