Executive Director David Woods
Administration Manager Anatol Rennie
Administrative Assistant Messan Lawson
Administrative Assistant Larbi Toumi
Administrative Assistant Nicole Jowett
Communications & Cultural Projects Julie Nolot
teacher (on leave) Kenza Zaoui
Teacher audrey peyresaubes
Teacher Adèle Arpin
Teacher Germain Malumalu
Teacher CLEMENT VANDENHOVE
Teacher David Lalanne
Teacher Emmanuel Kaldjob
Alan has been Executive director of the Alliance française since September 2015. Originally from Paris, he holds a Master’s degree in international management from ESCP Europe and speaks English, German, and French. Alan is a certified DELF / DALF examiner. Before moving to Winnipeg with his family and his vinyl collection, Alan was Regional Director, Western Europe and French-speaking Africa for a global leader in language testing; and Managing Director for an online language school. He also has extensive executive experience in not-for-profit cultural organizations both in France and abroad. Alan is passionate about the arts, intercultural relations, and Winnipeg cultural life! He plays soccer with “Les Bleus de Winnipeg” and is father of three children. His youngest daughter was born in Winnipeg this summer.
David joined the Alliance team in 2006 as an Administrative Assistant. He had previously worked in administration within the Francophone community of British-Columbia (his home province) –, as volunteer and occasional employee. Since coming to Manitoba, he has married a Prairie Francophone, is involved in his community, and is raising three little Manitobans.
He likes cycling, is a technology addict, and is interested in the lives of the first European inhabitants of this vast, central province.
Anatol is an avid student with diverse interests. While he holds a Bachelor of Jazz Studies, he is currently pursuing a degree in Physics and Computer Science, in the hope of combining his passions. He first learned about Alliance française when his parents were taking classes there, and eventually got the chance to join the administrative team in 2013. Among other things, he contributes to website and graphic redesign for the Alliance. In his spare time, he listens to and composes jazz, gets a little too involved in politics, and goes in search of colourful bowties.
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Teaching coordinator | Teacher
After obtaining her Master’s in French as a Foreign Language in 2001, Julie decided to start her career by working abroad, and so spent a year in Maastricht (Netherlands) as a French Language Assistant in a primary school. Then, she worked in a language centre in Dijon, France for seven years, teaching French to employees of foreign companies based in Burgundy. She arrived in Winnipeg in June, 2008 (with her cat) to join the Alliance team. As Teaching Coordinator, Julie handles requests for private courses and distance learning, among other duties. Born in Troyes (Champagne, France), Julie has many passions: cooking, creative pastimes; her “heart will go on” for a certain well-known Canadian chanteuse…
Kenza is from Paris and she arrived to the Alliance Française in 2017. However, she is not completely new to Manitoba: teaching French abroad brought her to England, Jersey, Australia, Hungary and… Brandon, MB! She loves living in the Prairies, travelling and teaching, of course. She holds a Master in Teaching French as a Second Language from the Sorbonne University. She is a certified DELF/DALF corrector since 2013.
Adèle has taught at Alliance française since 1997. She is an independent educator. She has worked for a number of years at all levels of language training in the public and private sectors, including creation, roll-out, coordination, and evaluation of training programs. The aspect she finds most satisfying is working directly with students, for whom she creates interactive and relevant activities that focus on students’ needs in the real world. She is tirelessly committed to her work. She speaks French, English, and Spanish.
Germain hails from the Democratic Republic of Congo. As a specialist in French, he taught from 2007 to 2015 at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre in Windhoek, where he dealt with a wide variety of students, notably civil servants and diplomats. He joined the Alliance in 2015, having arrived in Manitoba with his wife and three children. He took advantage of his first winter here to become our resident curling expert.