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Leigh is originally from Adelaide and has lived in Albury for the past 5 years. He has travelled extensively throughout Australia and the world, visiting every continent except Antarctica. After studying French in both highschool and university he lived and studied international relations in Paris, Grenoble and Santiago. His love of languages stems from the desire to have meaningful conversations with people from around the world and to learn from their different cultures. He is currently a language and geography teacher at Albury High.


Beginners Year 2 and Intermediate

Heather taught French at Albury HS for 24 years before retiring in 2014. During that time she organised 10 study tours to France for my students. She has lived and worked in France 3 times, including a year on teacher exchange in 1996. She believes that learning a language broadens our view of the world and loves seeing the joy that my students experience when they finally realise that they can express themselves in French, and that others understand what they are trying to say!



Leonie (B.A. (Hons-French, Italian, German, English Lit.)) has experienced firsthand the benefits of language learning and firmly believes languages 'give you the world'! An experienced French teacher of ~20 years (HSC, VCE, ACT, IB & 'Bac'), she's taught adult classes and tertiary level (Melbourne University) and loves encouraging students to grow their skills. Leonie’s passionate about French teaching and learning and about facilitating the internationally recognised Alliance Française DELF award (accredited examiner). Grateful to have travelled extensively, she's lived & worked in France, USA, UK, Italy, Switzerland. When Leonie isn’t teaching senior French students and inventing ways to progress their French, she enjoys family time, fine films/literature, travel and creative cuisine."




Nelly has both French with both Italian and French roots. She studied History at Paris IV La Sorbonne for 2 years then did a Masters degree in Sociology in Metz and Nancy. She also studied and worked in France in the Early Childhood Education and Care services and is continuing this in Albury. She lived in several French cities and in Brussels before arriving in Australia in 2011. Since then she has lived in many towns around the country. She loves the Australian wildlife and nature. She belives speaking French fluently can be encouraged by an easygoing and positive environment where everyone has something to share and is valued and supported by everybody else. Talking freely and being yourself are very important in French culture


Traveller's French

After discovering French language and culture as a Year 7 student at Albury High School, Tasha has sustained her love of all things French throughout her life. She has taught French in secondary schools for over 20 years: working with beginners and native speakers, running exchanges to France and New Caledonia. Tasha was recently awarded the 2023 teacher award of the Modern Languages Teachers' Association of Victoria in recognition of 'Exceptional and outstanding contribution in languages teaching in Victoria' and she looks forward to sharing her passion for language learning.

Latest News

2023 Begins

Welcome to 2023!  With Christmas and the New Year behind us we are almost ready to begin Term 1 with classes starting on the 6th or 8th of February.  This year we’re delighted to offer Read more…

Season’s Greetings

Alliance Francaise wishes our students and teachers all the best for this festive season.  No matter how you celebrate may this time be one of community and happiness and may 2023 be a great year Read more…

An Amazing French Cabaret

An amazing night of French Caberet was celebrated when Milko Foucault-Larche and his band presented a wonderful night of music celebrating French composers.  Together with a delicious French themed dinner I’m sure everyone had a Read more…

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