Help with English classes at our language academy in the beautiful town of San Agustin, Colombia

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Welcome to our language institute, where our goal is to foster the curiosity and the speaking skills of the people of San Agustin.
    This project started in 2021, it focuses on the English language and culture sharing. The core of the school is to make our students meet with people from all over the world to improve their English but also to broaden their perspectives, opportunities and mindset. More than 80 students learn English, French and Spanish. We teach to different ages and levels : children, teenagers, and adults, from A1 to B2. Today, we are 3 teachers working together to help the students learn in the best way. We keep the groups small to keep a personalized type of teaching, and we often organize practice classes with foreigners, and activities outside the school.

    We would love to host a volunteer to complete our Colombian team and bring its culture to the school and the students. You would need to be fluent in English, to help the teachers 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. If you speak French, you can also participate in our new French groups ! The classes take place in the afternoons and evenings, from 2 to 6 or 4 to 8 most of the time. If you want to be part of the pedagogic team, we will be happy to hear your ideas and co-construct the activites with you.

    In your free time, you will have a lot to discover in San Agustin and its surroundings. We can take you to the best places around and share with you the history and culture of this special place. San Agustín is a privileged place, due to the dazzling nature of the Colombian Andes, its exuberant vegetation and its abrupt canyons carved out of volcanic rock. Its Archaeological Park, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, is its greatest tourist attraction. With its landscape, adventure, agrotourism and cultural activities, the town is growing and the tourism here is developing very fast.
    I can also take you to the coffee farm of my family on the weekends, in the mountains, and show you the real countryside life in a coffee region.

    About me : I am Milton, 32 years old, I created this project and I teach English and Spanish. Besides managing the school, I also sometimes work as a tour guide and translator. I am from here and I love sharing my love for this magic region !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Babysitting and creative play
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    - You will have the opportunity to practice your Spanish daily, and maybe even have class with me
    - A lot of human experiences with the students and also with all the people you will meet here during your stay
    - You will also improve your teaching and pedagogic skills of course
    - I will show you my favourite places here and you can take part in some of the tours I do when possible !
    - Discover my family's coffee farm and spend the weekend in the mountains
    - There is a lot to do around. No matter what is your passion, you will find someone here who share it with you.
    Outdoors : horse riding, bicycle, hiking in the canyon, waterfalls and miradors, swimming, canyoning, kayaking, and a lot of other adventure sports
    Culture : famous and magical archeological sites, many coffee farms around to visit (the best in Colombia, even if the region is not called Eje Cafetera hahaha), salsa and bachata classes on fridays

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We would love to have another teacher in our team to learn from eachother and bring a diferent culture to the students. You will need to have some experience in teaching, tutoring, or at least experience in group managing or working with children, and have good interpersonal skills to transmit what you know.
    We are looking for something fluent in English, if not native. You will need to feel enough confident in Spanish to participate in classes with students who have a very basic English level.

    The classes take place in the afternoons and evenings, from 2 to 6 or 4 to 8 most of the time. Thus it will be 4 hours a day, during 5 days a week. The teachers have holiday according to the national and regional holiday, like the students.
    We would like to welcome volunteers for long periods of time, like few months, so that the learning environement stay a stable for the children and teenagers, but we might consider aplications for 1 month or less, depending on your profile.

    If you have some schooling and strong experiences in education, pedagogy, or languages, it is a big plus and we will be happy to hear about your experiences.
    Being fluent in Spanish is a plus but it is not necessary, we will be here to help you with Spanish anytime you need. We would also like to have someone able to co-teach French.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I love sharing my culture and my language, so I will be pleased to teach you Spanish as a part of the volunteering. You will also practice a lot your Spanish during the lessons and in the town in general, as not a lot of people speak English here. I would also like to keep learning French through our French group, if you are a native.

  • Accommodation


    At least a private room, bathroom, kitchen and free Wi-Fi.
    Maybe a furnished apartment, depending on your needs.
    This is a place we rent for your stay.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    How to get to San Agustin Huila?

    * From Bogotá :
    Bus, take the Bogota-Espinal-Neiva-Garzón-Pitalito-San Agustín route.
    Change bus in Neiva or Pitalito.
    Neiva-San Agustín : 4 hours
    Pitalito-San Agustín : 35 minutes

    * From Cali :
    Bus, take the Cali-Popayán-Coconuco-Paletará-Isnos-San Agustín route.
    You can change bus in Popayan if you didn't find a direct.

    * From Medellín :
    Bus, take the Medellín-La Dorada-Honda-Girardot-Neiva-Garzón-Pitalito-San Agustín route.
    Change bus in Neiva or Pitalito.
    Neiva-San Agustín : 4 hours
    Pitalito-San Agustín : 35 minutes

  • 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

    Excellent internet signal in the furnished apartment we will provide, so you can totally keep on with any work or projects you have. The school (in the center of the city) also has a good Wi-Fi and you are welcome to work here anytime in your free time. Lots of coffee shops and restaurants that are also nice places to work in town.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Space to park your van, and everything you need.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 851792754329

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