Located in the Andean mountain range, the Colegio Nuestra Señora de Belén is a small inner-city pre-school and primary school. Values are placed at the heart of the school, which aims at developing independent, creative and curious individuals, confident of their ability to communicate and connect with the wider world.

At the school, there is a team of young teachers who have graduated from the local teacher training school and are currently completing their teaching degrees. Although for some English is their main subject, the importance of improving their knowledge and skills has become the main priority, to help raise the quality of the students´ learning experience.

In order to achieve these objectives, learning English through direct interaction with native speakers who are also educators, would be most beneficial.  As a result, the school is keen to host teachers during the UK summer break. To facilitate this professional development exchange the school can offer, amongst others, bed and breakfast accommodation, one to one Spanish lessons and the chance to enjoy the Columbian culture and way of life.

If you would like more information, please write to Melba Abril Rodriguez at:  melbapyne@yahoo.com. For more information about the school go to www.colbelenbucaramanga.com.