Learning French at AF of Portland

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  • French Classes Portland Fall 2015

    Description: The Alliance's 10-week fall term runs September 14 through November 21, 2015. The program includes classes for adults and a separate program for children. Private lessons are also available at all times. Call us at 503.223.8388 to discuss options suitable for you or use our online assessment tools to help choose the right class. Note that we refer to the international standard CECR to describe levels: A1-A2 Basic/Beginner, B1-B2 Intermediate/Independent, C1-C2 Proficient/Advanced.

    True Beginner Classes

    This is a class for true beginners or for persons resuming their studies after a long period (and who did not have a significant foundation). The course covers greetings; introductions; nationalities; numbers; expressing preferences; possession; "tu" vs. "vous" forms of address; the near future; -ER conjugations; basic irregular verbs.

    Low Beginner Classes

    Immediately following the True Beginner Classes, this series of Latitudes 102 to 105 classes (CECR A1-A2) develops the student's comprehension and speaking skills to include making requests and appointments; comparisons; detailed descriptions; expressing quantities; directions; the simple future; past perfect and imperfect tenses; introduction to the subjunctive.

    Intermediate Classes

    Classes in this range of Latitudes 201 to 205 (CECR A2-B1) progressively solidify the student's abilities as an independent speaker expressing a wide range of emotions, opinions, intentions and preferences; discussing events in all tenses; developing use of the subjunctive, and more.

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    High Intermediate & Advanced Classes

    This level includes the popular Edito-based classes for mastery of B1 and B2 material, as well as themed literature, current events, and a variety of text-based discussion classes.

    Classes for Children

    The children's programming offers classes for Anglophone children ages 5 through 14. There are also classes for children, ages 11-14, who have formerly attended French immersion schools and who wish to keep up their French.

    Not sure about what class is the best for you?

    Visit our Assessing Your Level page and feel free to call us from 9AM to 6PM for free advice and to determine your level.

    French Resources in Portland

    French Events Portland

    Alliance – PSU Ciné Club Meeting August 31

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    The second Ciné Club Discussion will be held at the Alliance on August 31 in easy French with some English. More…

    Monday, August 31, 2015 6:15 PM

    Alliance Open House on September 3  

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    The public is invited to attend the quarterly Open House (Portes Ouvertes) on Sept. 3 at 6:30pm at the Kamm House (1425 SW 20th Ave). More…

    Thursday, September 3, 2015 6:15 PM

    Discover Tahiti & Its Pearls!

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    The international airline of French Polynesia, Air Tahiti Nui, will partner with Alchemy Jeweler and the Tahitian company, Black Market Pearls, for a three-day event in the Pearl in early September. More…

    Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Portland Art Museum Tour in French

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    On Thursday, September 10, 6:15-7:30pm, the Alliance is partnering with the Portland Art Museum to organize a tour of their amazing and rare exhibit “Gods and Heroes”.
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    Thursday, September 10, 2015 6:15 PM


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