Become a Champion of your Mother laNguage


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Chatterbox offers refugees & asylum seekers flexible and rewarding work teaching their native language and culture to students at universities and elsewhere.


If you are interested in working with us or volunteering in other areas, you can find out more here.

“It’s really very unusual to find people who think differently about refugees. That they’re not just people who came from these crisis zones, and here just to seek refuge. Chatterbox sees the other, bright side of them, that they have skills that would be very useful in this country.”

We Understand

It can be especially difficult for people who become refugees to find work, even if they are highly educated and experienced.

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Our Mission

We help refugees into enjoyable, meaningful, and rewarding work allowing them to use their skills to benefit themselves and society.

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Our Programme

Chatterbox provides training and work experience to help refugees overcome some of the biggest challenges they face finding work.

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  • You will receive training to become a tutor in your native language.
  • Alongside training, you will be engaged in paid work in a skilled industry to improve your CV and help you move onto even better opportunities.
  • We offer flexible working hours to fit around your existing studies, family commitments, and other activities.
  • Tutoring is very social and can help you build up your confidence, improve you English language skills, and develop excellent professional networks.
  • Through our employment partners we are able to offer exclusive opportunities to progress into full-time careers in the language services sector.


What do we pay?

We are a living wage employer. If you don’t currently have the right to work, we will cover all your expenses and contribute the remainder of your salary to provide English language classes for refugees and migrants.


We currently only accept applications from people who are:

  • Refugees or asylum seekers
  • Have a good level of spoken English
  • Have been educated to a degree level and/or have teaching experience
  • Have a desire to teach their native language to others

To find out more, have a look at our FAQs.

If you are interested in applying to become a Chatterbox language tutor, and would like more information, you can request an information pack or ask us a question by filling out the form below or emailing us.


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