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All of our teachers are highly trained experts in their fields and native speakers of French, ensuring the highest quality of teaching.

Zelda Escudié Teacher - Master FLE
Hi, I'm Zelda ! I came to the Alliance in January 2019 for my internship. I'm in the second year of my master degree. I'm from the basque country, South West of France. Last year I was working as a French Assistant in a french immersion school in Minneapolis, US. I'm currently teaching french to all ages and I absolutely love it ! I will be staying at the Alliance till December.
Clémentine Vaucelle Teacher - Master FLE

Hi ! My name is Clémentine and I’m in my second year of master degree and I’m here for an internship. I’m from Le Mans, in the North West of France. A few months ago I was an intern in another Alliance Française in Lviv, in Ukraine. I also taught French in an association and in a high school in France. I’m excited to be in a new country, I can’t wait to discover New Zealand !

Manuela Dupin Teacher - Master FLE
Hi ! I’m Manuela Dupin, I’m from Le Mans, in the North West of France and I’m here for an internship to complete my second year of Master degree ! Previously, I was a teaching assistant in kindergarten in Saint Louis, in the US, and was also an intern at the Alliance Française of Oxford, in the UK. After that, I worked in various places including associations. I love running, travelling and reading ! 

One of my favorite words is “Abracadabra”, because it touches everyone children to grown ups and brings smiles to the world.
Céline Mercier Teacher - Master FLE

Bonjour ! I'm Céline. I come from the western part of France, right between Britanny and Bordeaux. I have taught in a few countries to all level and all ages, before I decided it was time for me to travel. It was not planned but I fell in love with NZ ! And here I am, settled and enjoying working at  AFC, very happy to be part of this great team.
I chose the word barbe-à-papa because it brings back happy childhood memories of games, laughters and yummy food at the fair and i like the gipsy vibe to it.
Sylvie Chappuis Teacher - DAEFLE

Bonjour tout le monde! I’m Sylvie, I come from the Alps, the French ones! I’m very happy to join the dynamic team at Alliance Française Christchurch! I moved with my family to New Zealand after falling in love with the country 10 years ago when we were on working holiday. I love teaching, passing on the knowledge, to children and adults; and I love creating stuff with my fingers, be it with food, silver or wood. I look forward to see you at the AF soon!

I’ve chosen the word “nuage” because this is a place for imagination, where everything is possible.

Morgane Jaffry Director

Salut! I arrived in Christchurch in 2013. I have a background in education, administration and communication.I have previously worked in schools and universities mainly in Wales and Alliance Française in Russia. I have broad teaching experiences with all ages, different contexts and all levels. I love everything about innovative teaching, languages...and rugby. 
Even though I was born, grew up and studied outside of France's borders,  I originally come from Plogoff in Brittany where my favorite word "Baragouiner" ( to jabber, to mumble ) originated - a french word that finds its roots in Breton, a celtic language very similar to Welsh. "Bara" means "bread" and "Gwin" means "wine".

Margaux Provost-Rodriguez International Volunteer, Pedagogical & development coordinator

Bonjour ! My name is Margaux, I'm from Montpellier, South of France, thanks to my parents I am half French and half Spanish and I love having this mix of cultures. I have a Master degree in teaching French as a foreign language and I have been working abroad since then. I have lived and worked in England, Spain, Chile, and India. I am the pedagogical and development coordinator. I enjoy working here and look forward to traveling in New Zealand, such an exciting adventure !
My family wishes I stayed in Europe, but the world is way too vast and way too beautiful to just settle down that’s why I chose the word « bohème » which is a different way of life but it suits me !

A bientôt à l’Alliance Française !