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.
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.
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.
In-Person 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.
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.
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.
Not a member yet? Find out about membership perks and sign up here.