Our Team2018-06-27T21:19:42+00:00

A Dedicated Team of Teachers

We are a team of passionate and highly qualified native French speaking teachers. Together, we share experiences and ideas in order to offer you a “Language Experience”!
Our teachers maintain a passion for the French language and culture and their bubbly and supportive personalities make learning fun and interesting.

Caroline
Caroline
Caroline grew up in the Rhône-Alpes region of France and has a degree in Languages, Politics and Economics from Grenoble University. She moved to Australia in 1993 after a career in industrial marketing and training in several European countries. As a qualified teacher of French as a foreign language, Caroline joined French à la Carte in 2012. In July 2014, she succeeded Françoise Presse who established the school in 2008.
Her favourite French word is ‘étincelle’ because it sparkles!
Florence
Florence
Florence joined the French à la Carte team in 2013. She comes from Avignon and moved to Australia in 2012. She has a Languages Teaching degree from the University of Montpellier.
Her career spans more than ten years teaching French and Italian to corporate professionals and diplomats in Paris and Provence.
Florence’s favourite French word is ‘pipelette’ – because she has a lot of them in her classes!
Fanny
Fanny
Fanny comes from Paris. She moved to Australia in 2007 with her family after having lived in London for many years.
In 2013, after 20 years’ work experience in the hospitality industry, Fanny undertook a career change to follow her passion and genuine enthusiasm for the French language and its culture. Fanny is now a qualified DAEFLE teacher and joined French à la Carte in 2015.
Her favourite French word is ‘bienveillance’ – a difficult word to translate in English, she likes what it represents: the essential human qualities of generosity, patience, forgiveness, empathy, kindness and compassion.
Sylvie
Sylvie
Sylvie holds two Masters of Arts: one in Art History from Toulouse University and another one in Indigenous Studies from UNSW. She also has a graduate certificate in Teaching Languages Other than English (LOTE) from UNSW. Sylvie has taught in the US and Australia as well as in Italy as an academic tour guide. She has been teaching French in Sydney since 2007. She also combines French and Art History, offering classes about great painters and works of art.
Sylvie’s favourite French word is ‘câlin’ because she likes the softness it conveys compared to its English equivalent (‘cuddle’)
Blandine C.
Blandine C.
Blandine recently joined French à la Carte (Oct 2017), only a few weeks after arriving from France! She holds a Master’s degree in teaching French as a foreign language from the Paris Sorbonne University. She started working as a French teacher in various language schools around Paris and moved for a year to Latvia and two years to the Philippines, teaching French to university students.
Her favourite French word is ‘gourmandise’ because it promises the pleasure of chocolate and other sweet things. And Blandine has a sweet tooth!
Blandine B.
Blandine B.
Blandine moved to Australia with her family in the late 1980s. She studied Spatial Design and Interior Architecture at the Ecole Boulle in Paris. In Australia she completed her studies, finishing with a Graduate Diploma in Teaching LOTE (UTS). Blandine never tires of sharing her passion for the French language. She has worked with the whole range of learners, from preschoolers to school students and adults, developing syllabuses as well as teaching. She also tutors applicants for HSC, IB, TCF, DELF and DALF examinations.
Her favourite French word is ‘coccinelle’ because it is beautiful, colourful and it flies.
Benoît
Benoît
Benoît was born and raised in Paris. He studied History and Political Science at Sciences Po Paris and decided to become an opera singer. He later moved into education, teaching History and Geography in Paris, and then French when he came to Australia in 2016. He joined French à la Carte in June 2018, and looks forward to sharing with you his passion for the French language, culture and arts. And yes, he still sings!
Benoît’s favourite French word is ‘passion’ – what motivates him and the people he loves, and should enliven everyone! And it’s one of the many words English and French have in common.
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