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Teach English, learn Spanish, see amazing sights, meet great people, and have fun in Guatemala, Central America

  • Guatemala
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  • Last activity: 2 Jun 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    I was raised in New Jersey but my family is originally from Guatemala. I started visiting Guatemala more as an adult and began to love the country. I decided to move here and got a job teaching English. After 3 years I decided to start my own English teaching business. I've been going at it for almost 20 years now and I love it. Guatemala City is great if you know it well, which I do, there's lots to do, see and learn. I love spending time inside and outside of the city as much as possible. (I'm also on Couchsurfing.com under Harold Davila)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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

    We'll teach you Spanish, you'll have great food, comfortable accommodations and safety. You'll meet many great students, locals, and other volunteers. You'll experience the culture, traditions and celebrations of Guatamala.

    On weekends and during off hours we'll have many opportunities to get out and do stuff. There are coffee shops in the city and restaurants, bars, and even dancing. Outside the city you can climb volcanos, swim the ocean, visit lakes, jungles, caves, rivers, lagoons and pools (natural pools)! Basically, we get out as often as possible. There's lots to see and do, near and far, and we'll be doing as much as possible. You also have the choice to stay at the house if you don't want to go out. But I'm sure you won't want to miss anything.

    (Please be advised that you will be expected to pay for your own expenses on trips and any off hour activities outside the house).

    Volunteering here provides a unique opportunity to experience Guatemala's beautiful culture and nature, all while making a huge difference in the community.

  • Help


    You are welcome to stay with us and help us teach English

    During the week volunteers will help teach classes for adults at companies within the city. Materials are provided and volunteers will receive training on how to teach and facilitate lessons. Volunteers will work with me on preparing lessons and as they get experience the'll be able to lead their own lessons.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are solely dedicated to teaching English and Spanish as a second language with just shy of 20 years experience. Please join us in teaching and learning.

  • Accommodation


    We live in a big house in an amazing neighborhood. The neighborhood is safe and a in a great location with easy access to see the city.

    -Individual room
    - On occasions when there is a group of volunteers, we have extra beds and sleep two or three to a room.
    -Bed, closet, desk, and high speed internet access.

    -2 hefty & healthy cooked meals a day (breakfast & lunch) are prepared for volunteers
    -Fully furnished kitchen for cooking if you would like to make your own food

    -Laundry area with washer and dryer available
    -1 shared Bathroom with hot shower

    Work Space:
    -The house has an office where we train you, prepare classes, and get work done.
    -High Speed internet access

    -The living room has couches, a big tv with a great sound system for watching movies or listening to music.
    -Dinning area
    -We've got a nice front yard, a large back yard, hammocks, tents and sleeping bags for some alone time, relaxing, or just some outdoor fun.
    -There's plenty of peace and quiet for yoga, meditation and getting grounded.
    -There's also a large terrace with a nice view.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We've got transportation for classes and our outings together but if you'd like to get out on your own we'll be happy to point you in the right direction to bus terminals or Ubers. Like I said, there's plenty to see and do. The beautiful city of Antigua is only 20 miles away and can reached by bus, taxi or Uber.

  • 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

    Yes, we've got a great internet connection as we teach English online. You're welcome to work on your own thing while staying here.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    A small vehicle is welcome for free on site but a paid space for larger vehicles is nearby.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Pets are welcome.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Minimum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 722468316616



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