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Annaëlle Hoarau

Director

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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Shahid Shukri

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!

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Alice Iglesias

Teacher

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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Thibault Miyagi

Teacher

Thibault discovered his passion for teaching and travelling after an experience in Japan when he was 19. He decided to get back home at Montpellier to pass his diploma and start his adventure. Since then, he has worked in Australia, Russia, Brazil, in China, in Nepal and now, in Penang. He loves meeting, sharing and learning from his students. About Hobbies, he is a huge fan of music, sports, photography, social sciences and many others. He is looking forward to meet you all at the Alliance Française de Penang.

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Marion Iacovazzi

Teacher

Marion arrived at the Alliance francaise de Penang in July 2019. Before that, she has taught French in Norway, Macau and Nepal. As far as she can remember, she always wanted to be a teacher and her passion for travelling gives her the chance to do the job that she likes while discovering the world and its different cultures. Marion also likes music (she played the violin for more than 10 years and she just started to play the guitar) and nature. She is really happy to be in Penang and she can't wait to discover Malaysia, meeting its people, walking in its landscapes and tasting its food.