The Alliance Française teachers represent diversity. They all share their passion for the French language, which is either a mother tongue to them or their language of education. However they got hooked on the language, they love it and love sharing it with people.
Our teachers are qualified teachers, either holders of Masters in teaching French as a Foreign Language or trained through various programmes implemented through the Embassy of France in South Africa and training centres in France. We even have teachers who are accredited trainers of trainers and who deliver teacher trainings in schools and universities, in the whole of Southern Africa. Our teachers are never alone and can benefit from the skills of those trainers of trainers on a daily basis.
Most of our teachers are also accredited assessors, either of the DELF exams or of the TEF and TEFAQ exams. Some of our teachers have worked or work for French Departments in South African universities as lecturers or as external examiners.
Meet our teachers!
My name is Sophie. I am the new teacher at the Alliance Française. I arrived in Port Elizabeth from France in August and I love chocolate.
How did you become a French Teacher?
According to you, why should people learn French?
What advise would you give to someone who wants to learn French:
Would you recommend the Alliance Française and why?
My name is David. I am Angolan but I grew up in the Congo, where French is one of the national language.
In 2001 I came in PE and I decided to join the Alliance Française to improve my French.
In 2006, I decided to test my French's level and I got my C1 diploma. From there, the Director invited me to give a hand as a teacher and I started to teach French until today.
What is it like to teach French in Port Elizabeth?
Why do you think people should learn French?
What advise would you give to someone who wants to begin French?
I invite everyone to learn French at the Alliance Française. Top teachers are there whenever you need. We don't take it academically but as friends.