Volunteers are expected to assist teachers in class. Courses are delivered from Monday to Friday in the afternoon and Saturday mornings. Students attend classes twice a week and, depending on the course, classes last 60, 75 or 90 minutes. When they reach the last level, namely 6th year, they are expected to have reached an upper intermediate or advanced level of the language and to sit an international exam called Cambridge First Certificate. Among the different courses, there are traditional courses of general English, conversations classes, intensive and/or individual courses for adults, school support lessons and workshops.
The workshops are offered on Fridays as optional activities for students who want to improve their English. They are free of charge. Also, once or twice a month the teachers working at the institute propose a special class which consists of activities such as cooking, dancing, art work, music, games, puppet shows, story-telling and so on. These are designed according to student age and level of language.
- All volunteers are welcome here, even if your Spanish is very basic. Those who know more Spanish will be able to teach a group of kids. Those who know less, will be able to assist teachers.
- Volunteers are role models for the kids and teenagers attending this extracurricular school, so they get a chance to make a big positive impact in their lives.
- No need to have professional teaching skills. If volunteers have it, it’s a plus, but not a requirement.