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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

Paris Off the Beaten Path In English

Minis
In English. Go past the “Emily in Paris” super-stereotype and let Paris native Elisabeth (who actually lives in the city !) take you, virtually, in neighborhoods, museums, sites where the “real” Parisians live, play or work. In each class, you discover a specific Parisian spot (short history, main characteristics, etc.) where few (if any) tourists go with comments, photos and videos.
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

Core Classes
Our 102 Core Class is for beginners having completed 101 class and wishing to master A1 level.
Pace: Regular

103-104 Accelerated

Core Classes
This beginning Core Class combines Beginner 103 and Beginner 104 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

103

Core Classes
Our 103 Core Class is for beginners having completed 102 class and wishing to master A1 level.
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

106

Core Classes
Chapters 11-12. Communication: Expressing choices, dissatisfaction, (dis)-agreement, one’s interests; encouraging & reassuring. Grammar: Comparisons; COD & COI pronouns ; “y”; review of tenses.
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 Vocabulary - Débutant

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Improve your communication skills by enriching your vocabulary with essentials. Prerequisites: 104
Pace: Regular

Paris Off the Beaten Path In English

Minis
In English. Go past the “Emily in Paris” super-stereotype and let Paris native Elisabeth (who actually lives in the city !) take you, virtually, in neighborhoods, museums, sites where the “real” Parisians live, play or work. In each class, you discover a specific Parisian spot (short history, main characteristics, etc.) where few (if any) tourists go with comments, photos and videos.
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

Essential Vocabulary - Débutant

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Improve your communication skills by enriching your vocabulary with essentials. Prerequisites: 104
Pace: Regular
A2 - Lower Intermediate

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

202

Core Classes
202 class is the second step for students wishing to master the A2 level.
Pace: Regular

203-204

Core Classes
The class combines lower intermediate 203 and 204 into one term, by selectively exposing students to the necessary content to continue with confidence into lower intermediate 205.
Pace: Accelerated

205

Core Classes
This Core Class covers chapter 9-10 of Edito A2. Communication focuses on responding to a classified ad; expressing a wish, desire, indifference; negociating travel and tourist situations. Grammar studied includes the present conditional; gerunds; passé composé vs imparfait; demonstrative pronouns celui, celle.
Pace: Regular

Cinéclub: Drôle

Minis
Join us to explore the acclaimed Netflix comedy series Drôle (Standing Up).
Pace: Regular

Essential Vocabulary - Débutant

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Improve your communication skills by enriching your vocabulary with essentials. Prerequisites: 104
Pace: Regular

Paris Off the Beaten Path

Minis
Go past the “Emily in Paris” super-stereotype and let Paris native Elisabeth (who actually lives in the city !) take you, virtually, in neighborhoods, museums, sites where the “real” Parisians live, play or work. In each class, you discover a specific Parisian spot (short history, main characteristics, etc.) where few (if any) tourists go with comments, photos and videos.
Pace: Regular
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

Cinéclub: Drôle

Minis
Join us to explore the acclaimed Netflix comedy series Drôle (Standing Up).
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

302

Core Classes
302 class is the second step for students wishing to master the B1 level.
Pace: Regular

A Journey in French Contemporary Cinema

Minis
Discover and discuss 21st century French movies during this four weeks interactive class.
Pace: Regular

Cinéclub: Drôle

Minis
Join us to explore the acclaimed Netflix comedy series Drôle (Standing Up).
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 1-9, Friday 25-31
Pace: Regular

French Ripped From The Headlines

Minis
Want to speak with a rich vocabulary and use idioms and common expressions spontaneously? Stop just encountering new vocabulary and start retaining and using it in this class based on RFI’s “Le journal en Français Facile”!
Pace: Regular

Paris par arrondissements

Minis
Travel to the famed City of Lights from the comfort of your own home! Discover the charming neighborhoods of this beautiful city.
Pace: Regular
B1/B2

A Journey in French Contemporary Cinema

Minis
Discover and discuss 21st century French movies during this four weeks interactive class.
Pace: Regular

Cinéclub: Drôle

Minis
Join us to explore the acclaimed Netflix comedy series Drôle (Standing Up).
Pace: Regular

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

French Ripped From The Headlines

Minis
Want to speak with a rich vocabulary and use idioms and common expressions spontaneously? Stop just encountering new vocabulary and start retaining and using it in this class based on RFI’s “Le journal en Français Facile”!
Pace: Regular

Littérature - lecture guidée

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Meet your fellow literature buffs, read Brigitte Giraud’s “Vivre vite” 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! Discover the charming neighborhoods of this beautiful city.
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 Class is for students progressing from B1 level and wishing to master the B2 level.
Pace: Regular

A Journey in French Contemporary Cinema

Minis
Discover and discuss 21st century French movies during this four weeks interactive class.
Pace: Regular

Cinéclub: Drôle

Minis
Join us to explore the acclaimed Netflix comedy series Drôle (Standing Up).
Pace: Regular

French Ripped From The Headlines

Minis
Want to speak with a rich vocabulary and use idioms and common expressions spontaneously? Stop just encountering new vocabulary and start retaining and using it in this class based on RFI’s “Le journal en Français Facile”!
Pace: Regular

Paris par arrondissements

Minis
Travel to the famed City of Lights from the comfort of your own home! Discover the charming neighborhoods of this beautiful city.
Pace: Regular
B2/C1

A Journey in French Contemporary Cinema

Minis
Discover and discuss 21st century French movies during this four weeks interactive class.
Pace: Regular

Cinéclub: Drôle

Minis
Join us to explore the acclaimed Netflix comedy series Drôle (Standing Up).
Pace: Regular

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 37-42, Wednesday evening chapters 9-16.
Pace: Regular

French Ripped From The Headlines

Minis
Want to speak with a rich vocabulary and use idioms and common expressions spontaneously? Stop just encountering new vocabulary and start retaining and using it in this class based on RFI’s “Le journal en Français Facile”!
Pace: Regular

Paris par arrondissements

Minis
Travel to the famed City of Lights from the comfort of your own home! Discover the charming neighborhoods of this beautiful city.
Pace: Regular
C1 - Advanced

503

Core Classes
501 class is the third 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

A Journey in French Contemporary Cinema

Minis
Discover and discuss 21st century French movies during this four weeks interactive class.
Pace: Regular

Cinéclub: Drôle

Minis
Join us to explore the acclaimed Netflix comedy series Drôle (Standing Up).
Pace: Regular

French Ripped From The Headlines

Minis
Want to speak with a rich vocabulary and use idioms and common expressions spontaneously? Stop just encountering new vocabulary and start retaining and using it in this class based on RFI’s “Le journal en Français Facile”!
Pace: Regular

Paris par arrondissements

Minis
Travel to the famed City of Lights from the comfort of your own home! Discover the charming neighborhoods of this beautiful city.
Pace: Regular

Order This Course

$150.00 USD

Code: 22H Mini - Drole
Join us to explore the acclaimed Netflix comedy series Drôle (Standing Up). From the creator of Call My Agent!, Drôle follows the paths of four young comics striving to make it in the world of stand-up in Paris. In each class, we will review the plot, discuss the sociocultural themes at play, and learn colloquial expressions. We will also discover the particularities of French humor and compare it to what we consider funny in the United States. Come for laughter as well as deep intellectual conversations!

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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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during the COVID pandemic.
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Leave a voicemail at  503.223.8388. 

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