Free Language lessons - Walk away with capabilities in a new language!

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. You receive 6 weekly lessons (45 min each) for free! (worth Euro 90,- per week / Euro 15,- per lesson) Any extra private lessons can be booked while you are here and will be paid directly on site!

It is quite possible to volunteer and learn Spanish at the same time

Most of our international volunteers speak very little to no 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. We encourage cooperative-living volunteers to practice their Spanish around the Aldeas de Paz home with fellow volunteers and local staff as often as possible.

We offer free Spanish Language immersion classes

Volunteers and Interns receive 6 free Spanish language lessons every week. 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 idea 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.








KEY SPANISH PHRASES

English Spanish
Could you help me? ¿Puede ayudarme?
I don't understand. No entiendo.
Could you repeat that, please? ¿Puede repetirlo, por favor?
Excuse me (or sorry). Discúlpeme.
How much does it cost? ¿Cuánto cuesta?
Where can I buy telephone cards? ¿Dónde puedo comprar tarjetas telefónicas?
Can you speak up, please? ¿Puede hablar más fuerte, por favor?
On the right. A la derecha.
On the left. A la izquierda.
Straight ahead. Derecho.
What is your name? ¿Como te llamas?
Where are you from? ¿De donde es usted?
How can I get to...? ¿Cómo puedo llegar á...?
When does the bus leave? ¿Cuándo sale el autobús?
Where is the supermarket? ¿Dónde está el supermercado?
Thank you very much! ¡Muchas Gracias!