Vaughan Town

Provider

VaughanTown is a non-paid, volunteer program where Native English speaking participants exchange conversation for room and board in the heart of the Spanish countryside. This volunteer program in Spain is open to all native English speakers who are you naturally inquisitive, enjoy nature and the outdoors, and are outgoing, open and friendly.

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Program Reviews

  • Anon.
    Male
    A wonderful way to meet Spaniards
    04/25/2015

    This is one of the best ways we have seen for Spaniards to learn English. The daily one on one conversations enable you to get to know the Spanish and their culture very well. The work can be tiring since you are "on" all day and into the evening, but at the same time you will enjoy it. Attending the course can also be interesting as the locations are often in unusual sites. We also found that the other "anglos" were a fascinating group and that they were mature free spirits, some of whom had participated in these courses several times before.
    There are often skits and group activities more designed as team building rather than learning experiences, so be prepared to have to act silly and laugh at yourself and others. It is wonderful to see the Spaniards gain confidence and improve their facility with the language.

    How could this program be improved?

    Much of it depends on who attends and the quality of the master of ceremonies and the director. We were lucky to have two people who were caring and experienced. Our hotel was unique and very pleasant but the rooms had absolutely no soundproofing, but this is a chance you take.
    We can't think of anything we would change.

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  • Nancy
    Age: 51 or older
    Female
    Collins, MS
    Teaching Conversational English in Total Immersion Resorts in Spain
    10/30/2011

    I've taught with Vaughn Systems several times. I don't have to speak a word of Spanish as it is not allowed once we have arrived at our destination. Just a week of food, fellowship, activities such as skits, walking, visiting old walled cities or the countryside conversing with professional people who already speak English, but wish to "polish" their skills with native English speakers from around the globe.
    I've meet volunteers who love to travel like myself who also give pointers on places to go. It's great fun & great staff, very interesting venues and a cultural experience wherein I can spend a week in a country getting to know its people up close and personal at only the cost of my airline ticket.

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