Education: A Fair Exchange

Dee Patterson, 27, a Chicago teacher, wanted to learn German before she takes a trip to Europe this summer. Olga Howard, 86, whose family spoke German when she was a child and who lives in Evanston, Ill., was anxious to teach the language. They both called the Learning Exchange, a service that connects people who want to learn something with people who want to teach it. The women have been meeting once a week ever since, and Mrs. Howard has "high hopes that Dee will be understood when she asks where to check her...

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