Team and pedagogy
Through our personalized French language and cultural immersion programs, we strive to provide students of all ages and levels with high quality French language classes and as many opportunities as possible to practice speaking French in a real-life setting.
French classes, taught both Inside and Outside of the classroom in an individual, duo or small group setting, language lunches and host families all come together to create an authentic French experience, resulting in significant language progress and lasting memories.
Discover the best of Arles’ monuments, museums, cafés and markets accompanied by your French teacher!
All members of the Arles à la carte team are dedicated to each student’s language progression, cultural enrichment and general well-being during their time in Arles.
With a degree in English and French language and literature from Cornell University as well as a Masters 2 from the University Paris 8, and a CELTA certification, Katie started her career with the American leader in university language exchanges, IES Abroad in both Paris and Arles as the Project Manager and Financial Officer. She created Arles à la Carte in 2010 after noticing an increasing need for language training. Katie has also taught English and French to learners of all ages and levels since 2006.
With a degree in French language and literature from the University degli Studi di Macerata in the Marches in Italy, then a Master 2 in Linguistic science, literature and translation from La Sapienza in Rome, Natalia began working in alternative education where she implemented novel tools and new skills. Following this experience, her passion for pedagogy and didactic work grew, and she chose teaching as her profession. She joined the Arles à la Carte team in 2018 and continues to expand her skill set: currently training for FLE.
With a degree in Political Science and Law, Doctorate at the Sorbonne (Germanic Studies), passionate about language and literature, Rodolphe has lived in France, Germany and Italy… French trainer (FLE) for the past 20 years, as well as a translator, interpreter and editor, he works in different sectors in the Arles area/region. Having so many arrows in his quiver, he puts his experience to use for students of all ages and profiles. He perfectly combines engagement and curiosity along with his poetic spirit in French courses (FLE) which makes him so charismatic.
French and English teacher, linguistic pedagogical development and outreach
With a degree in Modern Languages (French and Russian) from the University of Cambridge, graduate in Language and Letter FLE (Français Langues Etrangères), certified CELTA and Associate of English, she has taught as a professor at the IUT University of Aix Marseille but also in a variety of spaces both public and private. She joined the Arles à la Carte team in September 2016 to continue teaching learners of diverse ages and levels. Additionally, Anna is certified as a Speaking Examiner by the CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT.
Professeure de Français Langue Etrangère (FLE) depuis 1998, Emmanuelle a été institutrice et enseignante de français à Madagascar, au Maroc et dans le sud de la France dans de nombreuses écoles et centres linguistiques avant de rejoindre l’équipe d’Arles à la carte. Son enthousiasme et ses nombreuses années d’expérience d’enseignement en France et à l’étranger sont un atout pour nos apprenants.
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With a degree in Language and Event Planning, Jeanne has worked in events for several years in Paris, Brussels, Arras, Monaco and Arles. She has also worked in the field of language exchanges and has had experience abroad including the US, Spain and Australia. She currently combines her knowledge of the region and her communication skills to further our goals at Arles à la Carte. Passionate about language and travel, she always welcomes our learners and visitors with a smile.
At 20 years old, Emilie is with us this year (2022-2023) helping with administrative tasks and welcoming visitors as well as furthering her English study. She was a student at the University of Avignon in the field of LLCER English (Langues, Littératures et Civilisations Étrangères). We’re so happy to have her!
Through our personalized French language and cultural immersion programs, we strive to provide students of all ages and levels with high quality French language classes and as many opportunities as possible to truly practice speaking French in a real-life setting.
What is the A.R.L.E.S. à la carte method?
It is about optimising your language learning through gaining useful techniques and strategies. These can be summarised using the acronym A.R.L.E.S.: click here for the full explaination!
Good language learning habits to get into!
Quotes from Henry Ford
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.”
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. »