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Smell That Coffee: Teach Abroad At A Hotel In Colombia

Posted by Randy LeGrant | Jul 26, 2012 1:15:00 PM
Are you a male or a female?  Are you in good health?  Is English your first language?

The hotel with you will tutor the staff in EnglishThe Assignment
Tutor hotel staff in English.  Hotel staff means the people who clean the rooms, work the front desk, cook the food and the people who keep things running.  All the staff at the hotel want to improve their English.  The minimum length of your assignment needs to be one month.  But you will start where the last tutors left off.  You may stay up to 3 months maximum.

Where you will live, eat and teach
The hotel is small.  18 rooms and 4 suites.  The hotel is located outside of Armenia.  The owner of the hotel is committed to having his staff improve their English.  You will have your own private room (and bath) and you will have all of your meals from the restaurant at the hotel.  Because you will tutor the staff, your room and all of your meals are FREE.  Your room and private bath is framed with a spectacular view.  You will be surrounded by Panaca National Park and many coffee farms.

Floating down the La Vieja RiverOther Activities
The local school has welcomed other tutors to help them out a few hours each week.  You are welcome to go to the school and tutor children in English in what GeoVisions calls "the English corner."  This activity gets you out of the hotel, gets you in front of children who want to improve their English, and gets you involved in the community.  Improve your Spanish, take Salsa and Merengue dance lessons or using bamboo rafts, ride down the La Vieja River.

We can tell you that the owner took our last tutor there on some tours.  That isn't to say he'll take YOU, but if he likes you and you're doing a great job we see no reason you won't get to see a lot of the area, improve your Spanish, and learn more about rural living in Colombia.

Dining hall at the hotelHow We Help You
You will be supported by our own ESL Teacher on staff, Betsy.  She runs our Help Me Teach desk.  She is available by Skype or email.  Just let her know what you need help with given what the staff needs to learn and she'll provide a lot of personalized help.

You will also have a FREE membership in the ESL Lounge.  There you can download games, worksheets, flash cards and other aids to help in your classes and make your classes fun.  We provide our own teaching materials also, which you can download and take with you, or download at the hotel.

We have a manned 24 hour emergency service and you have the best travel and medical insurance out there.

swimming pool at nightExperience
You do not need to have teaching experience to qualify.  You will be interviewed by Skype, you must be a native English speaker, and you need to have excitement about teaching English in a very beautiful and very relaxed setting.  GeoVisions has sent tutors to this hotel already, so you will have notes as to what lessons have been used and where to start.  You will be expected to do the same for the next round of tutors coming in after you.

What Do I Do Next?
We are looking for our next tutors to send to Colombia to live and tutor at this hotel. Contact Us if you want to be the next tutor at a hotel in Colombia.  Because we can accommodate only 1 tutor at a time, space is limited.

Written by Randy LeGrant

Randy is the Executive Director of the GeoVisions Foundation. He has spent the last 44 years managing organizations that send people abroad on cultural and educational exchanges.

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