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Join Our Language Exchange Program in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

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  • Last activity: 20 May 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    Are you passionate about teaching English and interested in experiencing the vibrant culture of Guatemala? Our small school in the heart of Quetzaltenango offers a unique opportunity for language enthusiasts to participate in a meaningful exchange.

    What We Offer:
    Our school teaches Spanish classes to foreign visitors, and also English classes to Guatemalan learners. We aim to provide our students and volunteer teachers with a unique language exchange experience with the possibility to join our afternoon activities to soak up the atmosphere and culture of Guatemala.

    Stay at a local host family in exchange for 21 hours of teaching. Please note that this option needs to be discussed, to see if we have enough English students for you to start with, to do this. Please ask us about additional options as well.

    Commitment Requirements:
    * Time Commitment: A minimum of 3 months to ensure continuity and a stable learning environment for our English students.
    * Ample availability to teach from Monday to Friday between 8 am and 7 pm, and preferably be able to teach some classes online and on Saturdays.

    By joining us, not only will you gain valuable teaching experience, but you'll also be able to immerse yourself in the beautiful and welcoming community of Quetzaltenango.

    Ready to embark on this exciting journey? Get in touch with us to learn more about how you can be part of our enriching language exchange program in Quetzaltenango!

    We look forward to welcoming you to our school and our community!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Xela (as Quetzaltenango is known locally) is an amazing city to spend time in, gain a great knowledge of Guatemalan culture and brush up (or start!) your language skills (both Spanish and teaching English skills). You will learn about lesson planning, conversation with English learners and a variety of other teaching skills which can be invaluable for future teaching posts. The school has lots of students (both Guatemalan, and foreign visitors) to get to know, and there are activities all the time which teachers are welcome to participate in, so you will become part of the family.

  • 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 tutors to teach English to teenagers and adult learners. These classes are one-to-one (or occasionally 2 students). We provide books and other material to use in your classes and we are based in a lovely central location. Tutoring experience is preferred, but not a necessity. We ask for a three-month minimum stay so our students have consistency and teachers build up a rapport with the students. Tutors need to be native English speakers (or completely fluent if it is not your first language).

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Dutch: 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


    In exchange of teaching 21 hours, housing can be provided with local families. This consists of a private room (sharing a bathroom), and it includes 3 meals a day with the family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are a wealth of things to do in the local area, from hikes, to community visits, to just hanging out drinking delicious Guatemalan coffee in local cafes. There is a great social scene in town and both lakes and beaches are an easy weekend away.

  • 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

    21 hours a week.

Host ref number: 666967262678

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