Emily Hoppin
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Emily Hoppin

Emily H.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Are you having trouble mastering the English language? I am a certified TESOL teacher and have been teaching ESL all over the world since 2010. I teach all levels from beginner to advanced and all ages from 8 to 88. I have a bachelor's and a master's degree in linguistics and can speak several foreign languages myself. I know where learners are coming from and can explain how to break down the language so that it's not quite so hard to learn! I look forward to helping you to perfect your English skills!

About Emily H.

Are you looking to brush up your English skills or try your hand at learning French or German? I would be delighted to help you find your way in navigating these tricky languages.

Allow me to tell you about myself. I am a certified and experienced ESL teacher who has traveled the globe and shared her skills abroad. I have a bachelor's degree in linguistics from Boston University and a master's degree in the same from the Free University in Berlin, Germany. My first experience with teaching was giving private English lessons to children in France in 2005. I later obtained my TESOL certificate from ITTT in 2010 while I was volunteering in a refugee English class in Denver. The following year I taught ESL to foreign boarding students at a high school in Maine. While living in Germany I taught adult English classes at public community colleges and children's English classes at an after school club, as well as multiple private lessons. Additionally, I taught ESL to native French-speaking children and adults at a private school in Switzerland. I have also volunteer taught at English camps for refugee adults and children in Lebanon. Like I said, I've been privileged to offer my skills all over the globe!

I speak both French and German fluently and can teach in these languages if need be, but mostly, having studied linguistics and other languages such as Russian and Arabic, I understand what it's like to be a foreign language learner. I studied the construction of languages and can easily break them down into their parts so that they are easier to wrap your head around.

My skills are not limited to teaching English only, but I am also an experienced proofreader and editor. I have edited myriad documents not only for private individuals but also in the academic and professional sectors. So if you need help with writing or are looking for someone to proofread your written works, I would be happy to offer this service.

Finally, as previously mentioned, I'm fluent in both French and German and am happy to help beginner and intermediate learners acquire these languages. Or if you just want someone to practice your skills with I can serve as your conversational partner! I love giving private lessons because that way I can connect with each student individually and tailor the lesson especially to meet his or her needs!

I look forward to meeting you and guiding you along your linguistic journey!


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26 Reviews
Darian McIntosh
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Emily is very knowledgeable about the roots of languages. Her expertise in linguistics has really helped me to understand concepts I previously had a hard time with. She is super patient with me and I am very happy to have her as my tutor!

Posted Nov 13, 2019
Daniel C.
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Emily's great! I'm learning French and German--she speaks both like a native! And she said she'd create a personalized lesson plan to help me reach my goals of learning both.

Posted Nov 13, 2019
Stanley W.
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Emily is great and was very well prepared. I will enjoy working with her.

Posted Nov 10, 2019
Susan L.

Excellent, adapts to my needs wonderfully.

Posted Oct 20, 2019
Siena L.
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Emily is wonderful with my daughter who is 13 and great at explaining and helping.

Posted Sep 15, 2019
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Emily is a great teacher and really knows how to connect with you. She is a great teacher and clearly knows what she is doing!

Posted Jun 27, 2019
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Simply amazing! Emily is kind, understanding, with a fantastic ability to adapt. I came to Emily with a slightly usual lesson request tied with a short window to do it. Emily responded to my request with open arms, questions, as well as a plan. She most importantly found material and we hit the ground running. Coming to Emily with a few handfuls of weeks and requesting basic/travel French to gear up for an upcoming trip to France I didn’t know what to expect. She blew me away with a smile on the first class, welcomed me, and got an understanding of my needs. Emily is tough, stickler for pronunciation, all wrapped with laughter and a kind way. She will keep you on track, praise when successful, repeat and repeat when you fall short. I’ll admit i’m a tough student, but Emily found ways to breakthrough. I walked away from my time with Emily with a great understanding of French, more then I expected language ability, and most important confidence for my trip. Thank you Emily, thank you!

Posted Apr 2, 2019
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Great first lesson. I like that she will correct my pronunciation and make sure I'm saying it right.

Posted Mar 4, 2019
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It was excellent! Emily was very good and my daughter really liked her!

Posted Mar 3, 2019
Barbara M.
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she is very nice to mariah

e is very nice to mariah

Posted Mar 3, 2019
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Emily is very patient and encouraging!

Posted Feb 24, 2019
Kuy Hun K.
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Emily was very helpful leading patiently through the conversation and correcting mistakes on the spot.

Posted Feb 17, 2019
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Emily did a great job. William really enjoyed his lesson.

Posted Feb 3, 2019
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Ms. Emily Hoppin has been a very reliable proofreader for me for years, who not only corrects grammatical mistakes and transforms my sentences into good American English, but also thinks things through with me and points out flaws in my logic or incomprehensible explanations within my texts. She has always kept deadlines.

Posted Dec 3, 2018
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Emily is a fantastic teacher!
She is very experienced, and definitely knows what students need in order to get where they want to go with English. Emily is very patient with her students and above all she is a very dedicated teacher. Emily helped me prepare for my TOEFL exam and I wouldn't have got a high grade without her help. Having lessons with Emily has been the highlight of my learning English journey and I highly recommend her as an amazing English teacher! I can guarantee that she would smoothly take your English to the next level!

Posted Nov 15, 2018
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To Whom It May Concern:
I’ve had a privilege of knowing Emily Hoppin since 2014 when I started meeting with her for the purpose of ameliorating my English.
She greatly helped me to improve my written and spoken English skills.
In addition to that, she is an engaging tutor who makes learning fun.
I believe that she has an incredible talent for teaching the English language.

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Online German/French/English Teacher
Jan 2019 - Jan 2020


Yes, I previously gave private lessons on Takelessons.com and after taking a momentary break, I'm back and ready to start helping learners of all ages to acquire their language of choice!

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Dec 2015 - Sep 2016

English Center School

Conducted private or semi-private English classes to native French speakers at all levels.

English Teacher
Sep 2014 - Aug 2015

Volkshochschule Steglitz-Zehlendorf

Conducted adult, group English classes to native German speakers at all levels.

English Teacher
Jan 2014 - Aug 2014

Volkshochschule Potsdam

Conducted adult, group English classes to native German speakers at all levels.

High School ESL Teacher / Tutor
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011

Washington Academy

Taught English as a Second Language to international high school boarding students.


Oct 2014 - Feb 2018

Freie Universität Berlin

Sep 2003 - May 2007

Boston University



Limited Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certificate in Editing
Nov 2019

Poynter ACES

The Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing taught a solid understanding of the standards, essential skills and best practices of editing and included the following six courses and assessments: Fundamentals of Editing The Art and Science of Editing Clarity is Key: Making Writing Clean and Concise Getting It Right: Accuracy and Verification in the Digital Age Writing Online Headlines: SEO and Beyond Language Primer: Basics of Grammar, Punctuation and Word Use
Aug 2010


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