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OUR STAFF AND TEACHERS


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 
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 

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 
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
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Sylvie Chappuis Teacher
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Morgane Jaffry Director

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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". Around the 1870's, Bretons in Paris would not have much money or many sophisticated needs and could not speak French. When asking for hospitality they kept asking for "bara" and "gwin". The term for Bretons talking (jabbering) thus became 'baragouiner'...and this is something I do a lot !

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 new pedagogical and development coordinator of this Alliance Francaise. 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 !