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Online language classes for refugees

Teach a Language.
Transform a Life.

We empower refugees through language, soft and intercultural communication skills, enabling them to access educational and employment opportunities, rebuild their lives, and thrive.

The difference we make

Since starting in 2018, Language Beyond Borders has matched more than 175 displaced persons with language teachers & conversation partners living in more than 50 countries. They have engaged in more than 1500 hours of language and cultural exchange learning.

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  • I am grateful to have this opportunity to actually do something and make a difference. Language Beyond Borders has been my light in the darkness, I have been really sad about the refugees situation and wanted to help but did not know how, LBB showed me the way!

    Rand Safi
  • It has been a truly wonderful experience to connect to a student on Manus Island. His humour and sincerity have touched me. I love to hear his stories about his home country, and his motivation to learn and drive change in his life makes me want to be a better teacher for him. When you hear about millions of refugees you can feel hopeless about it, but connecting to a refugee gives you hope you might be able to help at least one in a productive way.

    Christine Stoneman


We collaborate with partners to reach out to students, support our programs and, if necessary, provide adequate venues with internet connection. We currently work with a strong network of organisations and groups such as

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS We support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

In 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Language Beyond Borders is committed to joining this agenda, working specifically on four of the goals.

With the kick start support of

In October 2018 we were recognized by Facebook as one of the 115 most inspiring communities in their platforms and our Founder Mabel Prieto was invited to take part in a year long Facebook Community Leadership Program as a Facebook Fellow.

This support enabled us to reach more refugees and ensure we were meeting a need. Now that FB grant has finished we continue to raise funds for this much needed service.