Looking for help with our educational camps in the beautiful mountains of Ilalo with an spectacular view to the Valley in Tumbaco, Ecuador



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    We are looking for 2 different types of Workkawayers.
    - An English Teacher
    - A couple/friends to work on the gardens, permaculture and general maintenance.

    Born in Ecuador I then studied and worked in the USA until I moved back to Ecuador 22 years ago. I now own two educational camps where we teach English to Ecuadorian students of all ages and back grounds.

    I am looking for Workkawayers who know the English language thoroughly, preferably born in a native English speaking country who enjoy teaching - You will teach classes and provide and English speaking environment outside of class. We offer room and 3 meals in exchange of 5 hours , 5 days a week.

    We are looking for a person to help in the garden of the second camp. The garden is a big space that is in the early stages of its development.
    For food you will be provided with food from the garden and of course any additional food that you may need. You have access to the kitchen to prepare all of your own meals. Your accommodation really is in a beautiful lactation and you will share this space with the owner.

    We are located in Ecuador 30 minutes from the beautiful city of Quito and just 30 minutes from the Quito airport. The camps are based in Tumbaco's countryside away from the city so you have access to the beautiful mountains of Ilalo with an spectacular view to the Valley - great for hiking and trail running. We have had Workkawayers before who were happy, focused and enjoyed the peaceful nature and friendly atmosphere we have and enjoy here. This really is a special place.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our Workkawayers before benefited from cultural exchange and learning Spanish at the same time they teach. In one year they can acquire fluency and understanding not only of the language but they understand the insides of the culture. Also you can travel around the area and soak up as much of the country and culture as you can.

  • Help


    Teach and practice English with students of all ages and backgrounds. Having a very high standard of English language is essential and being and having English as your first language is ideal but not essential. Some college and university years will be helpful but most important is to have a positive attitude, patience and willing to help the students in all areas. Males or females are welcome and any adult age is ok. You must be happy work with children and adults. The students will likely be at different levels of English however you will still teach in one group. There is a basic class structure but you will have freedom to teach in the style you choose, what is important is that the students get plenty of practice in speaking, listening and writing and also build up there confidence to communicate in English.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    You will be provided with your own private bedroom and bathroom, the rooms are spacious with areas to hang your clothes and storage for you things. Every room has a place to study and good wifi. You will be provided with 3 plentiful traditional Ecuadorian home cooked meals a day with juice, tea, coffee etc when ever you like. We pride ourselves on eating healthy and organic foods and a lot of the food we eat comes from our own garden. We grow corn, potatoes peppers, cabbage, zucchini, avocados, cucumbers, lemons, celery, coriander, figs, tomatoes, lemon grass, cedron , guava, and many more and our garden is always expanding.

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    What else ...

    It takes 20 minutes to walk into town (Tumbaco) or a five minute walk to the bus stop. From Tumbaco you can travel to all of the local areas via bus. Our day generally starts at 5am for a session at the local gym (optional) and then breakfast at 7.30 with classes beginning at 8am. You are also welcome to use the small gym set up we have here at camp. You have access to everything at the camp so please make it feel like your home.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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