French teachers in Oxford
Our management, French teachers and trustees.
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 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.
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!
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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 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 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.
After completing her BA in Nantes, Viviane moved to England to be a lecturer where she realized that teaching French was her true calling. Motivated from this experience, she graduated from the university of ParisX with a ‘Masters in Teaching French as a Foreign Language’ and then kept traveling the world to teach French : 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 !
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!
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 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.
Sophie is completing her DAEFLE (Teaching French as a Foreign Language Diploma) and has a Masters in Bioengineering from the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. She has taught Sciences and Technology at the Lycée International Winston Churchill of London, and has been a research assistant at the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford. She has also worked in Europe, the UK and Burkina Faso.
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 a DU in Teaching French as a Foreign Language. He has worked as 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).
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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