Looking forward to seeing you at the next event!

Claudine Escobar-Durand
Executive Director
Alliance Française de Las Vegas
Tel: 702-522-1969

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Claudine is the Executive Director of the Alliance Française de Las Vegas. She has a Ph.D. in Foreign Language and Culture Didactics from the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3. She has fifteen years of experience in teaching French as Foreign Language and she specializes in plurilingualism and information and communication technology (ICT) in education.  

Claudine Escobar - Durand

Yuki SATO - front desk and assistant teacher

Paul WALICKY - photograpy and events

Carlos MORALES-AGUILAR - front desk and assistant teacher

Fadimata TILLMAN - cultural events and website.

She has taught children, teenagers, adults and professionals. Claudine moved to Las Vegas from Guatemala, where she was the Director of Studies at the Alliance Française for more than 6 years. Since 2011, Claudine is an accredited trainer with extensive experience for DELF-DALF examiners-scorers and in 2014 she was certified as a TCF examiner as well. Additionally, Claudine is an Archaeologist specialized in Maya culture and she has also worked in the photography field for newspapers and scientific projects.

Elsa was born in Paris and grew up in Dijon with her family. Her law studies led her to live in several different cities in France. She has always been greatly interested in human rights and environmental issues and successfully graduated with a Master’s in public law. After being  a volunteer at the Alliance Française de Las Vegas for 3 years helping the teachers in the kids’ programs (camps and after school), she earned her degree for teaching French as a foreign language (diploma DAEFLE).  Elsa is a certified examiner for DELF examinations. She enjoys traveling and discovering the world.

Our Volunteers

Corinne Dufloo

Elsa Baron

Some of our Students

In order to enrich her professional experience, she gave lectures in several county high schools and worked as a French substitute teacher in Anne Arundel Public schools (MD).  In addition, she remained professionally engaged by conducting home schooling, in French, using the official curriculum, allowing her children to become fully bilingual. Since moving to Henderson, Nevada, Pascale has been teaching French in credential programs at CSN (College of Southern Nevada) and UNLV (University of Nevada Las Vegas) and now also at the Alliance Française in a joyous and relaxed atmosphere.

Born and raised in France, near Versailles, Pascale first graduated from the University of Paris V with a Master’s degree in Education. Then she completed her teacher training at the IUFM of Antony, France, under the supervision of the French Ministry of National Education. She taught in nursery and primary schools for 3 years before moving to the United States. 

Our Teachers 

Pascale Tessier

                                             Christelle Chamblas       


                                            A native of the region of Lyon, France, Christelle has spent twenty years living and

                          working overseas, teaching French as a foreign language. She has a Master                                    Degrees in teaching French as a Foreign Language and a Master degrees in                                       English and Spanish. She is the Founder of the Alliance Française de Las Vegas.  Christelle moved to Las Vegas in 2013  from San Francisco where she  was the Director of Studies at the Alliance Française. Previously, she has taught French at the French Institute Alliance Française (New York, NY), Alliance Française de Singapour, Alliance Française de Mumbai (India), Alliance Française de Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Alliance Française de Hermosillo and University UNO (Mexico).  She also taught French to the following organizations: Societe Generale, Calyon, Bank of the West, LVMH, UNICEF, United Nations, Random  House, World Economic Forum, BNP, Total, L’Oreal, Michelin, JC Decaux and Cirque du Soleil. Additionally, she has taught French and English in secondary schools for the French Ministry of Education. Christelle is a certified examiner for the Official French Examination with extensive experience for TEF (the Chamber of Commerce of Paris), TCF and the DELF and DALF exams.