The Team

 
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Edwina Zeganadin - Director & Tutor 

I was born and raised near Paris. I have two degrees : one in English language and history and one in teaching French as a Foreign Language.

After working in many countries as a French language tutor, I got interested in discovering more areas about managing a language and cultural centre. Thanks to my last two jobs, I was given the opportunity to develop and improve my skills. First, at the Alliance Française d’Oulan Bator, in Mongolia, where I was a tutor, the manager of the library as well as the director’s assistant for cultural events and then, in Tbilisi, at the Institut Français de Géorgie where I worked as the course director.

These last two experiences have led me to Leeds, where as the director of the Alliance Française de Leeds, I am very happy to be able to promote the French language and culture as well as francophonie !

I am looking forward to meeting you either in class or at one of our weekly events and am always available to answer any of your questions !

Contact Edwina :
edwina@afleeds.org.uk

 

Cynthia Rozanski - Course and Admin Director & Tutor

I am a qualified teacher of French and I moved to Leeds in 2012. 

I have two Masters degrees, one in English Language & History and another in Teaching French as a Foreign Language. I decided to do the latter whilst being a French Assistant in a private Secondary School and discovered that I really enjoyed teaching to a variety of ages. 

My experience is varied and rich. I have worked for Primary schools in Salford and Bradford, but also closer to home in the North of France with teenagers and adults hoping to improve their French. 

In my lessons I use a lot of different materials: games, videos, pair work etc. to try and make French as enjoyable as possible.

Being the Admin and Course Director at the Alliance Française, you will probably see my name in most of the e-mails!

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Saâdia Gamir - Tutor

I have a dual cultural heritage (French and North African) that has influenced my long and varied language teaching career of 9 years overseas and 24 years in the UK.  I have taught at various educational sectors involving primary, secondary and higher education institutions.

I hold an MFL (Modern Foreign Language) teaching qualification for secondary schools and a PGCE for Secondary French. I also have a BA in English, an MA in Descriptive and Applied Linguistics and an MPhil in TESOL, which have given me the skills and qualifications to teach French, Arabic and English across the main three educational sectors, both overseas and in the UK. I am also currently working on an EdD in Education. 

All of this has influenced my teaching methods, as I am very keen in using pedagogical methodologies, such as Flipped Classroom and Blended learning to develop my language learners’ intercultural communication and cross-cultural awareness. I look forward to teaching you and learning from your rich and varied learning experiences.

À très bientôt!

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Muriel Cordoba - Tutor 

 

I was born in Toulouse and grew up in the French Alps.  After spending five years in the Netherlands, I moved to Britain in 1995.

I have 15 years experience in teaching French to adults from beginner to BA degree level in a university language department, first at Kingston upon Thames then in Leeds. I also have experience in preparing students for GCSE and A-levels qualifications. Next to my teaching qualifications, the PGCHE and more recently a Master FLE/FLS/FOS, I have also two Master degrees, one in History and one in Cultural policy which gives me a broad cultural knowledge that I can apply in my teaching.

In my lessons, I enjoy discussing a wide range of topics and like to add when possible recent material such as video extracts or newspaper articles to get a better understanding in recent developments that take place in France but also in other French speaking countries.

I am looking forward to meeting you at the Alliance Française de Leeds.

 

Daniela Djokovic - Tutor 

 

Bonjour!

I was born and bred in the Doubs department (25) in France. I have a Masters degree in Economics & Languages (English & German).

I have been living abroad for a while now, in Germany, in Scotland and now in England. I am a qualified teacher of MFL, and I really enjoy teaching French to adults and children of all ages, as well as German and Spanish at high school.

I love Leeds, ballet, democracy, volley-ball and The Avengers (with Steed & Peel). I also love cinema and live bands.  

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