Aimee joined Literacy Together in 2017 as an ESOL tutor and is now a board member and an intern with the ESOL Program as part of her graduate education. She defines herself as “a massive language nerd,” having spent 16,000 days on Duolingo learning and practicing foreign languages. She has a degree in Italian and is currently learning Spanish, Russian, and Arabic. “The obsession with language and learning in general makes this opportunity a really good fit for me, and I think my enthusiasm for the subject helps the student.”
In this interview, she talks about the joy of learning and how rewarding her tutoring experience has been. Thanks for all you do, Aimee, and for sharing your passion for learning with the Literacy Together community!
The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program teaches oral English, reading, and writing to adults who have immigrated to the U.S. from around the world. ESOL is the largest program at Literacy Together, serving approximately 250 students annually. Our students’ most common goals in learning English are to improve their employment prospects, help their children in school, and pass the U.S. Naturalization exam.