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Purpose
  • Language learning
The initiative empowers forcibly displaced individuals at any country to earn money online by conducting language tutoring sessions with college students in the United States. Specifically, the initiative works with tutors who have been forcibly displaced that come from a variety of backgrounds, but all share a passion for teaching and engaging in their native language (Arabic or Spanish). All tutors are highly qualified, and have gone through an application process to prove their competence and initiative. Students and tutors who participate in the programs need to consent to a contract.
The sessions between the tutors and students are integrated into colleges'/universities’ language learning curricula, and encourage new intercultural relationships to form. These programs also offer the opportunity for tutors to regain some sense of agency in their lives. Each university is responsible to pay for its students' participation in the language program.
Title Conversation Unbound
Date launched 2017
Duration Ongoing
Type of Resource Digital Learning Platform
Purpose Language learning
Online or Blended Online
Learning objectives The initiative aims to provide language lessons to refugees in order to foster cultural and lingual immersion with the subject, and give students the confidence they need to speak up in class. The course material offers guidance on basic pronunciation and debates over a short story, and provides students with the opportunity to continue improving their language skills, even outside of the classroom.
Target group Refugees
Evaluation results/ monitoring plan N/A
Recognition or certification of learning N/A
Financing and sustainability model N/A
Leading Organization Vassar Refugee Solidarity
Contact Person Contact form: https://www.conversationsunbound.org/contact
Website https://www.conversationsunbound.org/