Françoise Ouazzani-Meynier a native of Alpes de Haute-Provence in France, is the Director of Academic Programs. She graduated
in Speech- language pathology from the University of Nice in 1982. Françoise has over 25 years of experience in working with adults and
kids having language disorders. From the start, her career path has reflected her engagement in the fields she is
passionate about: learning and communication. She has also taught French as a second language at the Alliance
française of Salt Lake City in 1985, at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (1989) and in Rabat, Morocco (1998).
She moved to Tallahassee with her family in August 2013 from Bordeaux.
Annie Voisin is a trained language teacher, having achieved the CAPESat the Université de Grenoble and taught French in German secondary schools and German in France.
From FSU she earned two MA degrees, in German and Urban Planning, and has since been adjunct faculty
for the last five years in the Modern Language Department at FSU and for the last two at FAMU.
Vice-president and member of the Board of Directors of AFTally, David Greenberg taught high school French
for 33 years in Clifton Park, NY before retiring and relocating to Tallahassee. He received degrees
in French, BA from State University of New York at Albany, and MA from Middlebury College, and a PhD
from FSU. He has also studied at the Univesité Laval, Québec, Canada; Colgate University; and the Université
de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France.
Rahma Fallaha was born and raised in Morocco where French is widely spoken and essential for
business. She studied at the University of Casablanca and taught French in a preschool there until
marrying and moving to the United States in 2005. She has worked the last several years at the
Scottsdale Academy and the Growing Room Development Center #2 in Tallahassee.
An economist, Vassiki Sanogo received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Université de Nice Sophia
Antipolis, France in 2009. A native of the Ivory Coast, he is currently Senior Resarcher at the
Center for Economic Forecasting and Analysis at Florida State University. In addition, he is
Adjunct Faculty at Tallahassee Community College. He holds several certificates in economics as
well as education.
Céline Douthe has the DAEFLE (Diplome Aptitudes d'Enseignement du Français langue
Etrangère) from the Alliance Française of Paris. She is currently completing a Masters
program in the Didactic of Languages through the Université d'Angers in France.
Karla was born in Monterrey, Mexico. She has been married for 8 years and has a 6 years old child. She attended Universidad Autonoma
de Nuevo Leon getting her Accounting Degree in 2002. Karla moved to the United States in 2005. The first five years she lived in Baltimore MD
where she took an English literature course in the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Also at the same time she worked in the
Department of Budget from the University. In 2010 her husband got a new position from his work and the family moved to Tallahassee.
Karla is now starting a new career teaching Spanish for kids and adults.
From Basic French to Advanced Conversational French, AFTally offers a complete program for adults who want
to learn French. Programs are developed for small groups with personalized attention from the teachers.
French Cooking Class
Cooking classes are an opportunity for intermediate/advanced level students to practice their
French speaking skills while preparing a simple 3-course meal.
Join us for informal French conversation in a relaxed setting. The Alliance Française de Tallahasse
organizes a French discussion group for members that meets on a monthly basis in the early evening
at local restaurants or coffee houses.
Le coin des enfants
AFTally also offers classes for children of all ages where they can learn and practice French in a fun way.
The young ones can enjoy songs, stories and activities in French. Older students are taught basic French grammar and vocabulary.
AFTally is pleased to offer to our members French books, periodicals and DVDs for adults and children that can be checked out.
Our library is very modest but will be growing. To sign-up please click here
Club de Lecture
French book discussion held every 6-8 weeks (depending on the length and language difficulty of the material chosen), on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
The location varies depending on who the host is for that session. For more information, please contact Claudia Marchena (claudia at aftally.org)
Monthly, informal film course for members only. French films with English subtitles will be shown and
discussed. The Membership is advised via monthly e-mails of the featured film being presented.
For questions or film suggestions please contact Mary Bradford (mary at aftally.org).