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A1 - Children

Exploring the Francophone World - In English

Summer Camps

July 1-3, 9am-3pm | Ages: 7-12
Join us for a three-day summer camp adventure exploring the Francophone world! Designed for English-speaking children, this experience will immerse campers in the vibrant cultures and landscapes of French-speaking countries. Each day will be packed with fun activities and workshops that ignite curiosity and inspire exploration. Campers will learn about French language, customs, cuisine, and traditions through interactive games, crafts, and storytelling. Don't miss this chance to broaden horizons, make friends, and create lasting memories in the fascinating world of Francophone culture!


Pace: Regular

General French Advanced Beginner - 7 to 10 Years

Children
Discover French with the Cousteau family as they travel throughout France and the francophone world!
Using the Cap Sur method which follows the adventures of the Cousteau family and their pigeon, Gaston, your young French-learner will discover the language through a variety of interactive games and hands-on projects. This dynamic method offers a gentle introduction to French that emphasizes the fun in language learning! Together, we will learn the alphabet, vocabulary for numbers, days of the week, colors and family members in French. We will also learn how to ask questions in French, present ourselves and others, and describe some basic objects. Throughout the term, students will have opportunities to work on an art-based travel journal to document their adventures in French!
Pace: Regular

General French Beginner 1 - 7 to 10 Years

Children
Discover French with the Cousteau family as they travel throughout France and the francophone world!
Using the Cap Sur method which follows the adventures of the Cousteau family and their pigeon, Gaston, your young French-learner will discover the language through a variety of interactive games and hands-on projects. This dynamic method offers a gentle introduction to French that emphasizes the fun in language learning! Together, we will learn the alphabet, vocabulary for numbers, days of the week, colors and family members in French. We will also learn how to ask questions in French, present ourselves and others, and describe some basic objects. Throughout the term, students will have opportunities to work on an art-based travel journal to document their adventures in French!
Pace: Regular

Play and Learn 3 to 5 Years

Children
This class will let children discover French language through games, movement, songs, engaging all of the senses: sight, taste, smell, touch, hearing. This multi-sensory class uses total immersion method to build the language skills through fun activities. We use the method with original songs integrated to the curriculum. Each class exposes children to familiar situations, so they are able to easily reuse their newly acquired skills at home. There is no required textbook for this class.
Class structure:The class evolves around two main elements: the ritual based on repetition and predictability (songs, mascots) and the surprise that comes with new elements in each class (new phrase structures, vocabulary, games).
Class objectives:- Understand the meaning of activities without needing English explanations.- Build vocabulary for everyday situations.- Learn and use in the contexte useful expressions and phrase structures.- Participate in activities in French, use acquired skills in everyday situations.
A parent is required to attend. Due to precautions in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 the class space is very limited. Register now to guarantee your spot.
5% discount is available for second sibling (code SIBLING2) and 10% for third sibling (code SIBLING3).
Pace: Regular

Play and Learn 6 to 9 Years

Children
This class will let children discover French language through games, movement, songs, engaging all of the senses: sight, taste, smell, touch, hearing. This multi-sensory class uses total immersion method to build the language skills through fun activities. We use the method with original songs integrated to the curriculum. Each class exposes children to familiar situations, so they are able to easily reuse their newly acquired skills at home. There is no required textbook for this class.
Class structure:The class evolves around two main elements: the ritual based on repetition and predictability (songs, mascots) and the surprise that comes with new elements in each class (new phrase structures, vocabulary, games).
Class objectives:- Understand the meaning of activities without needing English explanations.- Build vocabulary for everyday situations.- Learn and use in the contexte useful expressions and phrase structures.- Participate in activities in French, use acquired skills in everyday situations.
Due to precautions in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 the class space is very limited. Register now to guarantee your spot.
5% discount is available for second sibling (code SIBLING2) and 10% for third sibling (code SIBLING3).
Pace: Regular
B1+ Children

French Theater Adventures - in French

Summer Camps

June 24-28, 9am-3pm | Ages: 7-12

Embark on a captivating journey into the world of French theater at our summer camp, "French Theater Adventures." Immerse yourself in French performance arts through language learning, creative expression, and exploration of theatrical traditions. Campers will enjoy dynamic French language classes focused on theater vocabulary and dialogue practice, as well as interactive acting workshops and games. The camp will also feature arts & crafts, active games, and movement activities. The week will end with a mini-performance for friends and family.

Join us for an unforgettable theatrical adventure where language, culture, and creativity intersect! This camp is ideal for children in French immersion schools, French-speaking households, or those with recent intensive French practice. It caters to intermediate to advanced proficiency levels. If you're unsure about your child's level, please contact us at info@afportland.org for assistance.


Pace: Regular

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Code: 24P Kids 3-5 In-person
This class will let children discover French language through games, movement, songs, engaging all of the senses: sight, taste, smell, touch, hearing. This multi-sensory class uses total immersion method to build the language skills through fun activities. We use the method with original songs integrated to the curriculum. Each class exposes children to familiar situations, so they are able to easily reuse their newly acquired skills at home. There is no required textbook for this class.

Class structure:
The class evolves around two main elements: the ritual based on repetition and predictability (songs, mascots) and the surprise that comes with new elements in each class (new phrase structures, vocabulary, games).

Class objectives:
- Understand the meaning of activities without needing English explanations.
- Build vocabulary for everyday situations.
- Learn and use in the contexte useful expressions and phrase structures.
- Participate in activities in French, use acquired skills in everyday situations.

A parent is required to attend. Due to precautions in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 the class space is very limited. Register now to guarantee your spot.

5% discount is available for second sibling (code SIBLING2) and 10% for third sibling (code SIBLING3).

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PARKING

Street parking on SW 20th St. facing the Kamm House is limited. Free parking is available in Lot A 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 open 10am-3pm Monday through Friday.
Call us at 503.223.8388 during business hours or leave a message.
Email us at  info@afportland.org.

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