Building confidence and connections through conversation


Conversation Over Borders started in Brighton during the COVID-19 pandemic, to bring people together in a time of isolation. We have now facilitated almost 2000 conversation classes between participants across the UK and in Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Italy, Germany and France. 


We connect volunteer tutors with asylum seekers and refugees for one-on-one English conversation classes online. This increases confidence in spoken English, builds agency and reduces social isolation.

You can take part, no matter where in the world you are.​



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Conversation Over Borders connects asylum seekers & refugees with volunteer tutors for free one-on-one online English conversation classes. This aims to bridges borders through human connection while helping to build confidence in English speaking.

To learn more about the English Project, or to express interest in volunteering or accessing English classes, please get in touch using the link below.

PLAtforming stories

Alongside the English language project, Conversation Over ​Borders platforms the stories of people from around the world.

We believe that sharing stories allows us to move away from stereotypes and the sensationalisation of the media to show that we have more in common than we do dividing us.

We share stories and news through film, written pieces and our social media channels, which you can see.

Who are we?

Conversation Over Borders is a constituted small charity. We are a team hundreds strong of volunteers and learners, coordinators and content creators, headed up by our Board of Trustees.

To find out more and meet some of the people behind Conversation Over Borders, 

follow the link below:


To volunteer with us, please apply using this form.

To learn English, please sign up using this form.

To share a story, or other partnerships, please get in touch below.