We are an institute working in teaching English for 25 years in the city of Tunja, Boyacá. It was founded with the purpose to contribute with his knowledge and experience in teaching through a learning process in which living a second language is instilled in a natural way.
Our methodology allows us to work with small groups of students (5 or 6) students per class. This way the students have more individual participation in class and teachers have enough time to carry out their activities.
Our main concern is to speak with our students about daily issues to have them develop speaking skills, that’s why we apply for native English speakers to help us.
We offer the workawayers all the benefits that entail lodging, food, transportation (if necessary), environment of respect, friendship and responsibility, also the opportunity to know the most beautiful places that surround our city, and all the conditions to learn the Spanish Language.
We have had teachers from different countries including: Canada, the Netherlands, the United States and England, with whom we have shared wonderful time together, we still hear from them and are in touch so far.
We want you to come and join us in our quest to help make this city the first bilingual city of Colombia, you are welcome.
Tunja, very noble and loyal, is one of the Latin American cities most appreciated by connoisseurs of the history of art, in it the traces of the pre-Hispanic ancestral past of the Muiscas are still in force, a culture that lived there before the arrival of the Spanish people. From 1539, the date of its Hispanic foundation, it was covered with temples, houses, and streets, which still speak today of that colonial past, whose legacy prevails through a significant real estate heritage, in which the paint samples stand out domestic and ecclesiastical mural of the colony.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We need people who would like to practice the english lenguaje with our students in order to improve the speaking, listening and writing skills in english. The time to stay and work with us it's around 4 or 5 months.
The Workawayes will be staying in an apartment with his bed, dining room, television, Internet, washing machine, Kitchen. It is a nice place and a cozy place in a few words, it's a beautiful place to stay.
In the city of Tunja, there is a great variety of gastronomic delights. Due to its characteristics as an agricultural region, traditional dishes consist mainly of grains, meats and tubers. The Institute will provide the daily feed of our Workawayers. If there is a vegetarian preference, our Workawayers can also enjoy this type of food.
On the other hand, we have a shared apartment only for workawayers with 3 bedrooms
Due to its cultural richness monuments, the city of Tunja has important places to visit which represent a great part of the national and local history. That’s why you can find in this city places which are appreciated by visitors from all over the world. Its architecture preserves the trend of the Spanish Colonizers much of which you can find in the “Historical Center”, from Hispanic churches such as houses of important characters of the colonization epoch, among which we can mention; The house of the founder of the city of Tunja "Don Gonzalo Suarez Rendón" and house of the scribe "Don Juan de Vargas" among others.
A few minutes from the Historical Center, west of the city of Tunja, you can find "Los Cojines del Zaque", which is a temple made of stones by the native tribe called “Chibchas”. At the north of the city, you will find the well-known "Pozo de Hunzaúa", Hunzaúa well, that was a sacred place to the “Muiscas” culture and which conserves an interesting legend to listen to…
You can also find interesting places on the outskirts of the city, like: “Boyacá Bridge” (El Puente de Boyacá) that distinguishes the site where the battle of Boyacá took place to free Colombia from the oppression of the Spaniards.
Other destinations of great interest are: “Pantano de Vargas” (Vargas everglade), “El Lago de Sochagota” (Lake Sochagota), “Las piscinas termales de Paipa” (The thermal water pools of Paipa), “El Templo del Sol en Sogamoso” (The Temple of the Sun in Sogamoso) and “Villa de Leyva”, among other touristic municipalities.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week