Honduras Spanish School and Teaching placement

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1. In Brief

Enjoy learning one of the world's most widely spoken, and therefore valuable, languages whilst integrating yourself into the daily rhythm of life in Honduras. In one of the country's leading educational centres you will experience the true culture and community life of this enchanting country. Give something back to your host community by combining your Spanish lessons with teaching English. Add a touch of spice to your project by using your spare time to explore the spellbinding landscapes and natural wonders of this fascinating country. Enjoy adventure sports like scuba diving, horseback riding, trekking, relax on the spotless white sand beaches and make friends in your new home.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the true culture & community life of Honduras
  • Explore Honduras in all its glory
  • Make lifelong friends

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum age of 18 years

FAST FACTS

Location La Ceiba, Honduras
Activities Spanish classes
Explore the Cortes region
Transport Airport pick-up 
Short walk to work placement
Accommodation Homestay 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Food
Accommodation
Airport pick-up 
Ground transfers & in-transit accommodation
Local orientation and training 
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up
Language tuition


 

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

2. The project

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

If you speak Spanish you can communicate with 500 million people in the world! Whether you want to improve your career prospects, make travel easier, or want access to the countless masterpieces that have been written in Spanish, then Frontier's Spanish language immersion programme is right for you.

Spanish is the world's third most spoken language, after Chinese and English, and ranks second in terms of native speakers. At the end of the 19th Century, 60 million people were Spanish speakers. Today, nearly 500 million people across the world speak Spanish. Indeed, Spanish is the second most used language in international communication, and is an official language of the UN and its organisations.

Not only does this project provide you with the opportunity to develop your Spanish skills, but you will also be able to make your own contribution to the local community and the future prospects of the young generation, teaching English and other subjects in which you have experience and interest. The concept of a mutually beneficial placement is innovative and you will be sure to see the appreciation in the faces of the community that will quickly become your home.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Starting early in the morning you will begin your days by teaching an eager class of children, using your enthusiasm and creativity when following the curriculum provided for subjects involved, which could be teaching English and sports. In the afternoon you will move on to your Spanish classes, picking up on colloquialisms whilst mastering your pronunciation. In class exercises, reading, writing, and grammar will all be covered, ensuring that you master the fundamentals before moving on to more complex subjects as your confidence grows. An evening of practise over a home-cooked meal will revitalise you and prepare you to start a new day of teaching, using your new skills to impress your students.

3. What to expect

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

There are two options for arriving into Honduras, either to fly into San Pedro Sula or direct to La Ceiba. If you fly into La Ceiba you will be collected from the airport by a friendly local staff member, who will then escort you to your home in La Ceiba, a port town on the north coast of Honduras, where you will live for the duration of your stay.  If you are arriving into San Pedro Sula you will then make your way to La Ceiba via bus, detailed instructions for which will be provided prior to your departure.  If you choose the San Pedro Sula option please aim to arrive no later than 2pm in order to make the last bus. During your placement you will be no more than 10 blocks walking distance from your home to the school every morning and afternoon, giving you the chance to soak up the sun and explore the local environment. 

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

You will be staying with a friendly Honduran host family, allowing you to completely immerse yourself in the culture and language of Honduras as you will be living just like a local! You will have a private room and bathroom facilities will be available. Your host family will be welcoming and friendly and will try to make you feel like a member of the family.

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

You will be provided with three meals a day. These meals will be typical Honduran dishes consisting of beans, rice, tortillas, meat, cheese and eggs. Food can also be obtained at local supermarkets. Sample some of the country's local food such as meaty tortillas, fried beans, and papaya.

 

4. The reviews

School and Teaching!  | 22 Sep 2012
Since it was not my first time in Honduras (I had already done the Spanish School), this second t...

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La Ceiba  | 15 Jun 2011
Flying into La Ceiba airport, I had little idea of what I'd let myself in for. It was late, I...

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Learning quickly  | 17 Sep 2010
Prior to departure I recived all the information that I needed and my arrival went smoothly. My H...

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6. Extras

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Honduras offers a host of adventure and cultural experiences for you to enjoy in your spare time. Possible extra activities include hiking, horse riding, snorkelling, trekking, rainforest expeditions, and scuba diving. It is also possible to add a teaching project to your language experience. Travel to the Lagoon of Cocoa to see monkeys and bird species.

QUALIFICATIONS

You'll study at a top language academy located in the exciting port city of La Ceiba. There, you'll be immersed in a rigorous programme taught by language professionals with more than ten years of experience. Whatever your level of Spanish – whether you're a complete novice or are already near fluent – we have something to offer you.

You'll receive a certificate upon graduation from your academy, confirming your participation in the course – a fantastic addition to any CV which will help make it shine out in a competitive marketplace.

In addition to your Spanish qualification you will have the opportunity to complete a Teaching English as a Foreign Language qualification. These qualifications will be a fantastic reflection of the range of work you will have been involved with in Honduras.

7. Dates and Costs

COSTS

4 weeks $1,945

Extra week $395

DEPARTURE DATES

Monthly

This project is not available during following dates:

January 1st

April 13th and 14th 

May 1st

September 15

December 24th, 25th and 31st

DURATION

4 weeks & longer

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Pre-departure support & documentation
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up 
  • Ground transfers & in-transit accommodation
  • Local orientation
  • Project training
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up
  • Language tuition

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): San Pedro Sula (SAP), La Ceiba (LCE)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Flights

Flights are not included in our trip costs. However, we have partnered with an experienced and professional team of travel experts to help our volunteers find the best flight deals for their trips with us. This travel specialist operates in the tailor-made, long haul multi-stop travel market, arranging complex airfares and transfers for independent travellers. They provide expertise, security and a vast product range along with a Travel Butler service which is a single point of contact and support whilst you are overseas.

We recommend that you obtain a quote using the following contact details rather than book online, as our partner will offer you the most competitive fares. To receive your quote or to seek any advice for your flights, please contact our dedicated team of travel experts on 0800 082 9994 (or +44 800 082 9994 outside the UK) or email frontier@flightcentre.co.uk .

Visas

For fast, efficient and up-to-date visa advice please contact our recommended visa consultancy partner:

Depending on your destination country and your country of origin, you might require a visa. Please see the appropriate country consular website for details or contact our affiliate visa consultancy service. Please note that your visa will usually start on the date that you enter the destination country regardless of when it was issued. Please check with the relevant embassy or high commission. If you are purchasing your visa or paying entry/exit fees in-country you will probably need to pay in US Dollars. If you have any questions please consult the relevant embassy or high commission. Please check the visa information regularly, as changes often happen without warning.

Insurance

You'll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the project. You won't be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you're covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave the UK to the day you return. It's also best to get your travel insurance at the same time as paying the deposit for your project. Depending on your policy, this will cover you for any unexpected cancellations.

Your insurance should include the following:

  • Medical cover, including medical emergencies and medical evacuations (up to USD$3,000,000 / GBP£2,000,000);
  • Personal liability (up to USD$1,500,000 / GBP£1,000,000);
  • Cancellation and curtailment of your trip (up to the value of your project contribution).

If you are going to be scuba diving you should get coverage for scuba diving up to 30m, including hyperbaric therapy treatment (unlimited). You should consider obtaining insurance to cover you for any additional activities which you plan to do during, before, or after your Frontier project. We recommend that you obtain cover for your baggage and personal effects.


LEGAL STATEMENT
Frontier Partner Projects and Frontier group projects are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organisations, local research institutes, academic organisations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.

We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.

8. How to apply

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.


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