• Cursos Intensivos de Inglés para Adolescentes
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General Questions

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Are you a native English speaker aged between 13-17? Do you like speaking, socialising and spending time with teenagers from different countries?

We are looking for outgoing and talkative young volunteers who are eager to get involved in activities, games and conversations with Spanish teenagers for a week while helping them to practice and improve their level of English.

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First of all, discuss the possibility of volunteering with your parents or guardians and make sure you understand what the programme is about.

Take a good look at the web page and if you think you will be a good candidate, fill in the online application form.

Your application form is very important, so please take your time to fill it and provide us with as much information as possible!

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The programme is free for Native English teenagers. This includes full board accomodation in our venue in double or triple rooms along with Spanish teenagers in a cosy Hotel in Ávila.

We also provide transportation to and from Madrid. You only need to pay for your travel arrangements to Madrid.

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If you successfully complete a programme you will get a certificate for 80 hours of volunteer work. In the UK you can use this for the residential section of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. We can also issue a recommendation letter upon request.

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About the programme

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During the mornings you will have one-to-one conversations with Spanish participants. There will also be a snack break and a team activity.

In the afternoons you'll take part in group activities and games in which both Spaniards and native English speakers collaborate. We will also have a short game after dinner.

Most of the activities in the programme are simple and fun, but please bear in mind they do involve a lot of speaking! You will also have some free time to enjoy the swimming pool or socialise.

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Sorry but only English is allowed throughout the programme, so the answer is no! You will, however, learn a lot about Spain and make lots of new Spanish friends.

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Programmes with Estación Inglesa take place in a safe environment. Our venues have been carefully selected an asessed to ensure that they meet all safety standards.

All throughout the programme, participants will be tutored by professional counsellors and staff members who will make sure that everyone behaves, respects the other participants and follows the instructions. Alcohol and smoking is strictly forbiden in our programmes.

Volunteers are covered by an accident insurance policy. In the event of an accident, a counsellor will take and accompany the participant to the nearest health centre or hospital if required and will notify their parents / guardians.

Please note that volunteers should bring all medications they may need during their stay. If you are coming from the UK or Ireland you will also have to apply for a European Health Insurance Card (which is free) to make sure you are fully covered during your stay. If you come from a country from outside Europe you will need to get your own private health insurance for the week. This is normally inexpensive and is purchased with your travel insurance.

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About the venue

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We provide transportation for the volunteers from Madrid to the venue. A counsellor will pick you up from Madrid on the day the course starts. We can pick you up from Barajas airport or Atocha train station.

Please note that you do have to pay for your plane/train tickets to Madrid.

There are several low-cost airlines that fly to Madrid from the UK and other countries. You can find very good deals especially if you book your tickets in advance. You can check flights and prices on Skyscanner.

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You will sleep in a double or triple bedroom in a semi-detached house with a small living-room and a private bathroom.

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There is a varied breakfast and a short snack at midday. For lunch and dinner healthy local and international food will be served. There is also a specific vegetarian menu.

If you have any other dietary requirements please let us know in your application form.

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You should bring a swim suit, a towel for the pool, enough clothes for a week and your best smile! You should also bring sunglasses or a cap / hat and sunscreen, and any medication you may need during your stay.

You also need to bring your passport and your European Health Insurance Card (or proof of private medical insurance if you're coming from outside Europe).

We will provide you with more detailed information once you have successfuly applied to be a volunteer.

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Further information

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If you have any other questions feel free to contact us. You can also request an information pack wich contains lots of details about the programme and the venue.

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Testimonials

I want to thank Estación Inglesa for such an amazing experience! It was incredible and I enjoyed doing all the activities while making new friends from all over the world.

Allison Rood
16 | USA

This programme has been amazing. I have met so many amazing people and I have learnt so much. I would love to do this sort of thing again thanks to this programme. Thank you so much for allowing me this experience!

Jessica Ogilvie
16 | Scotland

This programme has been one of the best experiences in my life. It's been amazing and really fun, there was always something to do. I have met some really special and unforgetable people making it so much more. I'm going to misss it so much!

Caitlin Blake
14 | England

This experience was fantastic. Not only was I able to help teach others English, I was also able to learn about Spanish culture in an amazing way and made many friends along the way.

Alex Dalgleish-Morel
15 | Canada

I had a great experience meeting all the Spanish kids and doing all the very fun activities. I really enjoyed getting to know all of the kids personally and making life long friends. Everyone was extremely kind. I had so much fun and I can't wait to come back again sometime. Thank you.

Aidan Sura
15 | Canada

The best part of this programme was getting to meet new people and learning about their culture, also helping them enjoy talking in English and making them feel comfortable with the language. I'm going to miss this camp so much! Go Estación Inglesa!

Zack O'Brien
17 | England

Both Sasha and Eric were ecstatic when we met them after the course. Both made some wonderful friendships. They have been chatting with their friends ever since they returned to The States.
Thank you for allowing them this wonderful experience.

Andrea Ronning
Mother of Sasha and Eric | USA

It has been a very good and fun experience, I've met new friends and had a great time. I would love to do it again. Thanks!

Mason Lovegrove
16 | England

It has actually meant a lot for me. You really make a connection with everyone and you do all these activities and afterwards you just feel happy.

Jude Robberts
15 | UK

It was a truly memorable experience and I made some friends for life. It is fantastic meeting people from all over the world and I would recommend it to everybody

Katie Bebbington
16 | UK

It was such a great experience to come to Spain and meet loads of new and interesting people. I really enjoyed the programme and I would highly recommend it to everyone in the future.

Morgan Guthrie
16 | Scotland

An amazing way to make new friends from both England and Spain. I had a great week filled with fun activities. The programme helped my confidence, and broadened the horizon for any jobs I may want in the future. I would love to do it all again.

Grace Hughes
15 | England

Highlights

  • Accommodation in a nice rural hotel y the Ávila Mountain Range
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • 7 days full of fun activities
  • Day trip to Ávila, a beautiful walled medieval town
  • Meeting Spanish students and learning a lot about Spain
  • A positive and rewarding experience
  • A certificate of 80 volunteer service hours
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