Learn, expand, or polish your Spanish skills. Since the Dominican Republic is a Spanish-speaking country and English speakers are not very common, it is obviously a advantage to know some Spanish. You can quickly improve your speaking skills in the volunteer projects by following our Spanish language course for free! The focus is on conversational skills and full cultural/social immersion. Our Spanish lessons are courtesy and are included with your placement!
Most of our international volunteers speak little Spanish when they get here. To enrich your everyday interactions with the locals and teach you through practice you will receive six free Spanish language group lessons every week. Any extra private lessons can be booked while you are here! Ask us Additionally we encourage volunteers to practice their Spanish around the Aldeas de Paz home with fellow volunteers and local staff as often as possible.
Each of our academical lessons have a duration of 45 minutes and focus on developing communication skills so that students are able to put their knowledge to practical use as soon as they step outside the classroom. Our teaching method enables students to develop four basic skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. The aim is to learn Spanish in a natural and spontaneous way, just as students have learned their mother tongue. Our students speak Spanish right from the very first day, using it in typical real-life situations: the basic syllabus is supplemented by special exercises, such as role-play, situational dialogues, and work projects. Outside the classroom the learning process continues as you are immersed in Spanish language and culture.