Chatterbox conversation practice sessions are unique learning experiences that you yourself curate.

You will design your own one-hour-long conversation practice session with a native speaker in your target language.

Use this opportunity to improve your speaking and listening skills, practice in alternate dialects, and learn about the cultures and countries represented by the languages you are studying.

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Innovative Social Impact

Promote greater social cohesion and the social and economic empowerment of refugees

An Engaging Way to Learn


Through captivating conversation with eloquent native speakers, gaining insights into a period defining social issue.

Gain Confidence

A non-judgemental environment to practice your speaking and listening skills outside of the classroom.

Personalised Sessions

Opportunity to shape a valuable learning experience to suit your needs and abilities

Improve More Quickly

With more opportunities for learning, rapid corrections and tailored support.


Free Service

Best of all, this service is completely free of charge for current students at the University of Edinburgh.


Read the answers in this section or get in touch for more information.


Who is eligible for free conversation practice sessions at the University of Edinburgh?

All current student are eligible.


How should I prepare for a conversation practice session?

Read our 7 tips on the Chatterbox blog.


Kainaaz, Persian Conversation Partner & Film-maker

Kainaaz, Persian Conversation Partner & Film-maker

Who are Chatterbox conversation partners?

Chatterbox conversation partners are highly-skilled and educated professionals who have become displaced.

They are from diverse backgrounds including medicine, advocacy, academia and film.

They are working with Chatterbox to rebuild their careers in their adopted homes.


Which languages are currently available?

We are able to offer Arabic, French, Korean, Kurdish, Swahili, Lingala, Farsi, Dari, Turkish, Hindi, Urdu, Pashto, and growing.


How do I use the service?

After you initially sign up to access the service, we will send you further instructions on booking your first session.


How else can I get involved with Chatterbox?

Chatterbox is currently looking for students to volunteer in our team.

Please get in touch if you would like to find out about the roles on offer.