Become a Coach

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Coaching with Chatterbox has been a great way to connect with people from different backgrounds, sharing experiences and maintain my French skills by practicing with learners.
— Ne Kunda Nlaba, Chatterbox coach


You don't need previous teaching experience to be a language coach with Chatterbox. Our coaching is based around conversation - so all you need are good communication skills and a desire to share your language, culture and experience.

Here's what we look for in a Chatterbox language coach:

  • Refugees or asylum seekers with right to work

  • A good level of spoken English

  • Education to degree level OR teaching experience (desirable, but not essential)

  • A desire to teach their native language to others

Applications are currently closed. Please enter your details in the form here and we will get in touch as soon as we re-open.



STEP 1 Register your interest here. We will contact you when we have openings for language coaching

STEP 2 Complete a Chatterbox video assessment

STEP 3 Become a Chatterbox conversation practice partner

STEP 4 Become a fully-trained Chatterbox coach

Chatterbox gave me the opportunity to relocate my experience in teaching and my knowledge in Arabic. After my good experience with Chatterbox, I decided to pursue my studies, enrolling in a TAFL PostDip at SOAS. Chatterbox supported me in my application and wrote a reference to the university which really helped.
— Mohammad Asi, Chatterbox coach


Coaching with Chatterbox couldn't be easier. You can complete our application process in just a few days.

  • Training to become a qualified coach in your native language

  • We pay living wage rates by the hour, and cover travel expenses

  • Gain work in a skilled industry to improve your CV and help move onto even better opportunities

  • Coaching is fully flexible, so you can fit it around your personal and professional commitments

  • You will become a part of the Chatterbox Community where we share exclusive job, training and funding opportunities

  • Coaching is very social and can help you build up your confidence, improve your English language skills, and develop excellent professional networks

  • Through our employment partners we are able to offer exclusive opportunities to progress into full-time careers in the language services sector



We are a living wage employer. If you don’t currently have the right to work, we will cover all your expenses and contribute the remainder of your salary to provide English language classes for refugees and migrants.

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We Understand

It can be especially difficult for people who become refugees to find work, even if they are highly educated and experienced.

Meet our current coaches

Our Mission

We help refugees access enjoyable, meaningful, and rewarding work so that they can use their skills to benefit both themselves and society.

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Our Programme

Chatterbox provides training and work experience to help refugees overcome some of the biggest challenges they face finding work.

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Working with Chatterbox is a great experience and opportunity to be known as a teacher. It gave me an entry point into the UK’s education system.
— Eric Anzi, Chatterbox coach

To find out more, have a look at our FAQs.

If you are interested in applying to become a Chatterbox language coach, and would like more information, you can request an information pack or ask us a question by filling out the form below or emailing us.

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