STEP 1   Apply here.

STEP 2  Complete a Chatterbox Video Assessment. 

STEP 3  Become a Chatterbox Conversation Practice Partner. 

STEP 4  Become a fully-trained Chatterbox Tutor.  

Note that applications are closed at the moment. However, you can enter your details in the form here and we will get in touch as soon as we re-open.


Tutoring with Chatterbox couldn't be easier. You can complete our application process in just a few days.

  • We pay living wage rates by the hour
  • We cover travel expenses
  • Tutoring is fully flexible, so you can fit it around your personal and professional commitments.
  • You will become a part of the Chatterbox Community where we share exclusive job, training and funding opportunities


You don't need previous teaching experience to tutor with Chatterbox. Our tuition is based around conversation - so all you need are good communication skills and a desire to share your language, culture and experience

Here's what we look for in a Chatterbox Tutor: 

  • Refugees or asylum seekers with right to work
  • A good level of spoken English
  • Education to degree level OR teaching experience (desirable, but not essential) 
  • A desire to teach their native language to others

If you are an asylum seeker without right to work, contact us to find out how you can get involved. 


Become a Champion of your Mother laNguage


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

“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 access enjoyable, meaningful, and rewarding work so that they can use their skills to benefit both 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.

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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