CONVERSATION PRACTICE HAS ARRIVED
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.
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.
A non-judgemental environment to practice your speaking and listening skills outside of the classroom.
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.
Best of all, this service is completely free of charge for current students at the University of Edinburgh.
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.