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Emily H.
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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!
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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Emily is a great French teacher! My 9 year old daughter learned so much in the first lesson!

Posted Oct 3, 2021
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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
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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 14, 2019
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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!
English Teacher
Oct 2016 - Jul 2017
Deutsch Alternativer Kulturverein
Taught English to German-Russian bilingual students aged 8 to 13.
English Teacher
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
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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