The Chatfor10 Pilot Program
Chatfor10 is a language learning activity within Chatloop. The learner connects to a partner and chooses a topic to talk about.
They talk about that topic for ten or so messages, sending just one or two messages a day, at a time that’s convenient for them.
The Pilot Program
The Chatfor10 pilot program began in October 2017. We used WhatsApp for the text messages, a spreadsheet to manually manage all the connections, and a chatbot in Facebook Messenger to train the volunteers.
Because we were managing all the behind-the-scenes stuff manually, there was a limit to how many learners and volunteers we could accomodate in the pilot program.
We’ve had volunteers join us from 14 different countries.
We’ve had refugees join us from 7 countries of origin, and currently living in 6 different countries.
They’ve completed over 900 Chatfor10s.
On average, each learner has completed 11.7 Chatfor10s, and our most outstanding learner has completed over 75 Chatfor10s!
The Chatfor10 pilot volunteer partners have also been prolific.
73% have done at least 5 Chatfor10s.
56% have done at least 10 Chatfor10s.
And 75% of them are still actively volunteering!
These results have shown that the Chatfor10 concept works, and has convinced us to build a Chatloop app, so there is no longer a limit on the number of people who can do Chatfor10.
Pre-register as a Chatloop volunteer to be in the first volunteer intake when the app is released.