Volunteering with Newborns 

La Herradura Spanish school is now offering the possibility to volunteer with newborns at a public hospital not far from the school in Montevideo.Hospital Pereira Rossell” was founded in 1908, as one of the main Children´s hospitals in Uruguay.  The land was donated by a Uruguayan couple with the purpose of building a hospital specifically for poor children.

The hospital has a floor for newborns who are waiting for adoption. Their parents’ can´t take care of them for various social reasons. Most of the babies are healthy and need to be taken care of,  as the hospital staff doesn´t have enough time.

An organization of Uruguayan volunteers is taking care of these babies and they are more than pleased to receive volunteers from our school, as all help is more than welcome!                                   

The aim of the project is to collaborate with the most urgent social needs. You will be working with healthy babies waiting for adoption, placement in an orphanage or with family members.

You don´t necessarily need to study medicine, all volunteers are accepted.

¿What is the volunteer´s role?

Identify the physical and emotional needs of the babies

Physical contact with the babies

Singing, reading, playing…


Changing diapers

Before starting the volunteer job you will receive training with experienced volunteers.

This volunteer option requires a lot of flexibility and initiative, as there are many things to do and your enthusiasm, suggestions and ideas will help the organization to reach their goals.


Attending an Intensive Spanish course at our school.

Minimum stay of 1 month.

You are required to volunteer 3 hours per day, 5 days per week.


A2 Spanish level to be able to communicate and understand your colleagues.

There will be meetings with other volunteers and the directors of the program in order to:

a.    Share working experiences.

b.    Share and exchange ideas regarding special cases.

c.    Ideas and suggestions to improve the different tasks.

d.    Organization of the possible working hours of each volunteer.

You can start working while attending a Spanish course at our school. You will have your Spanish lessons in the morning and you can volunteer during the afternoons.


Are you the person we are looking for? If you are dedicated, enthusiastic, ready for a challenge and keen to offer your help where it’s really needed, please contact us!  An intermediate level of Spanish and some experience of community service would be an advantage, but you will receive all the instruction and guidance you need. You must be ready to work with basic resources in a deprived neighborhood, and have a decent level of physical fitness.




Training Course for Teachers E / LE 



The teacher certification E / LE at La Herradura consists of different vocational training modules that allow you to effectively perform in the classroom from day one. This certificate is aimed at future professionals who would like to teach Spanish as a Foreign Language as well as teaching professionals who wish to update and expand their knowledge.

The Program:

The certificate has two options depending on the number of hours you opt for.


1.PLAN A: 24 hours (20 teaching hours / 4 hours of listening in the classroom).

Duration: 1 week. In this plan, you have the option of taking two out of the four modules offered.

2. PLAN B: 50 hours (40 teaching hours / 10 hours of practice).
Duration: 2 weeks. In this plan, you can take all four modules offered; in addition to the course work, you’ll be able to gain real life experience teaching by using the knowledge acquired during the educational hours of the course.

The modules we offer are:

1.    Module "Methodology and Programming of an E / LE Course"

2.    Module "Communicative Competence: Strategies and Tool”

3.    Module "Literature as a Teaching Resource in the Classroom of E / LE Course”

4.    Module "Teaching Grammar in an E/ LE Classroom”


Methodology and Evaluation:

The modules will be developed in modality. These modules are structured based on learning objectives that will be acquired gradually through theoretical sessions and practical applications of content. Our methodology is based on three axes: active learning, collaborative learning and self-learning.

The evaluation will be addressed in two phases:

     Concrete assessments of each module based on the participation and the delivery of the proposed work.

     Final evaluations along with the certificate and folder, you will leave with a more thoughtful follow-up on your learning process through different documents generated throughout the course.




Spanish Courses in the Afternoon/Evening

More and more there are students who, because of other course work or jobs, are unable to take classes during our 9am-3pm schedule. 

Starting in May, we will offer evening Spanish courses to students who would like to begin the basics or perfect their knowledge of the Spanish Language. Students will be able to take private classes, semi-private classes or small group classes. 

Within this evening schedule we will also offer more specific courses, such as business, preparation for a specific exam, or support in other school courses. 

The private courses will be adapted specifically to each student's needs.
The group classes will be a mixture of grammar and conversation.

Students are able to choose the amount of hours they would like to be in class, as well as the specific days. 

If you have previous knowledge of the Spanish language, you'll need to take an evaluating exam prior to beginning the course. You can take this exam online or at the school.

The classes will be taught by highly qualified teachers who have experience teaching foreigners and using the immersion method. 

For more information:
La Herradura in Punta del Este



La Herradura Spanish school in Montevideo and Punta del Este is offering following internship:


We have a vacancy for an intern in the school office of La Herradura Spanish school in Uruguay.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to perfect his/her Spanish through an intensive Spanish course A or C in the mornings, and gain valuable experience and skills through an office internship in the afternoons.

What is the intern’s role? Collaborate in the web marketing strategy

Interns will receive free Spanish lessons.

Read the experience of former interns at the school´s blog 

Are you the person we are looking for?  

Ask for more information (internship at our school in Montevideo)

Ask for more information (internship at our school in Punta del Este)



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