Help with English and discover traditional Mexican Family life in Toluca, Mexico



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    My name is Christian, I'm 32 years old and last year I traveled the world spending time in Europe, Asia, and Africa. During my travels, I volunteered in the UK for 1 year and then I did some Workaways in Asia, I can assure you that volunteering is the best way to get to know the real culture of a place and meet amazing people.

    Once I came back to Mexico I realized the low English level and the lack of opportunities that low-income people have to practice and learn the language, that is why I started this project.

    We are committed to helping low-income children and adults to learn and practice English. We are located in Toluca City in a popular neighborhood where you will be able to experience all the real Mexican Folklore.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will meet many locals while teaching and you will also be living with a Mexican Family so you can experience firsthand how people are and live in this area of Mexico. As much as possible I would take you around and give you all the tips you need to move by yourself.
    If you also want to practice or learn some Spanish, it is the best place because not many people speak English.

    If you are keen on mountaineering Toluca has the "Nevado de Toluca" or also named "Xinantecatl" it's a volcano with an altitude of 4,640 meters over sea level. The crater of the volcano is reachable by car so if you are not in good shape don't worry :)

    In case you are interested in History there are some ruins from the Pre-Columbian era such as Calixtlahuaca and Malinalco.

    Inside de city, you can enjoy the architecture and visit places such as the cathedral, the Cosmovitral, or the town of Metepec. In addition, Toluca is the second Mexican city with more museums after Mexico City.
    There is a big variety of food and also many traditional candies that are made only in this region.
    Inside and on the outskirts of Toluca there are many small towns with particular traditions, depending on the time of the year you can visit and enjoy some of these events.

    If you are interested in a "Charreada", which is the national sport in Mexico, I can take you to an event on Sundays in a location near the project.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are looking for travellers who are fluent in English, of course, being an English native speaker is a plus.
    Your main task is going to be to teach and speak with the students so they can practice and feel more comfortable speaking with foreigners.
    The schedule of the classes vary from day to day but you won't spend more than 25 hours a week.
    We also expect you to help when necessary with shopping and cooking.

  • 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.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You will stay with my family in a house in Toluca City, in the area there is plenty of transportation to move around.
    You might have your own space, we've adapted an area for you.
    We will provide 2 meals a day or the ingredients to cook, most of the traditional Mexican food has meat so if you are vegetarian we will provide the ingredients to cook.

  • 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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 644477245974