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 joined our team in 2019, having previously served as the head of Alliance Française in Mutsamudu, Comoros. Prior to that, she gained valuable experience working in Beijing, China. In 2020, Anne-Carole was appointed as our Executive Director. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Anne-Carole is also a skilled Kizomba dance instructor.


Originally from the city of Kenitra, Morocco, Meriem pursued her studies in France to become an Engineer in Economics. In 2019, she went to Edmonton and started working at L’UniThéâtre. Apart from having a liking for cooking and sewing, she has also recently ventured into preparing Asian cuisine. Meriem became a member of the team in 2021 and has taken up the responsibility of managing all class-related issues along with overseeing general administration.


Emma is our accomplished Cultural Coordinator who oversees all of our cultural and social events, as well as our communication efforts. With a background in communication and press relations from her literary studies, Emma earned a Master's degree in Intercultural Management in France. Her passion for exploring new cultures and meeting new people led her to venture to Canada, where she continues to make a positive impact in our organization. Emma is an avid sports enthusiast and particularly enjoys horseback riding, cooking...


Originally from the Paris region, Elisa pursued her higher education in the field of languages and culture in Chambéry, France. She had the opportunity to live in Milan for a year, where she enjoyed discovering Italian culture and cuisine. Now, she has chosen to settle in Canada to join the team at the Alliance Française as a cultural assistant. Elisa enjoys cooking, traveling, sports, and meeting new people.


Mathilde, our cultural intern from Champagne-Ardenne in France, is very curious and loves discovering new cultures by traveling. Mathilde studied English and also completed a Master's in Communication and a University Diploma in French as a Foreign Language. She is dynamic, she enjoys pushing herself and taking on new challenges. Mathilde has always dreamed of living abroad and considers this internship at Alliance Française d'Edmonton as a unique opportunity, both professionally and personally.

Our Teachers

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


Prudence, born in France, holds two Master's degrees - one in Japanese language and culture and another in teaching French and English. She pursued her studies in Japan and later worked as a French teacher in both the UK and Australia. Apart from her passion for teaching, Prudence also has a keen interest in rock climbing and playing piano. She recently joined our team in January 2023.


Florence hails from Reunion Island and pursued her studies in Cinema in London (UK), where she lived for 12 years. Initially, she began her career in Festivals. However, in 2020, Florence completed her CELTA certification and started teaching English in London and Reunion Island. In September 2022, Florence arrived in Canada. Along with her fondness for Japanese and Korean cinema, she enjoys hiking and relishing cakes!


Marion comes from Paris. She has been teaching French for 5 years but originally pursued her studies in English and German translation. She loves to travel and live in such amazing places as Australia, Mayotte, the Philippines and French Guiana. Now, she can’t wait to discover what Canada has to offer. When she doesn’t teach, Marion likes watching old movie musicals, practising Yoga and spending quality time with her loved ones.


Mahaut grew up on the French Riviera before moving to Paris for her studies. She then moved to Chicago where she took courses in American civilization, taught French, and obtained her Master's degree in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) shortly after. She enjoys playing handball and cooking in her spare time.


Eva is our new French teacher. Originally from Dijon in France, she studied in Montpellier and went on Erasmus to Aberystwyth, Wales. She is happy to begin her new Canadian adventure with the entire Alliance Française team. Eva loves to travel, having game nights with friends, and wearing fancy socks!


Marjorie was born in Alsace, France, and moved around the country a lot, even overseas! In 2022, she taught in a structure in France for unaccompanied migrant minors, then moved to Greece for 6 months to teach French at the French Institute of Thessaloniki. This year, she wants to discover Canada and is excited to evolve with the Alliance Française team! Marjorie is passionate about languages, pastry, and travel.


Originally from Belfort in eastern France, Adélaïde obtained a bachelor's degree in languages and a master's degree in French as a foreign language. She loves reading, traveling, cooking, and is passionate about Studio Ghibli films. She arrived in Canada in 2022 where she started as a French assistant at the University of Alberta. Adélaïde is very happy to be able to teach at the Alliance Française in Edmonton!


Elsa completed a Master's degree in Education Sciences. Originally from Bordeaux, she has worked in several countries, including Mexico, Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Morocco, where she currently lives, in the fields of teaching French as a foreign language and culture. She is also a textile and visual artist. Elsa is passionate about theater, cinema, literature, and dreams of seeing the Northern Lights. 


Damema, who was born and raised near Paris, has worked as a French teacher in Peru, France, and Barbados prior to relocating to Canada in 2018. As one of our French teacher, Damema takes pleasure in gathering insights from others on a diverse range of subjects, including movies, literature, fashion, and current affairs. Additionally, she enjoys practicing yoga, she loves Indian cuisine, and exploring different parts of the globe.


Jean-Luc was born in Ivory Coast, where he completed his Bachelor's degrees in Education and Marketing. He worked as a teacher there for several years before going to Edmonton in 2016. Additionally, he is proficient in German. Jean-Luc enjoys playing soccer, traveling, and relishing spicy food!


Born in Lebanon, Elissar has a Master’s degree in biology and another one in school management. For 14 years, she taught biology and French as a foreign/second language in French institutions in Lebanon. In September 2022, she settled in Canada to pursue the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies program at the University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean. Elissar loves exploring new places and trying unusual culinary creations.


Charu, who began her career as a primary school teacher in India, shifted her focus to teaching French and joined the Alliance française of Edmonton in 2009. Her enthusiasm and vitality will undoubtedly captivate you, as she employs a friendly and effective approach to teaching French.


Cynthia was born in France but raised on Reunion Island. After gaining 10 years of experience in early childhood and workshop facilitation, she turned to teaching. Presently, she is an assistant professor at Campus Saint-Jean, where she is also pursuing her education studies. Cynthia joined our team in September 2020. Her interests include traveling, photography, yoga, and hiking.


Nelly's teaching journey began in Lebanon, where she taught French as a Foreign Language. She has been a teacher at the French Alliance of Edmonton since 2009, and her expertise in motivating and captivating students is unparalleled. Moreover, Nelly has a remarkable ability to customize her teaching methods according to your specific language needs.


Anam arrived in Canada from France in 2019, just before the pandemic struck. She holds a Master's degree in Bio-Sciences and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in business administration. Anam joined our team in 2020, bringing with her almost three years of experience in teaching French as a foreign language in several Canadian institutions. In addition to French, she also teaches Urdu and Hindi. Anam's love for nature and animals is evident in the fact that she has 23 chickens, 2 birds, and two goats, and she enjoys gardening in her free time.

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.




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If you would like to join the team,

Teaching jobs: 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 and cover letter over email to Damema Blanchet, Class director, at : ecole@afedmonton.ca
Click here for the full job description (in French).

Internships: we are looking for a Culture & Communication intern!
Click here for the full job description and eligibility criteria (in French).