Volunteer teacher Georgia and student Youhana express what teaching and learning a language taught them.
“I taught English and they taught me what it really means to need it” From Ohio to Vietnam Growing up in a small city in Ohio, USA, I lived a comfortable, stable and secure life, full of promise. I was grateful but I started to dream of a future filled with adventure and opportunities to […]
In the second in our series of blog posts featuring students and teachers, Mohammed Mahmoud Rahemah (Mo) and his teacher Nicky Andrews talk about their experiences. They met in May 2019, and have had two semesters of classes together. Here’s what they shared with us. Mo arrived in the UK and established a Syrian brunch […]
We’re looking for qualified ESOL teachers, who would like to join our team of volunteer teachers for our first semester of 2020!
Happy World Teachers’ Day to all of our volunteers! We are so proud of our teachers, of their skill and dedication to what they do, but also of the diversity among our team. We have teachers of all ages, from 18 to 71, living in and hailing from countries all over the world! Our volunteers […]
The Autumn term in Language Beyond Borders has officially started! Our first group of students from Khalil in the West Bank, Palestine, started studying with us last week and they are off to a great start! But what do they think of their classes? “It was great, I loved it!” Rawan, Student. “I have to […]
Anayet started studying with his LBB teacher, Dawn, in early May of this 2019. Anayet lives in a refugee camp for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, where he teaches English to the children in the UNHCR-founded primary school. What he is learning in class with Dawn doesn’t just help him, it empowers future generations of Rohingya […]
Daniel has safely completed his swim for Language Beyond Borders and has written to us the following message. His words are powerful and worth the read. We can’t thank him enough! “Hello everyone again! I’m now recovered from the extraordinary experience of swimming across the Strait of Gibraltar. 5 hours and 17 minutes to swim […]
Alexandra was one of our first language teachers and class coordinators. Together with Fiona, she developed and set up our brilliant online training program for language teachers and conversation partners. Alex is an invaluable member of our team. Here are some Alex’s reflections on her work: “Two of the key values which guide my work […]
Daniel is swimming the Strait of Gibraltar today! If that sounds easy to you, he assures us it won’t be! For starters, there are strong undercurrents of up to 5.5 km/h, and possible winds which can change without warning. This makes swimming, and even sailing in a small boat particularly perilous. On top of that, […]