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:

Anne-Sophie (Maternelle Petite Section)

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Ginie (Maternelle Moyenne Section)

I grew up in Burgundy and came to England for work experience where I not only fell in love with London but also my husband. After completing my studies I settled in London and I work in International Business Management enjoying meeting with different cultures and travelling around the world. Teaching came to me later when bringing up my boys as bilingual made me realised how much I enjoyed teaching. Teaching at “Les petits Ecoliers” is a real pleasure and I always look forward to spending time with the children.

I love most sports, especially water sports. My weekends are spent with my family and filled with activities of all sorts. I believe in trying everything and opening up horizons. Our free time is never boring!

 Ginie

Françoise (Maternelle Grande Section)

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Cindy (CP)

I grew up in Brittany near Rennes and came to London in 1997 as an au pair where I met my husband. I have a degree in European Language Studies with Spanish. After completing my studies, I trained as a Modern Foreign Language Teacher (PGCE) before joining a secondary school as a full time French teacher.

Following on from my experience as a teacher, I decided to change my career to become a recruitment consultant and then later a business manager to gain experience using my language skills in the private sector.

After having my two lovely children both raised bilingual, I joined Les Petits Ecoliers to give my children and myself the opportunity to remain connected with the French language and community. I also worked as a French tutor teaching preschool and primary school children. The opportunity for my children to be taught at Les Petits Ecoliers is personally very rewarding to see them embracing the French language everyday.

I always love learning new skills with my children. This year we have been receiving piano lessons and performed a concert together with my son. It was an amazing experience!

 Cindy

Corinne H. (CE1)

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

Sophie (Classe CE2)

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Gabrielle (Classe CE2/CM1)

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Christelle (Classe College 1)

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!

 Christelle

Christine (Groupe Soutien)

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Elise (Supply Teacher)

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 realise that I really enjoy teaching children. I taught at Les Petits Ecoliers between April 2013 and July 2016 and decided to come back to teach here in April 2018.

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 B. (Supply Teacher)

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Vania (Classe College 2)

I am from the South of France (Beziers) I came to England in 1996 originally to stay for just 6 months to perfect my English but I loved it so much that I stayed.

Before teaching, I worked in hotels and restaurants for 15 years. After saying no to “help with the French Homework” a few times to friends, clients and colleagues, I finally gave in and decided not only to teach on my days off but also to quit the catering industry for good after 2 years of juggling the two to concentrate on teaching. I have been working since 2004 in the 2 best schools in Hemel Hempstead but I also teach privately to adults and children on a 1-to-1 basis or as a group. I joined Les Petits Ecoliers in 2013.

I love spending time with my little boy but also sharing good time with my family and/or my friends in England or France. I also love travelling and discover new places with my partner and our boy.

 Vania

Karine (Classe Soutien - Juniors)

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Katie (Adult class)

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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