Management team

School for French speaking

Florence Rossignol


Florence’s favourite subject at school was always  French, the only subject for which she chose to sit at the front of the class.  Her interest in foreign affairs led her to pursue a career in TV journalism in Canada and the United States, eventually landing in Oxford. Before setting up the new Alliance française d'Oxford, she founded a school for French-speaking children in Oxford, the Petit Club français 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.  

Our French teachers

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.

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.

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.

Marion Legouez

Marion graduated from the University of Rouen with a Master in Medieval History. She learnt different languages such as Korean, Indonesian. She grew up in Normandy and spent a few years in La Rochelle. She’s been teaching French and English at the University of and came to Oxford to teach French. She’s taking an UK teaching training this year. She loves creating games and creative resources to help learning languages.

Viviane Leray

Viviane is joining us in September.

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!

Géraldine Gruchet

Geraldine has been teaching in Paris and Oxford since 2007. She studied Drama and French Modern Literature (in Sorbonne). and has been actress for both theatre and cinema. Following a charity work in Africa where she taught to young parliamentarians, she decided to start a career in Education. She is qualified to teach French as a foreign language from the Grenoble University in France and she obtained a PGCE in England in 2016. She loves art, cats, reading and writing, and practises yoga, swimming and meditation.

Barbara Giraud

Barbara has been living and studying in the UK for 20 years. She graduated from Oxford Brookes University and obtained her PGCE at the University of Oxford. She has been working as a Senior Lecturer since 2009 and teaches language and literature modules. Her research focuses on the interactions of the literary and medical discourses in 19th-Century France. Barbara is passionate about literature, painting and is a keen yoga adept.

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We are the official centre for French in Oxford.


 *10% discount for yearly registration - equivalent to 7 hours of free French (for 2-hour-weekly-group classes)!

Classes start on the 16th of September for our Autumn term

(13 weeks of classes)