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To commemorate Refugee & Pride Month, Get 20% OFF any Language Session Purchase, using code WRD21 at Checkout, to amplify impact during this special month!

Learn a Language, Change a Life.

Award-winning language learning, translation, interpretation & cultural exchange services, powered by refugee talent & host community members.

Why NaTakallam?

Every 2 seconds, someone is forced to flee their home—that’s less than the time it takes to read this sentence. 

Doctor or artist, architect or teacher, most displaced people struggle to earn a living. At the same time, in an increasingly interconnected world, global understanding has never been more critical to professional success.

NaTakallam offers language learning, translation & cultural exchange services delivered by individuals who’ve been forced to flee their homes or who are based in countries that host large communities of refugees.

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We offer tailored language sessions that meet you where you are, considering your context, interests & schedule.

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Guaranteed Impact

Support refugee livelihoods, at times when they might be cut off from the local economy

Quality

Trained & professional instructors & translators from a wide range of backgrounds

Affordable

Starting at US$16/session
& accessible worldwide

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‘I just need a connection’: the refugees teaching ...

"Louisa Waugh and Ghaith Alhallak have met for language lessons in seven countries. “We counted it up the other day,” says Waugh, recalling the list of places from which she has video-called Alhallak: Britain, Mali, Senegal and Greece. Alhallak has answered from Lebanon, France and Italy, where he is now studying for a master’s degree in political science at the University of Padua."

You Can Learn Arabic–And Empathy–By Connecting ...

"For the refugees, NaTakallam offers a path toward the minimum wage or more–which is particularly significant for refugees in Lebanon, who are often not allowed to work. But when Sara sent a survey around the 55 refugees currently employed as “conversation partners” through NaTakallam in January, she learned that the most important aspect of the startup for them “is being connected to people around the world..."

This Language Startup Connects Arabic Learners With...

"A new startup is adding an inspiring humanitarian dimension to online language learning. [...] In addition to benefitting Syrians in need of work, Sara said part of the appeal of NaTakallam is giving language learners a chance to interact in colloquially spoken Arabic -- something often lacking in U.S. language courses teaching classical Arabic."

‘I just need a connection’: the refugees teaching ...

"Louisa Waugh and Ghaith Alhallak have met for language lessons in seven countries. “We counted it up the other day,” says Waugh, recalling the list of places from which she has video-called Alhallak: Britain, Mali, Senegal and Greece. Alhallak has answered from Lebanon, France and Italy, where he is now studying for a master’s degree in political science at the University of Padua."

You Can Learn Arabic–And Empathy–By Connecting ...

"For the refugees, NaTakallam offers a path toward the minimum wage or more–which is particularly significant for refugees in Lebanon, who are often not allowed to work. But when Sara sent a survey around the 55 refugees currently employed as “conversation partners” through NaTakallam in January, she learned that the most important aspect of the startup for them “is being connected to people around the world..."

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