Risaralda, Colombia

Community English Language Promoters

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Skills Needed

  • Teaching
  • Training

Language Proficiencies

You must be able to speak English, Spanish.

When Can You Start?

You can start as soon as possible and stay for 2¾ months to 11 months




Project Details

Description and Impact

In Partnership with the local Department of Education, the Nukanti Foundation is offering short-term opportunities to work with youth in Risaralda, Colombia - the heart of the coffee region. The selected Experteers will have the opportunity to dramatically improve the level of English language education for rural Colombia children and youth, working with one of the most dynamic and impactful organizations operating today. Experteers will work in classrooms alongside Colombian colleagues to deliver daily lessons, and will run their own, individualized after-school activity. The overall goal is to improve English-language educational outcomes for the youth of Colombia. The program runs until November 2015.


  • Assist English teachers in rural Risaralda Colombia, engaging in conversational activities with the students and instructors Create and deliver a daily after-school activity of your choosing that engages youth in English conversation exercises. (Past topics have included sports, arts, conversation club, etc.)
  • Participate in introductory and regular meetings with local staff and stakeholders
  • Provide constructive feedback about how the teaching model and/or curriculum could be modified to improve teaching results

Additional Useful Skills

  • Native English Speaker
  • College coursework
  • Spanish language (helpful)
  • Good with kids

We Provide These Local Benefits

Benefits Overview

  • Accommodations
  • Learning Opportunity
  • Meal Stipend
  • Good For Groups
  • Good For Families


Homestay (private room) with a Colombian family, including 3 meals per day.

Learning Opportunity

Volunteers will have ample opportunities to practice Spanish language and intercultural communication skills. Volunteers will also learn about and contribute to improving pedagogies for teaching the English language.

Food Stipend

Three meals a daily with a host family.

Additional Benefits

Internet and local travel stipend, as well as opportunities to learn and practice the spanish language.

Ask a question about this project

Does this program has a cost? How is housing? Thanks, Daniela.
Daniela, Oct 19th, 2015
No, the program does not have a cost. However, it runs until the end of November so we are currently not accepting volunteers unless they can start ASAP.
Representative of this project, Oct 19th, 2015