Our teachers are natives and follow continuous pedagogical training. All teachers hired at FLAM San Diego are certified, talented and creative in providing quality, fun lessons for our students. The students love them!



Born in Paris, Laura obtained her Bachelor's degree in Applied Foreign Languages ​​before moving to London for a year as an au pair. During this year, transmitting French culture and language has been an incredible experience. It was at this moment that the desire to explore the world and discover other cultures by sharing the Francophone culture was revealed.

Laura therefore then lived in Berlin, Germany, where she began a Master's degree in French as a Foreign Language.

After obtaining her diploma, in 2018, Laura taught children aged 3 to 12 at the French Institute and at the Domino School with French-speaking children who could not attend bilingual schools.

Thus, Laura taught French to children beginning the French language but also to bilingual children following the National Education program.

Shortly after and with the pandemic, Laura continued her face-to-face online classes, notably joining two FLAM schools located in the United States. She, therefore, familiarized herself with the expectations of FLAM schools and their curricula by developing skills specific to online courses.

Its goal is to offer students a chance to learn French in a positive, creative, and fun atmosphere while being online.

Giving them the necessary motivation and confidence is essential to enable them to be the citizens of the world of tomorrow!


Teacher of the Year 2021-2022

Ingrid was born and raised in Paris, where she studied French literature and linguistics at the Sorbonne.

Having left for the United States more than 20 years ago to follow her husband, she began her career as a translator and editor, then turned to teach as a private teacher for adults and a tutor for children of all ages.

Passionate about French grammar, she has particularly appreciated over the years helping high school students in AP French classes to prepare for their exams and to refresh them in French before entering university. She is the mother of two fully bilingual grown boys who are both California college graduates. They are grateful to him today for having insisted throughout their childhood that French be the only language spoken at home and that they read novels in French.

Ingrid is always happy to share her passion for the French language and literature with other children because, like us, she is convinced that starting her career and her adult life by speaking several languages ​​is a decisive advantage.



Nathalie was born and raised in Paris, where she earned her Master's degree in Applied Foreign Languages at Paris X-Nanterre University, followed by a DEA in Intercultural Communication.

Having been an expatriate for over 25 years to follow her husband, she began her career as the Head of the Licensing Department at Microsoft in Dublin, Ireland. She then shifted her focus to teaching as a tutor for children in Miami, Washington D.C., and Paris. Her expatriation in the Middle East provided her with the opportunity to establish the Extra-Curricular Activities Committee at the French School in Muscat, Oman, and to teach French at an Omani university and an international school. She continued her teaching journey in Canada, in Winnipeg, as a tutor for Education students at the university, and in the United States, in Milwaukee, as a French teacher in a high school. She recently decided to settle in San Diego to be close to her son, who is pursuing his university studies at SDSU, and also to enjoy the Californian way of life.

She is the mother of two grown children: her daughter, a graduate of UMN Twin Cities with a Master's degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from Paris, and her son, a student in Information Systems at SDSU, are both fully bilingual. French has always been the only language spoken at home, although her children grew up in a truly multicultural environment and consider themselves "third culture kids."

In her free time, she loves taking long walks on the beach, playing tennis, enjoying nature, and, above all, traveling.

She is thrilled to be joining the entire FLAM team!

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Our teachers and tutors personalize the private lessons thanks to a diagnostic assessment and "tailor-made" help to support the students in their particular needs.



Annabelle was born in the Mauricie region of Quebec. She first studied at Collège Laflèche, in Trois-Rivières, to become a specialized educator. She then went to work in various primary schools in Saint-Hyacinthe, where her main task was to help children aged 5 to 12 with learning difficulties.

Having always had a strong interest in cultural diversity, languages ​​, and teaching, she chose to return to school in August 2020 to obtain a bachelor's degree in teaching French, a second language, at Laval University. One of his dearest wishes is to teach outside Quebec to promote the French language and Quebec culture.

Since 2020, Annabelle has had the pleasure of teaching various subjects online to individuals between the ages of 6 and 16. She is a dedicated teacher who cares about the success of her students.

In her spare time, she loves traveling without an itinerary, making cultural and culinary discoveries, exploring mountains, and spending time in nature.

Annabelle is very happy to join the FLAM-San Diego team!



My name is Perrine. Of Belgian origin, I was born and raised in Liège. Holder of a Master's degree in French as a Foreign Language from the University of Brussels, I have been teaching French since 2014 to children, adolescents, and adults of all levels. Being a great travel enthusiast, I had the opportunity to work with my husband in Mexico, New York, Paris, Belgium, and now California. Over the years, I have always been extremely happy to be able to share my passion for the French language and the world of the Francophonie with my students, giving them, too, the desire to travel and learn. always more.

In my free time, I love enjoying nature, rock climbing, yoga, hiking, and skiing.

It is with great pleasure to join the FLAM team!



Born in Montreal, Manalle is a Canadian of Egyptian/Nubian parents. She grew up in Quebec and accumulated trips to the land of the pharaohs with her family. She became trilingual at a young age and developed an interest in the languages ​​she mastered.

She obtained her bachelor's degree in social work from McGill University in 2018. Passionate about sunsets and wanting to explore California, she moved to San Diego in November 2021.

Concerned about wanting to preserve the French language, Manalle developed a strong interest in teaching the language. In XX, she supervises students with learning difficulties as a tutor. The complicity that binds her to young people pushes her to consider a career in teaching.

She loves fashion, music, dancing and cooking.


Evaluator & Teacher

Originally from Arles, in Provence, Marie is a psychologist and teacher.

Holder of a DESS in Clinical Psychology and a Master in Child Psychology, she has worked in France with children, adolescents, and adults, as well as in the prison environment for the reintegration of young offenders.

Marie has more than 45 years of professional experience in teaching: first as an assistant professor at UCSD (The University of California San Diego), then in nursing school in France, and finally in various language schools, where she has been teaching French since 2004.

She enjoys teaching in a dynamic, interactive, and fun way, using storytelling and anecdotes to explain linguistic concepts and share her enthusiasm with her students.

Her hobbies include hiking, dancing, reading, and all kinds of crafts, a passion she was lucky enough to be able to teach at the Recreation Center and at the International Center at UCSD.


Speech Therapist

My name is Marie Anne and I have been working as a speech therapist since 1992.

I speak several languages ​​but especially English fluently, and Russian is understood and spoken. I also have notions of Dutch and Italian.

I am trained as a music therapist and in family therapy. Very useful training in the work I have been doing in child psychiatry for 30 years.

I practice communication and language rehabilitation techniques through playful sensory activities. Especially the senses: sound and olfactory.

I like to travel, play and listen to music, swim, sail, walk and eat good Mexican food, among other things.

Nice to meet you.


Private classes teacher

Originally from France in Besançon, holder of a baccalaureate in French from the diploma of aptitude for teaching French as a foreign language in Nancy. But also a diploma in IT management (Higher School in Switzerland) My passion is: teaching French in a warm and motivating context with humor and passion.

With 18 years of experience in teaching French to learners of all ages (children and adults) and all levels in France, Switzerland, Germany, Brazil, and also in the USA (online). I am also a cycling and mountain biking enthusiast: Former Amateur Elite in Switzerland with several years of competition.