Beginning Latitudes 105 > Ref: 105 B
Required: 104 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.
Communication: Describing your day; comparing; speaking of the past & future; quantity; expressing agreement/disagreement; understanding and describing the weather; describing a person; expressing your wishes; writing a letter and a story.
Grammar: Interrogation with inversion; reflexive pronouns; passé composé, imparfait, futur simple, present subjunctive; the seasons; parts of body; negations with "ne...plus", "ne...que" and "ne...jamais"; verbs: sortir, partir, quitter; sequence words: d'abord, puis, enfin.
Phonetics: Open and closed sounds.
Cultural context: Books, fashion, society; francophony, music.
|Sep 11th to Nov 13th|
Alliance Française Class Enrollment Policies
- Registrations are accepted in the order received until the class is full (average class size is 5-8; maximum class size is 10-12).
- Membership: 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.
- 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 at a time, please. The discounts apply to the course fee; discounts do not apply to books or membership fees.
- 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.
- 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 the class anyway, cancel the class or offer alternatives.
- 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 establishes class schedules based on enrollments at the start of a session. Therefore our refund policy is restricted as described below.
- 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 501c3 organization (i.e., tax deductible).
- Missed Classes: Missed classes are not refunded. However, students who miss a class are welcome to audit another class at a similar level, which can be very beneficial.
- Private Lessons or Custom Small-Group Instruction: Students in private lessons must notify their teacher at least 24 hours in advance, by phone, of any change in scheduled sessions.
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.
Latitudes is a new series published by Didier that has recently been adopted by the largest Alliance networks in the world. Teachers and students work with student text, workbook and 2 audio CDs that cover French conversation, verb conjugation, listening comprehension and writing; complementary online exercises are available for each module. Beginner Core Levels 101-105 use the Methode Latitudes 1 Courseware, which will be used for all five semesters before transitioning to Level 2 - Intermediate (levels 201-205). The Level 2 Courseware will also be used for five semesters before transitioning to Level 3 - Advanced (levels 301-304). With respect to DELF/DALF and the levels recognized by the Cadre Européen Commun de Référence, Latitudes 1 corresponds to A1/A2 (utilisateur élémentaire); Latitudes 2 reaches into B1 (utilisateur indépendant); Latitudes 3 is B1.
Instructor: Oana Talpalaru
Oana studied at the University in Montpellier, France, for several years and has a diploma in Modern Languages (English and French). She recently completed her Masters at Portland State and in the spring of 2006 completed training by the French Centre International d'Etudes Pédagogiques as a certified examiner for DELF/DALF.