About Us

EFA is a non-profit association whose mission is to offer French classes to students who do not attend French immersion schools. The association was formed in 2011 by a group of French families who wanted some formal education in French for their children, who attend Austin-area public schools. The goal was to help children master reading and writing, either to be prepared to return to school in France or simply to support their skills in French.

From this beginning, EFA has grown into an organization dedicated to teaching French to all. In addition to classes for children of native speakers (FLAM - français langue maternelle) we offer beginning French classes (FLE - français langue étrangère) to students of all backgrounds.

Acquisition of linguistic and cultural fluency is the underlying goal of all our classes. Rigorous academic work and engaging activities (Movie Club, Afternoon boardgames) or French immersion camps during the holidays, motivate students to learn to read, write, and share French language and culture.

EFA provides enriching experiences for francophones and francophiles in Austin, Texas

EFA's Growth

  • September 2011: Our first classes begin

  • February 2012: Our first Crêpe Party

  • 2013: EFA receives official non-profit status

  • June 2015: First French immersion camp

  • July 2015: New EFA website

  • September 2015: Beginning of the French as a Foreign Language classes

  • May 2017: First school fest at Magellan

EFA is People Coming Together

A team of professionals

EFA's instructors, directed by our Education Coordinator Oriane Senez (, work as a team and meet regularly to share ideas and develop new activities.

The admin team is composed of Isabelle Bettler (, Nadia Morani (

  • Our teachers are chosen for their experience, their personality, and their mastery of French. All hold a diploma from a French institution of higher education.

  • For some classes, an assistant is also present. Assistants are native French speakers with experience working with children.

At the heart of our association

EFA's volunteers make it all happen by managing events and fundraisings!

A diverse, dynamic group

Students come to EFA with different backgrounds and levels of French. Our open and welcoming environment supports students' confidence and helps them develop their skills .

Our students want to develop or maintain mastery of academic French. They commit themselves to weekly classes and study, in addition to their regular schoolwork.

    In the beginning, it wasn't easy to get up on Saturday morning, but I came to appreciate the chance to see my friends and I could see that I was making a lot of progress in French.

    Solène, 15 years old

EFA is made up of a team of professionals and volunteers

We are Hiring !

    What a pleasure to work with a passionate team to help children learn French!

    Stephanie Villard, EFA President

EFA is seeking qualified teachers for our Saturday morning classes. Please send your resume and a cover letter to

Required Skills

  • Native French speaker

  • University graduate

  • Experience teaching French to bilingual students (4 to 17 years old) with various levels of mastery

  • Able to teach French or francophone culture through interactive, engaging projects and activities

  • Legally authorized to work in the US; available for a 3 hour Saturday morning class (September to May)

Become a Volunteer

    Our volunteers make it possible to offer high-quality classes for reasonable tuition. It's been great to see the organization grow!

    Marcy, volunteer

EFA exists thanks to the work of volunteers.

Do you share the goals and values of our organisation?

Would you like to share or develop your skills?

Are you a team player?

Are you creative?

Can you give some of your time?

Join our team of volunteers! Many hands make lighter work. EFA needs you!

There are all kinds of opportunities to support EFA with your time and your talents. No matter your skills, interests, or level of availability, we have projects you can help with.


  • As a non-profit organisation, EFA can accept donations. Many Austin-area employers will match donations. Check with your employer about how to increase the impact of your gift.

  • EFA is always looking for more books in French to expand our library.

Contact Us

Classes are held at:

Magellan International School
(Anderson Lane campus)
7938 Great Northern Blvd
Austin, TX 78757

Need more information? Have questions? Email us