MEI's Open Fund Partnership with NaTakallam to Offer Free Language Sessions

Interested in supplementing your classroom language learning? Unable to register for a class due to scheduling? Want to boost your conversational language skills in Arabic, Persian, or Kurdish? 

Apply to The Middle East Institute's Open Fund with NaTakallam! 

MEI and NaTakallam have partnered to offer packages of 10 hour-long conversation sessions in Arabic, Persian, or Kurdish to students at Columbia. There is a limited number of packages and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

NaTakallam (“we speak” in Arabic) pairs displaced persons with learners around the world for online language practice. Sessions take place virtually and can be scheduled anytime that works for you! To learn more, visit:

To apply, please complete this form: