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A.0 - Pre-Beginner

Introduction to French

Core Classes
This course is designed to help prepare you for French immersion through a gentle introduction to the method supplemented with English. You’ll have the opportunity to learn useful classroom expressions in French in addition to some of the basics of the language that will allow you to continue with confidence into Beginning French 101.
Pace: Regular
A1 - Beginner

101-102 Accelerated

Core Classes
This beginning Core Class combines Beginner 101 and Beginner 102 into one term and is for highly motivated students and/or those who have taken French in the past or had some exposure and need to revisit the basics.
Pace: Accelerated

101

Core Classes
Our 101 Core Class is for true beginners wishing to master the A1 level. If you studied French before, please look into 101-102 Accelerated class.
Pace: Regular

102 Beginning

Core Classes
This contintuing Core Course covers chapters 3-4 of Edito A1. Students learn to communicate likes and dislikes and meet basic situations such as ordering in a restaurant or discussing the weather. New verbs are introduced as well as new tenses.


Pace: Regular

104

Core Classes
Chapters 7-8. Communication: Explaining a problem; discussing lodging, living conditions; expressing hesitation, preference, surprise; writing an email, postcard. Grammar: COD pronouns; pronoun « y »; comparison; -IR verbs; passé composé with être.
Pace: Regular

105-106 Accelerated

Core Classes
This Continuing Core class for highly motivated language learners combines Beginning 105 and 106 into one term. Students are exposed to the necessary content to continue with confidence into Intermediate 201.
Pace: Accelerated

105

Core Classes
This continuing Core Course covers chapters 9-10 of Edito A1. Students learn to express wishes, desires, emotions, make a complaint. Grammar introduced includes reflexive verbs and relative pronouns, as well as conditions using si.
Pace: Regular

A1 to A2 Bridge

Core Classes
Cross the bridge from A1 to A2 in this transition class where students will gain confidence in their spoken communication skills through review of grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation learned in the Édito A1 sequence.
Pace: Regular

Essential Everyday French For True Beginners A1

Specialty & Cultural Classes
This class is for true beginnings and focuses on basic communication. No prerequisites needed. If you have already studied French, you may look into Essential Everyday French BEGINNERS A1/A2 class.
Pace: Regular
A1/A2

A1 to A2 Bridge

Core Classes
Cross the bridge from A1 to A2 in this transition class where students will gain confidence in their spoken communication skills through review of grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation learned in the Édito A1 sequence.
Pace: Regular

Essential Everyday French A1/A2

Specialty & Cultural Classes
This class is all about basic communication: conveying an idea, responding and reacting during a conversation, and understanding spoken French.
Pace: Regular
A2 - Lower Intermediate

201-202 Accelerated

Core Classes
This class is designed for highly motivated language learners. The class combines Lower Intermediate 201 and 202 into one term, by selectively exposing students to the necessary content to continue with confidence into Lower Intermediate 203.
Pace: Accelerated

201

Core Classes
201 class is the first step for students wishing to master the A2 level. Our A2 level Core Class is for students progressing from A1 level and wishing to master the A2 level.
Pace: Regular

204

Core Classes
This Core Course covers chapters 7-8 of Edito A2. 
Pace: Regular

205-206 Accelerated

Core Classes
This class is designed for highly motivated language learners. The class combines Lower Intermediate 205 and 206 into one term, by selectively exposing students to the necessary content to continue with confidence into Intermediate 301.
Pace: Accelerated
A2/B1

A2 to B1 Bridge

Core Classes
Cross the bridge from A2 to B1 in this transition class where students will gain confidence in their spoken communication skills through review of grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation learned in the Édito A2 sequence. Grammar reviewed will include past tenses, temporal prepositions, alternative negation, relative pronouns, object pronouns, futur simple, conditional, and more. Pronunciation reviewed will include nasal vowels, mute -e-, vocalic and consonantal enchainment, liaison, and intonation.
Pace: Regular

Grammar For Storytelling

Minis
Learn and review essential grammar concepts through authentic materials, including films, TV series, news reports, excerpts from literary works, songs, poems, and more. !
Pace: Regular
B1 - Intermediate

301

Core Classes
301 class is the first step for students wishing to master the B1 level. Our B1 level Core Class is for students progressing from A2 level and wishing to master the B1 level.
Pace: Regular

303

Core Classes
303 class is the third step for students wishing to master the B1 level. Our B1 level Core Classes are for students progressing from A2 level and wishing to master the B1 level.
Pace: Regular

DELF B1

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Consolidate skills acquired at B1 level, while evaluating your strengths and weaknesses before jumping to next level.
Pace: Regular

Essential Everyday French Intermediate

Specialty & Cultural Classes
This class aims to bring your conversational French to the next level. Learn how native speakers communicate on a day-to-day basis. Interaction and exchanges between students are facilitated by the instructor following weekly thematic topics that include essential vocabulary and grammar. This class is open to students who have successfully completed Edito 205. Thursday class studies chapters 37-42, Friday 18-24.
Pace: Regular

Paris par arrondissements

Minis
Travel to the famed City of Lights from the comfort of your own home!
Pace: Regular
B1/B2

Defining Moments in Art B1/B2

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Each week, examine several artworks to learn about the events, personalities and works that have had the greatest impact in their time. The morning and evening session cover the same material.
Pace: Regular

Littérature - lecture guidée

Minis
Meet your fellow literature buffs, read Tatiana de Rosnay’s “Celestine du bac” and discuss your reading under expert guidance from Marie-Pierre Wolfe.
Pace: Regular

Littérature Française B1/B2

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Discover French literary works and authors with a well-structured textbook. Throughout the year, you will discover literary works from the Middle Ages to contemporary French literature.
Pace: Regular

Paris par arrondissements

Minis
Travel to the famed City of Lights from the comfort of your own home!
Pace: Regular
B2 - Lower Advanced

401

Core Classes
401 class is the first step for students wishing to master the B2 level. Our B2 level Core Class is for students progressing from B1 level and wishing to master the B2 level.
Pace: Regular

402

Core Classes
402 class is the second step for students wishing to master the B2 level. Our B2 level Core Classes are for students progressing from B1 level and wishing to master the B2 level.
Pace: Regular

Paris par arrondissements

Minis
Travel to the famed City of Lights from the comfort of your own home!
Pace: Regular
B2/C1

Essential Everyday French B2/C1

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Add useful expressions, proverbs and even a little slang to your existing French skills! This class aims to teach you how to communicate like a native French person and is open to students who have successfully completed the Edito B1 level and moved into the B2 level. Wednesday morning class studies chapters 30-36, Wednesday evening chapters 1-8.
Pace: Regular

Grammaire et conversation

Minis
Improve your grammar through engaging conversations and fun activities.
Pace: Regular

Paris par arrondissements

Minis
Travel to the famed City of Lights from the comfort of your own home!
Pace: Regular
C1 - Advanced

502

Core Classes
502 class is the second step for students wishing to master the C1 level. Our C1 level Core Classes are for students progressing from the B2 level and wishing to master the C1 level.
Pace: Regular

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$225.00 USD

Code: 22A Mini Lit-AM
Meet your fellow literature buffs, read Tatiana de Rosnay’s “Celestine du bac” and discuss your reading under expert guidance from Marie-Pierre Wolfe. Marie-Pierre will send you the weekly questionnaire to promote in depth understanding of each book segment. More about the fall book choice:

Lui a dix-huit ans, fils de bonne famille, écrivain en herbe, solitaire et rêveur. Elle est sans âge, sans domicile, abîmée par la vie et l'alcool. Tout les sépare. Pourtant leurs chemins se croisent, rue du Bac, à Paris. Une extraordinaire amitié se noue.

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PARKING

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.

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Leave a voicemail at  503.223.8388. 

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