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Teachers and staff
Nathalie Nicolai

Born and raised near Lyon, Nathalie studied French Literature, Latin & Greek and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She lived both in New York and Los Angeles, where she also taught French at the Alliances Françaises of Greenwich and Pasadena and promoted the French culture with a passion for words and people.
Claudine Baker

Claudine Baker, a native French speaker, possesses extensive teaching expertise across all levels. She finds particular joy in instructing French literature and history, cherishing the opportunity to impart her profound love for all aspects of French culture to her students.
299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830

Mon - Thu 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


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Or call 203.629.1340

"The Board of the Alliance Française of Greenwich is devoted to our mission and we welcome everyone to join us and celebrate our vibrant cultural and linguistic community."

- Renée Amory Ketcham
Cécile Hager

Cécile is a native French speaker who has lived in New Orleans and Los Angeles before coming to Greenwich. She has extensive experience as a French instructor, and has worked with students of all ages and all levels, bringing to her classroom a love of learning and teaching.
Sylvie Roisin

Sylvie is a native French speaker. Born and raised in Belgium, she lived in Brussels, Geneva, Hong-Kong and moved to Greenwich in 2012. She volunteered for the Program “Famous Artist “ at the French-American School. She is also part of the team who works for Focus on French Cinéma in Greenwich. Passionate about Art and Tennis, she is enthusiastic and eager to share her love for the French language and culture with her students.
Antoine Bancharel

Antoine first came to the U.S. in 2007 for the Alliance, and has kept a regular contact since by teaching classes and helping in the communication department and film festival. He also works as a Sports Correspondent for Le Figaro, Ouest France and L'Humanité, among others.
Chantal Braun

Chantal is a French native teacher with 35 years of experience. Full of dynamism, patience and flexibility, she pays great attention to her students and their needs.
Beatrice Cremieux

Beatrice has been a French teacher since 1995. She taught at FIAF in NYC, and then at our Alliance since moving to Westchester county with her family. She grew up in France and Switzerland and loves to go back to her roots.
Elise Prebin

Elise grew up in France, studied in Paris and taught as a social anthropologist in France, South Korea and the US. She has three daughters who all speak, read, and write French. They go to Brittany every summer. Elise and her family have lived in Riverside, CT since 2015. She is currently studying for the DAEFLE. 
Virginie Wiggins

Hailing from the Swiss border, Virginie, a University of Besancon graduate in foreign languages and business, embarked on a journey from New York City to Missouri. With a background in the radio industry, she delved into wine studies, earning a Diploma in Wines and Spirits, and later obtained her DAEFLE teaching certification. Currently at the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich, she imparts her passion for French grammar, history, cooking, and wine to students of all levels.
Anne-Marie Hulin

Anne-Marie Hulin, a dedicated French Teacher at the Alliance Française, also specializes in guiding students towards achieving proficiency in French language skills with the DELF diplomas, a certification issued by the French National Ministry of Education to validate French language proficiency. With over a decade of experience in Marketing, Communication, and Corporate Sales in France, her journey led her across London (UK), Bahrain (Middle East), and New York. These diverse experiences have allowed her to teach French internationally, enabling her to passionately share her native language and culture with others.
Binita Mehta - Education Coordinator, Office Manager

After more than twenty years as a French college professor and administrator, Binita Mehta is
using her expertise and experience to expand the Alliance Française of Greenwich’s course
offerings and to attract a diverse group of students to studying French language, literature, and
culture. Binita’s first exposure to French was at the Alliance Française of Bombay where she
took classes and completed her Diplôme de langue and Diplôme supérieur. In her current
position, she continues to follow her passion for the French language as it expands its global