• French teachers in Oxford

    Our management, French teachers and trustees.

    French teachers in Oxford

Management team

Florence Rossignol LLM

Florence Rossignol LLM

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, where she covered several elections and  the attacks of September 11th 2001.  She never lost her early love of languages, visual arts and French literature and you will sometimes find her sneeking into the Alliance’s book club for pleasure.

✔ Masters in International Law (LLM Oxford, Washington, DC)
✔ BA in International Relations (Montreal)
✔ Certificate in Financial Management for Charities

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 examiner and specialist
✔ More than 10 years teaching experience
✔ Taught internationally
✔ Extensive GCSE and A-level knowledge

Alexia Nguyen

Alexia Nguyen

info@af-oxford.org

Alexia comes from Biarritz and is a student in International Relations at Sciences Po Lyon, in the east of France. She loves performing music 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

Chloé Chinaud

Chloé Chinaud

Chloé comes from Paris. She has taught in Hong Kong and Prague. Passionate about teaching especially children and teenagers, she uses songs, films and literature to offer dynamic and creative activities. Newly arrived, she is looking forward to discovering every aspect of life in Oxford.

✔ BA in Teaching French as a Foreign Language (Sorbonne Nouvelle)
✔ 14 years teaching experience with children and adults
✔ DELF diploma examiner and corrector
✔ Specialist in teaching phonics to children
✔ Taught internationally

Candice Grandener

Candice Grandener

Candice is from the Loire valley in France, famous for its beautiful castles. She has taught in Argentina, the United States, the Channel Island before arriving in Oxford in August. She enjoys using games in class, and with everyone : children, teenagers and adults ! Apart from teaching, she spends a lot of time reading, but she also enjoys hiking and visiting historical monuments, which is why she fell in love with Oxford at first sight !

✔ MA in Teaching French as a Foreign Language (Rennes)
✔ DELF examinator and corrector certificate
✔ Extensive experience in GCSE and A-level
✔ Taught internationally

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!)

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

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

Lisa Broussois

Lisa Broussois

Lisa grew up in Paris, where she studied philosophy and history at the university. She lived and worked in Brazil and Switzerland, where she taught and carried out research in moral and political philosophy, and Germany, where she started to teach French as a Foreign Language at the French Institute and at the University of Applied Sciences in Kiel. She speaks French, English, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish and a bit of German, and she loves reading, cooking (and mostly eating!) vegan dishes, and walking with her very cute dog, Filou.

✔ DAEFLE in Teaching French as a Foreign Language (Alliance Française Paris-Île-de-France)
✔ Postdoctoral Researcher position in Philosophy (University of Lausanne)
✔ PhD in Philosophy, with a dissertation on the Scottish Enlightenment (University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne & University Federal of Minas Gerais)
✔ MA and BA in Philosophy (University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne)
✔ BA in History (University UPEC Paris)

Marcelle Delvaux-Abbott

Marcelle Delvaux-Abbott

Teaching French has always been more than a job for Marcelle – it is a passion. As far as she can remember, she alwayswanted to be a French teacher. Marcelle says she has been extremely lucky to be able to work in many different countries. Marcelle and her husband have raised two bilingual children who are now adults and between all of them, they speak five languages.

✔ Extensive experience of teaching adults and children at all levels
✔ Each of her classes is designed and tailored specifically to the student’s needs and targets
✔ Convinced that learning must be associated with fun and that specific aims are achieved through a clear progression

Adeline Leguillier

Adeline Leguillier

Adeline comes from Soissons in Picardie, the city of Clovis, but she has travelled extensively (Spain, Ukraine, Belgium, Singapore). She is passionate about multiculturalism and learning new languages. Her classes are energetic and fun. Curious by nature, Adeline loves trying new activities, discovering new cultures and meeting new people. She is also an Irish tap dancer, music lover and gardener.

✔ BA in Modern Languages & Linguistics and Master in Didactic of French as a Foreign Language (Lille)
✔ TCF, TEF and DFP examiner
✔ Taught internationally
✔ More than 10 years teaching experience
✔ Professional French specialist

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

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 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