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.

Annie Ho

Administrative Assistant

Annie Ho was born in Hong Kong, raised in Sydney, worked in London, and is now based in Los Angeles. She obtained her degrees in Commerce and in Science in Sydney before moving to London to work in the financial sector. Annie first joined the Alliance Française de Pasadena as a beginner French student studying under Emma Franks. In addition to intermediate French, she also speaks English, Cantonese, Japanese and Mandarin. Her passion includes travelling, baking, drawing, snowboarding and of course, languages. Her goals are to visit every single North American snowboarding resort and to bake the perfect Victorian sponge cake while living in the US.