Meet our French professors

Learning a foreign language is a gift that keeps on giving. But it is a gift that demands grit, imagination, and energy. Between unpredictable rules (cue French conjugaison tables) and tricky pronunciations (just try saying chirurgie without cramping your jaw), the joy of adding a new language to your life can sometimes leave us feeling lost if we don’t have a guide. That’s where good teachers come in. A teacher who can inspire you to learn a new language, beyond the grammar and the vocabulary, helps you appreciate a new culture as well as a world of conversations and friendships that mastery of a foreign language can lead to, broadening our outlook and experiences. We’re lucky to have a fantastic team of French professors made up of both seasoned and native French speakers from France, Pakistan, and beyond, who teach with both patience and passion. Each has their own style and story. Get to know them beyond the classroom, from their favorite French dish to their top tips for language learning.

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Get to know our very own Leroy Johns, once a student of français at the Alliance and now our Director of Courses, resident foodie, and professor extraordinaire. Find out why our students love his French classes and what advice he has for language learners.


Get to know the formidable Ahlam Sehil whose high-energy teaching keeps us on our toes in French class! In addition to teaching, Ahlam is also our Coordinator for Courses and is a big believer in using games and fun activities for learning.


Meet our resident polyglot and French professor, Akmal Abbasi.