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Help teach English at our academy in the heart of the Andes, Tunja, Colombia

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  • Last activity: 05/02/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    We are the largest private English language school in Tunja, Colombia (located about 2 hours north of Bogota). Our students range from very young children just starting to learn English to seasoned professionals wishing to brush up their English skills. One of our key teaching objectives is to have all of our students interact with teachers from different parts of the world so that they can also learn about different cultures while learning English.
    If you have a little bit of teaching experience, pedagogic background, or English teaching certified (TELF or CELTA certified), we do accept nonnative speakers with an excellent English level, feel free to contact us
    Due to the current situation, we will ask you once you get here your vaccination card (Covid-19) and this should be required in some places here in the city so you better have it always with you.

    We provide accommodation and electricity, hot water, Wifi, Kitchen, gas, laptops and house facilities, and one daily lunch. In addition to this, we are offering all our volunteers the opportunity to go to the gym for free (which is close to the place they live) and a free guided tour for a nearby city which is well known for its popularity among tourists and locals.

    In exchange, you will have to teach 18h between classes in-person and online classes.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Teaching
    DIY and building projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will have the opportunity to know and share with a lot of local people (students, staff and people around) Colombians are famous for being friendly, and is an opportunity to practice spanish, they will be glad to help you to learn.

    Also, Tunja is the capital of an area with strong cultural identity. It is an agricultural and gastronomical culture (we love potatoes and arepas). Here, you will see the marks left by previous indigenous communities (Muiscas) and a spanish colony spread in many small towns and wonderfull landscapes.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    You will be teaching basic, intermediate, or advanced English classes that usually have a maximum of 14 students per class. We also provide individual private English lessons. As it was mentioned before you will work up to 18 hours weekly and some of them will be in-person and some others virtual.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have an accommodation in a fully furnished, apartment which the other teachers also live in, the room could be shared. The type of accommodation will depend on the availability. We offer full food supply as well.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Tunja is located in the heart of the northern Andes, at an altitude of approximately 3,000 meters (9,000 feet), in the Colombian state of Boyacá. Boyacá was the first capital of the Colombian nation and ot is a medium-sized regional center that has many important historical places, large universities, marvelous bakeries and lovely parks. Transportation around Boyacá is easy and cheap. Bogota is only 2 hours to the south by bus. Buses works almost 24/7 From there, you can get to anywhere in Colombia (and South America).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We totally don't mind about people working on their own projects if they always achieve the tasks required for us. We have 30 mb internet and WIFI at the Apartment and at the Institute. We do have an all in one PC for the use of those who doesn't have one.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    A maximum of 18 hours per week

Host ref number: 132914715914

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