A unique way to learn and serve at the same time, this program was designed for those interested in both volunteering and studying Spanish.
Do you feel like so many other language students who seem to understand everything in the classroom but the second you come face-to-face with a native speaker suddenly everything gets jumbled up and nothing comes out right?
Don’t worry, that’s normal and completely natural. In order to become fluent in a language one has to be immersed completely in it – and the best way to do that is to put yourself in a situation where you are forced to communicate. That’s why HELP! has designed an immersion program that guarantees you will be speaking Spanish in just six weeks as you embrace the language and culture of Mexico. Our program is designed for Spanish students of all levels (beginners, intermediate and advanced) and is structured around real-life situations and conversations.
Volunteer-students will teach for 3 hours a day and study Spanish for 3 hours.
The following is an example of the volunteer-study schedule.
» 9:00 – 11:00 am Spanish language instruction provided by a native instructor.
» 11:00 – 11:15 am Break
» 11:15 – 12:15 pm Spanish language instruction
» 12:15 – 4:00 pm Break, lunch
» 4:00 – 7:00 pm Teaching English classes (other possible teaching schedules would be from 5:00 – 8:00 pm or 6:00 – 9:00 pm)
We hope you will take the time to explore the many beautiful sites and wonders found in Central Mexico and use the language our native Mexican professors will share with you.
Just to highlight exactly what you will get with our Volunteer-Study Program:
» 3 hours of intensive Spanish per day (15 hours per week)
» Semi-private classes (with a 4 student maximum)
» Shared room in HELP’s apartment or private room with host family (as per request and availabilty)
» A wonderful chance to serve and improve your teaching skills
» Travel Assistance
Contact Help! for information about fees.