What experiences have others had with Angloville?

People are constantly sharing their experiences about Angloville. Below are a few. If you’d like us to get you in touch with some Angloville veterans, let us know!

http://glasgowguardian.co.uk/2014/10/29/teaching-english-by-the-poolside/

http://charlieontravel.com/how-to-get-free-bed-and-board-for-a-week-in-the-polish-mountains/

http://life.paperblog.com/angloville-411810/

Am I getting paid?

Angloville experience is a non-paid volunteering initiative.

What is provided free of charge:

  • shared accommodation in a minimum 3-star hotel, in a twin or apartment style room depending on the venue
  • three meals a day
  • free transport to and from the venue in the countryside
  • a free city tour around Warsaw, Wroclaw, Poznań, Budapest, Bucharest or Prague (depending on the starting point of your particular programme)

What is included in Angloville?

  • Free accommodation for all action-packed days (twin rooms with private  bathrooms, a small percentage of rooms in certain hotels can occasionally be triple).
  • Free food (3 meals at minimum)
  • A free tour (lunch included) of the starting city.
  • Free transportation from the starting city to the venue and back.
  • Invaluable experience with local professionals / youth from Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Opportunity to become TEFL qualified via Anglo-TEFL Scholarship.

What is NOT included in Angloville?

  • Extra expenses (souvenirs, bar expenses etc) during the programme,
  • Any accommodation before the programme and after, should you require it,
  • Any flights to and from a starting city, and back home,
  • Travel and health insurance (Mandatory).  For EU nationals, please obtain a European Health Insurance Card from your GP.

Who are the English-speaking participants?

The English-speaking participants are volunteers who come from all over the English-speaking world. They come from different professional backgrounds and represent various age groups. They can be social workers, students, teachers, activists or economists etc. The age of our participants typically ranges from university age to people of about seventy-years-old. Our objective is to have a diverse group of interesting people representing different environments with lots of experience and stories to tell. They are happy to share their culture and like to help non-English speakers improve their language skills.

When do I need to arrive in Poland / Hungary / Romania / Czech Republic?

We recommend arriving at least one day before the start of the programme to attend the free city tour. Attendance at the city tour is not mandatory, yet we strongly recommend it. It will give you a chance to learn about the city and country you’re in, and will also give you an early introduction to the English speaking group you’ll be spending your week with. The tour is free as is the lunch at the end of the tour.

Free city tour – what’s the schedule?

The tour usually starts at 12:00 PM and lunch starts at 2:30 PM. Typically, you’re done by around 5:00 PM. Keep in mind your lodging is not covered for the evening after the tour/lunch in Warsaw, Wroclaw, Poznań, Budapest, Bucharest or Prague (depending on where your particular trip departs from). Your free accommodation begins the following day upon arrival at the Angloville venue.

Departure Time. Going to the venue.

On the first day of the programme, the Angloville Bus leaves the city between 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM depending on the location of the hotel venue. You can check the Angloville venues here. Generally, you should be in the base city at 8:00 AM at the latest on the first day of the programme. Please note that detailed information about the meeting point and exact time of departure will be send to you around 3 weeks before the programme starts.

Example:

  • 24-29 January (Chojnik Hotel, dep. from Wrocław)

The Angloville Bus leaves Wrocław city centre at 10:00 AM on the 24th of January, which means you shall get to the venue at around 1:00 PM.

Arrival Time. Going back to the city centre.

The Angloville Bus leaves the hotel venue at around 2:00 PM on the last day of the programme, which means you shall be back in the city centre late afternoon, between 4:00 pm – 6:00 PM (depending on the location of the hotel venue). You can check the Angloville venues here. You can book your return flight on the last day of the programme but we strongly advise no sooner than 9:00 PM.

Example:

  • 24-29 January (Chojnik Hotel, dep. from Wrocław)

The Angloville Bus leaves Chojnik Hotel at 2:00 PM on the 29th of January, which means you shall get to the Wrocław city centre at around 5:00 PM.

How can I get my Anglo-TEFL Refundable confirmation fee back?

A Refundable confirmation fee of 69 EUR is required to complete your application for the Anglo-TEFL Scholarship if you choose the three week program package, this must be paid for prior in full at time of applying – a EUR 19.00 administration fee is applicable during your recruitment process.

Candidates are responsible for claiming the EUR 50 refundable element within 21 days of completing* the full Scholarship, after 21 days no refund is possible.
*The Anglo-TEFL Scholarship is completed and you can claim your Refundable confirmation fee  back when:

  1. You attended and completed successfully all Angloville programs you were scheduled for
  2. You completed the online component of the Scholarship: your online TEFL course

Does Angloville pay for my Travel?

No, Angloville doesn’t provide flights or transport to the starting city of your chosen programme. Here are some tips on budget travel.

You can compare cheap flights to our starting cities on sites like www.skyscanner.com. Budget airlines that typically fly to our starting cities are: Wizzair, RyanAir, EasyJet. If you book early, you may find a really good deal!

Another tip for budget travel is to check out options for your commute such as blablacar, this website allows you to connect with people travelling to the same destination, people sign up to offer rides at a discounted price to those who need it. You can check the drivers reviews and credentials on their profile to be sure that you will travel in ease and comfort at a low rate.

Alternatively you can find cheap bus travel with companies like Flixbus, Polskibus, Ecolines, LuxExpress, LeoExpress. These companies cover long journeys across Europe for budget prices. Again, booking early is the name of the game!

Budget Accommodation

Compare cheap accommodation for before and after your programme on sites such as

Hostelworld, hostels.com and booking.com.

Angloville has partner hostels in cities such as Budapest and Warsaw.

If you want a central location close to angloville meeting points for a good price check out Warsaw Hostel Centrum – Warsaw; or if you’re in Budapest you can stay at Marco Polo Ho(s)tel, Maverick City Lodge or Wombat’s Hostel.

You can see more information about these hostels on our partner Hostels page: https://angloville.com/partner-hostels

Do I need to provide a clean criminal record?

To participate in an Angloville Junior programme, all volunteers are required to provide a criminal background check before being able to be fully enrolled. The background check requirement is a key part of the Health & Safety and Youth Protection Policy.

Please allow sufficient time to acquire the document before departure, processing times may vary depending on your country of origin. The document must be issued in English (or with a certified English translation) and within 6 months of your arrival date.

Angloville has identified a few organizations that may help you obtain your criminal background check in a speedy way of which it informs on www.angloville.com, yet Angloville bears no responsibility for the quality of service provided, please use your own judgment.

 

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Why do I have to transfer a Refundable confirmation fee?

Since we are booking accommodation and food in a partner hotel for you for 1-8 weeks, to confirm your spot we will require a 69 EUR Refundable confirmation fee for Junior & Kids and selection of Adult programmes, which is fully refundable upon completion of your programme. It must be paid within 3 days. All payments must be made electronically in EUR via a link provided by Angloville in the confirmation email.

 

The Refundable confirmation fee must be paid in full at time of confirming your spot by a payment link Angloville is unable to confirm your participation without a paid refundable confirmation fee.

 

Candidates are responsible for claiming the 69 EUR refund within 21 days of completing the full Placement, after 21 days no refund is possible.

 

The Placement is completed and you can claim your Refundable confirmation fee back when:

1.You attended and completed successfully all Angloville programmes you were scheduled for.
2.. The Placement is completed and you can claim your Refundable confirmation fee back when:

  1. You attended and completed successfully all Angloville programmes you were scheduled for.
  2. You completed all activities, adhered to the local law, adhered to present Terms and Conditions, including but not limited to, the health and safety regulations.
  3. In case of Junior Programmes, you adhered to the Youth Protection Policy described below.

The Refundable confirmation fee will be refunded to the same bank account / card from which it had been paid.

Why do I want to volunteer?

You want to volunteer because helping people and changing their lives is important to you and we are very grateful for your participation.

However, you might want to volunteer for a number of other reasons:

  • meeting people from all over the world
  • enriching your experience by working with people from  various cultural backgrounds
  • sharing your teaching skills and gaining new ones
  • expanding your professional network
  • improving your resume
  • becoming an AngloTEFL certified teacher.

Whatever the reason is, welcome on board! This is going to be one of the best experiences of your life.

Who are the Native Speakers?

A Native Speaker is, according to the Cambridge Dictionary, someone who has spoken a particular language since they were a baby, rather than having learned as a child or adult.

A “native speaker of English” refers to someone who has learned and used English from early childhood. It does not necessarily mean that it is the speaker’s only language, but means English is and has been the primary means of concept formation and communication.

Who are the Polish Participants?

Polish Participants attend our programmes to improve their English. They will join the programme for various reasons

Why do we only use English?

Angloville is an English Immersion programme. We want to create a small village where everyone can understand everyone. The aim of the programme is to get the participants out of their shells and make sure they start using the language that they learn in school/private lessons. The best way to do so is to stop using their native language and force them to reprogramme.

Even if you speak the native language of the country you are  visiting please do not share your secret.

What is the role of the coordinators?

Native Speaker coordinatorshe/he will be your first point of contact. The individual in this role explains your responsibilities  during the programme and the rules you are required to follow. If you have any questions/issues during the program please refer to your NS Coordinator.

Polish coordinatoris the first point of contact for Polish Participants . He or she will explain the rules and make sure that everyone speaks English. The coordinator will prepare materials, speaking lists and will sort out any issues and last minute requirements. Although they may seem invisible to the native speakers volunteers their role is very important.

What is the best deal with Angloville?

When volunteering at Angloville you have two options:

  • join us as a regular volunteer
  • become a teacher with us and sign up for our AngloTEFL Scholarship

As a regular volunteer you can join us for as many programmes as you wish. Please remember to take some time off between the programmes as they are very intense.

It is common for our volunteers to join us for three weeks to visit various cities and countries as well as to meet many people from all over the world.

As a trainee teacher you will get the best deal if you join us for three weeks. Please check our website for the AngloTEFL Scholarship TCs.

Can I volunteer if I am not a native speaker of English?

Yes, you can! If your English is at a native speaker level, please apply at our website https://angloville.com/apply/

What is the best programme for me?

It all depends on your needs and our requirements.

You need to answer the question- which age group you like to work with, do you like to  run around and play hide and seek or sit down and have an in depth conversation.

Please speak to one of our recruiters if you are in doubt. They will be happy to guide you through the programmes and help you make the best decision.

Is the programme free?

The programme is free. We will cover your food and accomodation at a 3-star hotel.

However, we ask for a 59€ fully refundable deposit and 10€ administration fee. It is your responsibility to request a refund of your deposit.

Will I be paid?

No, this is a volunteer opportunity. We provide you with accommodation and food for the duration of your programme but you will not be paid.

Why do I have a personal advisor (aka recruiter, agent)?

Your personal advisor guides you through the whole recruitment process. They know your history, your preferences and requirements, so they are able to help you  quicker. The recruiter is your contact person for questions or issues.

What are the working hours of the office in Poland?

Monday – Friday, 10 am – 18 pm Central European (Summer) Time.

What would be my role?

As a volunteer you will be asked to take part in all activities. We made a training video for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w03AWVBxMrU

What are my responsibilities as a volunteer?

As a volunteer you will be asked to take part in all activities.

You will have one mentee (Adult editions) or two mentees (junior edition) . You will  help them in the preparation of their presentation. Your role will be to assist them, not to do it for them, and make sure they are ready to talk in front of the entire group at the end of the programme. This will be their English public speaking  practice.

You will also have to hold a conversation about the certain topic. We prepare some materials in advance but feel free to bring your own materials, pictures, ideas.

At the kids programmes there are only two speaking sessions a day . During this session you can play with the kids, talk or organise a game.  You should enjoy arts and crafts and working with kids on various projects.

Please remember, safety first. Follow coordinators instructions. When working with kids talk to the coordinators about your ideas.

Do you provide transportation between the programmes?

We provide you with transportation between the departure city and the venue but if your programmes start in different cities, you need to arrange the travel between those cities yourself.

Transport to our venues is provided by a bus. You will receive the day, time and meeting-point by email, 2-3 weeks prior to the programme start date.

What are the typical/traditional meals?

Meat is an important part of the Middle European diet. Pork is the most popular meat. Beef, ham, and sausage are also eaten regularly. Potato, cabbage and rice are very common side-dishes. Carrots, red cabbage and beetroots salads are Polish specialities.

  • Poland: pierogi, żurek, bigos, zapiekanka
  • Hungary: lángos, gulyás, kürtőskalács, palacsinta
  • Czech Republic: knedliky, svičková, smažený sýr, cibulačká
  • Romania: sarmale, ciorbă de burtă

Do you provide vegetarian/vegan/halal/kosher food?

We provide vegetarian and vegan options at most of our venues. Note, a vegan option is not available in all countries, we will try to accommodate the best we can. Halal and kosher food are not common options in Central Europe and they are rarely available, so we recommend choosing the vegetarian option.

Please advise your personal recruiter about your dietary needs and any allergies.

Do you accept people with disabilities?

People with disabilities are welcome to join us, as long as their disability allows them to help our students. However, not all our venues are adjusted to accommodate people with disabilities and we need to know about your disability in order to find the best venue for you. Your personal recruiter will be glad to advise you on the most suitable venues.

Do I need teaching experience?

No, you do not. Angloville coordinators will provide you guidance on the program. Once your application is completed, Angloville will send you a link to our online training (1 hour video). We gathered all the best practices and teaching tips in a one-hour video. The successful training is certified by an online test.

Do you provide visa support?

We do not provide visa support of any kind. If you need a visa, you should obtain it prior to applying for our programs. We only accept volunteers with a current and valid visa for the Schengen zone.

Can I bring a friend?

Of course! If your friend is a native speaker of English as well, all they need to do is apply and become a volunteer, just like you. Before you make any arrangements, please, make sure we have spots for both of you. Partners and/or friends can even be accomodated in the same room upon request.
TIPS: Travelling with a friend roughly divides the expenses by two!

Can I join with family?

You are more than welcome to join us with your family as long as all the member of your family will volunteer in the  Angloville programmes. The required minimum age of your children is 16. You will be legally responsible for your child/children.

Why do I need a background check?

Providing a clear criminal record check is a legal requirement when working with minors in Europe. We also need to make sure we create a safe environment for our students and mentors so we reserve the right to ask for the background check for our adult programmes candidates.

IMPORTANT: Without the proof of a clear background/DBS check, we will reject your participation in a junior and/or kid’s programme with no deposit refund or compensation of any kind.

Why do I have to provide a confirmation of my travel?

A confirmation of your travel is a confirmation for us that you treat your commitment seriously and that you will be at the right location, at the right time. This confirmation allows us to book your participation in the city tour before  and to organize the departure from the starting city. We want to be sure you will have a seat on the Angloville bus!

Where are the venues?

Our venues are located outside the departure cities, in the countryside. The locations may be between 1-3 hours away from the departure point. The transport to the venue is organized & covered by Angloville.

Read more about the venues here.

I have allergies. Can I come anyway?

You can. Please, let us know about your allergy as soon as possible so  we are able to make sure you will not be exposed to the allergen.

What would be my reward?

We provide you with free accommodation and food for the duration of the programme, and we offer you a city tour with lunch before your programme. You also have the opportunity to participate in an Anglo-TEFL certificate at discounted prices. Read more here about our scholarships.

Do you provide travel assistance?

We are more than happy to provide you with suggestions or travel tips but you need to book all of the travel yourself.

How many programmes should I do?

We usually recommend doing 3 programmes with a week off in between to allow you to rest.

What about the respect of my beliefs/political views?

We do not discriminate anyone because of their beliefs, political views, gender, nationality, race, sexual orientation etc. As long as your beliefs are not harmful, they are no concern of ours. However, please, keep in mind that if you have any special requirements, we may not be able to meet them, especially if your beliefs are not common in the country you will be visiting on the program.

What are the characteristics of an international programme?

  • 10 days in length
  • Students from a variety of different countries
  • City tours/excursions almost every day; city games
  • Single rooms (except in Malta)
  • No free tour for volunteers before the programme

What is the extended programme?

The extended programme lasts 8-9 days and contains two programs – a weekend program often including a group of business professionals focused on business English  and a week program with a separate group of participants. So you will have a chance to work with two different groups of people. In Poland the program usually starts on Friday afternoon. A Friday morning free city tour is also provided.

What is a family programme?

A Family Programme is our special edition dedicated to the entire family. Parents will come with their children to spend time together, have fun and learn English at the same time.

There are 3 groups: adult, junior and kids. All groups have their own schedule and age-dedicated activities. They do not have sessions together so if you choose to volunteer for  an adult edition programme you will not have to work with the kids and other way around.

The entire family and volunteers will meet at the restaurant during mealtimes.

There is a field trip organised for the whole group on Wednesday and a Family Talent Show, usually on Thursday night.

What is a business weekend programme?

The weekend program focuses on business topics for working professionals. The participants come from a variety of business professions: lawyers, doctors, finance professionals, corporate executives. The speaking sessions and activities tend to concentrate on specific subjects and vocabulary, often relating to their individual professions. This is an excellent program for volunteers who have diverse business backgrounds.

What does a typical day look like?

During your stay you will be involved in many speaking sessions as well as group activities such as indoor and outdoor games, problem-solving projects, creative time.

Your day will start with breakfast and speaking session afterwards, lunch, free time and more sessions and activities in the afternoon, and dinner. As the last session you will join entertainment hour (adult edition) or social time (junior and kids edition). 

How many hours a day will I work?

You will be working for about 4 hours between breakfast and lunch and another 4 hours in the afternoon. You will enjoy 1h30 of free time each afternoon. During free time, you can use the hotel facilities such as pools, spa, outdoor activities, etc.

What is the conversation and activities ratio?

  • Adult programme: you will mentor 1 adult daily (1 hr/day) and lead 1:1 sessions  5-6 hours/day. On our tandem programs you will mentor 2 adults (1 hr/day) and 2:1 sessions 5-6 hours/day.
  • Junior programme: you will mentor 2 juniors daily (1h/day) and lead 2:1 sessions 2 hours a day and 1:1, 2 hours a day.
  • Kids programme: you will work with 4-6 children. There will be more games and group activities than speaking sessions. There are two planned speaking sessions per day, when you will work with 4-6 children. You will be asked to come up with your own ideas. All other activities are lead by Polish and Native Speaker Coordinators and you will work with kids as a part of a group during planned activities.

How much free time do I have?

Angloville programmes are very intense. Depending on the programme (Adult, Junior, Kids edition) you will be asked to spend the whole day with the group, during sessions and mealtimes. There is a “free time” slot after lunch and usually lasts  for 1h 30min. During free time, you can use the hotel facilities such as pools, spa, outdoor activities, etc.

Where is the meeting point?

The meeting points are usually in the city centres, near a public transport stop (tram, bus, metro). You will receive all the details 2-3 weeks before the start of your programme in an Infopack. If you want your accommodation to be close to your meeting point(s), we recommend the city centre.

What time does the bus leave?

Our Angloville buses usually leave in the morning, between 7 am and 11 am. If your programme starts on Friday, the bus may leave around 4 pm. We send out all the details in an Infopack  2-3 weeks before your programme starts.

Therefore, we advise you to arrive the day before the programme starts. We organize a free city tour on that day. > Read more about our free city tour.
IMPORTANT: Please, consult your agent before you book your travel.

Will I get guidance during the programme?

Every morning, the Native Speaker coordinator will organize a  prep-talk with the mentors. The coordinator will give you tips and provide you guidance to make you an even better teacher. If you need any help during the programme, our local and NS coordinators are there to help you.

Can I use the hotel facilities?

You can use hotel facilities which are free of charge (eg. swimming pools, tennis courts at some hotels, football pitch, volleyball court). Please speak to hotel’s reception about any of the paid  facilities. Your coordinator will be able to help if you have any questions.

What facilities does my venue offer?

You can find a short description of your hotel with a link to their website here: https://angloville.com/the-angloville-venues/

Will I share my room?

Yes. During an Adult programme, you will be sharing your room with another volunteer of the same gender and similar age.

During a Kids and/or Junior programme, you will be sharing your room with 1-2 other volunteer(s) of the same gender and similar age.
IMPORTANT: In some venues, it is possible to request a single room but you will have to contact us first as we need to check it with the hotel and you will have to pay the difference.

What happens if I get sick/injured?

If you become unwell we will do our best to ensure that you receive the appropriate medical attention in line with your health insurance. Bear in mind that personal health insurance is mandatory. If you are a European citizen, you can ask for European Health Insurance Card. We can advise this website: https://www.nhs.uk/

Who should I contact in case of any problems (room, food, bullying etc.) during my stay at the programme?

At Angloville programmes we take the extra step to make sure that you are taken care of and that you are in a safe environment. If you experience any issues or problems, please, contact your coordinators at the programme.

If you are not happy with their approach, email us at info@angloville.com

I want to book my accommodation now?

We send out all the details 2-3 weeks before your programme starts. If you want your accommodation to be close to the meeting point(s), we recommend the city centre.
Here are some partner hotels: see more.

When should I arrive?

  • If you want to join the free city tour – we advise arriving one day before the program, before 9:30 am as most tours begin at 10 am..
  • If you do not want to join the city tour – we still advise arriving one day before the programme starts because our Angloville buses usually leave in the morning, between 7 am and 11 am.

How much money should I bring?

Angloville does not cover personal expenses. The cost of living in Central Europe is probably lower than in your country. We advise you to travel with your Visa/Premier card, since most stores, restaurants, hotels and public organizations are likely to accept this method of payment. However, we advise you to bring some cash with you for small expenses:

  • Poland: at least 150 PLN
  • Hungary: at least 12000 HUF
  • Czech Republic: at least 500 CZK
  • Romania: at least 200 RON

Will you pick me up from the airport?

As much as we would like to help you, due to the number of our volunteers, we are not able to pick you up. This is why we have designated meeting points.

NOTE: Angloville does not cover your transportation from the Airport/Train Station to the meeting point.

Should I bring extra materials?

It is not required as we will provide you with materials but you are welcome to bring your own if you want to. In addition, feel free to bring pictures from your home town, your family & your friends, local traditions, etc. Our participants will be curious about your life and traditions in your country.

What’s the dress code?

Casual and comfortable clothes are the best choice. As you will share your room, we advise that you  bring pyjamas or sleeping attire. Moreover, the weather in each location may be quite different from your country. We send out all the packing details 2-3 weeks before your programme starts.

In addition, some venues have a pool, a sauna or a spa, so don’t forget your swimming suit.

We have a strict policy regarding personal hygiene. The venue and/or Angloville reserves the right to decline access to the facilities (or even to the programme) to any volunteers breaking the hygiene code.

Will I be trained before the programme?

Yes, you will. Once your application is completed, Angloville will send you a link to our online training (1 hour video). The successful training is certified by an online test.

What to pack?

Seasons here may be quite different from your country. We send out all the packing details 2-3 weeks before your programme starts. Casual and comfortable clothes are the best choice. As you will share your room, we advise you to wear a pyjama or other sleeping attire.  

In addition, some venues have a pool, a sauna or a spa, so don’t forget your swimming suit and sport clothes.

We have a strict policy regarding personal hygiene. The venue and/or Angloville reserve the right to decline the access to the facilities (or even to the programme) to volunteers breaking the hygiene code.

Can I contact other volunteers before the programme?

We cannot provide you with any contact details however we create Facebook events for each programme and you can contact your fellow volunteers there. Feel free to join our Facebook community here.

Do I need insurance?

We advise you to buy health and travel insurance. If you become unwell we will do our best to ensure that you receive the appropriate medical attention in line with your health insurance.

For EU nationals, please obtain a European Health Insurance Card from your GP.

When will I receive my info pack?

You will receive your info pack 2-3 weeks prior to the start date of  your programme. If you are a last-minute volunteer, don’t hesitate to ask for your infopack from your personal recruiter.

In case of emergency, who should I contact?

If it is a last minute emergency, you need to contact your coordinator. You will receive their contact details a few days before the programme. If it’s not last minute, let your recruiter know.

In case of delay, who should I contact?

In this case, you need to contact your coordinator. You will receive their contact details a few days before the programme. If it’s not last minute, let your recruiter know.

Do I have to find accommodation before/after my programme?

Yes. We provide you with accommodation for the duration of your programme. If you need accommodation before/after or between your programmes, you need to arrange that yourself.

Can I pay extra for a single room?

This is a possible option, although we cannot guarantee anything as it depends upon the availability of single rooms. You will have to contact us first and, if the room is available, pay the difference.

Who can provide a letter of reference?

Letters of reference are usually provided by professors, teachers or employers.

Why do I have 3 weeks to send my documents?

While we understand that it might take time to gather all your documents, we need to make sure that you are committed to joining our programmes.

By sending all your documents on time, not only do you confirm your participation but you also show us that you are a responsible and trustworthy volunteer.

How can I get my deposit back?

When you complete your programme(s), you have 21 days to let your recruiter know that you want your deposit refunded. The refund will be transferred to the account you initially used to pay the deposit.

In the event that  your card has expired/lost/blocked etc., we will refund you on a PayPal account. Note that fees may be charged by PayPal.

How can I find a job after being certified?

Angloville does not help you find a job as a teacher. However there are websites dedicated to TEFL certified teachers. One option,  https://www.tefl.com/

Also you can talk to other volunteers, many of them work as teachers in various countries and companies.

How can I get a letter of reference from Angloville?

You need to contact the coordinator of the programme(s) you attended. They are the individuals who have worked with you closely and they should be able to write you a reference.

How do I get my refund back? What are the requirements?

If you successfully completed your programmes, you sent us your criminal record check, and you didn’t violate our terms & conditions, all you need to do is to inform your recruiter. Once you finish your last programme, you have 21 days to inform us.

How can I stay in touch with:

  • The office: you can always contact your recruiter or send an email to info@angloville.com
  • The Polish participants: you can join our facebook events created especially for the programme you’ll be participating in.
  • The other volunteers: you can join our facebook group Angloville Past Volunteers

Can I write a review?

Sure! You can write a review on Facebook, Workaway, GoAbroad, or HelpX. Click on the links!

How can I return to Angloville?

If you are a past volunteer, please, contact your recruiter or send us an email to info@angloville.com.

How can I make a complaint /submit a feedback?

Please, send your complaint or feedback to info@angloville.com.

What is Anglo-TEFL?

If you want to know more about Anglo-TEFL, please, visit our website: https://angloville.com/anglo-tefl-scholarship/

What is the cost of Anglo-TEFL?

  • 3 programmes – 69 (with 45 EUR refundable deposit included)
  • 2 programmes – €129 (no refundable deposit)
  • 1 programme – €189 (no refundable deposit)

What is the online course?

The online course is a part of our AngloTEFL Scholarship.

There are two parts of the Scholarship:

  • on-line course, provided by Premier TEFL
  • teaching practice, provided by Angloville.

Premier TEFL is an Irish organisation accredited by TQUK, an Ofqual and ACDL. As part of the Scholarship you will have the opportunity to complete a 120-hour course at your own pace, within 90 days of receiving the code to access your account.

The course consist of 10 modules. There is a 10 question test after each module, with all question related to the information provided.

You will learn about English language, the history, worldwide usage throughout the years, teaching grammar and vocabulary. You will also find answers about the class layout and different approach to teaching certain aspects of English as foreign language.

Do I have to complete the online course before my programmes?

It’s recommended but not required. You can do your programmes first and the online course later. Once you apply, you have 90 days to complete the online training.

Can I extend my 90 days period for completing the online course?

In order to extend your 90 days period, you need to contact Premier TEFL directly at info@premiertefl.com

Where can I use the TEFL certificate?

If you are a native speaker you can teach English in Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East.

You can still teach English abroad if you are a non-native English speaker.

Remember, these countries tend to have very strict qualifications and hiring standards and they don’t accept non-native English teachers:

  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • South Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • UAE
  • Vietnam

There are also websites dedicated to TEFL jobs such as tefl.com, eslbase.com and eslcafe.com.

How long does it take to complete the online training?

It is a 120-hour course and you have 90 days to complete it. The time to complete the course varies from student to student.

What are the requirements for last minute volunteers?

If you are a last minute volunteer, please contact us directly at info@angloville.com as the requirements vary depending on the programme and season.

I want to be an ambassador.

That’s a great idea! We could use your help to spread the word about Angloville in your school, university or company. Feel free to email us at info@angloville.com.

I want to recruit native speakers.

Please, send your CV to apply@angloville.com.

I want to be a coordinator.

Please, send your CV to apply@angloville.com.

Do you have anti-bullying policy?

We do not tolerate bullying. Volunteers and students who bully other people will be expelled from our programmes and will not be considered for any future programs.

May I arrive at the program 1 day later?

In some cases, this may be a possibility however you will need to discuss this with your personal recruiter. You will need to  organise the travel to the venue yourself and at your own cost. Angloville will require a 3-week notice to accommodate this request.

May I depart the program 1 day earlier?

In some cases, this may be a possibility but you will need to discuss it with your personal recruiter. You also will need to organise your own travel back to the starting city, at your own cost. Angloville will require a 3-week notice to accommodate this request.

What’s the cancellation policy?

Three-week programme package. For applications from 1st November 2016

A refundable confirmation fee of  69 EUR is required to complete your application for the Anglo-TEFL Scholarship if you choose the three week programme package, this must be paid for prior in full at time of applying – a  24 EUR administration fee is applicable during your recruitment process. Candidates are responsible for claiming the 45 EUR refundable element within 21 days of completing* the full Scholarship, after 21 days no refund is possible.

*The Anglo-TEFL Scholarship is completed and you can claim your Refundable confirmation fee back when:

  1. You attended and successfully completed all Angloville programmes you were scheduled for
  2. You completed the online component of the Scholarship: your online TEFL course
  3. You completed all activities, adhered to the local law, adhered to present Terms and Conditions, including but not limited to, the health and safety regulations.
  4. In case of Junior Programmes, you adhered to the Youth Protection Policy described below.

Candidates are responsible for claiming the 45 EUR refund within 21 days of completing the full Placement, after 21 days no refund is possible.

The Refundable confirmation fee will be refunded to the same bank account / card from which it had been paid. Refundable confirmation fees are not transferable to other persons.

Please note, you need to complete both parts: Angloville programmes AND online TEFL course   

Other situations:

  1. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the Anglo-TEFL Scholarship you have purchased, and you have not started any component of the Scholarship, you are entitled to a full refund of fee placed within 14 working days of booking without the need to provide a reason (Distance Selling Act, Ireland and Distance Selling Act, Poland : U. 2014 r. poz. 827 ze zm. „Konsument, który zawarł umowę na odległość, może w terminie 14 dni kalendarzowych odstąpić od niej bez podawania przyczyny i bez ponoszenia kosztów, z wyjątkiem kosztów wskazanych poniżej,”).
  2. If your application onto the programme is rejected by Angloville, then you will receive a full refund. Access to your TEFL training course will be terminated. It is your responsibility to check if you meet the Scholarship requirements.
  3. If your application onto the Scholarship is officially accepted and you are enrolled in the Angloville programmes, however you choose to cancel your place, no refund is available.
  4. In the unlikely event that a visa application is refused, refund is still available.
  5. You are also required to comply with all deadlines for documentation to the Angloville team. Delays in either the TEFL course studying, or the production of necessary documentation (eg. travel documentation, proof of clean criminal record evidence, written references ) may result in your programme application being voided and no refund is possible
  6. If you choose to apply for the Anglo-TEFL Scholarship while you are volunteering on the Angloville programme, you can apply only for the three-week package. You must choose two additional programmes. Only then, will the Angloville team count your current programme towards your Anglo-TEFL Scholarship and you must to apply join the Scholarship BEFORE the completion of your current week. Contact info@angloville.comto notify us you are a late application.

For further information, please check our Terms and Conditions here.

Am I allowed to drink alcohol?

  • Adult programme: You can drink alcohol after the dinner (as long as it doesn’t affect your work and the programme).
  • Junior and kids programmes: in accordance with European law, Angloville has a strict alcohol & substance abuse policy. As you will be working with minors, alcohol & drugs are firmly prohibited and punished. Angloville will expel any offender from the programme at his/her own cost.

NOTE: Please carefully read our Terms & conditions here.

Why do I need to pay the deposit?

The deposit is a mandatory requirement to participate in an Angloville programme. We use the deposit to book your spot in the hotel  and order your food including any dietary restrictions. Once you have successfully completed your programmes, you will receive your deposit back less a 10 Euro administration fee.

What are the age requirements?

You need to be at least 18 to participate in junior and kids programmes; for adult programmes, you need to be over 25.

You are welcome to apply if you:

  • Are aged 18+ for junior programs and aged 25+ for adult programs
  • Are a native English speaker
  • Have a passport from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada or the United States
  • Have completed High School
  • Have appropriate personal qualities (maturity, flexibility etc.)
  • Have ability to cope with challenges, good communication skills, cultural sensitivity
  • Have a range of hobbies and interests
  • Have a clean police record
  • Have a story to tell; we will ask you to tell us a little more about yourself via an application form
  • Have an interest in meeting new people and learning about new cultures

You need to be ready to complete the required Angloville teaching practice programs in different locations across Central and Eastern Europe.

Open-mindedness and kindness are key to being a good participant in Angloville. If you enjoy new cultures, experiences, and people, this will undoubtedly be a wonderful opportunity for you.