Come have a language and culture exchange in Villa de Leyva, Colombia



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    Would you like to JOIN US ?
    We are an international language institute located in Villa de Leyva, Colombia, a few hours north of Bogota. Famous for its colonial architecture, white buildings, red tile roofs, stone streets and large main square, Villa de Leyva is a major tourist destination of international fame. We offer different languages, including English, French and German. We work with children, teenagers and adults.
    All teaching activities take place in classrooms with a conversational learning approach and a limit of 5 students per class.
    We are looking for native speakers, and we offer you the opportunity to spend time in Colombia, meet some of the friendliest and warmest people you will ever meet, and learn Spanish while teaching others your native language.

    Our project started two years ago, and the idea of this project is to create a space for cultural exchange, to get to know each other and spend time together, the institute is located in one of the oldest and most valuable houses in villa de leyva, this house is 400 years old. classes are from monday to friday maximum 5 hours per day, you have the weekends to get to know the town and its surroundings, in fact it is a great opportunity if your plan is to walk the mountains, teach, have a good coffee or visit some museums, besides there are many shops to buy souvenirs and many delicious restaurants. villa de leyva is waiting for you.

    You will also receive 5 hours of Spanish per week, 1 hour per day, you will have fun.

    We provide lunch for three days a week, actually food is not very expensive here, which means you can safely maintain your diet.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We will provide you with accommodation and the opportunity to improve your Spanish with classes and through interaction with students and the community. You have the option of Spanish classes or $50.000 COP per week depending on your choice.
    We want you to feel at home, have a great experience with us and fall in love with Villa de Leyva and Colombia in general.
    You will have the opportunity to learn and improve your Spanish, visit restaurants with delicious food, hike in the mountains and interact with the friendly locals here, there are also waterfalls, you can meditate and rest, Villa de Leyva is a very quiet, bohemian and beautiful place.

    It is 3 hours from the northern terminal of Bogota if you do it by bus, it will cost you around 30.000 or 35.000 thousand Colombian pesos, it is a good idea to bring cash although in this town you will find ATMs without problems. It is a touristy place with lots of high quality international food, cafes and art shops and a safe place to walk.

  • Help


    We are looking for native speakers to teach foreign languages with some experience, especially English, to students of all ages: children, teenagers and adults. Our concept is that students "learn through conversation classes". Classes will be limited to 5 students.

    We need you to help us teach your language to children and adults and to make it easier we have different books, audios, videos and more to guide you.

    In addition to teaching, you may be asked to do promotional work for the Institute, help with activities in local schools and cultural exchanges within Villa De Leyva.

    If you enjoy teaching, working with children and are a friendly person, then you will enjoy your time here.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    as an institution we have created a space to have fun exchanging our knowledge, in this case the language, we totally believe in education and we work so that you and I can get to know our cultures much better.

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    Our accommodation,

    We have a house to share with space for six people, each one has a very comfortable bed, we have a small living area, a small kitchen, two bathrooms, there is also a washing machine and internet, this house was rented in order that foreigners have their own place so they have the freedom to do their activities according to their schedules, the owner of the house is anita and she is very friendly she is from villa de leyva, the house is safe and works as a hotel, it is located near the shops and the terminal, so it is easy to get everything you need.

    The house is very comfortable, it has light and ventilation, it is in a very quiet part of town.

    we will give you your own key and you will share the house, with you there will be a maximum of 5 or 6 people.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    in your free time you can rest, you can read, meet more people and enjoy your stay here, it will be amazing. public transportation is easy, comfortable and cheap, you can also buy food to cook very cheaply at home and we can do on weekends bbq or dinners together, also go for a beer or go to places where local friends have art stores to paint, we can dance salsa and also why not just talk and relax.

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    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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day,5 days a week

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