• 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

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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

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!)

Coralie Schneider

Coralie Schneider

A native of Paris and a keen traveller, Coralie has lived and worked in Geneva, London and Barcelona before she finally unpacked her suitcase in Oxford in 2018 to teach French to undergraduate students at the University of Oxford while completing a PhD in English and French Linguistics. She loves passing on her knowledge to students and fostering their interest for the French language. During her free time, she enjoys ice-skating, reading novels based on true historical settings, watching movies and walking in the countryside.

✔ PhD in English and French Linguistics (Paris Diderot, Pompeu Fabra – Barcelona)
✔ Two years of teaching French grammar, translation, oral skills, written skills (text summary and argumentative paper methodology) to undergraduate students in the University of Oxford
✔ One year of teaching French to undergraduates in the London School of Economics and Political Science
✔ Member of an Oxford University college admission panel for future undergraduates in French for two years in a row
✔ Three years of teaching Linguistics at the University Paris Diderot
✔ Holder of the French secondary school teaching certificate (CAPES) for Modern Languages

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

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