Important Announcement

All group and private classes are taught online until further notice. The Alliance office is also virtual, and Kamm House is open only by appointment. Please contact us at  

  • How to Take an Online Class

    How to Take an Online Class

    A short guide and tips for using Google Classroom and Zoom for your online class. And Zoom for events!

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  • Spring Term Core Classes

    Spring Term Core Classes

    Browse the PDF of core spring classes by clicking "Read more" or go to the main menu, "French Classes" to sign up.

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  • Kick-start French - Spring Break Intensive Classes

    Kick-start French - Spring Break Intensive Classes

    4-day intensive brush-up class (2.5 hours per day with two short beaks) offered for A1+, A2 and B1 level students. March 22-26.

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  • Slalom: Streaming from Kino Lorber April 9 - May 15

    Slalom: Streaming from Kino Lorber April 9 - May 15

    A compelling drama of the trials of a teenage ski prodigy

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Bienvenue to the Alliance Française de Portland, the French language center and cultural community for everyone.
Where Portland gathers to speak – and learn – French.

Coming Up

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Mar 29 - Jun 05
Spring Term core classes are now open for registration. Choose from two five-week long modules, Spring 1: March 29 to May 1, or Spring 2: May 3 to June 5....
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This spring, choose from two five-week long modules, Spring 1: March 29- May 1, or Spring 2: May 3 - June 5. Sign up for both parts, or choose just...
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Art Studio or Voyage Around the World - Who’s ready for fun? After the online school day has ended and with few after-school programs available this winter, your child may want or...
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French on the Go, the 4 week drop-in workshop series, continues this spring with new offerings to liven up your French language skills. Each week explores a different topic or...
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This riveting, 2020 Cannes-selected #MeToo drama from debut filmmaker Charlène Favier follows the relationship between a teenage ski prodigy and her predatory instructor, played by frequent Dardenne Brothers collaborator Jérémie...
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Apr 17
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Janet Hulstrand will join us on Zoom to tell the story in English of how a lifelong love of the French language inspired the journey that led from her home...
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The Alliance’s free weekly conversation group on Zoom, run by board members and other volunteers, is available for drop-in conversation on Wednesday nights at 5:15pm. It attracts 20-30 registrants who...
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Join the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA for a fascinating insight into this important and popular Parisian site. The conversation will be moderated by Charles Coulon, VP of Alliance Française...
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Experience Versailles and its gardens in the company of art historian Céline Glon. Discover the rich and complex personality of Louis XIV that made him such a compelling figure in the...
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May 13
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
The popular Paris Métro theme returns to the national Alliance Française stage this spring, with a focus on the Métro’s influence on the arts – 100% in French.From Zazie dans...
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Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel was perhaps the most influential fashion designer of the twentieth century. Her name alone evokes fashion, perfume, emancipation, and allure. Born in the Loire Valley at Saumur, Chanel...
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Join us for the third lecture by art historian Céline Glon who offers a vivid and intriguing look at a life of Napoleon I, the strategist General, Consul, and Emperor...

More about the Alliance Française de Portland

All year round, our dedicated teachers, visiting authors, and enthusiasts of French culture share their passion for the French language and its culture with curious minds like yours. Our expertise in teaching is complemented by a rich array of programs for the public (most in English), our wonderful library and mediatheque, other resources, and a community of welcoming like-minded individuals.


Parking Information

Street parking on SW 20th St. facing the Kamm House is limited. Free parking is available in Lot B at SW 18th and SW Columbia. Please obtain a parking pass from the office.

After 6 pm weekdays, students may park in the Willamette Dental lot at SW 20th and SW Jefferson as available.

Office Hours

The Alliance office is virtual
during the COVID pandemic.
Contact us at
Call 503.223.8388 from 12-3pm,
Monday through Friday, or leave
a message anytime.

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