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Catalogue of Initiatives
- Social inclusion
Tutors who are interested in teaching their native language should contact Conversations Unbound using the email below.
Any student can sign up to work with Conversations Unbound tutors. Students are paired with experienced online tutors who are fantastic conversationalists. It's a pay-as-you-go system, so students learn at their own pace. ($15/hour, and 100% goes directly to the tutor).
Conversations Unbound also works with universities, high schools, and educational institutions to integrate Conversations Unbound sessions as a key component of their Arabic, Spanish, French, or German course curricula. Check out how professors have used Conversations Unbound in this EuropeNow article.
|Status (Ongoing, forthcoming)||Ongoing|
|Type of Resource||
|Online or Blended||Online|
|Learning outcomes||Conversations Unbound also provides a robust educational experience for students to improve their foreign language skills, engage in rich, cross-cultural dialogue, and think critically about forced displacement. Not only do students have the opportunity to strengthen their foreign-language conversational skills, but they are also provided with the chance to meet people who have different lived experiences. These one-on-one conversations allow Conversations Unbound students and tutors to find commonalities while learning to appreciate and respect their differences. In a world where hateful rhetoric about "others" is increasingly prevalent, Conversations Unbound works to break down the deeply entrenched "us versus them" mentality perpetuated through xenophobic narratives surrounding immigration and displacement.|
|Target group||Forcibly displaced people|
|Evaluation results/ monitoring plan||
Since the organization’s inception, 981 students have benefitted from Conversations Unbound tutoring and completed over 3,500 hours of sessions.
|Recognition or certification of learning||N/A|
|Europass||Aligned with all basic Europass fields|
|Financing and sustainability model||
The Conversations Unbound administrative team is composed of volunteers who dedicate between 5-25 hours each per week. There are no paid staff. Any overhead expenses are supported via grants and/or grassroots fundraising. Past grants have included the OZY Genius Award and a grant from Vassar College (Ellen Rudnick Fund).
|Leading Organization||Conversations Unbound, US|
|Is this initiative country-specific? If yes, please specify the country||No|