Emma Franks

Executive Director

Emma Franks is the Executive Director of the Alliance Française de Pasadena. She is a native French speaker from Strasbourg, France. She has a BA in English and a Master’s degree in French as a foreign language in schools and businesses. She is a language teacher with over a decade of experience teaching English, French, and Spanish in France and in California. Students varied from beginner to Masters level, at companies, in colleges and in language schools. She is also a DELF-DALF/TCF examiner, a translator (English-French) and a writer. She has 2 blogs : one about tips to discover California and one about the French language and culture. She became a teacher trainer certified by TV5MONDE in 2017. She trains DELF-DALF examiners. She is eager to share her language knowledge and experience.

Rani Kheir

Administrative Assistant

Rani is thrilled to be working with Madame Emma Franks as the new administrative assistant at Alliance Française de Pasadena. They have a diverse background in language studies, including French, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. They graduated from UC Berkeley, with a BA in Chinese studies. They are a 1st generation Palestinian-American and the first in their family to be graduated from a top university. They are very passionate about language acquisition, so they are stoked to be working with the renowned French language teachers and staff here at AFDP.