About us

Get to know Atelier24 better, one of the most renowned providers of French courses in Oslo!

Atelier24 has since 2008 established itself as one of the most stimulating French language school in Oslo.

We offer small group lessons and individual lessons. Creating a pleasant and motivating work atmosphere for our students is one of our top priorities. Our groups of maximum 6 students ensure that everyone gets significant speaking time and receives enough individual attention to progress quickly. Our students really appreciate this highly personalized study environment.

Our team is made up of professional French teachers with varied backgrounds. We have in common a strong interest in the French language and the desire to share this passion with our students.

Thierry

Thierry Guénin

Thierry is Atelier24's general manager. Thierry has a varied and unusual professional background. He went from a Senior Executive position in a large French company to being a French teacher in one of the most important universities in South America. In 2008 he moved to Norway and founded Atelier24.

Thierry has a degree in language didactics from the University of Grenoble and also teaches Alexander technique. He has a number of interests: culture, history, politics and social development.

The diversity of his career is a strength when it comes to designing educational programs that are tailored to different needs.

Hélène Jollivet

Hélène Jollivet

Hélène has worked in education for over twenty years at both secondary and university level. This long experience has brought her to work with very different audiences, adolescents and adults.

Hélène was born and raised in Paris, but she also has Corsican roots. Her passion for travel has taken her around the world, from Australia to the U.S as well as Southeast Asia. In 2019, she chose to settle down in Norway.

In her classes, Hélène always tries to create a positive and stimulating atmosphere: “Learning must above all be pleasurable!"

Emmanuel Leclaire

Emmanuel Leclaire

Emmanuel is originally from Troyes in the heart of Champagne and has lived in Norway for over twelve years - with the exception, however, of a nine-month stay in Japan. Before settling in Oslo, Emmanuel worked in Dublin and Barcelona.

For Emmanuel, teaching French is both a personal and professional development project. He built his own pedagogy through his experiences with students from very varied backgrounds and ages. Teaching his students to use the language in situ is at the heart of his approach.

His students often describe Emmanuel as "a patient and supportive professional."