What is Estación Inglesa?
Estación Inglesa is a English language immersion programme that brings together a group of Spaniards with a group of volunteer native English speakers for 6 days in a 4 star hotel in one of our fantastic venues.
The aim of the programme is for Spaniards to speak English with native English speakers and improve their ability to communicate in English.
Volunteer English speakers get free 4 star accommodation and meals in selected venues. In exchange, we ask you to speak English and take part in activities such as one-to-ones, group conversations, telephone calls, quizzes, etc.
What can I expect from volunteering in a programme?
Our programmes focus on communicating in English. Most Spanish people know quite a lot of English grammar but are highly self-conscious when they have to speak in English.
The programme is designed so that you will spend most of your day talking to Spaniards. You will also have your meals in small groups of Spaniards and native English speakers.
You will also get some free time during the programme, and we also go on a guided tour one of the days of the programme.
The programme is hard work but also a very rewarding experience. You will see the Spanish speakers improving their confidence as the week progresses and they will thank you for that. You will also get to know lots of things about Spanish people and their culture, meet lots of interesting people and hopefully make some good friends!
At Estación Inglesa we want to make sure your experience is fun and rewarding but also safe for everyone involved.
Apart from all the safety measures which are mandatory in Spain, we will ask all participants so show a negative Covid antigen test / LFT taken one day before the start of the programme. These tests cost under 3 euros in any pharmacy in Spain.
Finally all the hotels we work with have a certificate for Covid-risk management, and have successfully implemented safety protocols which include gels, face masks for staff, etc.
Am I eligible to be a volunteer?
Are you a native English speaker? Are you outgoing and would like to share your life experience with others? Do you have some free time and would like to spend it helping others learn English while you enjoy your stay in a nice four star hotel? Then feel free to register as a volunteer because you might be the right person to volunteer for the programme!