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 over 800 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.

If you are interested 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.

These stories can be found here:​


To volunteer, please sign up using this form.

To express interest in accessing English classes or for other partnerships, please get in touch below.