AF Conversation Groups in 2022

The Alliance is pleased to announce five free conversation groups for our members in 2022. Conversation groups are offered at three different levels and are led by our teachers and volunteers.

Conversation groups are either year-round or start the second week of each term and follow the term calendar, including the breaks in-between terms. For the school calendar, visit this page. To find out about more conversation groups in Portland, visit this page.

Beginners (Alliance students in Edito 100 and lower Edito 200 series or those acquiring the CECR A1 level) are invited each Wednesday at 12pm, on Zoom, to participate in sessions led by Alliance staff teacher.  Summer Break: on hold until Fall Term.

Register for Beginners Conversation  Register for Beginners Conversation 

Intermediate French speakers (students in upper Edito A2 and Edito B1 series or those acquiring the CECR A2 to B1 levels) are invited to join sessions led by teacher Julie Nelson, on Zoom, each Tuesday 1:30pm.  Summer Break: on hold until Fall Term.

Register for Intermediate Conversation  Register for Intermediate Conversation 

Advanced French speakers (those at B2 to C1 levels) are invited to participate in literary discussions led by board member, Jim Brown, on Mondays 5:15pm, on Zoom. Summer Term: continuing on Monday at 5:15.

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 Translation Lab: For those interested in literary and creative translation, this group, led by the Alliance volunteer, Leah Alpern, will be a space to learn theories and methods of translation and to practice in a guided and collaborative environment. Read more and register here. All attendees will be asked to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19.  Summer Break: on hold until Fall Term.Summer Break: on hold until Fall Term.

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Year-round group

Weekly Apéro-Conversation Group (Wednesdays at 5pm), active since 2020, continues in 2022!  Levels include high intermediate to advanced and native-level speakers. Most B1 to C1 students can feel comfortable in this mixed-level conversational setting, led by Linda Witt, President of the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA. This group is for current AF members only.

Register for Apéro-Conversation Reminder Emails Register for Apéro-Conversation Reminder Emails

Although the conversation groups are free, we ask that you register in order to receive Zoom link or reserve your spot for in-person meetings. Click on  buttons to register in the level of your proficiency.

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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.


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