Language Volunteering in Spain

Are you a native English speaker? Join us for a great experience in one of our 6-day residential English language courses in 4* hotels around Spain

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!

Safety measures

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!

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It has been a great opportunity to meet so many interesting Spanish and native English speakers. The programme has been excellent. It was well organised and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I want to repeat the experience again!

Keith Deller

I did not know what to expect when I volunteered for this event and I can say in all hoesty it is the best and the happiest course I have ever been to. The course was extremely well organised and the activities were pitched at the right level for the Spanish participants. 10 out of 10 for Estación Inglesa.

Irene Scott

The program was a nice way to meet new people and understand more about the places, people and culture of Spain. It was extremely well run and I thoroughly enjoyed participanting in the program.

Gillian Doherty

A wonderful opportunity to become familiar with a variety of Spanish natives, have a nice vacation, and make new friends.

Travis Dennis

The programme has been a huge success for me, personally. I have gained knowledge and friendships that I'm sure will last a lifetime. Thanks to everyone for their patience and friendhsip this week.

Paul Harbour

I love this programme! From the first day to the last it is full of laughs, interesting conversations, meeting wonderful people with lots of stories to tell. Please let me come back! :)

Gill Sargeant

I've enormously enjoyed my first experience of Estación Inglesa: meeting a lot of exceptionally friendly, new faces, getting to know them and exchanging experiences and ideas. It's been very fulfilling helping them to improve their English!

Robert Chubb

I loved everything! I loved the ambience of the hotel and staff. I loved the variety of personalities, both the volunteers and participants. I loved how the group banded. I loved the fun we had. In short, I loved everything about it!

Zoe Welland

The programme has been an excellent experience. I am extremely proud of all the Spanish participants, they have improved their English & confidence immensely! It has been a pleasure to be involved in such a positive & friendly environment. I have made some lasting friendships and I take away some wonderful memories. Thank you!

Carly Sanderson

Tremendously rewarding week, making new friends, and seeing the Spaniards slowly blossom with newfound confidence. Gave me a sense of achievement having been a part of the shared experience.

Susie Asselstine

It has provided me with an opportunity to continue to develop a love of Spain, its people, culture and geography - while at the same time establishing close relations with an amazing group of individuals!

Cindy Matheson

More than a million words couldn't describe. My heart is full of happiness. I have a permanent smile. I learnt more here than I could ever learn about the Spanish people and Spain.

Sharon Harrison

The program was more than I expected. All of the participants, English and Spanish, were such treasures! Thank you for an experience of a lifetime!

Kim Mares

A group of strangers met and left as friends. Confidences grew with the knowledge gained. It's been a pleasure to help in the development of interesting students and to see their confidence grow!

Mark Stubbings

Estación Inlglesa has been a very interesting experience that I've really enjoyed! I have met many great people that I wouldn't normally have the opportunity to meet. I've learned quite a bit from the Spanish students and the volunteers and I've really enjoyed watching the progress of the Spanish students. I would definitely recommend! Thank you!

Ally Caird

The programme is always a wonderful experience to meet people from various walks of life. I really enjoy hearing people's stories and getting to really know them during the course. I like seeing the Spanish improve over the course too and become more confident!

Angela Grossman

I was anxious about doing this as it was the first time I had done anything similar but it was so well organised with such professional and friendly approach, and the participants, both English and Spanish were so friendly and enthusiastic that I really enjoyed it and look forward to doing more of these courses

Neville Johnson

It is always a great pleasure to participate in a Estación Inglesa programme. I have met many charming new friends, both Spanish and volunteers. I am already looking forward to returning to another programme! Thank you!

Jane Waygood

A wonderful experience, a great way to help those who want to improve their English. Super fun, super friendly and a higly recommendable experience!

Lorraine Jackson

I have attended many, many programmes both as a student and as a tutor. I can say with no hesitation, that from every aspect of learning situations, this has been the best. It was clear that students were enjoying themselves and having fun always helps the learning process. You have an excellent programme.

Pamela Burns

The course has provided me with a great chance to meet new people, learn about new cultures and provide native Spanish speakers with the resources needed to enhance their English skills. It has been an amazing week and has allowed me to gain a further appreciation for the professional and social need that many Spanish speakers have for English. Javi, Rafa and Estación Inglesa- Great job!

Kevin Synarski

I didn't really know what to expect, but enjoyed the experience thoroughly. The people were diverse and incredibly interesting. I have made new friends, and found the week rewarding and fulfilling. It also allowed me to see a part of Spain I otherwise may not have visited. Thank you Estación Inglesa

Amanda Madigan

This program was very well organized. The activities were fun and easy to understand. I really enjoyed my participation and learning experience. I really appreciated the positive energy from everyone from start to finish. Great program. Thank you!

Renee Harris
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