• About us

    The Alliance Française de Moncton (AFM) is a registered Canadian non-profit organization. Founded in 1999, the AFM welcomes more than 150 students each year, organizes about 30 events and has close to 50 active members every year. Our mission is to promote the French language and Francophone cultures. The Alliance Française de Moncton is linked to the Foundation Alliance Française, which was founded in Paris in 1883 and is today the most important worldwide non-profit organization specializing in the teaching of French as a second language. The Foundation Alliance Française gathers more than 800 Alliances Françaises branches in 135 countries, with over 550 000 students. In Canada alone, there are 9 Alliances Françaises centres, with 160 instructors, more than 10 000 students a year,offering approximately 450 000 hours of instruction,7500 DELF exams and over 250 events each year. The courses are taught in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL), which provides a common basis for the design of schedules, diplomas recognized worldwide, and allows international mobility.
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OUR TEAM

The AFM team consists of highly qualified and university trained instructors. Each one has extensive teaching experience and a deep passion for their work. With instructors from all around the globe, we bring you the vast Francophone world all in one place. The Francophone world is diverse, and our instructors represent the many varieties of our dear French language, and work to introduce you to it. They are skillful at adapting to learners of any age, objective, or language level. The AFM instructors are capable not only of designing French programs for specific purposes, but also of teaching to learners of any origin, adapting to unique cultural, phonetic, syntactic, and lexical backgrounds. And to top it off, our instructors are as friendly as they are professional – and are looking forward to meeting you!

image Antoine grew up in the north of France. He has a Master’s degree in Business International. He has worked in marketing for Nestlé, GAN Insurance Corporated and French National Lottery. Antoine was also in charge of communication and international Reltionship for a city. Antoine wants to discover, understand and respond to the needs of students and his team of teachers. He likes to look for new ways to create beautiful learning experiences.

Antoine Lamoot

Executive Director
image Jurgita is from Vilnius, Lithuania. She has a Bachelor's degree in French Philology and she studied in Lithuania, Switzerland and Spain. She also has a Master’s degree in French from Université de Moncton and is certified as an examiner-corrector DELF/DALF. She has been living in Moncton since 2009. Fascinated by the teaching profession, her purpose is to pass on her love of the French language, while incorporating some fun activities into her courses. Her students describe her as kind and strict at the same time.

Jurgita Mataciunaite

Course Coordinator & Instructor
image Laura is from Bordeaux, France. She has a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, specializing in teaching French as a Second Language. She also has a certification as an examiner-corrector DELF/DALF and a trainer for instructors to become examiner-corrector DELF/DALF. Serious, thorough discreet, Laura knows how to inspire confidence in her students.

Laura Chilon

Instructor
image Mhammed is Moroccan Canadian. He studied linguistics and teaching French as a Second Language in Nancy, France. He has a Master's degree in Language Sciences and a degree from the École Normale. He is certified as an examiner-corrector DELF/ Dalf. His co-workers describe him as a calm person who is always ready to lend a hand. He seeks to build his students’ self-confidence and motivate them to want to learn French.

Mhammed El Ouazzani

Instructor
 
image Sophie is from Normandie, France. She studied administration and management in Paris. She has a Master's degree in Applied Foreign Languages and a Post graduate degree in Business Administration. She also has a degree as an instructor of French as a Second Language (DAEFLE) and is certified as an examiner-corrector DELF/ DALF. Sophie is patient with her students and she takes time to match the objectives of the course with the student’s interests.

Sophie Gayer

Instructor
image David Milette gets his passion for bilingualism from his home town of Montreal. His studies have included Pure and Applied Sciences (D.E.C., Vanier College, Montreal), Linguistics (B.A. spécialisation, Université de Montréal), Theology (M.Div., Brock University, Ontario), and Second Language Training (Adv.Certif. in TESL, Crandall University, Moncton). David enjoys getting to know new people and especially likes helping people to communicate better and to succeed in their various endeavours.

David Milette

Instructor
image Sophie has worked for more than thirty years in the field of communications. She has been a journalist, a TV host, a researcher and a chronicler. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the Université de Québec at Rimouski. She likes to create an atmosphere of pleasure and happiness in the learning of the French language.

Sophie Boucher

Instructor
image Rémi is from Bourges, France. Curious about everything, he studied chemistry, Japanese and educational engineering. Rémi is dedicated to his student and he is always looking for new ways and new tools to facilitate the transmission and acquisition of knowledge.

Rémi Bénétreau Dupin

Instructor
 
image Originally from Ontario, Gregory Durand is passionate about language and its various technicalities. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Canadian History and French) from the University of New Brunswick, as well as a Bachelor of Education from Crandall University. He is currently studying at the University of Moncton to earn a Bachelor of Translation. As a teacher for numerous years, he finds pleasure not only in teaching but in learning from his students.

Gregory Durand

Instructor
image Ph.D student in french studies in the Moncton University, Daouda Diarra has a master’s degree in french and comparative literature obtained at the Paul Valery University of Montpellier 3 in France. Former student of Ecole Normale Supérieure of Bamako (Mali), he has a master’s degree in modern literature obtained in 2010. French-speaking enthusiast, Daouda is also writer, actor and director. Storyteller and playwright, he publishes with his brother Jamajiri ou l’arbre du peuple in 2015 in edilivre edition and then Prométhée noir, a historical play in 2016.

Daouda Diarra

Instructor
image Bleuenn comes from Brittany, France, and settled in Moncton in 2007. Her passion for languages and passing on knowledge, led her to study English, translation and teaching French as a foreign language.

Bleuenn Briend

Instructor

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Francis Weil – President

Marie-Paule LeBlanc – Vice President

Michèle Wen – Secretary

Maguette Lo – Treasurer

Paul Delaney – Director

Denise Gallant – Director

Jesse Kerpan – Director

Lourdes O’Reilly – Director

Cindy Havens – Director

Peter R. Ford – Director