Help at our language school on the Oaxaca Coast, Mexico



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are an international language school and cultural center run by a non-profit organisation. We are located near the center of the village of Mazunte on the Oaxaca Coast, on a hill with beautiful sea view and always touched by a fresh breeze. Since 2013, we offer Spanish classes to travelers from all over the world and English classes for local children. We also offer salsa classes, and other cultural activities. In our big open school forum, build with natural materials, we have free WI-FI and hammocks to relax.

    Our vision and the idea behind is, that the language school provides the financial basis for the project, which acts also as a center for a wide range of social and cultural projects in the region.
    The project was founded in 2005 by Mexican and German friends. Right now, Maria the Mexican colaborator is running the school and living here permanently with Panuncio, who is reponsable of gardens, cleaning, and maintainance in the school.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can improve your Spanish. We offer one meal per day and a room to sleep. You will meet interesting people from all over the world. You will live in the small village of Mazunte and will meet local people.

  • Help


    We need somebody who speak some spanish because Panuncio doesn´t speak any english for training time. Because you are going to take responsability of Panuncio´s work like: swipe the main floor daily before 9 am. Organize the waste separation, turn on systematically water pumps that provide the school, water our beautiful plants and trees, take care of the lovely pets : we have two dogs and a cat, including go for a walk. Some knowledge of electric system, like change a fuse or replace some electric cable or a spotlight. Also take care of the biodigestor, turning on the pump to oxygenate it . Or clean and put linseed oil in Windows and doors, or clean and Paint metal bars or Paint walls.

    HELP WITH SCHOOL FACILITIES: You will be at the office helping the teachers and doing interviews to the new students. You will be in charge of putting the school flyers in special spots in the village on a regular basis. As we share the kitchen (we will be three people including you), we take turns in cooking the main meal and cleaning the house. That means that you will be cooking twice a week and cleaning the kitchen and the bathroom twice a week. (We do expect, that you clean up after yourself, of course, just as in other shared apartments.) And, in case we receive a guest, help Maria to prepare the bedroom.

    We need you to speak fluent Spanish. At least at an intermediate advanced level.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer a room with a bed to sleep and a little cupboard to put your stuff in. Shared bathroom. Shared kitchen. Free internet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are mexican young people. We have a dog and two cats. We are almost vegetarians. Smoking is allowed. The school is 5 minutes to the beach where you can swim, do snorkeling, diving, standup paddle, surfing, whale, dolphin and turtle watching. You also can do hiking, rafting near by. Public transport is available by pick ups and Taxis. But the village is small, you can walk anywhere. Next airport Huatulco (1 hour drive).

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 542734799728