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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.

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.
Pauline Eysseric Teacher - DAEFLE
Master in Education and Health, Social Studies

Bonjour bonjour! My name is Pauline and I am from Grenoble, a pleasant city in the French Alps. In 2019, I decided to come to New Zealand to teach French. Why New Zealand? Because this country is absolutely gorgeous and I can practice all the sports I like : running, surfing, climbing, slacklining and so on! Why teaching French ? Because I love it whether it is with children, teenagers or adults! It exposes me to a world of different nations, cultures and personalities. The learning takes place on both sides and that is something quite fascinating! I've chosen the word
Estelle Gomard Teacher - Master FLE

Bonjour! I’m Estelle and I come from the Champagne region, which you can guess is worldly famous for its beautiful sparkling wine called Champagne! I first came to NZ in 2017 to do an internship at AFC for my Master’s degree, and loved my experience in this beautiful country. After that I traveled and taught French in France and Australia, and I am excited to join again the AFC team! I love languages and learning about the kiwi culture, while sharing the French culture. I chose the word “pétaouchnok” (the wop-wops) which is a name for a place that is far away, in the middle of nowhere, because the way it sounds always makes me laugh!

Sébastien Bellanger
Teacher - BA History and Arts, Teacher Training (IUFM)

Sylvie Chappuis Teacher - DAEFLE (on parental leave)

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
Marie-Luce Burlot Teacher - DAEFLE, Teacher Training (IUFM)

Manon Cellier Teacher - La Petite Ecole
Justine Scarlaken Teacher - Master FLE
Doctorat en littérature française