Mes Amis Staff

The atmosphere that Mes Amis French School is well rounded and supported in many ways, here are some examples:

One, learning French vocabulary words with correct pronunciations related to our daily lives through hands-on activities and visual learning. Students receive one-on-one attention due to small classes.

The other, is learning the French culture of other French speaking countries besides France in which diversity, awareness, understanding and acceptance of other French cultures are taught. For instance, which foods and music are important to their daily lives?

"Other countries speak and teach a second language at a very young age, shouldn't we in the U.S.?" Start by taking French. You will love and enjoy the experience.

Rose Mingo-Holtz, Director

Rose Mingo-Holtz, owner and teacher, came from the islands of Haiti where French and Creole are the official languages. She speaks four different languages: French, Creole, English and Spanish. She has been teaching for many years in different school districts in the metro area and local preschools. "C'est fantastique!" teaching French. "I believe that French can be learned as a second language in a fun and wonderful atmosphere".

In addition to Mes Amis French School, I’m currently teaching for different schools districts and Montessori schools within the Richfield, Sunrise International and Montessori metro areas. I also enjoy running a summer camp at St. Croix Academy, located in Stillwater, where all ages are welcome. “C’est fantastique” teaching French!

Knowing another language opens up our minds and strengthens our communication skills. It's never to early or too late to learn French. Join Mes Amis French School! Where en français is fun to learn.

Petra Leonard, Instructor

My name is Petra Leonard. I have lived in Minneapolis since 2013 but I come from the Czech Republic. I started studying French in high school and enthusiastically decided to carry on with it as my major in college. As an undergraduate student, I studied in the Czech Republic, France, and the United States. Before working at Mes Amis French School, I worked at L’Etoile du Nord French Immersion School and Pierre Bottineau French Immersion School.In my free time I like to be outside and spend time with my family and friends.

I cannot wait to meet your children and help them learn and have fun with French language!

Eyala Manga, Instructor

Mlle Eyala was born and raised in the French part of Cameroon. All of her education was taught in French, until she moved to the U.S.A. She graduated from Luther College, Iowa in 2016 with a double major in French and International studies. Eyala joined Mes Amis French School in September 2016. She enjoys teaching French, laughing and sharing her Francophone culture with her students.


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