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Want to find out more about Angloville? What is the best programme for you? Or where are the venues? The Answers for these and more can be found below. 

Frequently Asked Question

General

WHO ARE THE ORGANIZERS?

All volunteering opportunities within the Angloville project are provided by the Development without Boundaries Foundation, 9 Heila St, 30-654 Krakow, Poland. NIP 6793105925. REGON 360349459. KRS 0000533266. 

Our foundation organises programmes in Poland, Hungary, Romania and Czech Republic.

Depending on which of the Angloville projects you participate in, the immersion programme will be organized by one of the local Angloville entities and you will interact with Angloville’s students. That means, in Poland you will be working with Polish students, in Hungary with Hungarian students and so on. It actually gives you a chance to be exposed to various characters and local cultures. There are so many differences in pronunciation, accents, building the sentences when it comes to nationalities and the way they learn the language. You can get more experience and be ready to teach English all over the world, if that is your choice. 

Only in Malta, England and Ireland you would be working with a mixture of different nationalities. Please, bear in mind that only junior programmes are held in these aforementioned countries.

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WHY DO I HAVE A PERSONAL ADVISOR (AKA RECRUITER, AGENT)?

Isn’t it better to have support throughout the whole process? This is what Angloville offers and we believe that it makes the recruitment process quicker and more pleasant. Your personal advisor guides you through the whole recruitment process. During your first telephone contact with Angloville, you will be talking to one of our recruiters. This person will become your personal advisor and will guide you through the whole process, will learn about your needs and will be making sure you receive the best support.

In case of any questions, doubts or concerns the agent will be able to help. 

It is always best to contact your personal recruiter if there is any urgency. 

Your advisor will 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.

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WHAT ARE THE WORKING HOURS OF THE OFFICE IN POLAND?

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

Contacts

HOW CAN I STAY IN TOUCH WITH:
  • The office:

You can always contact your recruiter or send an email to info@angloville.com

  • The other volunteers:

1. You can join our facebook events created especially for the programme you’ll be participating in.

2. You can join our facebook group Angloville Past Volunteers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/476339839237427

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WHAT ARE THE WORKING HOURS OF THE OFFICE IN POLAND?

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

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

A few days before the programme starts you will receive our brief reminder where you can find the info pack and the phone number to your coordinator.

In case of emergency, change of plans, if you are going to be late at the meeting point, got lost in the city or simply if you have any questions, please use the numbers which you can find on our website and the FAQs to get help. 

If it’s not last minute, let your recruiter and our office know at info@angloville.com.

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IN CASE OF DELAY, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

A few days before the programme starts you will receive our brief reminder where you can find the info pack and the phone number to your coordinator.

In case of emergency, change of plans, if you are going to be late at the meeting point, got lost in the city or simply if you have any questions, please use the numbers which you can find on our website and the FAQs to get help. 

If it’s not last minute, let your recruiter and our office know at info@angloville.com.

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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.

CAN I WRITE A REVIEW?

We would love to hear back from you. By giving us your feedback, you teach us and give us a chance to improve.

This will also show other mentors that our programmes are rewarding and Angloville is a trustworthy organisation. Have you heard the “it’s too good to be true” phrase about Angloville programmes? We did! As much as we do everything to make sure your experience with Angloville is exceptional, nothing will convince others better than the past mentors testimonial.

If you would like to help them believe they can have an influence on the students’ lives as much as you did, write a review!

You can do it on Facebook, Workaway, GoAbroad or HelpX.

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HOW CAN I RETURN TO ANGLOVILLE?

First of all, thank you for your help and spending those days and weeks with us. Such a pleasure and fun having you on board. Would you like to come back? Yes! Perfect! Just email your recruiter or send us an email at info@angloville.com.

You will definitely hear back from us. No need to send us another application.

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Volunteering

WHY DO I WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

Studies show that volunteering may boost our self esteem and be beneficial to our career. People volunteer because they want to help others or they love the feeling of being needed. There are many reasons for why volunteers join Angloville, to list only a few:

 

  • 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 your reason is, we are happy you are here with us, ready to help others improve their English. Welcome on board!

 

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DO I NEED TEACHING EXPERIENCE?

No, having teaching experience is not mandatory, but it is very useful, so if you do, tell us about that. If you would like to share your ideas and be a role model for other mentors who have no teaching experience, we would be very grateful. 

Having teaching experience is not a must because the idea of the programme is to create an environment where everyone speaks or tries to speak English all the time. We ask our mentor to be a people person and have passion for sharing ideas while having a conversation. When you have a simple chat, you don’t have to deliver a lesson. There is no lesson plan, you will not stand in front of the group, just a partner to talk to. 

Our methodologist will also prepare materials which you will be able to use during your speaking sessions. There are examples of phrasal verbs, most common mistakes – also when it comes to pronunciation. 

If you worry about not having the experience and you are not sure if you actually can teach at the Angloville programmes, you will have a chance to learn about the basic teaching techniques during the online Angloville Know-How training prepared for the mentors.  We gathered all the best practices and teaching tips in a one-hour video. The successful training is certified by an online test. You will receive the link to the training in an email.

 

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WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES AS A VOLUNTEER?

If you have decided to join us at Angloville you are probably a people person and want to spend as much time as possible talking with our students. As you are aware, this is the idea of our programmes and these are actually your responsibilities.

We will ask you to be on time before each speaking session, ready to talk and with a positive attitude. Each session has its own structure and materials prepared in advance. Please use the materials as they were designed to help you run the session and to help your student to get out of the programme as much as possible. 

There are three age groups: kids, juniors and adults. The timetable and the activities are different but the structure of each programme is the same. 

The first session is called “a mentor meeting”. 

You will have one mentee (adult editions) or two mentees (junior edition). Your role will be to assist them while they are working on their presentation, 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 public speaking practice.

Apart from the mentor meeting session, you will also have to hold a conversation about a certain topic. 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 & 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.

 

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WHAT EXPERIENCES HAVE OTHERS HAD WITH ANGLOVILLE?

We love hearing back from our mentors. We want to know if we did a good job and helped you achieve your goals. The more we hear from you the better our programmes become. 

The feedback from the mentors also helps those who are only just planning on joining us. If you are one of them and would like to find out what experience others had, you can check our Facebook here (link?), interviews with past mentors or check the reviews on Google, GoAbroad and many more. 

 

People are also constantly sharing their experiences about Angloville. You can find a few of them below. If you’d like us to get you in touch with some Angloville veterans, let us know! 

 

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IS THE PROGRAMME FREE?

Yes, the programme is free, apart from admin and banking fees (10 EUR). The Foundation will cover your food and accommodation during the volunteering days. You will be staying in a 3 star hotel, located in beautiful surroundings, sometimes 2 or 3 hours away from the departure city. Feel free to go for a walk during your free time or stay on the hotel grounds and breathe in the clean air.

Three meals a day will be provided during your stay. We cater for vegetarians and vegans as well. 

As an addition, Angloville will organise a city tour on the day before the programme starts.

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Teaching English & AngloTEFL Scholarship 

HOW MANY PROGRAMMES SHOULD I DO?

The answer here could be: it’s not a question of how many you should but how many you can.

We usually recommend doing 3 programmes with a week off in between to allow you to rest. Most of our volunteers and returning volunteers sign up for 3-6 weeks during the peak season such as summer. It is your decision whether you complete the programmes you have chosen within one month or take your time and complete each programme separately. We want to make sure that you receive the service which will suit your needs best. However, the majority of our mentors will complete the three-week package within one month. 

There are also situations when our mentors have no time to complete three programmes. If you work and cannot take time off but are thinking of changing your career, you can complete one or two programmes only, however the conditions would be different. To get more information please check our website.

 

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WILL I BE TRAINED?

Yes. We understand how frustrating it might be to not know what to expect. Also how important it is to prepare well. 

Once your application is completed, the Foundation will provide you with online training to prepare you for Angloville programmes. During your stay you will receive guidance from your coordinator. If you would like to get an additional teaching training, we would recommend the AngloTEFL Scholarship. The 120h online course can help you gain some new skills and build your confidence at the programmes.

 

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WILL I GET GUIDANCE DURING THE PROGRAMME?

If you need help or advice, we are here for you. On the first day of the programme there will be an introduction session during which you will learn about the programme, structure, differences between the sessions. 

Feel free to ask any questions – we want to make sure that you understand your role and feel comfortable as a teacher of English.

Every morning, the native speaker coordinator will organize a prep-talk with the mentors. You will receive tips and 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.

 

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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 of your hometown, your family and your friends, local traditions, etc. Our participants will be curious about your life and traditions in your country.

 

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HOW CAN I GET MY ANGLO-TEFL REFUNDABLE CONFIRMATION FEE BACK?

A refundable confirmation fee of 89 EUR is required to complete your application for the Anglo-TEFL Scholarship if you choose the three week program package, this must be paid in full at time of applying – a 39 EUR administration fee is applicable during your recruitment process. Candidates are responsible for claiming the EUR 50 refundable element within 21 days after 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
  3. You successfully completed the online training before starting your programme(s)

 

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WHAT IS ANGLO-TEFL?

AngloTEFL is an opportunity to become a teacher of English as a second language. Our scholarship will provide you with an online course where you will learn about various teaching techniques, while during the Angloville programmes, you will have a chance to practice.

Angloville offers you this opportunity in cooperation with Premier TEFL. 

On completion of the course and the programmes, you will receive a TEFL certificate.

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

 

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WHAT IS THE COST OF ANGLO-TEFL?
    • 3 programmes

    If you join us for a 3-week package, the large amount of the AngloTEFL will be sponsored. The cost: €89 (with 50 EUR refundable deposit included)

    In exchange you will get 210 hours of real life teaching experience, an opportunity to practice your skills and share best practices for teaching English to adults, teenagers and children.

    • 2 programmes 

    When you join two weeks of the Angloville programmes, you will get 140 hours of real life teaching practice 

    The cost:  €115 (non refundable deposit)

    • 1 programme

    Attending one week of Angloville means completing 70 hours of real life teaching practice.

    The cost: €215 (non refundable deposit)

 

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WHAT IS THE ONLINE COURSE?

The online course is a part of our AngloTEFL Scholarship. There are two parts of the Scholarship:

  • the 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 a 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 consists of 10 modules. There is a 10 question test after each module, with all questions 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 approaches to teaching certain aspects of English as a foreign language.

 

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WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF AN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME?
  • Our international programmes are addressed to all our mentors who have completed at least one Angloville programme in the past. These programmes will take place in England, Ireland and Malta. You will have a chance to meet students from Poland, Hungary, Italy and France in one place. They differ from our standard programmes on the continent. First of all, they are 10 days in length, city tours/excursions take place almost every day. We love organising city games for you! Please note that there is no free city tour before the programme.This will also be an opportunity for the students to visit other countries. They will most probably be visitors just as you, so you already have something to share and talk about. 
    • 10 days in length
    • Students from different countries
    • City tours/excursions almost every day; city games
    • Single rooms (except for Malta)
    • No tour for volunteers before the programme

 

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DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE COURSE BEFORE MY PROGRAMMES?

It’s recommended but not required to complete an online TEFL course before joining the programmes. However, if you happen to book your stay at Angloville programmes at the last minute, you probably won’t have time to complete the course before. In such situations, you can do your programmes first and the online course later. Once you apply, you have 90 days to complete the online training.

 

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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, our partner responsible for the online course, directly at info@premiertefl.com.

 

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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. Remember, the countries listed below tend to have very strict qualifications and hiring standards so 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.

 

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE TRAINING?

Our AngloTEFL course is a 120-hour course and you have 90 days to complete it. The time to complete the course varies from student to student and in fact depends on your studying style. Some of our mentors have managed to complete the course within one weekend while others need more time.

There are 10 modules with a 10 question test after each module. In order to start the next one, you need to successfully pass the test. Make a plan, let’s say, study one or two modules a day, take a break in between the modules. Find your way that works best and focus on it. You will complete the course in no time.

 

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HOW CAN I FIND A JOB AFTER BEING CERTIFIED?

Angloville does not help you find a regular job as a teacher where you teach in person, in a classroom, at school. However, we are happy to recommend you to one of the organisations helping teachers find online teaching jobs.  

There are also websites and blogs dedicated to TEFL certified teachers. 

Another great way of finding a job is talking to your fellow mentors since many of them work as teachers in various countries and companies. As one of the mentors I spoke with told me during the interview, there is no better way to find a good job than networking. Use our programmes to grow your network and make connections.

 

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HOW CAN I GET A LETTER OF REFERENCE FROM ANGLOVILLE?

It couldn’t be simpler! Just follow the link, fill out the form and wait for us to get in touch with you https://angloville.com/reference/

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.

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English immersion programmes

AM I AN ENGLISH NATIVE SPEAKER?

According to Cambridge Dictionary, a native speaker is 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.

 

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WHO ARE THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PARTICIPANTS?

At Angloville we create an environment where everyone speaks English only. We invite mentors from all over the English-speaking world, who are willing to help us. 

They come from different professional backgrounds and represent various age groups. They can be social workers, students, teachers, social activists or economists etc. The age of our participants typically ranges from university age to people of about seventy-years-old. Since our objective is to expose the students to as many different accents and characters as possible, we are looking into having a diverse group of interesting people representing different environments with lots of experience and stories to tell. Would you be happy to share your culture and help non-English speakers improve their language skills? That certainly might be you!

 

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WHO ARE THE LOCAL PARTICIPANTS?

Local participants are students at Angloville and they attend the programme in order to improve their English language. That would be Polish, Romanian, Hungarian and Czech participants in each country.

If your target country is Poland, you will meet Polish participants. The programmes vary from country to country due to differences in the culture, countries’ history but they have one aspect in common. The participants’ pride in their country.

Be ready to have deep and meaningful conversations – if it’s what you love, of course.

 

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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 they learn at 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.

 

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WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE COORDINATORS?

Native Speaker coordinator – she/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 ask your NS Coordinator. Polish coordinator – this person is the first point of contact for the Polish participants. He or she will explain the rules and make sure that everyone speaks English. The coordinator will prepare materials, speaking session 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.

 

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WHAT IS THE BEST DEAL WITH ANGLOVILLE?

When volunteering at Angloville, you have two options:

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

As a regular English mentor 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 mentors 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 T&Cs.

 

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WHAT IS THE BEST PROGRAMME FOR ME?

We all have different needs and expectations. There are a thousand reasons for why mentors join us as English teachers. For some, volunteering is the most important aspect of their participation. Some of you will look for meeting a lot of people. Maybe you have a list of European cities you are thinking of visiting and would like to tick off your bucket list? Some of you may think of becoming a TEFL certified teacher. 

Also, you may want to answer a question which age group you like working with, if 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. They will help you choose the best destination for you as well as the type of programme.

 

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WHAT IS THE EXTENDED PROGRAMME?

The extended edition is one of our longer programmes .It lasts 8-9 days and consists of two parts – a weekend program often including a group of business professionals focused on business English, and a week program with a separate group of participants. 

It will start on Friday afternoon, however, a walking city tour is offered before this programme as well. We would meet you on Friday morning at around 9 or 10.00am. It would be best to arrive in the city on Thursday afternoon. If you prefer not to join us for the tour, you may as well arrive on Friday morning. Just make sure you have plenty of time to meet us in time at the meeting point. 

The first group of students will arrive at the hotel with you and will stay there until Sunday evening. They are very often business professionals focused on improving their speaking skills, negotiations or discussion. 

On Monday morning a new group will arrive and will stay at the hotel till Saturday afternoon. On Sunday evening you will stay at the hotel, you don’t have to go back to the city. It might give you some time to relax and gain energy before the new group arrives.

 

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WHAT IS A FAMILY PROGRAMME?

Some of our participants want to combine learning English with having fun time with their families. This is why at Angloville we have introduced a Family Programme – a special edition dedicated to the entire family. The idea and structure is exactly the same. Parents will come with their children to spend time together, have fun and learn English at the same time. The whole group will have meals and some of the activities together however speaking sessions are dedicated to each age group. 

So if you choose to volunteer for an adult edition programme, you will not have to work with the kids and other way around. There is a field trip organised for the whole group on Wednesday and a family talent show, usually on Thursday night.

 

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WHAT IS A BUSINESS WEEKEND PROGRAMME?

The weekend programme 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.

 

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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).

 

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About Kids programmes and the typical day: https://angloville.com/kids-programmes/

About Junior programmes and the daily timetable: https://angloville.com/junior-programmes/

About Adult programmes and the schedule of the day: https://angloville.com/adult-programmes/

HOW MANY HOURS A DAY WILL I MENTOR STUDENTS?

Many of you ask these questions: “how long is the day?”, “how many hours will I mentor for?” Since it’s a kind of a working holiday for you, we want to make sure that you get that leisure vibe too. Teaching and enjoying your time with others at the same time. 

So we worked hard to create a timetable which would fulfill all your needs. You will have a chance to teach and enjoy your time!

You will be mentoring students for about 4 hours between breakfast and lunch and another 4 hours in the afternoon. It does not necessarily mean having conversations only. We will be playing games, organising group activities etc..

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.

 

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WHAT IS THE CONVERSATION AND ACTIVITIES RATIO?
  • Adult programme:  You will be spending time with grown ups who are thinking of improving their speaking skills. Throughout the whole programme, each day you will have one session called a mentor meeting with the same participant. You will also have five, 50 minute long, 1 on 1 speaking sessions and activities. In total there will be 6 hours of speaking sessions and two hours of group activities.
  • Junior programme: During your stay you will have a mentor meeting which will last 50 minutes. You will meet with your mentees every day for the whole length of the programme. Apart from these sessions, you will be leading 2 hours of 2:1 session and 2 hours of 1:1 session with young students. There are also activities and outdoor games planned for our students.
  • Kids programme: You will work with 4 to 6 kids during the day. There are more outdoor games and team activities than speaking sessions. Twice a day you will have speaking sessions which will last for 50 minutes each. We would ask you to prepare your own activities and ideas, however, if you run out of topics to discuss, your coordinator will be there to help you.All our days are planned around various themes and the Polish and native speaker coordinators will be leading the sessions. Your role will be to support the kids in the learning process and making sure that it is done in a fun environment. 

 

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HOW MUCH FREE TIME DO I HAVE?

Angloville programmes are very intense but also very dynamic so you won’t get bored or exhausted. Depending on the programme (Adult, Junior, Kids edition), you will be asked to spend the 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.

The last activity ends at 21:30, then you have social time: you can use it to socialize with your fellow volunteers, work or read in your room or enjoy some well-deserved rest. 

 

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Travel with Angloville

WHEN DO I NEED TO ARRIVE IN THE HOST COUNTRY?

We recommend arriving at least one day before the start of the programme to attend the free city tour. We also advise you to arrive in the capital city of each country where the programme is organised: Warsaw, Budapest, Prague and Bucharest. Travelling between the main cities in the countries where the programmes are organised is easy, stress free and affordable. In many cases you will not have to book your seat well in advance. 

Please, be aware that we do not offer the airport transfers and the Angloville bus will pick you up from the meeting point on the first day of the programme. The exact timing and the address will be emailed to you a few weeks before the start date.

Similarly, we advise you to book your return ticket the day after the programme ends. It would be a chance to get some rest before flying back home and spend a last evening with your fellow mentors. 

To sum up: 

  • 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 you to arrive one day before the programme starts because our buses usually leave in the morning, between 6 am and 11 am.

 

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ABOUT OUR FREE CITY TOURS

Our free city walking tour is our way of saying thank you for joining us and helping at the programme. Many of you travel to Poland, Hungary or Romania also for sightseeing. We want to address your needs or plans hence our city tour.

Joining the tour isn’t mandatory, it is however strongly recommended. Apart from visiting the city, it will give you a chance to meet your fellow mentors, get to know each other, ask questions. Simply be together and support each other, if needed.

The tour usually starts between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM and ends with a nice cup of coffee, plenty of room for more chatting.

Keep in mind that your lodging is not covered for the evening after the tour in our departure cities. Your free accommodation begins the following day upon arrival at the Angloville venue. 

 

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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.

 

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  • Transportation: 

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  • Accommodation and budget:

DO MY TRAVEL EXPENSES GET COVERED?

No, the Foundation does not 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 websites 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, Ecolines, LuxExpress, LeoExpress. These companies cover long journeys across Europe for budget prices. Again, booking early is the name of the game!

 

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DO YOU PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN THE PROGRAMMES?

Your programme usually starts on a Sunday. We will pick the whole group up from the meeting point in the departure city in the morning as we are aiming at arriving at the venue just in time for lunch. Also, on the last day of the programme the Angloville bus will come, pick you up and take you back to the city.

 

If you are thinking about combining the volunteering experience with visiting Central European cities and joining us for more than one programme, you will be responsible for booking your transportation between the departure cities for each of your programmes. 

Arranging the travel is quite easy and can be done both online and at the ticket office.

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.

 

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DO I HAVE TO FIND ACCOMMODATION BEFORE/AFTER MY PROGRAMME?

Yes. We advise you to arrive a day earlier than the programme starts which means you will have to book the accommodation yourself. The Foundation only provides you with accommodation for the duration of your programme.

If you decide to complete a three week package with Angloville, booking the accommodation between the programmes will also be your responsibility.

We advise you to use Couchsurfing (for a free accommodation), HostelWorld & Booking.com (for a bed in a dorm or a cheap hotel deal), AirBnb (for a private room or a flat to share). 

Here are some partner hotels: https://angloville.com/partner-hostels

 

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I WANT TO BOOK MY ACCOMMODATION NOW

We are glad to hear that you would like to prepare your journey and the experience in advance. Working with well-organised mentors helps the recruiters and shows that you are the perfect fit for our programmes.

We will send all the details about each of your programmes about 2-3 weeks before they start. 

The meeting points for the city tour and the departure will not be the same and it will be your decision whether you book your accommodation near the city centre or the departure point. However, we recommend the city centre as a convenient area for both enjoying the city the day before and making sure you are in time for the departure the next day.

Here are some partner hotels: https://angloville.com/partner-hostels

 

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BUDGET ACCOMMODATION

Compare cheap accommodation for before and after your programme on websites 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 find more information about these hostels on our partner hostels page: https://angloville.com/partner-hostels

 

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HOW MUCH MONEY SHOULD I BRING?

The Foundation does not cover personal expenses. The cost of living in Central Europe is probably lower than in your country. It is advised you travel with your Visa/Mastercard, 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 350 PLN
  • Hungary: at least 30 000 HUF
  • Czech Republic: at least 2 000 CZK
  • Romania: at least 350 RON 
  • These need to be checked with local offices

 

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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 at the airport. This is why we have designated meeting points. However, we would be glad to give you some tips about taxi, shuttles, public transports (bus, train) from the airport to the city center or meeting point. Feel free to ask your recruiter or local coordinator. 

NOTE: Angloville does not cover your transportation from the airport/train station to the meeting point.

 

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WHAT’S THE DRESS CODE?

Angloville programmes create an illusion of being away from Poland or Hungary as we use English language only. However, the weather will not change and you should make sure you pack clothes that are suitable for the conditions. At the same time, we want everyone to feel relaxed while learning and teaching so casual and comfortable clothes are the best choice. As you will share your room, we suggest that you bring pyjamas or sleeping attire. 

We send out all the packing details 2-3 weeks before your programme starts and we always make sure to give you enough information about the weather as well as the customs in each country. 

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.

 

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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 access to the facilities (or even to the programme) to volunteers breaking the hygiene code.

 

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Requirements

WHAT ARE THE AGE REQUIREMENTS?

The age requirements vary depending on the programme.

To join us at the adult programme, you would need to be over 25 years old. To participate in the junior and kids programmes, you need to be ideally between 18 and 35 years old.

The reason for which the age requirements are different is very simple. We have noticed that mentors usually enjoy the programmes with their peers more. 

Generally, the mentors are 20-25 years old for junior and kids and 35-55 years old for adult editions.

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WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR LAST MINUTE VOLUNTEERS?

Last minute volunteers are those who are available to join the programme 5 days before the programme starts. We understand that all us find ourselves in certain circumstances where there is a will or a need for a change.

If you think and feel that the “last minute volunteer” term applies to you, please get in touch with us directly and let us know at info@angloville.com. We would really appreciate your help and readiness to join us on a very short notice. 

 

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WHY DO I NEED TO PAY THE DEPOSIT?

The deposit is a mandatory requirement to participate in an Angloville programme. It is also a way of showing your commitment. In order to book your spot, Angloville will ask you to transfer us a refundable 89 EUR deposit. Don’t worry, this is just a security deposit. Once you have successfully completed our programme, Angloville will refund you 79 EUR (10 EUR goes to the admin and banking fees). 

Angloville doesn’t own the hotels where the programmes are organised at and in case of any no-shows or last minute cancellations, we still have to cover the costs of the participants’ stay. To avoid such situations, we hold the deposit which you receive back.

Please be aware that you need to successfully complete the short Angloville Know-How training before joining the programme and the programme itself.

 

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CAN I BRING A FRIEND?

Of course! We all know that travelling with a friend will roughly divide the expenses by two. Why not use this opportunity! Join us with a friend, partner or a relative, share the costs and the experience. We would love to hear from your friend if he or she is a native English speaker as well. All they need to do is submit their application online and let us get in touch with them. The majority of our mentors who join us with their friends will share a room at our hotels. 

Before you make any arrangements, please get in touch with us to check the availability.

 

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CAN I JOIN WITH FAMILY?

Of course you can! Sharing the experience with someone close to you will double the benefits. The support you could get and fun shared is invaluable. Since we value the experience of being together the most there couldn’t be a better match! 

Please note that the minimum age to join Angloville programmes is 18 and for the legal reasons we cannot accept underage participants.

 

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DO YOU ACCEPT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES?

People with disabilities are welcome to join us, as long as their disability does not prevent them from helping 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.

 

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Documentation

WHY DO I HAVE 3 WEEKS TO SEND MY DOCUMENTS?

Three weeks might seem not long enough to gather and send the documents. Many of us might think that they would need more time. However, we have based the requirement on our experience and have noticed that three weeks is actually the accurate time.

Also, 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.

 

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WHO CAN PROVIDE A LETTER OF REFERENCE?

Your role as a volunteer will be mentoring young people. Therefore we ask you to provide us with a professional reference. That would be a reference or recommendation confirming your qualification for the position. People who can provide the reference should be able to attest to your work ethic, skills.

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

 

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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. If you travel from outside of the EU, please check the requirements with health and travel insurance providers in your country.

 

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DO I NEED TO PROVIDE A CLEAN CRIMINAL RECORD? AND WHY?
  • Providing a clear criminal record check is a legal requirement when working with minors in Europe. We 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 from our adult programmes candidates as well. 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 as 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 before 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 the service provided, please use your own judgment.   USEFUL LINKS:

    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.

     

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WHY DO I HAVE TO PROVIDE A CONFIRMATION OF MY TRAVEL?

As a volunteer you want to make a difference and help others. As much as we appreciate your help and are very thankful, there is a logistic part behind your volunteering experience. 

We book your spot at the chosen hotel, send dietary requirements and book your spot at the free city tour. Sending us your travel booking confirmation shows your commitment and readiness. It is a clear sign that you will definitely join us.

 

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DO YOU PROVIDE VISA SUPPORT?

We do not offer any help at getting a visa. We can send a visa letter as a supporting document but we cannot guarantee that you will receive the visa.

If you live in one of the countries that requires a visa, please get in touch with our team and we will be able to give you more information.

 

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WILL I NEED A VISA AFTER BREXIT?

According to www.gov.uk, if there is a deal, there will be no changes to how you enter the EU or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland until at least 31 December 2020. You will continue to be able to travel or work without a visa during this time. If there’s no deal, you will not need a visa for short trips, according to European Commission proposals. You could stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. In case you require more information about travelling after Brexit, please, visit: https://www.gov.uk/visit-europe-brexit

 

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HOW CAN I GET A LETTER OF REFERENCE FROM ANGLOVILLE?

A letter of reference can be easily obtained from our website. On completion of your programmes please visit REFRENCE LETTER REQUEST, fill out the form and submit. You will receive the reference within a week

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HOW CAN I GET MY DEPOSIT BACK?

To firmly book your spot, Angloville will ask you to transfer us a refundable 89 EUR deposit. Don’t worry, this is just a security deposit. Once you have successfully completed our programme, Angloville will refund you 79 EUR (10 EUR goes to the admin and banking fees). 

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 with. In case your card has expired/lost/blocked etc., we will send the refund to your PayPal account. Note that fees may be charged by PayPal.

Please be aware that you need to successfully complete the short Angloville Know-How training before joining the programme.

 

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Deposit

WHY DO I NEED TO PAY THE DEPOSIT / A CONFIRMATION FEE?

Since we are booking accommodation and food in a partner hotel for you for 1-3 weeks, to confirm your spot we will require a 89 EUR refundable confirmation fee for Junior & Kids and selection of Adult programmes. The fee (minus 10 EUR administrative fees) is 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 it. Candidates are responsible for claiming the 79 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 successfully completed 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.

 

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WHAT’S THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

Angloville is always happy to have you on board. Your help, time spent with us is priceless.  Hopefully you are as excited as we are. At the same time we understand that sometimes people have to change their plans.

If you need to change yours and would like to cancel your participation, please let us know well in advance.

If you haven’t signed up for a last minute programme (= less than 5 days before the programme starts), you can cancel your participation within two weeks of the day of a purchase with no cancellation fee. Full refund of your deposit will be issued.

You may cancel their placement and receive a refund of paid deposit, amounting to 79 EUR, no later than 3 months before the beginning of placement. After that date no refunds for cancelled programmes will be granted.

 

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ANGLOVILLE CONFIRMATION FEE. HOW DO I GET MY REFUND BACK?

To book your spot, Angloville will ask you to transfer us a refundable 89 EUR deposit. Don’t worry, this is just a security deposit. Once you have successfully completed our programme, Angloville will refund you 79 EUR (10 EUR goes to the admin and banking fees). 

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

Please be aware that you need to successfully complete the short Angloville Know-How training before joining the programme.

 

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ANGLOTEFL DEPOSIT. HOW DO I GET MY REFUND BACK? WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

For applications from 1st October 2020, a refundable confirmation fee of 89 EUR is required to complete your application for the Anglo-TEFL Scholarship if you choose the three week programme package. This must be paid in full at time of applying – a  39 EUR administration fee is applicable during your recruitment process. Candidates are responsible for claiming the 50 EUR refundable element within 21 days of completing* the full Scholarship, after 21 days no refund is possible. 

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.
  5. You successfully complete the Know-How training and test provided by Angloville the day you paid the deposit.

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

 

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Infopack & travel assistance

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY INFO PACK?

The infopack is our document which will provide you with all the necessary information you need in order to organise your stay and safely arrive in the country. This document is issued for each programme you have signed for and it is specific: you will find there information about the meeting points and the timings.

We send them out about 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.

We have an online general info pack about Poland on our website, which gathers local tips and travel advices – in other words: all you need to know before travelling: https://angloville.com/infopack-everything-you-need-to-know-before-traveling-to-central-europe/

 

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WHEN DO I NEED TO ARRIVE IN THE DEPARTURE CITY

We recommend arriving at least one day before the start of the programme to attend the free city tour. We also advise you to arrive in the capital city of each country where the programme is organised: Warsaw, Budapest, Prague and Bucharest. Travelling between the main cities in the countries where the programmes are organised is easy, stress free and affordable. In many cases you will not have to book your seat well in advance. 

Please be aware that we do not offer airport transfers and the Angloville bus will pick you up from the meeting point on the first day of the programme. The exact timing and the address will be emailed to you about a few weeks before the start date.

Similarly, we advise you to book your return ticket the day after the programme ends. It would be a chance to get some rest before flying back home and spend a last evening with your fellow mentors. 

 

To sum up: 

  • 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 Angloville buses usually leave in the morning, between 6 am and 11 am.

 

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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.

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 find more information about these hostels on our partner Hostels website: https://angloville.com/partner-hostels

 

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WHAT TIME DOES THE BUS LEAVE?

Our Angloville buses usually leave in the morning, between 6 am and 11 am. 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. If your programme starts on Friday, the bus may leave around 4 pm. In this case, the free city tour takes place on the same day, in the morning. 

IMPORTANT: Please, consult your agent before you book your travel.

 

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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 sent 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.

 

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ARRIVAL TIME. GOING BACK TO THE CITY CENTRE.

The same bus which brought you to the hotel will come and pick you up on the last day of the programme. We will leave the venue just after last speaking sessions and lunch around 1.00 PM. It means that we should be back in the city between 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, at the meeting point we have initially departed from on the first day of the programme. 

Please be aware that due to the bad traffic and some unforeseen circumstances the journey may take a little longer. Therefore we recommend leaving the next day or not sooner than 11.00 PM.

Example:

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

The Angloville Bus leaves Chojnik Hotel at 1:00 PM on the 29th of January, which means you shall get to the Wrocław city centre at around 4:00 PM.

 

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MAY I ARRIVE/DEPART AT THE PROGRAM 1 DAY LATER/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.

 

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Meals & accommodation

WHAT ARE THE TYPICAL/TRADITIONAL MEALS?

In the Central European diet meat is an important part with pork being the most popular. We love sausages and ham but will happily eat a variety of beef dishes. These will be served with potatoes or rice. To make sure we get “five a day”, we would always add carrots, red cabbage, beetroot salads or just types of leaf salads as a side dish. Coleslaw is also quite popular.

 

Here are some most popular dishes:

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

 

Are you vegetarian? Vegan? Gluten free? In case of allergy or restricted diet, please contact your personal advisor and we will help you to select the destinations and the venues that can accommodate your needs at the best. 

 

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DO YOU PROVIDE VEGETARIAN/VEGAN/HALAL/KOSHER FOOD?

We provide vegetarian and vegan options at most of our venues. Depending on the country and the venues, the options and meals served will vary. Although we try to accommodate our participants the best we can, the vegan option is not available in all countries. If you require a specific diet please contact your recruiter well in advance and discuss the available options.

Halal and kosher food are not common options in Central Europe and they are rarely available, so we recommend choosing the vegetarian option. 

 

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I HAVE ALLERGIES. CAN I COME ANYWAY?

You can. Please, let us know about your allergy as soon as possible so that we are able to make sure you will not be exposed to the allergen. In case of allergy or restricted diet, please contact your personal advisor and we will help you to select the destinations and the venues that can accommodate your needs at the best. 

 

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AM I ALLOWED TO DRINK ALCOHOL?
  • Depending on the type of the programme you will be attending the conditions will be different.
    • Adult programme: a lot of our mentors and participants will have a glass of wine or beer at dinner and enjoy their evening meal. It is also very common to socialise after the last session at the hotel’s restaurant. Please make sure that drinking alcohol does not affect your commitment 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 and drugs are strongly prohibited. Angloville will expel any offender from the programme at his/her own cost.

    NOTE: Please carefully read our Terms & conditions here.

     

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WHERE ARE THE VENUES?

The aim of the Angloville programme is to create an environment where we all feel that we are living in the same village and are a part of a society. There are two steps Angloville has undertaken in order to achieve this effect. 

First of all, we want you to see the authentic heart of the host country and enjoy beautiful landscapes; secondly, we organize a language immersion experience where all participants speak English, far away from all types of distractions. Staying in the big city might be very tempting but only moving away will let you see results of your mentoring. 

Our venues are located in the countryside, between 1 to 3 hours away from the city centre. If you worry about getting there, there’s no need. The Angloville bus will pick you up, take you to the hotel and back.

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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 the 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? Our venues are comfortable 3 or 4-star hotels, located in the countryside, surrounded by beautiful landscapes (mountain, forest, lake, etc). They all offer a variety of facilities that will make your stay enjoyable: outdoor pools, sport pitches (tennis, golf), sauna, spa, games room, etc.

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

 

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WHAT FACILITIES DOES THE VENUE OFFER?

Our venues are comfortable 3 or 4-star hotels, located in the countryside, surrounded by beautiful landscapes (mountain, forest, lake, etc). They all offer a variety of facilities that will make your stay enjoyable: outdoor pools, sport pitches (tennis, golf), sauna, spa, games room, etc.

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

 

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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.

 

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CAN I PAY EXTRA FOR A SINGLE ROOM?

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

Offers & benefits

WHAT IS INCLUDED?
  • 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 walking tour (lunch included if possible) 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
  • English mentor experience and programme completion certificate after each programme 
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Opportunity to become TEFL qualified via Anglo-TEFL Scholarship

 

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WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
  • 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
  • Any transportation between the departure cities 
  • Travel and health insurance (Mandatory). For EU nationals, please obtain a European Health Insurance Card from your GP.

 

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AM I GETTING PAID?

The opportunities offered by the Foundation within the Angloville project are a non-paid volunteering experience. In exchange for your help you will get: 

  • 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)
  • English mentor experience & programme completion certificate after each programme 
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Opportunity to become TEFL qualified via Anglo-TEFL Scholarship.

 

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Health & Safety

I HAVE ALLERGIES. CAN I COME ANYWAY?

You can. Please, let us know about your allergy as soon as possible so that we are able to make sure you will not be exposed to the allergen. In case of allergy or restricted diet, please contact your personal advisor and we will help you to select the destinations and the venues that can accommodate your needs at the best. 

 

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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/

DO YOU ACCEPT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES?

People with disabilities are welcome to join us, as long as their disability does not prevent them from helping 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.

 

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AM I ALLOWED TO DRINK ALCOHOL?
  • Depending on the type of the programme you will be attending the conditions will be different.
    • Adult programme: a lot of our mentors and participants will have a glass of wine or beer at dinner and enjoy their evening meal. It is also very common to socialise after the last session at the hotel’s restaurant. Please make sure that drinking alcohol does not affect your commitment 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 strongly prohibited. Angloville will expel any offender from the programme at his/her own cost.

    NOTE: Please read our Terms & conditions carefully here.

     

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WHAT ABOUT THE RESPECT OF MY BELIEFS/POLITICAL VIEWS?

Angloville programmes are a place of tolerance and mutual understanding: we value cultural differences, international friendships and communication. We do not discriminate against 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 during the program.

 

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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.

IMPORTANT: If you witness bullying on our programme, it is your moral duty as an adult in charge of underage participants to inform the coordinators staff as soon as possible.

Angloville programmes are a place of tolerance and mutual understanding: we value cultural differences, international friendships and communication. We do not discriminate against 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 during the program.

WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IN CASE OF ANY PROBLEMS (ROOM, FOOD, BULLYING ETC.) DURING MY STAY AT THE PROGRAMME?

As a mentor, you are an adult in charge of minors: you are a role model for your mentee, the local students, your fellow volunteers and our staff. You are an educator, and as such, you cannot tolerate racist, sexist, homophobic, adult explicit jokes or bullying of any sort. If you witness any kind of inappropriate behaviour please contact your coordinator. 

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 are not happy with the coordinator’s approach, email us at info@angloville.com

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HOW CAN I MAKE A COMPLAINT /SUBMIT A FEEDBACK?

We do our best to make your stay with us satisfactory; however if you are unhappy about any aspect of the programme or participation, please approach your coordinator to discuss the issues. 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the conversation please contact your recruiter or send the feedback to feedback@angloville.com.

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HOW CAN I FIND A JOB AFTER BEING CERTIFIED?

Angloville does not help you find a job as a teacher. However, we would be glad to provide you with a letter of recommendation: this can be easily obtained from our website. On completion of your programmes, please visit REFRENCE LETTER REQUEST, fill out the form and submit. 

In addition, coordinators will deliver you a programme certificate after each successfully completed Angloville programme. 

Finally, there are websites dedicated to TEFL certified teachers, for example, https://www.tefl.com/ You can also talk to other volunteers since many of them work as teachers in various countries and companies. You can meet them on our Past Mentors group on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/476339839237427

 

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HOW CAN I GET A LETTER OF REFERENCE FROM ANGLOVILLE?

To request a letter of reference, please fill out the form. The form will be filled out by your coordinator, who has worked with you closely.

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.

 

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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 BE A COORDINATOR.

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

I WANT TO RECRUIT NATIVE SPEAKERS.

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