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Priscille Lasémillante – Director

Priscille joined the Alliance Française in November 2020. She has been working in South East Asia for almost 10 years. She was based in Vietnam for 6 years as an Attaché of French language at the French Institute of Vietnam and then 2 years in Laos as the head of the French Institute of Laos – Luang Prabang branch. She actively participates in the promotion of the French language in South East Asia as a researcher and training officer.

Shahid Shukri – Administrative Assistant

Shahid started to work at AF Penang in 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!

Justine Decroix – Teacher

Justine joined the team in January 2022. After studying foreign languages and working as a translator for a year, she experienced teaching French in Japan, and loved it! She then decided to change her path, pass her diploma, and mainly taught in Europe (France, Italy, Ukraine). About hobbies, Justine really enjoys practicing yoga, drawing, and travelling. She is now really excited to discover Malaysia and Penang, and to meet you all!

Jazleen Nik Rahimee – Teacher

Jazleen experienced 6 years of French language study before she was posted as a teacher in Penang.
She studied French Language and linguistics in Besançon, France for 3 years and is certified with Teaching French as a Foreign Language degree. She is an easy-going person who you can easily approach!​

Thierry Buth – Teacher

Passionate about modern languages, Thierry likes to discover new horizons and get to interact with people from all over the world. He notably taught French as a foreign language at the Alliance Française Paris Île-de-France and in Kazakhstan before joining the Alliance Française of Penang!


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