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Help in our language institute in San Sebastián de Mariquita, Tolima, Colombia

  • Colombia
  • Favourited 195 times
  • Last activity: 03/02/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We have 7 teachers, and we seek volunteers with teaching experience or who are willing to get it ! We are a friendly and growing institute where your contribution will have a substantial impact on our lives. We host volunteers year-round. The conversational classes take place in the afternoon, where the volunteers share with the students 1 or two hours per class. We are located in Mariquita, Tolima, it is a small and friendly town, the weather is warm but in 30 minutes you can visit Palocabildo Tolima and the weather is cool. We have another institute in La Dorada, Caldas. Both Mariquita and La Dorada are full of interesting and touristic places to visit.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    First of all, we help workawayers by providing housing and a stipend to help with food. You will also get to know our Colombian culture, typical food, travel to different places and help children and young people have a better future by learning a new language. Also, if workawayers want to learn spanish, we can help them. We have different places to visit (waterfalls, rivers, cultural towns like Honda and in Colombia this is the only place where you can enjoy a cool weather and if you go 30 minutes you can enjoy hot weather....you can do horseriding and if workawayers like farms we can take them to a farm to enjoy the weather, animals and hiking. There is a River named honey River it is totalment cristaline where you can swim 5 kms along and across it you can sew the nature, the animals like monkeys and birds etc.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We have all our locally paid staff, the role of workawayers is to talk in English with our students acording to their level. Conversations with native speakers will help them with real English practice. We are an institute that teaches English to children and adults. We offer classes at lower prices than other private schools.

    We do not charge anything to workawayers

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: 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 in a room or apartment with kitchen, private bathroom, with all services including water, electricity, and internet. We also provide a $25 USD weekly stipend. Also, If you want, you will have the opportunity to practice Spanish.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    in your free time you can visit tourist places like hacienda napoles, Armero guayabal do ecotourism, visit termales, spring waters, play Soccer, go to the waterfalls, go to some farms to relax etc.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Volunteers average 15 hours per week, mosly in late afternoon/evening and Saturday mornings. No classes on Sunday.

Host ref number: 234472835625

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