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Joshua Smith
Native English Speaker Conversant in German
Essen, Germany

Born in Pennsylvania (USA)

Joshua is a graduate of West Chester University’s Bachelor of English and Spalding University’s Master of Fine Arts programs, where he studied English Literature and Creative Writing. He has taught and tutored English at the pre-secondary, secondary, and university level, sharing with students his passion for the English language as both an art and a science.


He is a fiction writer and poet with a penchant for the humorous. Whenever he is not reading or writing, he might be found struggling through a game of chess, enjoying an old British film, or tripping his way through an evening's ballroom dancing.

If you would like to read some of Joshua's writings on the English language, his website contains amusing articles on topics such as etymology, grammar, and literature: The Ways to Wit.

Area of Specialization:

Academic English: MLA, APA, AP (Associated Press)

Teacher’s Choice:

Free Introductory Lesson

All Ages

All Levels

Private (One-on-One) and Group Lessons

Virtual Classroom

CV, Resume and Interviewing Preparation

English for the purpose of traveling

Pen-pal Networking Program

Conversational Chat Hour

TESOL Test Prep

Academic English

Creative Writing 

Website & Social Media Translation

Business English: (Small Businesses to Large Corporations)

Slang and Informal Dialogs: SMS, Email

Other Areas of Focus: 

I can teach any advanced learner of English interested in English literature how to read and comprehend texts at a university level. I can also teach advanced writing techniques such as creative writing, news writing, and literary analysis.

Joshua Smith
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