Our Teachers


Our team of enthusiastic native French speakers look forward to sharing their language and culture with you in class. Read more about them below, including where they're from and what they do when not teaching French.

Angelique

Teacher

Bonjour à tous et à toutes.

My name is Angélique, I am from a small town in the mountains of Ardèche in France, although I have now been living in New-Zealand for over 18 years.

Lauren

Teacher

Bonjour à tous,

My name is Lauren and I come from a small and quiet town near Nantes, in France. I grew up there most of my life, although I travelled a lot for studies.

Salomé

Teacher

Bonjour, my name is Salomé. I come from the French town of Le Mans (famous for its motor car race), and have been living in New Zealand for seven years with my French family of four. We initially only came for a year-long visit, but really enjoyed the Kiwi way of life so much that we decided to stay!

Gwendoline

Teacher

Bonjour, my name is Gwendoline and I come from the French part of Belgium, so French is my mother tongue. I came to New Zealand 6 years ago with a working-holiday visa and met my fiancé not long after that, and have stayed here since. I love living in New Zealand, with its beautiful scenery and I got to learn and love the Kiwi life (fishing is one of my fav hobbies).

Florence

Teacher

Kia ora and bonjour, My name is Florence. Originally from Corsica (French is my mother tongue though), I have been living in Aotearoa New Zealand for almost 18 years. I was trained as a French and German teacher in England. However, since arriving in Aotearoa, French has been my main focus, teaching in both a small town and a city school.

Élodie

Class coordinator and teacher

Bonjour à toutes et à tous !

My name is Élodie and I am the class coordinator. I was born and grew up in Paris but my family is from a very small village in Brittany. I am married to a Kiwi husband and have 3 young children - I make sure they speak French with me!

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