NaTakallam connects displaced persons (primarily Syrian and Iraqi IDPs, refugees and asylum seekers) with Arabic learners for language practice over Skype.

The Syrian conflict has triggered the worst refugee crisis since World War II.  Even those who manage to flee the violence struggle to formally resettle and find work opportunities, challenged by language barriers and labor restrictions.  NaTakallam (“we speak” in Arabic) pairs forcibly displaced persons with Arabic learners around the world for affordable, flexible, tailored online language practice.  Located around the world, NaTakallam offers them an enriching income source.  Along the way, users and their conversation partners engage in a powerful intercultural exchange, developing friendships between worlds that are polarized in the media and political spheres.

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