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.  Her interest in foreign affairs led her to pursue a career in journalism in Canada and the United States before landing in Oxford, where she decided to found and manage a part-time school for French-speaking children, le Petit Club Français d’Oxford, before setting up the new Alliance française d'Oxford. She has a Masters in International Law (LLM) 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.

Lorraine Ginestet

Communication and Culture Assistant

Lorraine joins our team thanks to the French national volunteer service, a service open to young adults who want to make a difference in the world.  She graduated in Art & Cultural Administration.  

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 (on leave)

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.

Louise Richard

Louise Richard

Louise graduated from the University of La Sorbonne with a "Masters in Teaching French as a Foreign Language", "Master 2 FLE", with a Major in interculturality. She lived in Australia and in the US for a few years and is enjoying discovering Oxford and its surroundings. Louise loves to bake and just found a new love for biking around Oxford.

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.

Cédric Ploix

Cédric has taught French in various contexts for three years, continuing education departments, one-to-one tuition, and school (he is currently doing a PGCE). He grew up in Lyon and has also spent a couple of years in the French-speaking part of Canada. He has just completed a PhD in French literature at Oxford, which focused on Molière. He is passionate about literature, theatre and French old singers (Edith Piaf, Barbara, Aznavour). And he is also a great pianist!

Claire de Wambrechies

Claire is from Chantilly in France, famous for its cream! She holds a B.A. in Social Sciences from the Université Catholique de l'Ouest, and has a "Master 1 FLE" in Teaching French as a Foreign Language.  She has also been a Teaching Assistant in Italy.  She loves fashion and enjoys creating fun activities for children.

Audrey Sivadier

Audrey lived and taught French as a Foreign Language in Spain after studying Spanish at Rennes University. Then, she graduated with a Master degree in Education and Teaching from Orléans-Tours University, and with the French Primary School Teaching Qualification, she taught French as a primary school teacher in France. Since 2015, she teaches French as a Foreign Language in Europa School, and French as a mother tongue in Le Petit Club in Oxford. For Audrey, teaching is a vocation, her aim is to transmit her love of French language and culture. She is passionate about travels, literature, cinema and gastronomy.

Yasmine Saberi

Yasmine loves languages and speaks four languages herself. She grew up in Bordeaux and later became a Parisienne before moving to Oxford. Yasmine holds Master’s degrees in French as a Foreign Language and in English language and culture, and has a Qualified Teacher Status in the UK. She has ten years of experience teaching secondary schools students in French schools. In her spare time, Yasmine is a passionate Yogi, cook and listener of radio FIP.

Manuela Dupin

Manuela is the new intern at the Alliance, she is currently doing her second year of Masters degree in “French as a foreign language” with a major in English didactics. She was a teacher assistant in Saint Louis Language Immersion School, Missouri in 2016-2017. She also worked in a French middle school and summer camp in the Pays de la Loire area. She enjoys working with children. Manuela likes sports, she used to practice 400m hurdle ! She also loves reading and has a passion for boats (especially the Belem).


  • Isabelle Barber - Chairman of the Trustees
  • Peter Anderson - Treasurer
  • Christine Plews - Secretary
  • Prof. Julian Roberts - Trustee
  • Dr. Chris Bird - Trustee
  • Jane Varley - Trustee 
  • Andrew Rattue - Trustee 

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