Partners in Learning
A mutual partnership between Duke employees and Duke students in teaching English to Duke employees who do not speak English as their first language through an ESL (English as a Second Language) curriculum, as well as computer skills. PFL provides employees with opportunities for career advancement, and fosters meaningful relationships beyond academic and workplace setting. In the summer of 2006, two programs created by Tony’s students, Partners for Literacy in Fall 2005 and Partners in Learning in Spring 2006, merged to form the current Partners for Learning. There are currently 3 on-campus tutoring sites and one site offering computer skills classes. There are currently ten active Duke volunteer participants.