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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

I have studied French at the university level in both France and Switzerland, having completed university programs at the CEFR C1 level (Advanced) in both places. I have both taught in French and given many French lessons. I would be happy to share my French knowledge with you and get you well on your way towards conversational French!

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Emily teaches



Emily delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+

Teaching since:

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. I 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 giving multiple private lessons. Additionally, I taught ESL to both 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 speak both French and German fluently and am happy to help beginner and intermediate learners to 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 helping you on your linguistic way!

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Oct 2014 - Feb 2018
Freie Universität Berlin
Sep 2003 - May 2007
Boston University


Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Aug 2010

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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16 Reviews

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Siena L. Sep 15, 2019
German · Online

Emily is wonderful with my daughter who is 13 and great at explaining and helping.

Alison L. Aug 24, 2019
German · Online

Rob T. Aug 5, 2019
German · Online

Jake Jun 27, 2019
German · Online

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!

Mike Apr 2, 2019
French · Online

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!

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Kathleen Mar 4, 2019
German · Online

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

Mariah Mar 3, 2019
German · Online

It was excellent! Emily was very good and my daughter really liked her!

Barbara M. Mar 3, 2019
German · Online

she is very nice to mariah

e is very nice to mariah

Melody Feb 24, 2019
German · Online

Emily is very patient and encouraging!

Kuy Hun K. Feb 17, 2019
French · Online

Emily was very helpful leading patiently through the conversation and correcting mistakes on the spot.

William Feb 3, 2019
German · Online

Emily did a great job. William really enjoyed his lesson.

Rebecca Feb 2, 2019
German · Online

Jake Jan 31, 2019
German · Online

Katherina Dec 3, 2018
ESL · Online

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.

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Fadi Nov 15, 2018
ESL · Online

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!

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Georgiy Nov 14, 2018
ESL · In studio

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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