NaTakallam (“we speak” in Arabic) connects language learners around the world with displaced individuals for language practice online—frequently over Skype.

Presently, NaTakallam is focusing on displaced Syrians mostly in Lebanon, but also in Armenia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, France, Italy, Iraq, Germany and Turkey. As NaTakallam conversation partners, displaced persons gain access to an income, staff training and marketable skills by working with Arabic learners around the world. On the other end, the platform offers language learners affordable, flexible, tailored language practice with native speakers.

Over 1,200+ people have engaged in more than 13,000 hours of NaTakallam sessions since our pilot phase, and, as a result, conversation partners have self-generated over $120,000—in situations where finding another job has often been impossible.

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