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

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Colombia

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    02/10/2022

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  • Description

    Description

    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 teach different languages, including English and French. 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 goal 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. Classes are from Monday to Saturday, maximum 5 hours per day, so you will have time to explore the town and its surroundings, hike beautiful mountains, have a good cup of coffee or visit museums. Villa de Leyva is waiting for you!

    Are you a whizz on WordPress? Love posting on Insta? We're always keen to get a tech-savvy person here to help us with web and social, if you're a keen videographer and photographer too - that's an added bonus!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Teaching
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    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.

    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 Spanish, visit restaurants with delicious food, hike in the mountains, admire waterfalls and interact with the friendly locals here. Villa de Leyva is a quiet, bohemian and beautiful place.

    It is 3 hours away from the northern terminal of Bogota if you do it by bus, it will cost you around 30.000 Colombian pesos, it is a good idea to bring cash although in this town you will find ATMs without problem. It is a touristic place with lots of high quality international food, cafés and art shops.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for native speakers with some experience in teaching foreign languages, especially English and French, 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 have books, audios, videos and different materials to guide you and help you teach.

    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 have a great time here!

    If you are French and traveling with a Work and Holiday visa, let us know, we are very interested!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We want you to share your culture with us and our students, and have fun doing so!

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will share a house with maximum 5 other volunteers. It is located on the outskirts of town, a 20 minutes walking distance from the institute. It has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a big living room and kitchen, a washing machine and a good Internet connection.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your free time you can rest, meet new people or go out for drinks on the plaza. If you like to cook or go to restaurants, you will find that the food is pretty cheap. Public transportation is comfortable and cheap, so you can easily visit small towns nearby.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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