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Annaëlle Hoarau


Annaëlle is from a French island called Réunion. Ever smiling and curious, she has been working in Asia and Africa and discovering the different cultures in both continents. She joined Alliance Française de Penang team in 2018. She describes herself as an avid traveller and a passionate teacher and says that she is delighted to be in Penang as it is a cultural melting pot with amazing food. Her hobbies include baking cakes and cookies, sewing and knitting. She is also keen on learning new languages.

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Alice Iglesias


Alice arrived in Penang for Christmas of 2018. As the rest of the team, she enjoys travelling and had the opportunity to teach in Europe, North and South America and Asia before coming to Penang. In Asia, she worked for 2 years and a half in Beijing where she started learning Mandarin. She hopes she can practice it here and improve on it. She adores South America and all the culture that floats around. She also enjoys dancing to the rhythm of Spanish latino songs. She speaks Spanish fluently. She is already in love with Penang, its inhabitants, its hills and its sea.

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Assistant to the Director

Shahid is the newest member of AF Penang as of end of June 2019. Born in Georgetown, Penang and after few years of studying French language and linguistics in Kuala Lumpur, and travelling around, he is now back in Penang. Shahid is jovial, carefree and insouciant fellow. Approach him at our reception. He will answer your questions, so ask away!

Pauline Marty


After teaching in France and in Japan, Pauline joined Alliance Française de Penang's team in 2017. Penang is her second home and it´s here that she can fulfill her enthusiasm for Malaysian cultures. She is a real passionate for languages and can´t stop learning new ones: Japanese, Mandarin and now Bahasa Malaysia. Her passions beside teaching are painting and travelling. She wishes to travel and teach all around Asia and hope that students can have a convivial time while learning French and improving their skills.