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Intermediate Classes - Winter 2016

ESL > Ref: ESL

Required: n/a. Prepare for CECR A2/B1 level.

Notre classe d’Anglais Seconde Langue s’adresse à tous les francophones souhaitant améliorant leur niveau d’anglais pour communiquer dans toutes les situations de la vie quotidienne. Cette classe est enseignée en anglais par professeur américain ayant aussi une solide connaissance du français. Ces cours, destinés à des adultes ayant déjà certaines bases d’anglais, comprennent des activités de compréhension, d’expression, et de prononciation, ainsi qu’un renforcement de la grammaire, dans une ambiance à la fois conviviale et studieuse. (Si vous êtes grand débutant ou beaucoup plus avancé, contactez-nous.)


Intermediate Classes > ESL
CODE:ESL

Monday

6:15-8:30p

Jan 11th to Mar 14th

Hours: 22.5

Fee: $298

Register

Alliance Française Class Enrollment Policies

  1. Registrations are accepted in the order received until the class is full (average class size is 5-8; maximum class size is 10-12).
  2. Membership: Currrent Alliance Française membership is required for all students. The membership fee is valid for 12 full months and carries these benefits: eligibility to register for classes; discounts at retailers and restaurants; access to the School’s lending library of books and audio/video materials; and invitations and discounts to social and cultural events. Membership fees are not refundable.
  3. Special Discounts:
    • Receive a 10% Earlybird discount when paying in full for full-term classes (10 weeks) by the designated ‘earlybird’ deadline, for group classes,
    • 15% discount for Seniors (65 and older) who register, and pay in full, for group classes (the discount is not valid for private lessons). Note: only one special discount applies. The discounts apply to the course fee; discounts do not apply to books or membership fees.
  4. FlexPay Plan: Pay $125 to register (plus applicable books and membership) and then pay the balance at mid-term. Note: Earlybird or Senior discounts don’t apply to FlexPay plans; applicable only to 10-week classes.
  5. Enrollment Quotas and Staffing: A minimum of four enrollments is required to open a class. If this quota is not met, the Alliance Française will use its discretion to open or cancel the class or offer alternatives.
  6. Trial Class: Students may attend one class on a try-out basis, at no charge, for evaluation purposes, as long as the class is not at maximum enrollment.

Alliance Française Refund Policy

The Alliance is a nonprofit organization that hires top-caliber teachers and which finalizes class schedules based on enrollments at the start of a session. Our refund policy is restricted as described below.

  1. Notification: Class withdrawals must be made in writing, submitted to the Alliance office, and should specify the submitter’s request for
    • a refund (terms below),
    • a course credit, or
    • agreement to offer up potential refunds as a donation to the 501(c)3 organization (i.e., tax deductible).
  2. Refunds: For 10-week classes, any cancellations prior to the first class being held are refunded in full, minus a 3% credit card fee (if the student paid by credit card). Alternatively, the student can opt to apply a credit of 100% of the payment toward a future class (the credit must be used within one year from the date of the refund. There are no exceptions.) If a student cancels in the first or second week of classes and before the second class has been held, the student may choose a 90% credit toward a future class or a 70% cash refund. If a student cancels after the second class but before the third is held, the student may choose an 80% credit toward a future class or a 50% cash refund. Cash refunds are not made for cancellations after the first three class sessions regardless of how many classes were attended by the student. For withdrawals prior to mid-term, class credits can be issued for use at a future session (classes held before withdrawal notice will be deducted from the class credit).
  3. Changes in Format: For students electing to change from Group Classes to Private Tutoring, the remaining credit from the group class is converted to Private Tutoring hours at the prevailing private tutoring hourly rate. For students wishing to switch from Private Tutoring to a Group class, the remaining credit from the Private Tutoring payment is applied directly to the group class fee.
  4. Staffing Adjustments: Very rarely, we may find it necessary to substitute an equally-qualified teacher for one that was scheduled to teach a class. Refunds are not allowed due to such adjustments. However, if a suitable substitute cannot be put in place, students will be refunded the value of any remaining classes or an option for credit toward a future class.
  5. Returned check fee: A fee of $40 will be charged for checks returned for insufficient funds.

Miscellaneous

  1. Missed classes are not refunded or pro-rated. Students are encouraged, however, to utilize makeup options which are complimentary. Note that makeups must take place prior to the following regularly scheduled group class.
    • For Saisons 101-105 classes, students may attend the same class, held at a different day and time, as a makeup. All classes follow the same syllabus, so auditing another class will help you keep up. If attending another class is not possible, one private 30-minute makeup session per term can be scheduled with the office. If the student missed the scheduled make up class, it can not be rescheduled.
    • For Edito classes, students may audit (attend) another class at the same CECR level (for example, another Edito class or another themed class of a similar CECR/CIEP level). Even though the material may be different than the original class, you will benefit from the class time.
    The “Small Print”: 1) Please notify the office of your plan to sit in on a different class as a makeup so that the staff may alert the teacher. 2) There is no limit to the number of classes you can make up by attending group classes on an alternative day/time. 3) There is, however, a limit of one private (one-on-one) makeup session per term. Any one-on-one makeups scheduled after the single allotted session will be billed at $38 per 45-minute session. Students who cancel their scheduled complimentary one-on-one makeup will forfeit the makeup lesson (makeups cannot be re-scheduled).
  2. Private Lessons or Custom Small-Group Instruction: Students in private lessons must notify their teacher & the administration by phone or email by 5 PM the day before regarding any change in scheduled sessions. After that time, there will be a penalty deduction of half the regular lesson time (e.g. 30 minutes for 1 hour lesson).

The Alliance Française de Portland reserves the right to modify policies at any time and will make every effort to determine suitable solutions for situations not covered here. In all cases, the decision of the Alliance Française is final and binding.

Method: American Headway 2

Ce manuel est destiné aux étudiants cherchant à améliorer leur compréhension l’anglais ainsi que leurs compétences linguistiques et communicatives. Ce livre traverse une grande variété de thèmes, présentés à travers une grande sélection de documents qui intègrent ces compétences. La grammaire, présentée clairement, est étudiée en profondeur, dans les sections “grammaire” et “références” qui contiennent des explications, des exercices auto-corrigés, et de nombreuses activités de pratique. Ce manuel contient aussi un lexique de vocabulaire, ainsi que des exercices de prononciation intégrés aux différents chapitres. Enfin, la section “l’anglais au quotidien” introduit des situations de la vie réelle pour une meilleure pratique.

Instructor: Adam McBride-Smith

Adam a enseigné de nombreuses classes d’anglais seconde langue à Paris, Marne-la-Vallée, et New York à des étudiants adultes de tous niveaux. Adam a crée des cours spécialisées dans la préparation du TOEFL, ainsi que des cours d’anglais général, scientifique, et professionnel. Il parle couramment français, ce qui lui donne une perspective pédagogique supplémentaire quand il enseigne aux francophones.

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