I’m Becky Hopkinson. I’m originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, the land of pepperoni balls and sponge candy. I love teaching languages, hiking, and spending time with my dogs, Samantha and Marjorie, and my cat, Chico, and four chickens, Gertrude, Bertha, Penguin, and Hei-Hei.
I am currently on a leave of absence from teaching full time as I recently became a mom! I am currently teaching private 1:1 and small group classes both online and in Southern New Hampshire. Additionally, I’m proud to be a Spanish language coach with World Language Initiative–Montana and Pelham Senior Programs.
I currently sit on the board of the New Hampshire Association of World Language Teachers and am treasurer my town’s Library Board of Trustees. While we have taken a hiatus due to the wacky world of COVID, I also have helped run Teaching with Comprehensible Input: New Hampshire, writing our monthly newsletters, coordinating workshops, and our marketing efforts.
In addition to teaching and advocating for linguistic diversity, I love coaching teachers. I run workshops throughout the year to support teachers as they implement student-centered comprehensible input strategies into their language classrooms.
In additional to language teaching, I have a deep interest in supporting students with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and other social emotional challenges. I’ve presented workshops on this topic and was awarded “Best in New Hampshire” for my workshop, “The Importance of Community: Empowering all types of learners by using Comprehensible Input in the world language classroom” at the NHAWLT ’19 Conference. I was honored to represent the Granite State at the 2020 NECTFL conference… right before everyone’s world got turned upside down.
In my spare time, I collaborate with a dear friend and colleague of mine, Kelly Jenkins, on her award-winning TV Show, Kelly’s Quest: The Transnational Journey which seeks to tell the story of transgender individuals in every state across the United States. I’ve assisted in the marketing, fundraising, and I’ve even held a camera a few times!