French Classes Portland Summer 2013
The Alliance's 10-week summer term runs June 24 through August 31, 2013, and includes classes at all levels in programs for adults and children. The summer season also offers intensive and immersion mini-terms for adults and summer camps 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.
Targeting a specific class but not sure if it's a good fit?
Visit our Assessing Your Level Information page or find your level with our online assessment test (opens in a new window). After our local placement specialist receives your written test electronically, she will connect with you by phone to complete the oral assessment and will make recommendations for appropriate classes.
French for Adults
Classes at this level are primarily for students who are taking French for the very first time or who perhaps took a short class many years ago. Content covers greetings, introductions, nationalities and numbers, expressing preferences, tu vs. vous forms of address, and more.
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, conjugating verbs, expressing quantities, speaking of the immediate past and future, and more.
Classes in this range of Latitudes 201 to 205 (CECR A2-B1) progressively solidify the student's abilities as an independent speaker expressing opinions, intentions, preferences, events in all tenses, use of the subjunctive, and more.
This level includes classes Latitudes 301 to 304 (CECR B1-C1) for high intermediate students as well as themed literature classes and discussion classes using the Edito and Alter Ego textbooks to achieve and maintain operational efficiency and mastery of the language.
Private Lessons are available at all times and at a schedule and pace appropriate to the student. Format can be one on one, or small private-group classes. Call 503.223.8388 to discuss options or to schedule your sessions. Private lesson pricing for adults is $45/hr for one student, $25 per student for groups of 2 and more. “Conversation à la carte”, our informal conversation lessons, are also available at all times. These lessons are $15 for 30 minutes of conversation; nothing to prepare, just come ready to practice speaking! Call the office to schedule.
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 for Children
Classes for Children include Parent & Child Classes for Ages 2-4 for Anglophone or French families; Smart Steps to French for Ages 5-12 for Anglophone children; and Keep Up Your French for Ages 5-13 for children who wish to maintain their French.
For native-French speakers or for students wishing to study with a specific goal in mind, such as extra help with a high school French class or preparation for a DELF or DALF exam. Contact our office at 503.223.8388 to set up private tutoring or small-group classes. Private lesson pricing for children is $42/hr for one student, $25 per student for groups of 2 and more.