A dynamic team!

Anthony Bertrand, Executive Director

AnthonyAnthony BERTRAND first came in Edmonton in 2005 as a wildlife biologist! (Ressearch assistant and administrative assistant at the University of Alberta). Passionate with linguistics and always keen to promote intercultural exchanges between Francophones and anglophones, he became executive director at Alliance française of Edmonton in May 2010.  Managing the French language school or running the cultural center, you’ll meet him at the Café-croissant, game nights, conferences – or in his office to answer any of your questions!

Julie de Coster, Programs Coordinator

Julie started working at the Alliance Française in February 2017, she comes from Nice, France. She travelled and worked in New Zealand and Australia before settling down in Edmonton. She has a passion for outdoors -especially climbing and hiking- and for performing arts like theatre and contemporary dance. She studied Education and Communication. At the Alliance Française, she is in charge of managing the cultural program and relationship with students.

Charu Inder Mohan, Instructor

Holding a bachelor‘s degree in Education and Science, Charu started teaching in India as a primary school teacher in Dehli and New Dehli, then in 2004 she turns towards teaching French and English. Afterwards, she joined the French Alliance in Delhi in 2008 and validated a university degree in French as a Foreign Language at the University of Rouen in France. Teacher at the French Alliance of Edmonton since 2009, Charu will attract you with her remarkable energy and will teach you French in a friendly and effective manner.

Nelly Abou Chakra, Instructor

Nelly started to teach French as a Foreign Language in Lebanon in the Arts and Culture School, and the Universal College of Aley Lebanon for various levels. She then received a certificate of language development at the cultural center of Beirut in 2001. Teacher at the French Alliance in Edmonton since 2009, Nelly knows how to motivate and captivate students and above all she will adapt to your specific language needs, whatever your level.

Renée Bouchard, Instructor

Renée started at the Alliance Française as a DELF examiner. She worked a lot with federal employee’s French training. Renée now teaches both children and adults of all levels as well as private classes! She comes from Québec and she is also an actress, a real one, not only to make her classes more lively!

Daméma Blanchet, Instructor

Born and raised near Paris, Damema has a degree to teach French as a foreign language. She taught in Peru, France and Barbados before arriving in Canada in January 2018. At the Alliance Française, she teaches kids, teenagers and adults, general French and specialized courses such as conversation or pronunciation. She loves to know other people’s opinions on all sorts of topics from movies to literature, fashion or the news. She also enjoys yoga, indian food or traveling around the world.