ILCF portraits

  • Gisela, former ILCF student
    July 26, 2017
    Gisela, 55, is an architect from Venezuela. She studied at ILCF when she was 27 and just registered her daughter Mariana for the semester.
  • Camila, student at ILCF and lawyer
    July 26, 2017
    Camila, 28, is from Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city after Bogota. As a lawyer specialized in business law, she has worked for Colombia’s leading bank, BanColombia.
  • Carla Destro, student at ILCF and sports journalist
    July 26, 2017
    Carla Destro, 28, hails from Sao Paulo in Brazil. She has always loved French and sports.
  • "I miss the jasmine of Damascus."
    July 26, 2017
    Hailing from Damascus in Syria, where he worked as a lawyer, Michel arrived in France over a year ago. Specialized in business law, Michel chose this profession with the goal of helping others. Due to the present conflict, he decided to flee Syria to find refuge in Europe.
  • Irène, ILCF instructor with a passion for singing
    July 26, 2017
    A dual national holding French and American citizenship, Irène has been teaching French as a Foreign Language (FLE) at ILCF since 2004. She currently teaches French language classes and courses on French History in Film. She also teaches university-prep “general knowledge” classes.
  • “Language is life !”
    July 26, 2017
    Originally from Aleppo in Syria, Youssef arrived in France in the autumn of 2014. An ENT specialist for 38 years, he decided to leave their “lovely city” with his wife, a French teacher in Aleppo, and their two youngest children to join their eldest son in Paris.
  • Waneque, a student at ILCF truly fascinated by France
    July 26, 2017
    Waneque is a 31-year-old American from Bloomfield Hills in Michigan. Since the age of 19, she has worked as a financial analyst at a bank, specialized in real estate.
  • Koki Kai, student taking university-prep courses at ILCF
    July 26, 2017
    Koki Kai is 21 and a native of Hiroshima in Japan. Koki first came to France 5 years ago, studying French in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. After obtaining his baccalauréat degree back in Japan, Koki decided to return to France, but this time opting for Paris, where he arrived in 2014.
  • Pauline, student at ILCF and fan of multiculturalism
    July 26, 2017
    18 years old and from Tuxtla in southern Mexico, Pauline is Franco-Mexican thanks to her French mother.
  • Ade Malino, student at ILCF in love with the French language
    July 26, 2017
    Ade Malino, student at ILCF in love with the French language Ade, 25, hails from Bandung, 2 hours from Jakarta, in Indonesia. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Tourism Management.
  • Lynn, student at ILCF and aspiring artist date
    July 26, 2017
    Lynn, 32, was born in Namwon in South Korea. After studying international relations in Seoul, she worked for the Korean Ministry of Culture in Gwangju.
  • Fadi Lion Nissan, student at ILCF pursuing a PhD in theology
    July 26, 2017
    Fadi was born 36 years ago in Baghdad, Iraq. A priest for the past 11 years, he arrived in Paris last September to dedicate himself to the Notre-Dame de Chaldée parish in the 18th arrondissement.
  • Yuki, former French learner at ILCF and today a Parisian
    July 26, 2017
    Yuki is a former ILCF student who first arrived in Paris 6 years ago as a beginning French learner. She studied at ILCF until she obtained her B1 French competency in 2008. Today, she lives in Paris. She stopped by to relate to us her journey à la française.