The teachers

Our teachers are all native French speakers with experience in teaching young children, and some of them are French teachers in schools around St Albans! We all share the same passion for teaching children and we make every effort to create dynamic and interactive lessons that make learning French interesting and fun.

The team:

Elise (Maternelle Petite Section)

After completing my Language & Marketing degree in London in 1996, I worked as a French assistant at Thames Valley University for 2 years. I then moved to Paris and worked for a record company for 4 years, before moving back to London and specialising in marketing and branding. After having my sons, I started teaching French in nurseries and primary schools. It made me realised that I really enjoy teaching children.

I have been teaching the Pitchounets since April 2013 and I am now a Jolie Ronde tutor. I've always enjoyed living in the UK but I must admit that there is one thing I miss from France: the weather!

Elise

Corinne (Maternelle Grande Section)

I grew up in Lyon and first came to England to finish my studies. I worked in human resources in London for several years. I am still here twenty years later! My husband is English and we have three daughters. Bringing up my daughters as bilingual made me realise how much I enjoy and I am passionate about teaching French to children. I therefore started teaching French in primary schools and privately as a French Tutor (both individual and group lessons) in 2010.

I love reading and I have always been interested in French literature in particular. I thoroughly enjoy travelling and discovering new countries and cities. I also love doing crafts with my children so I like to encourage them to create and try all sorts of activities (sand art, clay modelling, knitting, Décopatch etc.).

 Corrine

Sandrine (CE1/CE2)

I come from Franche-Comté and I have lived in England for 22 years! I first came to Wimbledon to learn English and worked as an au pair for a family with 5 young children. I have always loved languages and travelling.

I have been working for Les Petits Ecoliers since April 2012 and started working as a French tutor in 2010 and I love it! Bringing up my own daughter bilingual made me enjoy teaching French to children even more. I love Masterchef and cookery programmes, cultural outings, travelling and spending time with my family and friends.

 Sandrine

Christelle (CP and CE1)

I grew up in a village near La Rochelle. I have always loved travelling, languages and different cultures. My husband is of Indian origin and we have 2 children whom we raise bilingual. I moved to London in 1996, where I worked as a French assistant in schools for two years. I then trained as a teacher (PGCE) and taught French, German and Spanish in Secondary Schools for ten years in the UK and the US (North Carolina). I subsequently specialised in teaching French in primary schools, currently at St Albans High School For Girls, where I am the languages Co-ordinator.

In addition to joining Les Petits Ecoliers as a teacher in April 2012, I share my expertise and experience in teaching to help to run the school successfully. Besides being a busy mum, my interests are dancing and travelling. I am always itching to discover new places, and my suitcase and dance shoes are always at the ready! This adventurous spirit carries on in my classroom!

 Chritelle

Magali (les Ados)

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Odile (Groupe Soutien and CM2+)

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Caroline (Groupe Soutien and the adult class Beginner)

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Vania (the adult class Intermediaire)

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Les petits ecoliers blackboard


Delphine (Supply teacher)

I'm from Paris and have lived in Paris and the Vendee region. My husband is Greek-Cypriot and we have 2 boys. Family is very important to me and the members of our extended family, including Greeks, French, Italians and even Japanese, enjoy getting together often.

I moved to the UK in 1995 and started teaching French to children up to 12 years old. I'm currently working at St Columba's in St Albans as a French teacher and I have been working at Les Petits Ecoliers since 2010.

 Delphine