Language Learning at Paper Airplanes
English is critical for accessing higher education and employment. Our English program matches conflict-affected students from the MENA region with personal tutors. After being hand-matched by our staff, our students and tutors meet for 10 weeks on Skype. Our volunteer tutors rely on a four-level curriculum to provide personalized instruction. Though pairs focus primarily on English, they often form close relationships that extend beyond the virtual classroom. Teaching English provides a medium for pairs to learn about each other, the cultures they come from, their passions, families, dreams, and how current events have effected each other. Our lessons are as much about fostering cross-cultural understanding as they are teaching English.