Conversations Unbound was founded in 2015 to provide livelihood support for forcibly displaced people, while also meaningfully engaging language learners in the global issue of forced displacement.
Language learners used Conversations Unbound
Earned by conversation partners
Enriching educational experience
We individually pair language learners with conversation partners to improve their foreign language skills, engage in rich, cross-cultural dialogue, and think critically about forced displacement.
Anyone, whether those enrolled in a formal course or learning a language for fun, can work with a conversation partner.
Integrate Conversations Unbound into curricula
We partner with universities, high schools, and other educational institutions to integrate our conversation programs into their language and/or regional studies curricula. This is our signature program.
Tailored conversation programs
Choose the type of one-on-one session that is right for you. Educational institutions can integrate any of these formats into their curricula.
1. Language Learning
Practice your grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation in Arabic, Spanish, French, or German.
2. Conversation Practice
Work on your conversation fluency and comfort speaking freely in Arabic, Spanish, French, or German.
3. Cultural Exchange
Speak in English about the following topics with our conversation partners:
Middle Eastern Studies
Latin American Studies
Migration and Displacement
Empower forcibly displaced individuals as paid online conversation partners
We work hand-in-hand with forcibly displaced populations to onboard them onto our program and train them on how to be successful conversation partners.
We aim to create opportunities for displaced people to increase their agency and economic opportunities.
Conversation partners receive 100% of their earnings
Unlike every language-learning program out there, Conversations Unbound does not take a comission from the conversation partners. Conversation partners receive all the money they earn from each session.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
CU commits to actively working towards a diverse and inclusive future
We are proud to work with language learners, conversation partners, and team members of all different genders, sexual orientations, races, religions, abilities, socioeconomic statuses, geographic locations, and immigration statuses.