Our Team

Katie Thornton

Director

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After receiving her undergraduate degree in French and English literature from Cornell University and a Masters in North African folktales and Women’s Studies at l’Université de Paris 8, Katie began her career as Project Manager and Financial Officer at the study abroad leader IES Abroad in Paris and Arles. In response to a growing demand for individualized French and English language programs, she created Arles à la carte in 2010. Katie has also taught English and French to students of all ages and levels since 2006 (St Charles Middle + High School, Arles Chamber of Commerce Continuing Education Center, TAPIF English teaching Assistant Program, Arles à la carte).

Emmanuelle Martel

French teacher

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As a professor of French as a Foreign Language (FLE) since 1998, Emmanuelle taught French in schools and language centers in Madagascar, Morocco, and the south of France before joining the Arles à la carte team. Her enthusiasm as well as her many years of teaching experience in France and abroad are an asset to our students.

Morgane Robcis

Communications Manager

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With a Masters in Marketing from the IDRAC Montpellier Business School, Morgane started working in communications for the International Guitar Festival in Montpellier in 2007. She then joined the Cargo de Nuit concert hall and the Escales du Cargo music festival as Communications Manager for four years. After her work with the Rencontres international photography festival, she brought her expertise and enthusiasm to Arles à la carte in January 2016 order to develop our French and English language programs.

Anna Cauvin

French and English teacher, linguistic pedagogical development and outreach

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Français Langue Etrangère (FLE) certified with a Modern Languages Degree (French and Russian) from the University of Cambridge and a Masters in English linguistics from l’Université de Provence, Anna has taught both French and English for many years at a number of different private and public institutions. Currently on leave from her Associate English Language and Literature Professor position at the Université d’Aix Marseille, she joined the Arles à la carte team to develop our pedagogical methods and materials both inside and outside of the classroom.