A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
As a volunteer at English Getaway, you will enjoy a unique and rewarding experience while getting to know people from all over Spain and the rest of the world. Although the main goal of your volunteering experience at English Getaway is to help the Spanish students to improve their English, the overall experience is much more than that.
- You will gain a deeper understanding of the Spanish culture than you ever could as a normal tourist, and without the necessity of having to communicate in Spanish.
- You will have a chance to experience the region of Asturias, with some of the most impressive natural areas in Spain.
- You will have the opportunity to try typical Asturian food, known throughout Spain for its exceptional quality.
- You will participate in a variety of activities, designed to keep you stimulated and entertained.
- You will have a chance to share your own stories and experiences.
- You will be enriched by different cultures and world views as each individual brings their own unique experience to our
- You will meet amazing people, make new long-lasting friendships and form a part of a small international community.
- You will leave with the satisfaction of having helped numerous people improve their language skills and confidence.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You will not need to teach English in the traditional way and it is not necessary to have any previous teaching experience. Our programs are designed to teach through language immersion and corrected conversation. As a volunteer, you will simply need to speak your own authentic, unfiltered style of English, encourage students to speak and help them by correcting their mistakes. You should also help to create a supportive environment in which the students can learn comfortably and gain confidence.
As a volunteer you are offering your participation and English conversation in exchange for a unique cultural experience. As such, you should be prepared to participate fully in our diverse range of activities and above all, be ready to talk, talk, talk!!! After all, it is through continuous English exposure in the form of daily conversation and activities that we create a complete immersion environment.
Our volunteers come from all over the English speaking world to spend time in the beautiful province of Asturias, Spain and immerse Spanish participants in their unique style of raw, unfiltered English. Volunteer profiles consist of a diverse group of nationalities, ages, cultures and professions. This diversity enriches the community and your own personal experience.
Although diversity is a key factor in our volunteer profile, there are also some characteristics that volunteers also tend to have in common. Our volunteers love to exchange ideas and experiences with others, but at the same time, have the patience to help and support language learners. They are flexible and open to new experiences and are inclusive towards everyone, keeping a healthy group dynamic in mind at all times.