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Host ID: 17317
Country: England

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Last Updated: July 10, 2019

Hi Everyone,

Having spent time volunteering and working in Europe several years ago, I set up a small language academy in Leeds for adults who are studying English.

We`re now looking for volunteers in the summer months of July and August.

We`re looking for friendly people who are native English speakers, and who would be interested in staying in our flats with the students helping them practise their English. This could be speaking English with them socially and at meal times, assisting them in their volunteer work, or taking them out on trips to nearby places of interest. If you`re interested in seeing the area, it`s a great way to do it as we pay for your expenses.

In general, you will be completely free in the mornings, and then you will do a 5 hour shift either in the afternoon (2-7pm) or the evening (6:30-11:30pm).

You won`t be expected to teach any English lessons, however if you are TEFL qualified this is a definite plus for us, so please let us know.

In return for your help we can offer free city centre accommodation in Leeds, free wifi and free meals during the week - we cook as a group. We can provide some TEFL training and also you can sit in on our classes if you`d like to observe our teachers and get new ideas for lessons.

Both positions involve living in city centre apartments and getting to know lots of people socially and being able to interact with others (lots of people to talk to and different personality types etc), the work really isn`t hard as long as you enjoy meeting other people and have an open mind to the struggles they have - please don`t apply if you prefer isolation and quiet 24/7!


We can provide some TEFL training and also you can sit in on our classes if you`d like to observe our teachers and get new ideas for lessons. You will also be taking students out on trips, a great way to get to know the area.

reviews (10)
Helper: Paul Wong Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: August 11, 2016
A couple months late - I stayed at English Steps between April and June 2016.... view complete review

Helper: Christopher Chandler Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 24, 2015
This is a great helpx opportunity! English Steps was my first experience with... view complete review

Helper: Clare Dalton Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: October 6, 2015
Just spent 2 weeks at English steps and it was so good. I was doing the marke... view complete review

Helper: Keri DaPron Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: September 16, 2015
I stayed with Harry and the school for a little over a month, I went as the n... view complete review

Helper: Joshua and Kayla Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 13, 2015
This was a great experience for volunteers of all ages looking to spend some ... view complete review

Helper: Rubena Smith Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: October 1, 2014
great people, great set up and great deal. It's a brilliant idea going on wit... view complete review

Helper: Shea Selby Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: September 11, 2014
Volunteering at Harry's language school was one of the best choices I made in... view complete review

Helper: Sara Ruiz Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 24, 2014
I had no idea what to expect when I first arrived! But the experience was the... view complete review

Helper: Katie Avila Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: January 22, 2014
This was my first helpx experience and I had a fantastic time! Harry run's hi... view complete review

Helper: Monica Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: September 5, 2013
I had such a nice stay with Harry and the students. Harry has a great program... view complete review

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