Assist our local English teachers in a semi-rural town in Puebla, Mexico.

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is Eugenia. I am an English language teacher and entrepreneur. I'm in the process of developing a private language center with two more teachers. The school is in Huixcolotla, Puebla. We've been running this language center for 4 years. The center offers English language courses for kids, teenagers, and adults. We have small groups, most of our students come from public schools. It is very important for us to keep the school running since it is the only opportunity to learn English many students have, we are the only language school in town. We would like to give our students the opportunity to learn about other cultures and practice English with native speakers or non-native speakers of English who have a high intermediate-advanced level.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is an option for people who wish to live and experience real Mexico. We are located in a semi-rural town in which you would be able to know traditions, celebrations and try real Mexican food. Huixcolotla is known because "Papel Picado" is made here, we can take you to learn how these handicrafts are made. We are surrounded by many other rural towns, in which you can see convents, churches, natural resources, and even ruins of pyramids. We are also close to the city of Puebla (one hour), 90 minutes far from the city of Tlaxcala and three hours far from Mexico City. All of them beautiful and interesting to see. Volunteering with us will give you the opportunity to know rural, semi-rural and urban areas in central Mexico.
    My coworkers and I have been abroad ourselves and enjoy meeting people. We love visiting places and will happily take you around when time permits. You will also have the opportunity to learn or practice Spanish with us and our students.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for a couple or friends who wouldn't mind sharing a room. PREFERABLY ESL/EFL TEACHERS or travelers with experience in teaching English. We need volunteers who wish two stay from the end of August to mid-December, or at least for two months.
    Volunteers will be required to teach 2 or 3 classes on their own, to assist teachers during their lessons or to take part of the lesson and teach any ability they feel passionate about, for example, cooking, music, technology, yoga, painting, drawing, math, etc.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, basic Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation includes a little apartment with basic facilities: a bathroom, a little kitchen, and a backyard. There are hot water and a stove to cook. You can find plenty of grocery stores around and a huge market ten minutes away from the apartment where you can get fresh farmers' products every day. We will provide bedclothes and towels. We offer breakfast and lunch. We are willing to help them cook or take them for lunch when possible. Volunteers may be invited to come over students' homes for lunch or special celebrations meals.

    The school is located in a three-story building in which we rent a space for the language lessons.
    Work and home are very close, the teachers' apartment is only two blocks far from the school.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During working days, volunteers can visit nearby towns in the morning and come back to help in the afternoon-evening. When having two or three days off volunteers would be able to visit Mexico, Puebla, Tlaxcala, or Veracruz. There is lots of cheap public transport available, then it is very easy to move around.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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