Learning French at AF of Portland

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  • French Classes Portland Autumn 2016

    The Alliance's 10-week summer term runs June 20 to August 29, 2016. The fall term will run September 12 through November 19. The program includes classes for adults and a separate program for children. Private lessons are also available. Take our online placement test to assess your level or call our office at 503.223.8388 to discuss your needs. 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 CPR106 and 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 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

    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. The parent-child classes (2-3 year olds, and 4-6 year olds) are designed to provide a playful, stimulating environment in which parents and children learn together. In the 7-10 and 11-14 classes, children will study French in an engaging, educational and age-appropriate environment through cultural and linguistic immersion. Following an interactive method designed especially for young learners, each session presents different themes and linguistic skills, allowing students to explore the French language and francophone culture. Classes are taught in 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

    Learn to Fence: 20% off for Alliance Members!

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    Northwest Fencing Center, the largest Olympic fencing center in Oregon, is having an open house game night on Saturday, October 8, from 7-10pm. More…

    Saturday, October 8, 2016 7:00 PM

    Exclusive Cognac Dinner October 2 at the MAC

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    Maison Hardy, established in France in 1863, is famous worldwide for premium cognacs and is currently the #2 cognac in this country. Bénédicte Hardy, Maison Hardy’s brand ambassador, is coming to Portland for a very special event. More…

    Sunday, October 2, 2016 6:00 PM

    Art House Theater Day: Clinton Street Style

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    Celebrate Art House Theater Day by visiting A Town Called Panic in two new specials from the directors of Ernest & Celestine at the Clinton Street Theater. More…

    Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:00 PM

    Beaujolais Nouveau 2016 in Portland

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    The 15th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau festival will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016, at 6pm at the Heathman Hotel in downtown Portland. More…

    Friday, November 18, 2016 6:00 PM


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