About our Teachers ...
We invite you to find out a little more about our instructors at the AF Jax
Christelle Tsalefac Born and raised in Cameroon, a French-speaking country, Christelle Tsalefac Tedom holds two Master’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Dschang. During each of his Master's thesis the juries already recognized her aptitudes in the field of teaching through her prestations.
On the professional side, Christelle worked from 2011-2018 for Elections Cameroon, the organism in charge of the supervision and management of the electoral process in her country where she was successively administrative and financial manager, then research analyst in the division of communication and public relations where she had among other functions, the cap of radio presenter of the program linked to the electoral process for the French version.
In 2018, she decided to join her husband in the United States where she professionally changed direction and dedicated herself to teaching the French language. She then joined the Alliance Française in Jacksonville and participated in teacher’s training sessions at the FSCJ. She has been working since 2018 as a teacher for adult adolescents and toddlers, all levels. she is passionate about music, cuisine and culture.
Marco Garcia Marco Garcia is a native Floridian who grew up in Jacksonville. Marco attended Florida State University and holds a bachelors degree in French Language and Literature. Over the years he has spent time abroad in France studying the language and culture. He additionally taught English abroad in France and South Korea after receiving his undergraduate degree. Marco has a passion for empowering others in their language journey, promoting cultural immersion as an effective way to improve language skills. He received his master’s degree at Jacksonville University and currently works as a speech-language pathologist for a local rehabilitation hospital.
David Bellamy A native of Jacksonville and lifelong Francophile, David completed his undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in French at Florida State University and l'Institut Catholique de Paris in 1990. After teaching English for two years in Reims, France, he moved back to the U.S. and began a career in design and marketing, often liaising with French Canadian collegues as well as providing inter-company translation services. David began teaching French at the Alliance in Jacksonville in 2016. David is currently a part-time French professor at the University of North Florida. From Beginning French to our French Conversation classes to private tutoring, David teaches with energy and enthusiasm that provides a fun but effective and productive learning environment.
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