Press "J" to skip Navigation



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.

Manuela Dupin Teacher - Master FLE
Hi ! I’m Manuela Dupin, I’m from Le Mans, in the North West of France ! 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 AFC! 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
Célia Kalfallaoui Teacher - Master FLE

Kia ora, I’m Célia! I come from Bordeaux in the South-West of France. Does that city ring a bell ? It’s because you know it for our wine! Unfortunately, I won’t b able to talk with you about it because I don’t like it … I’m far away from home here in NZ to do an internship to be a French teacher. I hope to find a bit of home in your beautiful landscapes full of hills and beaches. I chose the word arc-en-ciel which means rainbow (or literally « arch in the sky ») because it’s a thing we see when it’s rainy but there’s a bit of hope : the sun is coming back ! Is there anything more beautiful than those wonderful colors in the sky ?

Manon Veyssières Teacher - Master FLE

Hey there ! I’m Manon from France. I live in Limoges, in the centre of the country. It’s basically the land of cows, apples and chestnuts but also of  porcelain! It’s really a cute city and I love it! I’m in AFC to complete my masters degree doing an internship as a French teacher. I can’t wait to discover the Kiwi culture and country! I’m pretty sure I will enjoy it!!! I chose the word « rêves » which means « dream » because it’s the open gate to imagination and the world of possible. For me, it’s really important to dream, it makes life more challenging fulfilling your « rêves »!


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 Bretagne 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. 

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 !