During the whole programme, participants talk on average for around seventy hours. The most important difference between Angloville and a traditional English course is that we do not teach through books or theory. We will provide materials, but only to help stimulate diverse conversations. By the end of the week you will have new friends from Eastern European countries and from all over the English-speaking world.
You will be talking for the majority of the day in many different forms from one-on-one conversations, to group activities, to negotiations, to games, to entertainment performances, to relaxing over a meal or a drink. We do not limit the format of the conversations and the participants are free to talk about anything they like.
We also encourage people to have their one-on-one discussions while enjoying a stroll, sporting, having a tea or coffee, etc. Each Angloville venue is fantastic, with amenities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a tennis court, a jacuzzi, a sauna, table tennis and pool tables, etc. Enjoying what the venues have to offer is part of what makes Angloville such a unique and fun experience. Throughout the week, you will have a chance to speak with everyone on the trip, individually, in addition to the group discussions, meals, etc.
Your safety is the most important for the Angloville Organisers, and it is significant that Angloville Office is informed about any medical conditions of the volunteers that we accept onto an Angloville Programme. Prior to your departure, you are required to inform Angloville about any medical condition(s). While an incredibly unique and enjoyable time, it’s important to understand that coming on an Angloville programme is a responsibility as well. It’s perfect for inquisitive and social people. Keep in mind that you’ll be speaking with different people in different capacities for the majority of each day (as much as eleven hours per day).
Before the Program
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.
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, Poznan, 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.
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.
- 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.
During the Program
A Typical Day on Angloville
The structure of all three types of programs (Angloville, Tandem House, Angloville Junior) is fairly similar.
9.00 – 10.00. Breakfast
Our day starts at the breakfast table. Tables are split evenly with native English and Local Participants.
10.00 – 13.00. One-on-One sessions
Between 10:00 and 13:00 you have three one-on-one sessions. Each time you will be conversing with a different Local Participant. You can talk about topics that interest you both. You’re encouraged to take advantage of the venue and its facilities like the pool, walking trails, etc.
13.00 – 14.00. Group session
Group sessions are a chance for participants from both sides to work in teams toward a common (and fun) goal.
14.00 – 15.00. Lunch
The format is identical to breakfast. For each meal, seats change, enabling everyone to have different conversations with different groups throughout the week.
15.00 – 16.30. Free time
This is a chance for you to relax. Check e-mail, take a nap, play games, use the hotels facilities – anything to unwind and enjoy yourself.
16.30 – 19.30. One-on-One sessions
After break time, there are a few more one-on-one sessions.
19.30 – 21.00. Dinner
The format is identical to breakfast and lunch. Pick a new seat and enjoy your meal!
21.00 – 21.30. Entertainment Hour
FUN time. This is a time for everyone to enjoy themselves after another intensive and rewarding day. Games, comedy sketches, charades, trivia, etc
21.30 – Social Time
After a long day, it never hurts to socialize in a care-free way, without structure. For those who would like, you’re welcome to have a drink, play a game of pool, talk in groups, etc. Likewise, if you’re exhausted, you’re welcome to rest.
Angloville Junior and Tandem House programs consists of respectively two/three-on-one sessions instead of one-on-one. Angloville Junior, additionally, also contains more games and outdoor activities.
An hour long session during which you will converse with a Local Participant. You can freely pick any topics of the conversation you like. We want this to be a rich learning experience for both sides. For your session you may take a walk, sit in the garden or take a coffee. Every hour the pairs change.
Before lunch each day we have a group activity. This is a chance for you to work with a handful of people on a fun and engaging topic each day. The groups are changed daily, as are your goals during the activity.
Entertainment hour is a chance for everyone to laugh and relax. Working together, people participate in different games, comedy sketches, trivia, and other summer-camp styled activities. It’s a fun way to start off the evening after dinner.
After the Program
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.
- 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.