• French teachers in Oxford

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    French teachers in Oxford

Management team

Florence Rossignol

Florence Rossignol

director@af-oxford.org

Florence co-founded the new Alliance française d’Oxford in 2015 with Maeva and has managed it ever since. She previously set a school for French-speaking children in Oxford, the Petit Club français d’Oxfordshire. She has a Masters in International Law (LLM) and a BA in Political Science. Her interest in international relations led her to pursue a career in journalism which took her to the United Nations in NY and Washington, DC. Her true love was always French litterature however, and you will sometimes find her sneeking into the Alliance’s book club.

Maeva Caminade

Maeva Caminade

courses@af-oxford.org

After working in France, Italy, Colombia and the UK, Maeva arrived in Oxford in 2010 and set up her own business in Oxford “French Tuition” before co-opening the new Alliance Française in Oxford with Florence. She loves baking and reading about Egyptology.

✔ BA in Cultural Studies and Master’s in French as a Foreign Language (Lille)
✔ DELF/DALF diploma examiner and specialist
✔ More than 10 years teaching experience
✔ Taught internationally
✔ Extensive GCSE and A-level knowledge

Johanna Artico

Johanna Artico

info@af-oxford.org

Johanna 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. After studying in Belgium and Spain, she graduated in International Relations with a major in Francophony and Culture. Even if she is a true “toulousaine”  (you can hear her southern accent), she loves travelling and discovering new cultures!

Our French teachers

Maeva Caminade

Maeva Caminade

After working in France, Italy, Colombia and the UK, Maeva arrived in Oxford in 2010 and set up her own business in Oxford “French Tuition” before co-opening the new Alliance Française in Oxford with Florence. She loves baking and reading about Egyptology.

✔ BA in Cultural Studies and Master’s in French as a Foreign Language (Lille)
✔ DELF/DALF examiner and specialist
✔ More than 10 years teaching experience
✔ Taught internationally
✔ Extensive GCSE and A-level knowledge

Louise Richard

Louise Richard

Louise comes from Burgundy-Franche-Comté.  She lived in Australia and in the US for a few years and has now been in Oxford for 4 years. As a child, Louise loved to have dictation in French classes but now she prefers to bake delicious cakes!

✔ Master’s in Teaching French as a Foreign Language (Paris La Sorbonne)
✔ In charge of creating and implementing programmes for the Alliance’s children classes
✔ Expertise in teaching bilingual children
✔ DELF and DALF diploma examiner
✔ Specialist in phonetics and TICE (Information and Communication technologies)

Claire de Wambrechies

Claire de Wambrechies

Claire is from Chantilly in France, famous for its cream! Before settling down in Oxford, she has been an Assistant Teaching in Italy. Claire loves creating fun activity for children but also for adults. When she is not teaching, you can find her wandering around exhibitions, concerts and talks. Claire loves any types of exercises from yoga and dancing to hiit and running but her favourite exercises are definitely the grammar ones.

✔ BA in Social Sciences (Paris Descartes) and « Master 1 FLE » in Teaching French as a Foreign Language (Université Catholique de l’Ouest, Angers)
✔ DELF diploma examiner and corrector
✔ Specialist in teaching bilingual children
✔ Common Entrance/Scholarship teacher at the Dragon School
✔ 4 years teaching experience with children and adults
✔ Creates fun activities for the 4-7 children class

Zoé Pontida

Zoé Pontida

Zoé comes from Strasbourg. She is a keen traveller (she lived in Europe, Asia and Latin America) and loves meeting people from all over the world. She is also passionate about how learning a new language opens doors on so many different cultures, and this is what she wants to share with her students. Her taste for cheese, fashion and art might stem from her mixed French and Italian roots. The wonders of nature fascinate her, this is why she volunteers to protect it. She is also a bookworm as well as a ballet adept and a (very experimental!) vegetarian cook.

✔ BA in Modern Languages and MA in multilingualism and interculturality (Strasbourg)
✔ Managed and created a learning method for children (Monterrey, Mexico)
✔ Taught art classes in French and DELF preparation classes
✔ Loves working with children because that often means learning French through games and manual activities (the more glitter it involves, the better!)

Viviane Leray

Viviane Leray

After completing her BA in Nantes, Viviane moved to England to be a lecturer where she realized that teaching French was her true calling and kept traveling the world: Ethiopia, Hungary, Mongolia and Georgia. She has now chosen Oxford to settle down. Like a true Française, she is passionate about gastronomy and cooking, having mastered the local dishes of each of the countries she has lived in. But still a « bretonne » at heart: ask her why Brittany is the best region of France!

✔ Master in Teaching French as a Foreign Language (Paris X)
✔ DELF B2 diploma instructor
✔ Conversational French for business and government leaders (President of the Central Bank of Georgia)
✔ Private lessons (general French and FOS – professional and tourism French)
✔ Training for job interviews in French
✔ Teacher for future French teachers

Géraldine Gruchet

Géraldine Gruchet

Geraldine has been teaching in Paris and Oxford since 2007. She studied Drama and French Modern Literature (in Sorbonne) and has been an 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 loves art, cats, reading and writing, and practises yoga, swimming and meditation.

✔ PGCE in Teaching French as a Foreign Language (Grenoble)
✔ 12 year experience
✔ GCSE and A-Level experience
✔ Teaching at the University of Oxford

Barbara Giraud

Barbara Giraud

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

✔ Specialist in the 19th French literature: the Goncourt Brothers and PhD in History of Medicine (hysteria and neurosis)
✔ Taught at University for 15 years (language and literature modules)
✔ PGCE (Oxford) in French and Spanish

Sophie T'Kint

Sophie T'Kint

Sophie comes from Belgium. She has taught Sciences and Technology at the Lycée International Winston Churchill of London for three years and has been a research assistant at the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford. She also took part in development projects in African countries (Burkina Faso, Rwanda and Burundi) when she worked for Oxfam UK and Engineers Without Borders. Sophie loves traveling and discovering new cultures. She really enjoys long walks out of town and natural landscapes.

✔ PGCE in Teaching French as a Foreign Language (Oxford)
✔ Masters in Bioengineering (Louvain, Belgium)
✔ Currently teacher at the Petit Club Français d’Oxfordshire and at Wychwood School (A-level and GCSE preparation)

Charles Gabaude

Charles Gabaude

Charles comes from the South-West of France. He has worked as a private French tutor in Oxford for seven years. He is fond of rugby and science fiction. In 2010, he published a collection of short stories for all ages entitled “Les Histoires du p’tit Nikhölaf” (Le Verger des Hespérides).

✔ PhD in Sociology of Education and Teaching French as a Foreign Language degree holder (Aix-en-Provence)
✔ Can offer training and support to students in needs (dyslexia, lack of motivation…)
✔ Worked as a teacher for students in situation of school dropout
✔ Makes sure every student gains autonomy all along the learning process

Nathalie Aubert

Nathalie Aubert

Nathalie came to the UK on a postgraduate scholarship to study Marcel Proust and John Ruskin for her PhD. And she never left. She has been teaching French language and literature both at Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University for more than 25 years. Besides literature, she has a passion for art and music, especially opera.

✔ Modern Language graduate
✔ PhD in French Literature (Paris VII)
✔ Has been a teacher at the Oxford Brookes University for 25 years
✔ Wrote several books

Claire Mialon

Claire Mialon

Claire is our new intern teacher. She graduated in English language, literature and civilisation from the Aix-Marseille University and is in her second year of Master in “teaching French as foreign language”. She is doing a research paper focusing on dyslexia in language training. She practised triathlons before starting her studies, so she is enjoying getting back into running on the canals in Oxford at the moment. Claire respects the vegan philosophy but she is too French to stop cheese.

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