At the Alliance Française de Westchester, our French teachers are experienced professionals, offering classes in small groups. We cover current affairs and cultural themes, we emphasize speaking and listening at all levels. We build a strong grammatical foundation for language development and enrichment.
Rachel Villéger

Rachel Villéger is the Executive Director of AFW. Rachel has extensive language teaching experience, she has been teaching all ages and all levels since 2003. She has a host of relevant experiences in the AF network in Asia and the Middle-East. For instance, she led the teaching team of the French Institute in Qatar where she was in charge of creating French language programs for the Qatari Ministry of Education.

Agnès Varjacques

Agnes, a native of France, holds an engineering degree in IT and applied math. She worked as a project manager at BNP Paribas in Paris for 10 years before moving to the US with her family in 1998. She has been teaching French since 2011 after she successfully completed the DAEFLE course of the Alliance Française. She especially enjoys preparing and teaching her conversation class based on current events using all media format (newspaper articles, video, radio podcast…). When she is not working for one of her classes, she enjoys playing the piano and cooking for her friends and family.

Armelle Gloaguen

Armelle is a teacher, a songwriter and a musician.  She has worked with children in the US, France and Guatemala for over 20 years. She created the Learn French/Spanish Through Music program in 1998. Using this program, she taught French and Spanish at her studio and at LinguaKids in Larchmont.  Armelle has recorded three albums  for teaching French and Spanish to children through song.  She is a featured vocalist in three award-winning language learning videos. Armelle performs at  schools, libraries and birthday parties. She gives benefit concerts.  Busy as she is, she still has time to teach in our children’s programs.

Claudine Lespes

Claudine is a native of Montreal, Canada. She studied at the University of Quebec, where she graduated with a Bachelor in Teaching Literature. After receiving her degree, she immigrated to the United States, where she pursued her studies at Manhattanville College and obtained two Master’s degrees; one in teaching French as a foreign language and the other in school administration. Claudine taught in several settings, such as the United Nations, NYU, Berkeley College, the New School for Social Research, and at the French Institute of Manhattan. She also taught at the Brearley School in Manhattan for twenty years. Now, she is semi-retired, teaching part-time for her personal enjoyment. She is pleased to be a faculty member of the Alliance Francaise in Westchester.

Coralie Gallet

Coralie is a native of Nantes, a city on the Loire River in western France. After completing degrees in English and Spanish, she moved to New York to pursue her opera studies at the Manhattan School of Music. As a lyric soprano, Coralie has appeared in leading operatic roles and in concerts in many countries, promoting French music whenever possible. She has previously been on faculty at Barnard College in New York, and Quinnipiac University and University of New Haven in Connecticut.
Coralie enjoys sharing her fondness for all things French as well as meeting people from different cultures to learn about their traditions and to exchange ideas about cultural diversity.

Marie Hubert

Marie was born and raised in Brittany. She holds a Master’s degree in French as a foreign language and worked as an English and French instructor for 7 years in Paris before moving to New York. She has taught French and English in companies to office workers such as accountants, sales representatives, fashion designers, journalists, politicians, managers, TV and radio employees, musicians – and many more – who needed to learn the language (French and/or English) mainly for professional purposes. Marie enjoys listening to music, reading  – she is a big Paul Auster fan which is nice when you live so close to Manhattan – and watching movies!

Murielle Williams

Murielle is a native of Dauphiné, a former province in southeastern France.  After her Design degree in Lyon, she worked for international companies in Europe and Parisian design offices before moving to Westchester with her family. At this point, her professional orientation changed towards non-profit organizations, promoting the French language and culture and has been teaching French for several years. She particularly enjoys working with students and seeing their accomplishments at all levels and through a wide variety of cultural activities.

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