TEACHING STAFF

OUR FRENCH TEACHERS


Jessica ALOUANI


Originally from the French Alps, she holds a Master’s degree in French as Foreign Language from Université Artois. She teaches all levels from toddlers to adults. Before joining AF in 2022, Jessica taught French in the German part of Switzerland. She likes making jokes and playing games in class.  





Astrid BERNARD 

Holding a master’s degree in law, Astrid begins her career as a lawyer in Lyon. She moved to Singapore 5 years ago and graduated as a French Foreign Language teacher from Alliance Française de Paris. She joined Alliance Française de Singapour in 2021. She teaches adults, children, and corporate classes. She enjoys sharing her French culture and the richness of the French language.




Emmanuel CHARON 



Holding  a Master’s Degree in  French as a Foreign Language, Emmanuel worked for 18 years in the French Cultural Center in Hanoi. He also worked in Vietnamese universities. Emmanuel teaches teens and adults at all levels in group or private classes, and also preparation courses for DELF/DALF exams. 




Etienne DESSAUT

Holder of a Master 2 Degree in French Language, Educative Cooperation and Cross-cultural Relations from Lyon 2 University after History and Geography studies, Etienne began his teaching career at Alliance Française de Lyon in 1998, before joining Alliance Française de Singapour in 2005. Eclectic, he is experienced in literature, Asian cultures, journalism, photography, arts, movie reviews and writing.



Benoit DI MENZA

French-born Benoît has been working for Alliance  Française de Singapour for more than ten years. Graduated in French as a Foreign Language, he teaches classes from Beginner to Advanced students, either adults or children. He has taught in MOELC for a few years as well as in an international school. He is also teaching now at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and NTU.





Pierre DUFFIE

Graduated from Essec Business School in 1992, Pierre holds a Masters 2 degree from Grenoble 3 Stendhal University (2015). He has been teaching French for more than ten years including eight at Alliance Française de Singapour. He teaches adults and children in group or private classes. He regularly teaches gastronomy classes sharing his love for good French food and wines.




Emmanuel GOURAUD

Holding  Master 1 Degree  in French as a Foreign Language, Emmanuel has been teaching in Singapore for the past eighteen years. He teaches adults and children, general French classes as well as conversation and grammar classes.








Vincent GUILLAUME

Holding  Master 1 Degree in  French as a Foreign Language, Vincent has been working at Alliance Française de Singapour since 2007 after teaching in Thailand. In addition to regular classes at all levels and out-tuition for companies, he handles French for Business classes and preparation courses for DELF/DALF exams.




Guillaume HAMELIN

Originally from Nantes, Guillaume has been working at Alliance Française de Singapour since 2009. He previously taught in China (Shenzhen, Wuhan) and in Slovakia. He holds a Master 2 Degree in French as a Foreign Language and teaches children, adults, in group or private classes.







Florence HELIARD

After a Master's Degree in Law and a career in HR management in France, Florence moved to London and worked as a French teacher to share her love for her mother tongue and native culture. She then arrived in Singapore in 2009, where she joined Temasek Polytechnic as a Subject Leader and Lecturer, teaching French and cross-cultural communication. Since April 2018, she has been enjoying teaching the French language and culture to her students at all levels, at Alliance Française de Singapour.


Sophie Labarchede 

Holding a Master's degree in English from the University of Bordeaux 3 and a degree to teach French as a foreign language. Sophie has taught English in France for more than 15 years, and French as a Foreign Language and French in lieu of mother tongue in Ireland and India. She arrived in Singapore in April 2022 and she is now teaching French to adults, teenagers and kids at AF. 





Martine MARIE

Holder of a First Class Honours Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Management from Northumbria University, Newcastle and Graduated as a French Foreign Language Teacher from Alliance Française de Paris, Martine has been teaching at  Alliance Française  de Singapour since January 2012, to adults and children. She lived across different continents in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia and developed great cross-cultural capacities.



Janet MARTIN-LAU

Janet has been teaching at Alliance Française de Singapour for the past twenty years and graduated in teaching French as a Foreign Language in France. She also works in Singaporean universities. At Alliance Francaise de Singapour, she teaches adult students, in group and private classes.







Priscille PERONNEAUD

Originally from Provence, Priscille graduated with a Law degree before deciding to travel to Asia. She moved to Singapore 5 years ago and calls this Little Red Dot home. 
Additionally, she graduated from Alliance Francaise de Paris and is currently finishing her Master's programme in French as a Foreign Language from Université d'Angers.



Bernadette PLICH

Holding a BA in English from Paris VIII University and  Master 1 Degree  in French as a Foreign Language from Grenoble 3 University, Bernadette has been teaching at Alliance Française de Singapour since 1999. She previously worked in Jakarta both at the French Cultural Centre and the French International School, as well as in Paris. In Singapore, she also teaches French at NTU and NUS.



Christophe POIRIER

Christophe first graduated in Visual Arts in 1989 (Bachelor’s Degree) and then in French as a Foreign Language in 2003 (Bachelor Honours). He has been teaching at Alliance Française de Singapour since then. He previously taught in France and China and currently conducts phonetics classes, oral and written expression classes as well as general French classes for adults and children.



Sushma RAJEEV

After graduating from the Alliance Française de Paris in French as a Foreign Language, Sushma has worked for Alliance Française de Bombay (Mumbai) before joining Alliance Française de Singapour in 2001. Sushma teaches toddlers, kids, teens and adults at all levels.





Isabelle ROBINSON

Born Canadian, Isabelle first studied Biology at a very high level and worked as a biologist but also acquired a great experience in teaching either French or English in Vancouver, Montreal, Bordeaux and now Singapore. Isabelle teaches either to children or adults.





Guillaume SIMON


Guillaume holds a master’s degree in public law and political science and is a specialist in territorial reform. Guillaume also graduated as a French Foreign Language teacher from Alliance Française de Paris specializing in French for specific purposes. He has collaborated in France with public institutions for legal and strategic consulting missions, concerning territorial reform and relations between the parliament and local authorities. In Asia for 6 years, he joined AF team in 2021.

Medjie SOPHIE-LEGOFF

Holding a BA in English, Medjie is a native French speaker that first started teaching back home in Mauritius in 2012 as a school teacher. Then she started teaching French in Singapore under another company in 2018, before joining the AF Team in 2019, teaching both toddlers and kids. Medjie is currently in the process of completing her DAEFLE exam.


 

Nicolas TROUSSET

Nicolas holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English, a Degree to teach French as a Foreign Language and a Master’s Degree in Linguistics. After qualifying as a certified teacher, he taught English in various secondary schools in Reims, France. Following that, he also worked as a sales administrator to obtain more professional experience. He now teaches teenagers and adults, in group or private classes, at Alliance Française.



Cindy Von Dach


Holding a Master's degree in secondary school teaching from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, Cindy joined the Alliance Française de Singapour in 2022, as a French and cooking class teacher for children and adults. Before moving to Singapore, Cindy   had been teaching Mathematics, Geography and cooking classes at a secondary school in Switzerland. 




Shenaz WOOZEER

Holding a Bachelor's Degree of Early Childhood Studies (Monash University, Melbourne), Shenaz teaches children (bilingual classes), teenagers and adults. During the years she has worked at Alliance Francaise de Singapour, she has gained a tremendous experience working with all kinds of public and levels.






Sasa ZURAK








 






CHINESE TEACHER

Shiow Nern TAN (Addie)

Addie has been designing and conducting service language training programmes for the hospitality industry in the past 15 years. Apart from her professional discipline in applied linguistics as well as qualification in translation and interpretation, she has cross-cultural work experience locally and abroad as well as an excellent working knowledge of the service industry. She speaks English, Mandarin and French.

CLASSROOM ASSISTANTS

Xin Ya LIM

Shaheen SHIVJI 

Oksana ZUBENKO