What makes our team of Dedicated French Teachers engaging and successful?
We ensure that our teachers possess sufficient experience, international exposure and of course, a deep love for languages. What sets us apart is our excellent mix of native and non-native speakers, which creates a unique blend of different cultural approaches of pedagogies. This allows our teachers to learn from each other and grow as a cohesive unit.
Maria S. Gentilhomme
Maria has been with Agape School of Education for six years and is one of the most dedicated teachers. Apart from being multilingual, she has qualifications in literature and finance, which allow her to connect with a wide range of students. Before joining Agape School of Education as a teacher, she taught French through ballet. However, today, she focuses on classroom education and tailors her classes to her students’ goals.
Jeanne Claire Lopez
Jeanne is both old and new to the Agape School of Education (ASOE). Once a student at ASOE, Jeanne is now a seasoned French teacher with a master’s degree in French as a Foreign Language from Université de Poitiers (France). Her experience in France also equipped her with French sign language credentials. As a non-native French speaker, Jeanne can relate to her Singaporean or Asian students on a deeper level, having once been in their position. Her empathy and dedication to her students make her one of our most engaging teachers!
Originally from Belgium, Christine is graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications at the University of Louvain-La-Neuve and majored in Translation studies French, English, Spanish in Brussels, Belgium. Her linguistic and language skills have enabled her to pursue an international career in Belgium, France, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Christine has cross-cultural professional experience in multinational companies of various sectors : education, private banking, advertising, legal business.
As a qualified native speaker, Christine has teaching experience of French as foreign language in Hong Kong and Singapore (at Alliance Française de Singapour and at language centres).
She teaches group and private classes for children, teenagers and adults at all levels. Multi-linguist, Christine speaks fluently French, Spanish, English and Chinese.
Frederik was born and raised in Germany, and attended the European Schools of Brussels and Munich. He educates small groups of children, teens and young adults to learn French and explore French culture.
After moving to Singapore in 2004, Frederik has been working progressively in a range of formal and freelance positions. He usually teaches, researches, edits and is involved with people-to-people interactions.
Since 2009, he has contributed his multi linguistic capabilities to the community by volunteering in nurseries (toddlers), after-school care (primary), and most recently an online chat line for youth and young adults.
Originally from Chile, Bexen has followed an international career that has brought him to live and work in three different continents. After studying Electronic Engineering in Chile and working in the telecommunications sector in Mexico, he moved to France and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in History and Civilizations at the University of Lyon II. He later pursued a Master’s degree and PhD in Social Sciences at the EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) in Paris.
Multilinguist, Bexen is passionate about languages. He fluently speaks French, Spanish and English and has a good knowledge of Italian and Greek, having spent many years translating old manuscripts from ancient Greek to French in libraries around Europe. This background gives him a good insight into the complicated process of learning a new language, empathizing with the difficulties that a student might find and always looking for new ways to explain and make the learning process more natural.
Being also a yoga and meditation teacher, Bexen is naturally calm and patient, qualities that he aims to extend to his students. In class, he focuses on creating a safe environment, where questions can be freely asked and students can learn, grow and express their full potential.