This Is Auburn Office of International Programs Service to the World
MOJO@AU

Conversational English Program

Mojo@AU Conversational English Program is a collaboration between the Office of International Programs and MojoChat to help international students improve their conversational skills and engage more comfortably on Auburn’s campus. In addition, the program is looking for fluent English-speaking students to mentor and engage with international students while getting paid to help them improve their language proficiency.

Questions? – Email MojoChat at Hello@Mojochat.net

Our goal for this program is to help our international students become more confident in their English-speaking skills, and thereby more comfortable engaging with campus life, while also increasing our domestic students’ interaction with the international student population.
Dr. Andrew Gillespie, Assistant Provost for International Programs

International Students: Learner

International students interested in taking advantage of this service can purchase their peer-to-peer conversational English practice in 30-minute increments with a cap of 90 minutes per session. The cost per 30-minute session is $12.50 of which the Office of International Programs will cover 80%, leaving students to pay just $2.50. The financial support provided by the Office of International Programs is capped at $20,000 for the first year. Therefore, students interested in utilizing the program are encouraged to register now, before the cap is reached.

Online Session Tips

  • Browser – Download Google Chrome and only use this browser.
  • Clarity – Should you have any problems with the clarity of your video session, wait a minute and then tell your mentor if it does not improve. You can also "refresh the page" using the refresh button on your browser.
  • Close Other Video Apps – Please close any other video chat application (e.g. Skype or Zoom) during sessions.
  • Device – MojoChat requires that you use your laptop. No iPhones or iPads.
  • Help – For help, visit the MojoChat website and locate a pink Help button for Customer Service. You can also email MojoChat at Hello@Mojochat.net.
  • Listening – Use headphones. The recording will be much clearer if you want to review your session at a later time.
  • Session Requests – Session requests need to be made at least 24 hours prior to the requested session time.
  • Session Cancellations – Should you need to cancel a session, please give MojoChat a minimum 12 hour notice.
  • Surroundings – Find a quiet place on campus or apartment with good Wi-Fi.

Register as Learner

To learn more and register as a learner, visit https://aub.ie/mojoau.

Native English Speakers: Mentor

Native English-speaking students interested in helping international students become more language proficient can mentor with MojoChat and earn up to $14 an hour on their own schedule while sharing their native culture and interests with their peers. Mentoring with MojoChat also provides students with the opportunity to build their resume and global competencies, making them more marketable to prospective employers.

Register as Mentor

To learn more and register as a learner, visit https://mojo.chat/en/apply-as-mentor.

Last Updated: February 12, 2020