Our Team

Johanna Roth - Director

Johanna Roth - Director

My name is Johanna. I was born in southern France in a region known as Aveyron where the blue Roquefort cheese is made. I have had exciting experiences of French in different countries which have provided me with the opportunity to gain intercultural knowledge having interacted with many students from distinct geographical and cultural backgrounds. Teaching French is all about sharing a passion and having a lot of fun! I am extremely happy to help students in Goa in their learning process of French.

Exalta de Araujo - Teacher

Exalta de Araujo - Teacher

My name is Exalta and I am French. I grew up in the suburb of Paris but I have my roots in Goa. It is a huge advantage to be able to understand both the cultures, the French one and the Indian one. It has been more than 11 years that I am working in Alliance française, Panjim. What I like the most is to meet different people from different backgrounds and interact with them. As a teacher, I like to make people discover the French language and culture.

Shourya Dalvi - Teacher

Shourya Dalvi - Teacher

My name is Shourya Dalvi. My experience with the French language and Alliance française has been amazing. I first started learning French in the 8th standard and then decided to never leave it. Now, when I look back I can’t imagine doing anything else other than French. Teaching at the Alliance française, Panjim is a great experience because students who come here are genuinely interested and motivated. I get to learn new things along with them. And of course, my colleagues who are fun to work with and always helpful.

Ivanka Mascarenhas - Teacher

Ivanka Mascarenhas - Teacher

My experience with Alliance française, Panjim has been a truly enriching and fruitful one right from 2014. From learning the functional of the French language to teaching those functional, I have learnt to deal with the tricks of the trade very easily and efficiently. It has helped me develop my skills of mastery as well as teaching, now that I am no longer a student but on the other side of the fence. The administration leaves no stone unturned to make sure that I get my due and also make provisions to arrange for new batches. The directors of the past as well as the coordinators have proven that there is a life with French which can take you to another world. The teachers, with their inputs and valuable knowledge of the language, make French more interesting. Last but not the least, it is the large amount of students who bring life into Alliance française, Panjim by participating in classes and other activities which brings me enormous amounts of joy. I hope to remain a part of this circle, unless destiny has planned otherwise.

Anthony Gomes - Teacher

Anthony Gomes - Teacher

Frank Smith; a contemporary psycholinguist quotes “One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”
Alliance française and the French language have accelerated my growth and still continue to be a significant element in the development of my competencies. No matter how one starts their journey with French and /or Alliance française, its cultural assimilation is inevitable due to the sneak peek one gets into the French world; the world of philosophers and major thinkers.
My journey and association with this institution is inextricable and has become my mode de vie. Thanks to my association with the French language, I am glad to have had many opportunities come my way which otherwise seemed distant. Along with providing me with an upper hand professionally, it has also nourished my thoughts and has ameliorated my sensibilities.
Finally, I look forward to continuous professional refinement through Alliance française as has been echoed by Voltaire in his book Candide saying ” Il faut cultiver notre jardin”.

Hemant Kumar - Teacher

Hemant Kumar - Teacher

Since childhood, fascinated by foreigner things, be it foreign language, culture, people, etc. As my first foreign language, I made my connection with French. That was always fruitful, opened a new domain for me in academic and non-academic both. Moreover, completed my masters in French and Francophone studies and teaching French language in Alliance française, Panjim for the last 4 years.

Evelise Silveira - Administrator

Evelise Silveira - Administrator

Kinjal Vernekar - Intern

Kinjal Vernekar - Intern

Bonjour! I am an intern at the Alliance française, Panjim. My love for learning foreign languages began with the French language. My internship here has given me a great exposure to the French culture. I have been able to participate in various cultural events organised by the Alliance française, Panjim. It has also given me the opportunity to use the library filled with wonderful books by Francophone writers from all over the world and speak in French throughout the day.