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Emma Duncan

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4.9
map_pinUnited States
12:31 AM (GMT-06:00)
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English
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61
time
474
class
English
user_group_man_woman
61
time
474

Speaks

English
Native
,
German
B2
,
Russian
B1
,
Swedish
A2
,
Spanish
A2
,
Lithuanian
A2

About Me

Hi! I'm Emma and I'm from the USA. I've got a bachelor's degree in theoretical linguistics, a master's degree in sociolinguistics and multilingualism, and I'm currently completing a second master's in second language teaching with an emphasis in ESL. I work as an English teacher both here on Verbling and at a local university. I've lived and studied in five countries and learned the language of each (or tried, anyway!). I love everything about language, including learning, teaching, and meeting people who speak different languages.

I feel strongly that language learning happens best when we use the language to communicate about something we care about, so my number one goal when teaching English is to use meaningful content. No matter your interests and goals, our lessons will be based around them -- that way, lessons will not only be more fun, but you're much more likely to make progress. We'll be working at a level that's challenging enough to help you learn and improve, but not so challenging that you become overwhelmed.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me -- otherwise, go ahead and book a lesson. I look forward to working with you!

Teacher Stats

watchWithin an hour
timetable2 years ago
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class474
class_blackboard11.9 lesson average
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Schedule

Résumé

schoolEducation

2019
Master in Second Language Teaching
Utah State University - Utah, USA
Focus on ESL
2016 - 2018
Master of Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism
Johannes Gutenberg University/ Vytautas Magnus University - Kaunas, Lithuania; Mainz, Germany; Stockholm, Sweden
Focus on the Baltic sea region, study of three languages and residence in three countries
2012 - 2015
Bachelor of Linguistics
University of Utah - Utah, USA
Russian minor

briefcaseWork Experience

2019
Conversational English Instructor
Utah State University - Utah, USA
Instructor of a multi-level conversational English class for international university students.
2019 - 2019
TA English Conversation
Utah State University - Utah, USA
2016 - 2018
English Teacher/ Tutor
Independent - Kaunas, Lithuania; Mainz, Germany; Stockholm, Sweden
Organized and ran language exchange club, taught English as a foreign language, tutored students on English/academic writing