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Language Direct Peer Tutoring

Language Direct is a free peer tutoring program for foreign language learners at Penn. It consists of a network of peer tutors, supervised by PLC staff and language program coordinators, who assist foreign language learners through face-to-face tutoring and online help.

If you are seeking a tutor...

You must be enrolled in a Penn course in the target language. Due to limited resources, priority is given to students who are at the elementary or intermediate level. Advanced students who need a tutor should have their instructors email their approval to plc@sas.upenn.edu.

To request a tutor, please fill out this online form and allow 3 business days for a tutor to contact you.

If you would like to be a tutor...

You must be an undergraduate student at Penn and have advanced proficiency in the target language. Graduate students are sometimes considered for less commonly taught languages. Work-study is preferred but not required.

To apply, please fill out this online form. PLC reviews applications beginning in late August each year, and training takes place in late September. Language Direct does not operate over the summer.

If you have more questions...

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions.