Our Team


Our qualified teachers and dedicated administrative staff make for a dynamic team!



Our Staff

Our administrative team is here to help you register in class, join our events and answer your questions!


Anne-Carole

Anne-Carole arrived in 2019 after working as head of the Alliance Française of Mutsamudu in the Comoros. Before that she worked in Beijing, China. In 2020, she became our Executive Director. She likes working abroad as it allows her to continuously discover plenty of people and foreign cultures. In addition to all this, Anne-Carole is a Kizomba dance instructor. 

Damema

Born and raised near Paris, Damema taught French in Peru, France and Barbados before arriving in Canada in 2018. She is also the Class Director since 2020. She loves to know other people’s opinions on all sorts of topics from movies to literature, fashion or the news. She also enjoys yoga, Indian food and traveling around the world.

Meriem

Meriem comes from the city of Kenitra, Morocco. She studied in France to become an Engineer in Economics. In 2019, Meriem moved to Edmonton and started working at L’UniThéâtre. She likes to cook and sew, she recently started to try making Asian dishes! Meriem joined the team in 2021 and is taking care of all class-related matters, as well as general administration.

Emma

Before coming to Canada, Emma had been teaching French to adult refugees for 2 years. She has been a teacher at the U of A and at the Alliance française since 2018. Emma will always make sure her classes are fun and share her positive attitude!
Since 2021, Emma is also the Exam Coordinator.

Juliette

Travel addict, Juliette first arrived in Edmonton in 2017 as an exchange student at the U of A. She joined the Alliance Française in 2020 as an events and communication assistant. She loves going to the movies, on hikes and taking photos. She is now Cultural Coordinator, taking care of cultural and social events, as well as communication.




Our Teachers


All of our teachers are qualified in the teaching of French as a Second Language (FLE).


Charlotte

Coming from France, Charlotte loves wine and cheese! She studied French literature and arrived in Edmonton in 2018. She loves learning languages, in fact, she is currently learning Farsi!

Renée

Renée is from Quebec. She started at the Alliance Française as a DELF examiner. She worked a lot with federal employee’s French training. Renée is also an actress, a real one, not only to make her classes more lively!

Patrick

Patrick was born in Ivory Coast. He studied at l’Ecole Normale Supérieure of Abidjan and has been a French teacher for over 30 years! He really enjoys helping his students understand the subtlety of French language.

Claude

From Saskatchewan, Claude joined the team in 2020. He used to work for the government and is now studying at the Campus Saint-Jean to become an elementary school teacher. Claude is fond of choirs and likes to volunteer for meaningful organizations.

Charu

Charu used to be a primary school teacher in India. She then turned towards teaching French  and joined the Alliance française of Edmonton in 2009.  Charu will attract you with her energy and will teach you French in a friendly yet effective manner!

Forough

Born in Iran, Forough likes photography, travels and cooking. She joined us in 2019 after teaching French as a foreign language for almost 10 years in various institutions and francophone schools.

Nelly

Nelly started to teach French as a Foreign Language in Lebanon. Teacher at the French Alliance of Edmonton since 2009, Nelly knows how to motivate and captivate students and above all she will adapt to your specific language needs.

Jean-Claude

Jean-Luc was born in Ivory Coast, where he graduated with a Bachelor in Education and a Bachelor in Marketing. He was a teacher there for several years, before moving to Edmonton in 2016. He also speaks German. Jean-Luc likes to play soccer, travel and eat spicy food!

Alan

Alan grew up in Quebec and moved to Edmonton to pursue his studies. He loves languages. As a matter of fact, he is trilingual, speaking fluently French, English and Spanish. During his free time, he enjoys reading about global news.

Carolle

Carolle joined us in 2020, her description will be coming soon!

Anam

Anam joined us in 2020, her description will be coming soon!

Cynthia

Born in France, Cynthia grew up on Reunion Island. After 10 years of experience in early childhood and workshop facilitation, she turned to teaching. She is currently an assistant professor at Campus Saint-Jean and is also pursuing her education studies there. She joined our team in September 2020. She loves traveling, enjoys photography, yoga and hiking.



Our Board

As a non-profit organization, our board is here to make sure we're on the right strategic path and helps with administration and planning. Any member of the Alliance française of Edmonton can be presented as a candidate and elected for 2 years during the Annual General Meeting.


Chris

President

Bruce

Vice President

Eric

Secretary

Bernadette

Treasurer

Annabelle

Advisor

Alain

Advisor

Bill

Advisor


If you would like to join the team,

We are not taking in interns at the moment.

However, we are actively looking for people to teach on Saturdays and at nights. If you have a working visa/permanent residency or Canadian citizenship and you have teaching experience in FLE/FLS, you can send your resume over email to Damema Blanchet, Class director, at : ecole@afedmonton.ca