The SAS English as a Second Language Program is directed to students at all academic levels and all ages to improve of education levels and to provide opportunities to those who are not normally able to participate in English courses. This is a year-round program. Participants can choose to come for a week or for longer periods. The part of the program that requires them to teach English is very flexible in order to meet everyone's needs and interests.The SAS Program offers English-speaking volunteers the opportunity to receive free Spanish classes and more.
Who Can Participate?
Almost anyone can volunteer for the SAS English Program teaching. Since we offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities, there is a good chance that there may be something of interest to you. Note: Some volunteer opportunities may accept almost anyone, while others require certain types of experience and knowledge of Spanish.
We repeat that it is not a requirement for participants to know Spanish, although some basics are required, hence the intensive one-week language course that we have developed, as detailed above, and that all participants be at least 18 years old. If you are under age 18, you must submit a legal document of permission signed by your parents and by your sending institution.
Those volunteers who stay in the program for more than 3 weeks will have the opportunity to teach and participate in various locations of the country and can choose the sites that interest them the most.
What else does SAS English offer?
The SAS Program offers English-speaking volunteers the opportunity to receive Spanish classes, Dominican culture classes, tours, and service work in a variety of areas, including but not limited to preserving the rainforests, working in hospitals or clinics, assisting disadvantaged children, working with women, plus much more. Volunteers live with Dominican families and participate in social encounters and cultural activities/social work organized by CCTUR Guann. Living with host families permits volunteers to share a part of their lives and learn first-hand about Dominican culture and hospitality. At the end of the program, participants receive a diploma of participation from SAS and CCTUR Guann.
1. Good facilities to learn Spanish. All participants can learn rapidly and concentrate upon improving their Spanish language skills because the classes are in good schools, where students will feel comfortable and not be distracted by things occurring inside or outside the school.
2. Great Spanish teachers. We use Spanish language schools that have qualified, experienced language teachers. This is very important to ensure that your study abroad experience will be productive.
3. A helpful and knowledgeable staff. Our staff is able to help you with any kind of questions or needs that may arise during your participation in the SAS English Program.
4. SAS' English Program offers either small group classes or individual instruction. To effectively learn Spanish, you need personalized attention. Studying Spanish in small groups and/or private instruction guarantees this.
Date: The progran is open a year-round
Fall: Middle August to December
Winter: January to March
Spring: March to End of Jun.
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment