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We seek volunteers with teaching experience or who are willing to have a go! We are a small, friendly and still very young institute where your contribution will have a substantial impact on the lives of your students. At any time we host a handful of volunteers in addition to our group of regular local teachers, and are always looking for fresh faces to join our little community here! We teach classes to small groups of adults, children and teenagers, with most groups having 4 to 6 students per class. We follow textbooks from major publishers, but teachers have a lot of autonomy in how they teach their classes.
We are interested in introducing new cultures to our students to open up their minds towards not only the language, but also towards the people who speak it.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesLanguage practiceTeaching
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
The volunteer will have the chance to stay in a peaceful Colombian town where they get to know the country's culture and its people. In addition, they would have the opportunity to improve their Spanish skills as well as to travel around within the region where they are staying in their free time.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
- Lead classes of 4 to 6 people spread across the week, with classroom time up to 20 hours per week
- Support our conversational English classes, giving students the chance to talk to a native speaker and practice pronunciation in a natural setting
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.
We will provide the volunteer a private room on the rooftop of the language institute where they will be working. The volunteers will be provided three daily meals. The room is comfortable and includes a bed. Also, the volunteer will have free wifi access.
What else ...
Barbosa is a small town located halfway on the main highway that connects Bogota with Bucaramanga.
As a volunteer, you will have the unique chance to explore the Colombian culture, get in touch with its people and travel to some awesome nearby places, such as San Gil, Barichara, Villa de Leyva and also to small, hidden villages with breathtaking landscapes. You can get to all of these places very easily by bus.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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Me encantó poder ser parte de éste proyecto y tener la oportunidad de ayudar
Ademas es un gran deportista, muy alegre y prepara un delicioso tinto Colombiano!!
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Yo realmente disfruté este proyecto, fue difícil para salir. En total me quedé por 7 semanas. Andrea, Andrés, Aida y Felipe son muy amables, y siempre intentan ayudarme con mejorar mi español. Los estudiantes varian de 5 a 35, y yo disfruté todas mis clases. Espero que regresaré la familia un
La experiencia en fue muy particular sus alumnos la adoraban, podrías encontrar carteles de ellos expresandole su cariño y admiración, la gente de Barbosa la adoraba tuvo muchos amigos que aun la esperan para que
If you don't have teaching experience don't worry, they provide you with the materials for classes.
If you want to have a nice and happy person in your work, it's Carly!
Great teaching management, It is good to know them and enjoy your company
Thanks for everything and we hope to see you again.
She is the nicest person I met. I spend a wonderful time in the institute and I was so sad to leave... I would stay forever... Colombian people are amazing.
I helped with the english and french clases. Also I gave origami clases for Christmas. I had such a good time there.
Thank you so much for this
We all like you. We had great days with you! You were so friendly and nice to everybody and helped us a lot. You can do your job well in our school , always helping students pratice their oral English .
We are really looking forward to seeing you again soon!