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Help Europeans improve their English by being a conversation partner and enjoy free stays in beautiful hotels.

Join more than 8000 people from all over the world for an Angloville experience this year!

As an English speaker, you stay in one of our beautiful venues for 1 to 4 weeks and help our students improve their English through a series of conversations and activities.
You are not a formal teacher, you are a partner for conversation while having a multicultural experience.

What you get in return:
• Free accommodation in beautiful venues across Europe
• Full board during your stay
• Free city tours in multiple cities
• An opportunity to connect with people from 20+ countries
• An opportunity to become TEFL-Certified (if attending 3 weeks)

No participation fee.

Further details can be found on our website.

  • Free Board and Lodging
  • Free City Tours of Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, Wroclaw and more
  • A chance to obtain a TEFL Scholarship

Questions & Answers

The two companies I have used for this so far are Angloville and VaughanTown. The enquirer needs to visit their websites and discover what the conditions are. There is availability throughout the year and quite often spaces available on trips at short notice that may not yet have been filled. Angloville has a Facebook page also. volunteers.grupovaughan.com/what-we-do/vaughan-town angloville.com


based on 18 reviews
  • Impact 9
  • Support 9.2
  • Fun 9.3
  • Value 8.7
  • Safety 9.2
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Angloville experience

I had a great time working at an Angloville camp outside Krakow, Poland. The work was accurate to what was advertised and I felt that I made a difference in the lives of the Polish natives. Though a bit vague in description, I thought the camp to be what I expected, and was surprised to find that I improved my communication skills while teaching. The hotel we worked at was more than adequate, with three free meals a day, pool, and other various activities.

How can this program be improved?
I think it could be better marketed with more detail in the program description. There were a lot of great aspects of the program that were not highlighted beforehand that would make me and others more likely to attend. Specifically the one-on-one conversations are not well explained.
Yes, I recommend

My experience

Angloville is a great concept and well organised, I strongly recommend it. There should be more all over Europe. Teaching through conversation is a great way to help pass on my knowledge of the English language, you meet some great people and stay in some great places. The co-ordinators are very professional, friendly and very supportive. I am proud to have been part of something educational, the locations are stunning. All of the participants worked hard and ga e 100 percent.

Yes, I recommend
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Getting to know people, places and cultures

Being a volunteer at Angloville was an enriching experience. We get to meet people from different whereabouts, backgrounds and cultures. It is such a lovely environment to make friends and learn not only English but also from and with each other. I will always remember the lovely get togethers after class and the lively classes I taught. I can't wait to go back and join the team once again. It is a unique experience, for sure :)

How can this program be improved?
The logistics - the information prior to the course (the office should be more organized when giving the volunteers information about the trainstations/airports/busstations to arrive at/depart from). Many people in my group, including myself, went through such a hassle.
I hope it has tacked this issue, which caused a lot of stress and problems to us.
Yes, I recommend
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Angloville 2018

I completed three Angloville adult programmes in March and April - two in Poland and one in the Czech Republic. All three were very enjoyable and interesting experiences. Taking part in the Angloville programmes was a great way to see new places, meet new people and gain EFL teaching experience. I particularly enjoyed getting to know and wonderful volunteers and participants, many of whom I will keep in touch with and hopefully meet again.
Although I only signed up for the three programmes required to obtain the TEFL certificate, I will most probably apply take part in more programmes in future, and would definitely recommend the program to both volunteer native speakers and to learners.

Yes, I recommend
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An Experience Like no Other

My experience with Angloville was absolutely amazing. Great food, great accommodations, and absolutely incredible connections with the locals. It is a complete and, in my opinion, the best way to experience a new country. If you get the ability to travel abroad, go to Poland and have an Angloville experience. Poland is super underrated. From the nature and beautiful sunsets, make sure you have Poland on your travel list. I wouldn't change a thing, and I cannot wait to return.

Yes, I recommend

Great experience!

This is a great experience that I would 100% recommend! You get to meet people from all over the world whether they are other volunteers, participants or coordinators that might become great friends (I am still in contact with people from all of the programmes I participated in). Everyone comes from a different background and has interesting stories to share and something to teach you. You will get some experience "teaching" English, organizing and/or monitoring activities, mentoring and guiding the participants but you will also learn a lot from them and all the other people involved in the programme! Plus you get to discover a new country/part of the country!

Yes, I recommend
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Volunteer in Poland

I had the opportunity to participate in a program in Poland, Romania, and Czech Republic. Through this experience, I was able to learn a lot about the Polish, Romanian, and Czech culture. I had a great time conversing with the participants and volunteers. It was quite rewarding to see the participants gain confidence as their English language skills developed. It was an amazing cultural exchange experience. I would highly recommended to everyone!

Yes, I recommend
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Forever Friends

I’ve had the opportunity to participate in two programs in Poland and one in Romania. The experiences were excellent! What I find most remarkable is that good friendships were formed that continue to this day. It was rewarding to see how quickly language skills developed with this program.

The accommodations were very nice. Each venue was warm and welcoming. It was a home away from home. The meals were excellent! We ate foods that were typical of the country we were in.

There were many games played to foster learning. It was lots of fun!

After the days were done, we had plenty of opportunity to socialize. Fun laughter and learning continued.

I would suggest bringing something special from home to share. I brought foods that were common in my state. Music,games, pictures and postcards would also be great to share.

Do it! You will be so happy you did!

Yes, I recommend
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Pleasantly Surprised!

I thought this program was too good to be true but it was not! My experience with Poland and Prague was amazing, all the coordinators and the venues are top notch and I got the chance to make some lasting friends with Polish people and Czechs. My best experience was going to Warsaw for the first time and being blown away at how modern and old architecture mix together so well and just the beauty of Poland. I’m definitely going to continue to do more programs.

Yes, I recommend


I had an amazing experience, I met some amazing people and teaching was a pleasure. Getting to know and help students develop their English was rewarding, I had many conversations that were interesting. The students were at different levels which can be challenging but that is a good thing, helping students gain confidence is great and it also helps us as we learn things about ourselves to and I cannot wait to go back again.

Yes, I recommend

So much fun

So much fun indeed! Meeting new people and adorable kids was really amazing experience!
So many teachers from all over the world, with one wish, to help this kids to improve their english...
Im super proud and happy that i spend two weeks im programs and got the chance to do my TEFL certificate... I would recommend everyone to try their adventure here, for sure they will go back home full of impressions and new friends!

Yes, I recommend

Angloville is a scam! (but not in the steal your money and run sort of way)

If you’re reading this review, then it means you are looking for a fun volunteer opportunity with a language immersion camp. However, you’re curious to know if it is legit or a scam. Well, first, I will start off this review by letting you know there are many BETTER options. You should instead look into Diverbo and Vaughn Town. These programs have been around for a long time and are very good. Angloville is merely a (poor) copy that is only focused on cashing in.

Is it a scam? Yes, in the truest sense of the world, it is. However, it isn’t the sort of scam you’re used to because it won’t swindle you out of your money – at least not as a volunteer (it will scam you out of your TIME!) (read more below). However, the program does swindle the participants out of their money. They charge them an absurd amount of money (from 800€ for Juniors to 1300€ for Adults) for a horrible six days of “language immersion”. This program which operates in Eastern Europe is far more expensive than English camps in England…which is ridiculous.

If you’ve found Angloville, it’s because you’ve heard of it through word-of-mouth or online marketing. This company is very good at utilizing those avenues. It’s how they get their “cash cow” participants and their unsuspecting volunteers. Just because it’s one of the first programs you see organically on a Google search does NOT mean it’s good.

The Work
Angloville promises a free, fun and relaxed holiday experience for a week. However, this is so far from reality. For the six days at the camp, you will be working all day from 9 am to 9 pm (12 hours!) - absolute slave labor. You will never have time or energy to enjoy any of the amenities. The program is very unorganized and relies heavily on the volunteers to figure out how to make it a worthwhile experience for the participants. Even if you were getting paid some sort of stipend (which you’re not), it would not be worth doing; because by the end of the week, you will feel worse than when you first arrived!

I’ve volunteered many times before throughout my life, but have NEVER been treated like a work horse and with so much disregard.

The Venue
ALL of the venues are quite a distance away from the main cities – usually in the middle of nowhere. Some of the programs venues are nicer than others, but none are as nice as they should be for the price that the participants are paying (anywhere from 800€ – 1300€). The staff at these venues are usually very rude, there is never working Wi-Fi since the venues are far from any cell towers, many of the amenities are non-functioning, and very poor options of food.

The company cuts corners with their venues in order to pocket as much as possible. I stayed at a venue which was terrible. However, I was told many nightmare stories from other volunteers about the worse venues that they were placed before.

You are typically put in a small room with two other participants. There’s never much space to really settle in and get comfortable. Also, you are partnered with volunteers who could be much younger or older than yourself and with vastly different personalities. It is not uncommon for fights and uncomfortable situations with roommates to take place.

The Food
The food was absolutely atrocious. We were served the grossest meals such as pasta with yogurt (YES, with YOGURT on top), gross dumplings, and a plethora of other unappetizing and unhealthy options. The volunteers and participants with dietary constraints often had a difficult time getting fed.

Many of the junior participants told me they had much better food at their school cafeteria!

The Staff
I felt terrible for the staff, many of whom seemed completely worn out and void of happiness. I can imagine they are miserable, as it seems the senior management of Angloville doesn’t value anything but their bank accounts. And it’s a real shame because some of the staff are actually good people.

The Volunteers
The volunteers of Angloville all come from different walks of life. Some are old and some are very young. Some are native speakers and some are learned speakers. Some are nice and cool, and others awkward and quiet. There is high school clique-ness that often occurs, which is annoying to be around. There have been many times where there were fights amongst the volunteers. I believe a couple of stressful days stranded far away from the mainland with this abusive program takes its toll on people.

The Participants
The participants are absolutely great. However, I’m certain this isn’t something that is unique to this program. I would imagine all camps throughout the EU have great participants. The people who participate in these programs are children and adults who are truly interested in improving their English and enjoying a week of camp. They are very enthusiastic and you can become very attached to them in such a short time.

I must say that it really hurts me to know they are getting taken advantage of by this scam-like program that is charging them absurd amounts of money and given very little in return.

Better Alternatives
If you really want to volunteer your time and energy for a language immersion camp, then I would highly urge you to do so with one that values your time and offers the best experience. I have heard amazing things about Diverbo and Vaughn Town. Volunteers of theirs say it's the best experience. Great venues, great food, great people, very organized. I’ve never done either of these programs, but I trust my sources. Do some research of your own into these and make the best decision.

Response from Angloville

Dear Kinelam

We are quite confused about your review as you did email us after completing your Angloville experience (3 programmes) stating in your email: “I enjoy working with Angloville and plan to do more programs in the future” (exact quote) while also asking to cover the train ticket for the train you had missed through your own fault. After hearing the coordinator was unable to do so, your attitude towards the organization seems to have drastically changed, which we feel was the motive for this unfavorable review.

We are always open and happy to hear constructive criticism as we would love to make these programmes better for people like yourself, so if you do have some, please do not hesitate to email us at: [email protected], we would love to hear from you!
Anyway, without any prejudice we would like to address the points you raised in your review. The review seems to be, however, full of unconfirmed assumptions – we leave these aside as we do not see the point in discussing things which are not facts.

You describe the experience as a ‘scam’ and ‘slave labour’ yet after completing the first programme, you voluntarily chose to do another week with Angloville and then yet another week (totaling 3), we find this a little confusing… :) .

Work - The days are indeed long, but we never wanted the participants to treat Angloville as ‘work’. We believe this is not the essence of a language & cultural programme. We hope you do not consider talking about your interests with other people as work. We do not ask to teach the language, but to talk about stuff you find fun and play games. It is an intensive experience (and we are very transparent about it on our website: “You must be ready to talk for 12 hours a day”).. However, if this seems like “labour” then with all due respect maybe one chooses to attend Angloville for the wrong reasons (we hope not).

Venues – all participants are free to choose whatever venue they like. Hotels are indeed located in countryside areas and this works great as a setting for an immersion programme . All hotel venues can be found online on websites with independent ratings, such as www.booking.com and www.tripadvisor.com . One can choose the one that meets their expectations.

Participants - You referred to the student experience. We do appreciate that feedback but we prefer to measure the level of student satisfaction via direct contact with the students. The fact is we have over 50% of our students coming back for another programme – this is the most rewarding feedback. We are proud of this number and this is not only thanks to the formula and work the team puts in preparing and running the programmes but also due to the WONDERFUL individuals, the English speakers, coming from all over the world to meet our students. We can’t stress enough how we appreciate their involvement, great energy and enthusiasm!

Also, hundreds of great English-speaking participants each year attend 2 or more programmes, with a large group who have been with us during 10+ programmes in various destinations  We feel privileged to have them on board.

Clearly, we feel you may be recommending other companies (which paradoxically you claim you have never tried yourself) and that’s great. We recommend them too  Anything that serves education and cross-cultural exchange is great! Happy to hear you found a better fit for yourself.

Wish you good luck for any future undertaking!

Hope you have a wonderful day,
The Angloville Team

No, I don't recommend
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Lovely experience from the point of view of a volunteer

This was my first Angloville experience, having participated last year for the first time on a similar organisation's project. I was aware of what would be expected of me and the type of week it would be. It excelled my expectations. I stayed in a place called Chojnik, in Southern Poland, a couple of hours from Wroclaw. Everyone who took part was friendly. The leaders Ryan and Mattie were laid back but instilled a discipline in the group because you WANTED to do the best for them. Great enthusiasm from everyone. As with my previous experience, volunteers were from across the pond as well as England, so its great to share travel experiences and tips with them and from them. The Polish participants came from all walks of life so there was never a dull moment as far as topics for conversation went. And of course, as a volunteer, your board and lodging is free. Comfortable room, shared with a very easy to get along with roomie. Ryan checked out our social habits before pairing people up which is useful if you tend to be an early riser and earlyish to bed. The Chojnik venue is totally tranquil, with lovely walks that can be taken in free time. Would definitely recommend Angloville from my experience and look forward to taking part in more, if they will have me, in years to come. Some volunteers use it as a means to travel continually, especially from the USA, and work out a schedule that takes you from venue to venue. Cracking idea!

How can this program be improved?
Can see nothing needed from my recent experience.
Yes, I recommend

Awesome Experience

Angloville is a great way to travel. You don't have to pay for anything to volunteer: you just need to get there. Once, you are there, Angloville takes care of your accomodation and food. All you need to do is be ready to talk a lot to people to help them improve their English. I had so many great conversations with people and learned so much from them. I really had such a great experience that I'll never forget. I am considering going back for another week this winter in another location.

How can this program be improved?
Maybe one thing that could be changed is the way we come up with conversations with the students. Such as a board-game one-on-one that requires a lot of speaking about a bunch of different topics.
Yes, I recommend
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My Wonderful time at Angloville

Angloville saved me from a strange situation.

I had moved my whole life to Poland in June of 2015. But when I arrived, but job and living situation turned out to be very different from what I had envisioned. Things change and people do as well, So its ok.

But I needed to find a new home and I needed time to do so. I was going to need at least a week to reset and figure out my plan. But I didn't know many people in the new country I now called home.

In comes Angloville to save my day. I received a message on CouchSurfing (which Ive been told is rare so dont expect it) asking if I would like to stay in a hotel with 3 meals a day for 1 week free. If ever I've had a Godsend, it was this.
Little did I know that I was in for one of the great experiences in my young life! I made some wonderful friends with both the Native Speakers, Polish Participants and the wonderful Coordinators, many of whom I still keep in touch with!

For anyone traveling Europe this is a must! Not just for a budget traveler but for everyone!

You also get the chance to meet and mentor the up and coming thinkers, musicians, future doctors, lawyers and politicians of the new Poland. These kids are amazing and very smart!

I also had the chance to do Yoga daily each morning with a small group which got me back into daily yoga.

And for anyone who may lament at the thought of being alcohol free (the Junior program is dry, the adult one is not) It was a great chance to detox and take a break from the usual nonstop action in Europe.

If you are on the fence about this. Stop pondering and sign up! Its more than worth your time. It is also a chance to meet the entire English speaking world in one place. Dont miss this!!

How can this program be improved?
No more vocabulary sessions, the kids wanted more speaking sessions, the natives wanted just a little more freetime.
Also having cooking classes, music lessons etc in English would be a great way for the kids to use their language skills in a practical way. I understand that there will not always be qualified Native Speakers, but when the opportunity arises, I think it should be taken advantage of.
Yes, I recommend


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