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French: High Intermediate and Advanced classes - Spring 2017

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.

CPR206 - Conversation, Pronunciation, Review

High Intermediate and Advanced classes > CPR206 - Conversation, Pronunciation, Review
Required: 205 or equiv. - Hours: 22.5 - Fee: $310
CODEDay & TimeDates
206 AEveningWednesday 6:15-8:30pApr 5th - Jun 7th Register

Perfecting through Edito

High Intermediate and Advanced classes > Perfecting through Edito
Required: 206 or equiv - Hours: 22.5 - Fee: $310
CODEDay & TimeDates
ED B:2EveningMonday 6:15-8:30pApr 3rd - Jun 12th Register
ED C:1DaytimeThursday 10-12:15Apr 6th - Jun 8th Register
ED E:8EveningWednesday 6:15-8:30pApr 5th - Jun 7th Register

Advanced Edito (New 2015 Edition)

High Intermediate and Advanced classes > Advanced Edito (New 2015 Edition)
Required: Edito B1 or equiv - Hours: 22.5 - Fee: $310
CODEDay & TimeDates
EDA A:5-6AfternoonTuesday 1-3:15pApr 4th - Jun 6th Register
EDA B:1-2EveningThursday 6:15-8:30pApr 6th - Jun 8th Register


High Intermediate and Advanced classes > Literature
Required: Edito B2 or equiv - Hours: 22.5 - Fee: $310
CODEDay & TimeDates
LIT AEveningThursday 6:15-8:30pApr 6th - Jun 8th Register

Culture & Conversation

High Intermediate and Advanced classes > Culture & Conversation
Required: Edito B1 or equiv - Hours: 22.5 - Fee: $310
CODEDay & TimeDates
CnC ADaytimeWednesday 10-12:15Apr 5th - Jun 7th Register
CnC BWeekendSaturday 10-12:15Apr 8th - Jun 10th Register


High Intermediate and Advanced classes > Metronome
Required: B2 - Hours: 22.5 - Fee: $310
CODEDay & TimeDates

Travel in France

High Intermediate and Advanced classes > Travel in France
Required: A2 - Hours: 22.5 - Fee: $310
CODEDay & TimeDates
TVEL AAfternoonWednesday 2-4:15pApr 5th - Jun 7th 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: 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 at a time, please. 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 the class anyway, 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 establishes class schedules based on enrollments at the start of a session. Therefore 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 501c3 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). Optionally, the student can opt to apply a credit of 100% of the payment toward a future class (the credit must be used within six months.) If a student cancels in the first or second week of classes and before the second class is actually held, their options are to 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, their options are to choose and 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. Optionally, 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. If however 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.


  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 Latitudes 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, an individual one-on-one tutoring session can be scheduled with the office.
    • 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. Alternatively, a 30-minute one-on-one tutoring makeup, focused prior on grammar lessons covered in the missed class, may be scheduled with the office.
    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 two one-on-one makeup tutoring sessions per term. Any one-on-one makeups scheduled after the two allotted will be $38 per 45-minute session. Students who cancel a scheduled complimentary one-on-one makeup, will forfeit the makeup lesson (makeups cannot be re-scheduled). One-on-one makeups for two consecutively missed classes will be a single, one-hour session which counts as the two allotted makeup sessions per term. Some exceptions to this policy apply.
  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.

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