Building confidence and connections through conversation

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Conversation Over Borders started in Brighton, UK during the COVID-19 pandemic, to bring people together in a time of isolation. We have now facilitated thousands of conversation classes between participants across the UK and abroad. 


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. We run group classes, Wellbeing events and support to reduce social isolation and welcome refugees.



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Conversation Over Borders connects asylum seekers & refugees with volunteer tutors for free one-on-one online English conversation classes. This 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, available through the links below.

Who are we?

Conversation Over Borders is a Community Interest Company (CIC). We are a team hundreds strong of volunteers and learners, Coordinators and Content Creators, Teaching Consultants and Wellbeing Officers, headed up by our Board of Advisors.

We believe in collaborative working at our core and hold pride in our partnerships and relationships with our funders.

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