I’ve written about the fantastic volunteer opportunity called Pueblo Ingles in an earlier post. I just got an email they are expanding into Ireland for a few programs this fall. If you are interested you better apply as soon as possible!
Basically, Pueblo Ingles is an English-language program that brings approximately 20 “Anglos” or native-English speakers together with 20 Spaniards who are already fairly conversant in English. The goal is to help the Spanish participants improve their English conversation abilities. Typically, the entire group travels by motor coach from Madrid to a resort in Spain for a week to speak only English all week. However, this fall they have added 4 programs near Dublin, Ireland.
During the week of your program, a private hotel room is provided along with three meals a day (plus wine!) and some fantastic sightseeing activities as a group. Sound good so far? Here are some more details of the Ireland program:
All the Spanish participants are Primary and Secondary school teachers, although you as the Anglo do not need to be a teach. They are all from the Balearic Islands, a jewel in the crown of the Mediterranean off the east coast of Spain.
There are 4 programs spread across September and October this year:
· September 9-15th
· September 29th-October 5th
· September 30th-October 6th
· October 7-13th
Here is more information specifically about this program from the Pueblo Ingles website:
So use some of your frequent flier miles or get a cheap flight since it’s after Labor Day, and enjoy a wonderful week in Ireland, almost free!