Our team

Jardin Culturel is a new language centre, but we are made up of a strong team of experienced teachers and business people, looking to change the face of language education in Toulouse. Many of our teachers are independent entrepreneurs who have years of experience in a variety of fields.

James Tyrrell (founder and director)

A British native from the south-west of England, who worked as a professional software developer for many years working in the financial sector, finally decided to change his life and try new things. Obtained his teaching credentials and has prepared hundreds of students for the TOEIC and taught English in a variety of enterprises in Toulouse including IBM, DGAC, ENAC, La Banque Postale and many more!

Sabine Henderson (founder)

An American native from SF California, heavily involved with the high-tech and medical insurance industry in the United States she moved to France 3 years ago to try and find a different direction for her career. With years of experience in giving interviews professional technical writing and more recently preparing students for complex English exams including IELTS, TOEIC. With a long history of Internet and administration history she helps keep Jardin Culturel on track.

Nadia Kaïd (Sales and administration)

My name is Nadia. I had lived in England for few years and I have now been living in Toulouse for 6 years. I had worked in the tourism and also retail industry for few years. I do like meeting new people, sharing different way of living, learning... Dancing and hiking are also essential in my life!

Lauren Lapage (Language coach)

Lover of cinema, literature and cats, Lauren came to Toulouse a year ago from Austin, Texas. She is fluent in french thanks to a year spent studying in Pau. Lauren has a variety of work experience including working as a florist for several years and she also worked on the set of Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof. Since graduating from Texas State University with a bachelor's degree in English and French, she came to Toulouse and completed her TEFL certification. Along with teaching English, she enjoys reading, writing, and meeting new people.

Pauline Petit-Brun (Language coach)

I was born in Toulouse and am currently studying FLE with the l'Alliance Française in Paris. I was the Director's assistance at the théâtre Jules-Julien for 5 years and the Opéra du Capitole for 1 year. I lived in Bristol (UK) and I love this city. I like Star Wars, table tennis and comics.

Kay Fenech (Language coach)

My name is Kay and I am Maltese/Canadian. I have a degree in Photojournalism from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, where I lived for three years. I also have a TEFL certificate and have been teaching English as a foreign language on and off for around eight years. I enjoy travelling and meeting new people from all over the world, which is one of the main reasons why I like teaching English!

Jeremy Piquemal (Sales and administration)

Coming from the south of France and graduate with a Bachelor in Business and Management from "Ecole de Gestion et de Commerce" (EGC) at Rodez CCI, he brings a french touch at the Jardin Culturel. With a lot of internships in diferents companies and experiences of salesman and demonstrator in a exhibition stand, he is in charge of the communication, cients and also the administrative part. He speaks French, English and Spanish. he enjoys music, cinema and meet new people from a little bit everywhere.