Our team

Fred Blesser

Director and Maths and Science workshops

fred-blesserBorn in the 3-border country, in the Frankish Lorraine opposite Schengen, languages have played in major role in Fred’s life: between the « Lothringer Platt » spoken by his paternal grand-parents, the Luxembourger and German neighbours and a French education, this immersion made him quickly learn and love languages, their history, culture and diversity. Following scientific studies, his career in high technologies occurs only in England. Father of two children and still passionned abouts maths and sciences, he is very keen on sharing his passion from an early age. Fred holds the « Paediatric First Aid » certificate.

Delphine Durot

Administrative assistant


Holder of a « European Corporate Business & Management » master degree in English and German (Arabic as a third language until the Bachelor degree) obtained with the universities of Nantes, Manchester and Rostock, Delphine is passionate about foreign languages and travels. She has been living in Manchester since 2002 and considers herself as a French Mancunian. Delphine works as an office manager in an export company. Outside work she is very active and has been dancing salsa a few years. She is now regularly horse riding. Delphine holds the « Paediatric First Aid » certificate. .

Elisabeth Diamantidi

Program and artisitic activities coordinator

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After a training to become an actress at the Scène sur Saône in Lyon and then theatre studies at Lyon 2 university along with a Modern French language and literature curriculum, Elisabeth started playing in  » Phèdre » by Sénèque, «Madame de Sade» from Mishima under the direction of Jean-Marc Avocat and much more other classical plays. She co-writes and produced a show for young audience called « Poucet, small will become big… or not ». In addition Elisabeth organises theatre workshops for various audience, often based on forum theatre. She belongs to the Effect Act theatre group, specialised in preventive and mediation works based on interactive theatre techniques.

Mélissa Lié

MélissaComing to Manchester has been a very important step for the 26-year old Melissa. Very close to her family, the first year has been tough, but thanks to her work in a primary school for the last 4 years, enthusiasm replaced bitterness. In addition to her job, she studies with the Open University of Le Mans to enlarge her experience in the teaching of the French language. She obtained her level 1 in the British Sign Language and is aiming to pass this year French as a Foreign Language university diploma.

Rachel Mazire

Following a childhood in Kenya, Rachel obtained her linguistic master diploma in Languages instruction at the Sorbonne University. She had the opportunity to teach French in a Mexican university over a year before she obtained a job as a teacher in an international school in Paris. She could share there her passion for her mother tongue to children and teenagers of primary and secondary school during about 7 years. Manchester is a brand new adventure!

Nadine Dusabe

NadineBorn in the French speaking Eastern Africa country Burundi, Nadine studied Modern French language and literature in secondary school and the faculty of clinical and social psychology at the Grands Lacs university in Bujumbura. She has been working for 7 years in the field of the protection of children Rights and during 5 years worked as a journalist for shows in French and Kirundi languages. In 2013 she became the co-founder of a charity giving vulnerable children access to quality education where the consolidation of French is amongst the main goals. She has been living in Manchester since 2015 where in addition of teaching, she is delighted to join the French community with the children of « Les Cours de Récré ».

Romane Gibson Del’Hopital

Romane loves being surrounded by children and likes speaking French and do baby-sitting. She would like to become a school teacher; This position of a French assistant helps her to build her future. As a student, she is interested in sociology and cinema.

Mirabelle Henry

Born in England from a French mother, Mirabelle went to school both in Manchester and Lyon for a year to study photography. Passionate by art and travels, she would like to become a photographer.

Juliette Beauchene

JulietteKeen on languages and French language and literature, Juliette followed a literature curriculum at the Sorbonne University before being interested in teaching French. She decided to study French as a Foreign language at the Open University CNED which allowed her to follow one of her dreams: Travelling. Between Australia, South West Asia and Europe, Juliette obtained a university diploma and a first-year master degree. Once she has obtained her full diploma, Juliette would love to teach children while still travelling.