Management team

School for French speaking

Florence Rossignol


Florence’s favorite subject at school was French, the only subject for which she sat at the front of the class. She pursued a career in journalism in Canada and the United States before landing in Oxford, where she founded and managed a part-time school for French-speaking children, le Petit Club Français d’Oxford. She has a Masters in International Law and a BA in Political Science.

French Tuition in Oxford

Maeva Caminade

Courses Director

Maeva graduated from Université Charles-de-Gaulle with a BA in Cultural Studies and a Masters in French as a Foreign Language. After working in France, Italy, Colombia and the UK, Maeva arrived in Oxford in 2010 and set up her own business French Tuition in Oxford before co-opening the new Alliance Française in Oxford with Florence.

French teachers

French teaching assistant

Maeva Caminade

Maeva Caminade holds a Masters in French as a Foreign Language and has been teaching to toddlers, children, teenagers and adults. She has been an examiner in the A2, B1 and B2 DELF exams and has been a French assistant in Italy. She loves teaching French and sharing the French culture.

Teaching French

Charlotte Jade

Charlotte Jade holds both a BA in Humanities, with a triple major in History, Philosophy and Literature, and a BA in English and translation, completed between France, Ireland and Oregon. She graduated from the Université Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle with a Master's in Linguistics and Teaching French as a Foreign Language. She has had a fantastic experience as a French instructor in Scotland, France and Pennsylvania.

French teachers

Private French tutor in Oxford

Charles Gabaude

Charles Gabaude comes from the South-West of France. He holds a DPhil in Sociology of Education from the University of Aix-en-Provence in France and has worked as private French tutor in Oxford for four years. He is fond of rugby, science fiction, and collects dragons. In 2010, he published a collection of short stories for all ages entitled Les histoires du p'tit Nikhölaf (Le Verger des Hespérides).

French language teacher

Marcelle Delvaux-Abbott

As far as she can remember, Marcelle has always wanted to be a French teacher. She has lived and taught French in eight different countries to adults and children. She has moved to Oxfordshire 10 years ago where she lives with her bilingual family. Her love for travelling around the world has fuelled a continuing passion for languages.

French teachers

French school assistant

Nadja Elfving

Nadja has a long experience teaching French in various countries, like the US or Finland and happily moved to Oxford last year where she quickly settled as a private tutor. She holds one master degree in languages (English and German) and another one in French didactics. Throughout the years, she has been teaching in various schools and gradually specialised in setting up language programs for governmental institutions such as the Parliament of Finland or the European Commission. 

French primary school teaching

Julie Cauquil

Julie holds a Masters in Teaching and Education from the IUFM of Paris. She graduated from the University of Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle with a Masters in Teaching French as a Foreign language which she completed between Paris and the Alliance Française d'Oxford. She moved to Oxford two years ago and has been working since then as a french teacher both for children and adults.

French teachers

French language teacher

Valérie Robert

Valérie has a passion for discovering new countries and their cultures while remaining attached to her home on the west coast of France. She began teaching French as a foreign language in Zürich and has been enthusiastically working with children and adults ever since. She trained at Zürich University and has a bachelor degree in Foreign Languages. She has been teaching in Oxford for many years.

French primary school teaching


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French assistants

French language teacher

Claire De Wambrechies

Claire is our teaching assistant from Chantilly, famous for its cream! She holds a B.A. in Social Sciences from the Université Catholique de l'Ouest, she’s currently in her second year of Master in Teaching French as a Foreign Language. Last year, she has been Teaching Assistant in Italy. Claire is also helping us to develop a new online interactive module which you will be able to use when you miss a class.

French primary school teaching

Sophie D'Hose

Sophie comes from the Alliance Française de Bruxelles and joins us to help teach the children classes. While she is with us, until March, she will develop the children program further. Her area of interest is how video games can be applied to learning outcomes.


  • Isabelle Barber - Chairman of the Trustees
  • Peter Anderson - Treasurer
  • Virginie Crepeau- Trustee
  • Nikolaj Lubëcker - Trustee
  • Christine Plews - Trustee
  • Julian Roberts - Trustee
  • Vivienne Rogers - Trustee

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