The team


 Our language programmes are devised, organised and supervised by our FIL staff who are all highly experienced  workshop leaders and teachers of French to non-french speakers. We rigorously select our team members who are present throughout the day, leading the french workshops, leading activities and organising evening parties and events! The animators ensure the wellbeing of their groups on a daily basis. 


A united and professional team

Bénédicte: The Director


Bénédicte founded FIL with her friend Sophie in 2012 by taking over Créa Langues Jeunes,  which had been running french-language holidays for teenagers for 25 years. Bénédicte was a  facilitator for many years, then a supervisor in middle and high schools whilst simultaneously studying French as a Foreign Language. Previously she taught in France, Hungary, and then an Indian university. For two years, Bénédicte was the Educational Coordinator for a French Alliance in India. Today she  is the sole Director of FIL where she leads the project, manages all the visits and visitors to FIL and also of the Le Noell Holiday Centre in Saint Laurent de Cerdans where FIL is houses.

Anne: Our Assistant Administrator, Educational and Commercial Manager 

It was her desire to travel which amongst other reasons led to Anne’s decision to undertake a Degree in Spanish plus a Masters in French as a Foreign Language. Both her studies and professional experience led to many great opportunities and encounters amongst which she discovered Monitoring for Children’s activities and teaching (Anne was an au pair, an Erasmus student, a French Assistant in Spain,  a Nature and Socio-Cultural Monitor/Educator in France and Lecturer in French at a University in Colombia etc). Anne has already been a Language Monitor at FIL where she was convinced that FIL’s techniques and environment led to better learning. Due to her strong skill set and diverse range of aptitudes including her inter-cultural experiences as a designer of French as a Foreign Language courses, she is today in charge of creating the content for and designing FIL’s French Workshops. Anne is also  responsible for all our educational coordination and the administrative management of the language Camps at FIL.

Thierry: Head Chef

Thierry hails from our village and is our Head Chef. He prepares good regional style dishes with all the flavours from the South of France. He always has a smile and knows Le Noell like the back of his hand!