Help to teach English in Apartado and Urabá, Colombia

  • Colombia
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  • Last activity: 12/01/2023




  • Description


    We are a low cost English school led specially to public schools of banana workers, all humble and with low incomes. We try to be part of the solution having into account that English is mostly studied by upper-classed people and considered to be out of reach by under-privileged people.
    Though we are opended to all population no matter age or social condition, we focus our efforts on public schools expecting to give children a chance to finish their basic education able to communicate in English efectively.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You have the chance to go to the beach, flshing, swimming or dancing. We are welcoming enough to invite you to know the most notable places in the area and to enjoy local and traditional food. You also have the chance to help us with our language at home and if you like cooking, you'll have the kitchen all for you.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We need English teachers for children, youngs and adults. We don't expect the applicants to be graduated at any superior education program, but with high formation since what we really need from him/her is sharing with our students talking to them and encouraging them to talk.
    We need proficient English speakers no matter nationality but better from countries where English is the first or second language.
    We afford hosting and food and provide a good family environment, as once the workawayer is with us he/she is immeditely taken as a new member of our family.
    All what we require, added to the language is a good behavior and compromise with our project.
    We also request some help visiting schools and different places near around doing talks and interacting with locals in order to try to encourage children, teens and adults to develop skills at English and helping them to enhance the vision they have of the world.
    It is expected the volunteers to have clothes different from shorts or t-shirts, as going to schools or offices trends to be more polite although no formal.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Our school helps youngers and adults learn English.

  • Accommodation


    We provide a single furnitured room at home and a family environment. Being clear that when more than one volunteer is hosted the room is shared. We are a small and latin-averaged family composed by four members, all of us working or studying. We are spanish speakers but can perform also at English. Ideal for someone who wants to reinforce spanish communication skills. Sometimes we offer formal spanish classes for free if the volunteers request.
    We serve the same food for every one of the members of the family but if any special dietary is requiered, it should be prepared by the workawayer and extra expenses are on him/her.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Apartado is located in Uraba, Antioquia, Colombia, South America. It's located twenty minutes far from the sea, on a beautiful landscape plenty of banana plantations. This is a properous and promisory land which is growing every day because of the great projects underway: The International Port, the most important one. On weekends a lot of people go to the beach in family or fishing in a near pond or in the rivers nearby.
    As the climate is very hot and moist wearing soft is so usual, but people wear polite for daily life.

  • 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

    Our internet connection is suitable

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 6 days a week

Host ref number: 561437323264

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