Joel Swofford

Joel Swofford, the mind behind 丁丁English, has been teaching French and English for more than 25 years. He has his PhD in English and French Comparative Literature, and is certified by both TEFL and TESOL to teach English as a foreign/second language. His strongest attributes are patience, encouragement, and praise.


丁丁English provides a variety of options to learn American English. We offer English classes developed according to the standards of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), leading to certification at each level. We use the platform Off2Class and you can examine their curriculum by clicking here. For younger learners we use Fredisa Learns, which will help them master the basics up to the intermediate level. You can visit their website at by clicking here.

In addition we offer 1) Tutoring to students having difficulties in English, 2) Reading for those who would just like guidance reading a book, 3) Conversation for those people wanting to practice speaking, and 4) Translation services.

All sessions are done one-on-one via Zoom for either 25 or 50 minutes. Bookings can be made up to 24 hours in advance.