Learning French at AF of Portland

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  • French Classes Portland Fall 2017

    The Alliance's 10-week fall term runs September 11 through November 18, 2017, and includes classes at all levels in programs 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. Please call 503.223.8388 to discuss options.

    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 Saison 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 CPR106 and Saison 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 and Advanced Classes

    This level includes CPR206 and 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

    During the school year, the children's programs offer classes for Anglophone children ages 2-14, and classes for children, ages 11-14, who have formerly attended French immersion schools and who wish to keep up their French. During summer term, camp sessions offer diverting and educational experiences for children from 6 to 17.

    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

    Dreaming of Europe? Enter 2017′s Final Raffle

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    Get on board for the last raffle of the year! The prize is two roundtrip Main Cabin tickets on Delta Air Lines, Seattle to Europe on a Delta-operated flight. More…

    Friday, November 17, 2017

    Cheryl Wakerhauser Presents Her New Cookbook

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    Cheryl Wakerhauser is an award-winning chef and owner of Pix Pâtisserie. More…

    Sunday, November 5, 2017 3:30 PM

    Beaujolais Nouveau 2017 in Portland

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    The 16th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau festival will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017, at 6pm at the Heathman Hotel in downtown Portland. Click here to go directly to ticket sales. More…

    Friday, November 17, 2017 6:00 PM

    “Coin Littéraire” Returns October 5 & 26

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    The monthly book club discussion series led by professor Annabelle Dolidon of PSU returns after summer break with a novel. More…

    Thursday, October 26, 2017 3:30 PM


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