Elisabeth Bergman grew up in Brittany and graduated in French studies, linguistics and translation at the French Portuguese Institute of Lisbon, Portugal. She taught at UCSD and tutored college students. She has been teaching Children and Adult Classes at Alliance Française de San Diego for several years and is currently in charge of the AFSD Book Club.
Born and raised in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, Benedicte graduated from the School of Nursing in Verviers, Belgium and was a preventive health educator in Burkina Faso. She moved to San Diego in 1999 and while raising her children, she went back to school to study Child Development and worked as a preschool teacher. Her warm and rigorous personality allows her to communicate effectively with children. Her passion for teaching children, her enthusiasm and energy are a relevant asset for our school.
Violette was born and raised in the South of France. Her passion for language and travel drove her to study in Ireland and England. Intent upon becoming a language teacher, she graduated with a BA in English Studies from Toulouse, passed her French Education Nationale CAPES exam, and taught ESL in Parisian secondary schools. Additionally, she studied French as a Foreign Language (FLE) in Montpellier and is now increasing her knowledge and skills with a master’s degree in FLE. Having taught in several countries, she now teaches at La Petite École, the Alliance Française, and tutors French Language and Culture. Violette strives to offer her students efficient and dynamic lessons that build linguistic confidence in a welcoming environment. C’est parti!
Annick Gentet grew up in France and holds graduate degrees in French language and literature and comparative literature from McGill University, in Montreal, and UCSD in San Diego. She has been teaching French as a foreign language at UCSD and Alliance Française for more than ten years and previously also was a lecturer on French Literature at UCSD. In addition to teaching, she has used her language skills to translate video games. She is enthusiastic about sharing her passion for the French language, culture and literature through interactive approaches.
Roger Jehamy is a French and Arabic native from Lebanon as he grew up speaking and learning both languages simultaneously. He obtained his French Baccalaureat from “l’Ecole des Frères Maristes” and holds a Master’s degree from "Ecole Centrale des Arts et Metiers" in Brussels.
At UCSD, he has taught French Conversation Classes where 100% French was spoken.- No English allowed - He presently teaches children and adults alike , is very patient and always creates a fun atmosphere, which is key to success. He believes in motivation and will power. We say in French "Qui veut peut". "When there is a will, there is a way". Let's do it.
Naïma El Bekraoui
Jean-Louis Morhange was born in Sèvres, a small town between Paris and Versailles. He has taught at the Berlitz Schools; the Alliance Française/French Institute in New York City; National University; USD; and UCSD, where he obtained his Ph. D., as a part-time lecturer of French literature and French instructor (Literature and Linguistics Departments). He is also a translator. He has done research work on narrative theory and on comic books. He enjoys teaching adult classes because of the personal motivation shown by independent persons who have freely chosen to study. He uses interactive methods, emphasizing role-playing and conversation meant to simulate real-life situations.