Important Announcement

All group and private classes are taught online. The Alliance office is virtual, and Kamm House is open only by appointment. Please contact us at info@afportland.org.

Book pickup dates: 11am to 2pm Tuesday 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8. Last chance Saturday 9/12, 11am to 2pm.

  • French Classes

French Classes for Adults

Adult classes (18+) are taught in French by a native-fluent instructor in a stress-free, exam-free environment. General classes emphasize oral and written comprehension and production. Themed classes and workshops hone in on specific linguistic and cultural skills. Textbooks and course materials are available for purchase at the Alliance.

In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

French à la carte

Join fellow francophones for French à la carte — Zoom-based shorter classes for summer orchestrated by an Alliance Française teacher. Choose among core French language skills classes and cultural discussions. Levels range from A1 to C1. Drop in for a single session or take a series of four. All sessions run an hour and a half.

In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Review Classes

Our review classes are designed to help you transition to the next level after a long summer break: comprehensive review of the coursework, ideal for finishing out the summer term as well as preparing for the fall.

True Beginner French Classes

These are classes for true beginners or for persons resuming their studies after a long period (and who did not have a significant foundation). The course covers greetings; introductions; nationalities; numbers; expressing preferences; possession; "tu" vs. "vous" forms of address; the near future; -ER conjugations; basic irregular verbs.

In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Beginner French Classes [A1]

Immediately following the True Beginner Classes, the 102 to 106 series (CECR A1) develops the student's comprehension and speaking skills to include making requests and appointments; comparisons; detailed descriptions; expressing quantities; directions; the simple future; past perfect and imperfect tenses; introduction to the subjunctive.

In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Intermediate French Classes [A2]

Classes in the range of 201 to 206 (CECR A2) progressively solidify the student's abilities as an independent speaker expressing a wide range of emotions, opinions, intentions and preferences; discussing events in all tenses; developing use of the subjunctive, and more.

In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Independent French Classes [B1]

This level includes the popular Edito-based classes for mastery of B1 material, as well as themed classes in literature, travel, culture, current events and conversation.


In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Proficient French Classes [B2]

This level includes the popular Advanced-Edito based classes for mastery of B2 material, as well as themed classes in literature, cinema, translation, culture, and a variety of text-based conversation classes.


In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Advanced French Classes [C1]

This level includes classes in literature, current events, cinema, translation, arts and culture, and a variety of text-based conversation courses for mastery of C1 material.


In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Cultural Seminars

 

Cultural Seminars are a recent addition to the Alliance’s offerings that help us fulfill our mission of promoting French culture. Between class and event, in French or in English, those seminars are designed to nurture a more expansive knowledge of a particular subject in a different setting than a typical French language class. Most of the seminars include outings in museum galleries, music and performance venues, and degustations or hands-on cooking classes. Partners from past, present and future seminars, including the Portland Art Museum, White Bird, and the Portland Opera, help us bring a broader understanding of French culture and lifestyle to the community.


In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

 

Intensive French Classes

Do you want to learn French faster than others? Challenge yourself with our Fast Track classes offered at 101 and 102 levels. You will cover those levels twice as fast as in a regular class! Each level meets twice a week for 5 weeks.


In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Essential Everyday French

Essential Everyday French classes (three levels A1/A2, A2/B1, B1), focus on oral communication and comprehension at three levels. Practical, everyday topics are woven into real-life dialogues with vocabulary (both formal and slang/informal) and grammar tips. Improve your conversational skills, gain confidence and start talking!

French Classes for Children

The children's program offers classes for Anglophone children ages 2-14, and classes for children ages 11-14 who have formerly attended French immersion schools and wish to keep up their French. The parent-child classes (2-3 year-olds, and 4-6 year-olds) are designed to provide a playful, stimulating environment in which parents and children learn together. In the 7-10 and 11-14 classes, children will study French in an engaging, educational and age-appropriate setting through cultural and linguistic immersion. Following an interactive method designed especially for young learners, each session presents different themes and linguistic skills, allowing students to explore the French language and francophone culture.

In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Ages 2-3 (with parent present)

Together, children and parents discover and practice French through hands-on activities, games, songs, dance and stories.

Ages 4-6 (with parent present)

Together, children and parents discover and practice French through hands-on activities, games, songs, dance and stories.

Ages 7-10

Lively, interactive lessons for children aged 7-10. Classes are taught in French by an experienced, native-fluent instructor. Classes are offered at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, and are based on an age-appropriate textbook.

Ages 11-14

Lively, interactive lessons for children aged 11-14. Classes are taught in French by an experienced, native-fluent instructor. Classes are offered at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, and are based on an age-appropriate textbook.

English Classes for Francophones

Notre classe d’Anglais Seconde Langue s’adresse à tous les francophones souhaitant améliorer leur niveau d’anglais pour communiquer dans toutes les situations de la vie quotidienne. Cette classe est enseignée en anglais par un professeur américain ayant aussi une solide connaissance du français. Ces cours, destinés à des adultes ayant déjà certaines bases d’anglais, comprennent des activités de compréhension, d’expression, et de prononciation, ainsi qu’un renforcement de la grammaire, dans une ambiance à la fois conviviale et studieuse.

Si vous êtes grand débutant ou beaucoup plus avancé, contactez la directrice de l’école lindaf@afportland.org.

In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Essential Everyday French A2/B1 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : EEF - A2/B1.1

Tuesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
09/15/2020 to 10/13/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: This course is all about basic intermediate level communication: conveying an idea, responding and reacting during a conversation, and understanding spoken French.  Interaction and exchanges between students are facilitated by the instructor, following weekly thematic topics that include essential vocabulary and grammar.  Everyday, practical situations include: greetings; phone calls; instructions; invitations; proposals; opinions; compliments; congratulations; admiration; surprise.

This is Part 1 of the class.

Call us to sign-up: 503-223-8388

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Edito 101 Review : Edito_101_Review

Mondays at 6:00-8:00pm
09/07/2020 to 09/07/2020
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

A comprehensive review of the 101 coursework: ideal for those finishing out the summer term, as well as students getting a head start on fall term.

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Edito 102 Review : Edito_102

Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
09/09/2020 to 09/09/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

A comprehensive review of the 102 coursework: ideal for those finishing out the summer term, as well as students getting a head start on fall term.

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Edito 103 Review : Edito_103

Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
09/08/2020 to 09/08/2020
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

A comprehensive review of the 103 coursework: ideal for those finishing out the summer term, as well as students getting a head start on fall term.

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Beginning 102 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : 102-A.1

Mondays at 10:00am-12:00pm
09/14/2020 to 10/12/2020
Instructor: Rebecca Raitses

Required: 101 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Sharing one’s likes, dislikes; ordering in a restaurant; food & clothing shopping; reading a recipe; discussing the weather. 

Grammar: Singular/plural of nouns; adjective gender/number; partitive article ; pronoun « en »; futur proche/passé récent; verbs: “payer, acheter, faire, manger,venir”. 

Phonetics: Final consonants & final “e”; élision, liaison.

THIS IS PART 1 OF 102 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Edito 104 Review : Edito_104

Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
09/10/2020 to 09/10/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

A comprehensive review of the 104 coursework: ideal for those finishing out the summer term, as well as students getting a head start on fall term.

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Edito 105-A Review : Edito_105_A

Mondays at 10:00am-12:00pm
09/07/2020 to 09/07/2020
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

A comprehensive review of the 105 coursework: ideal for those finishing out the summer term, as well as students getting a head start on fall term.

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Edito 105-B Review : Edito_105_B

Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
09/08/2020 to 09/08/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

A comprehensive review of the 105 coursework: ideal for those finishing out the summer term, as well as students getting a head start on fall term.

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Edito 201 Review : Edito_201

Mondays at 6:00-8:00pm
09/07/2020 to 09/07/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

A comprehensive review of the 201 coursework: ideal for those finishing out the summer term, as well as students getting a head start on fall term.

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Edito 204 Review : Edito_204

Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
09/10/2020 to 09/10/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

A comprehensive review of the 204 coursework: ideal for those finishing out the summer term, as well as students getting a head start on fall term.

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Beginning French 101/102 ACC - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : 101-102-A.1

Tuesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
09/15/2020 to 10/13/2020
Instructor: Ivy Mills

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Description: This accelerated class covers the 101 coursework in only 5 weeks.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing personal information; finding one’s way; taking public transportation; discussing professions, city landmarks, buildings; days, months, seasons; counting.

Grammar: Definite articles “le, la, les”; adjectives of nationality; negation “ne…pas”; prepositions before cities/countries; verbs: “avoir, s’appeler, être, aller, prendre, descendre".

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; intonation.

THIS IS PART 1 OF 101-102 ACCELERATED CLASS. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Grammaire en dialogues INT (FALL TERM) - Part 1 : GramInt 1

Wednesdays at 1:00-3:00pm
09/16/2020 to 10/14/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: CPR206 (preferred)/205 or equiv.

Description: Converse and discuss practical themes and situations while focusing on a different intermediate grammar lesson each week. Exercises and student dialogs will reinforce each lesson.

This is part 1 (5-week long) of this 2-part class. You may sign up for part 2 (5 week-long) now to secure your spot.

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Edito 205 Review : Edito_205

Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
09/12/2020 to 09/12/2020
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

A comprehensive review of the 205 coursework: ideal for those finishing out the summer term, as well as students getting a head start on fall term.

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Beginning French 101/102 ACC - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 101-102-A.2

Tuesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
10/20/2020 to 11/17/2020
Instructor: Ivy Mills

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Description: This accelerated class covers the 102 coursework in only 5 weeks.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing personal information; finding one’s way; taking public transportation; discussing professions, city landmarks, buildings; days, months, seasons; counting.

Grammar: Definite articles “le, la, les”; adjectives of nationality; negation “ne…pas”; prepositions before cities/countries; verbs: “avoir, s’appeler, être, aller, prendre, descendre".

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; intonation.

THIS IS PART 2 OF 101-102 CLASS. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Littérature de la francophonie - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : LitFran - 1

Mondays at 6:15-8:15pm
09/14/2020 to 10/12/2020
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

Required: Edito B2 or equiv. Prepare for CECR C1 level.

Description: Le Cours Littérature de la Francophonie a pour objectif de faire découvrir, comprendre et apprécier de nombreux textes et  d’auteurs francophones. Textes qui seront regroupés sous différents thèmes (Voyage, enfance, exile.) Compréhension écrite/ orale. Expression écrite / orale. Lecture, enrichissement du vocabulaire seront au rendez vous pour ce cours mettant en valeur la richesse de la littérature francophone.

This is part 1 (5-week long) of this 2-part class. You may sign up for part 2 (5 week-long) now to secure your spot.

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Edito B2 Review : Edito_B2

Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
09/10/2020 to 09/10/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

This is a two hour session where you can brush up on the basics and prepare to continue Edito B2 class after a long break. Ideal also for those who are just starting Edito B2 class in fall.

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Littérature de la francophonie - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : LitFran - 2

Mondays at 6:15-8:15pm
10/19/2020 to 11/16/2020
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

Required: Edito B2 or equiv. Prepare for CECR C1 level.

Description: Le Cours Littérature de la Francophonie a pour objectif de faire découvrir, comprendre et apprécier de nombreux textes et  d’auteurs francophones. Textes qui seront regroupés sous différents thèmes (Voyage, enfance, exile.) Compréhension écrite/ orale. Expression écrite / orale. Lecture, enrichissement du vocabulaire seront au rendez vous pour ce cours mettant en valeur la richesse de la littérature francophone.

This is part 2 this class. You do not have to take part 1 in order to sign up for part 2.

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Summer Camp for ages 6-10 : SumCamp 6-10

Mon - Fris at 9:00-12:00pm
08/17/2020 to 08/21/2020
Instructor:

SUMMER  CAMP Online!

Monday – Friday August 17 – 21, 9am-12pm.


This August, travel the French-speaking world with the Alliance Française and discover la francophonie.


From Martinique to the Ivory Coast, from Louisiana to Madagascar, kids and teens across the globe are playing and learning together in French. We’ll show you how much fun they are having! Join our camp on Zoom for an enriching week of music, art, dance and games.  All levels of French are welcome.

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Summer Camp for ages 11-15 : SumCamp 11-15

Mon - Fris at 9:00-12:00pm
08/17/2020 to 08/21/2020
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SUMMER  CAMP Online!

Monday - Friday, August 17 - 21, 9am-12pm.

This August, travel the French-speaking world with the Alliance Française and discover la francophonie.

From Martinique to the Ivory Coast, from Louisiana to Madagascar, kids and teens across the globe are playing and learning together in French. We’ll show you how much fun they are having! Join our camp on Zoom for an enriching week of music, art, dance and games. All levels of French are welcome.

 

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Grammaire En Dialogues ADV (FALL TERM) - Part 1 : GRAM

Tuesdays at 1:30-3:00pm
09/15/2020 to 10/13/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: Edito B1+ or equiv.

Description: Converse and discuss practical themes and situations while focusing on a different advanced grammar lesson each week. Exercises and student dialogs will reinforce each lesson.

This is part 1 (5-week long) of this 2-part class. You may sign up for part 2 (5 week-long) now to secure your spot.

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Literary Conversations A2/B1 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : LitConv 1

Saturdays at 1:30-3:30pm
09/19/2020 to 10/17/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: Take a break from core classes and put your French skills to work in a real-life setting. You will prepare the week’s assigned reading prior to each class. You will then discuss the text you’ve studied, in class with your instructor and classmates, as well as learn more about the authors and their writing styles. This is a great opportunity to work on your reading and communication skills in a setting that no other class offers at this level. You will be reading Colette, Jules Verne, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, André Malraux, Marcel Pagnol.


This is part 1 (5-week long) of this 2-part class. You may sign up for part 2 (5 week-long) now to secure your spot.

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Advanced Edito C1 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : EDA-C1.1

Mondays at 10:00am-12:15pm
09/14/2020 to 10/12/2020
Instructor: Lucie Bonvalet

Required: Edito B2 or equiv. Prepare for CECR C1 level.

Description: Advanced Edito is a method geared toward adults wishing to gain mastery of CECR level C1. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips), including the media, arts & culture, travel, history, the environment, the working world, and more. Edito classes can be taken in any sequence, and the books are used for multiple terms.

THIS IS PART 1 OF EDITO C1 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Advanced Edito C1 - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : EDA-C1.2

Mondays at 10:00am-12:15pm
10/19/2020 to 11/16/2020
Instructor: Lucie Bonvalet

Required: Edito B2 or equiv. Prepare for CECR C1 level.

Description: Advanced Edito is a method geared toward adults wishing to gain mastery of CECR level C1. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips), including the media, arts & culture, travel, history, the environment, the working world, and more. Edito classes can be taken in any sequence, and the books are used for multiple terms.

THIS IS PART 2 OF EDITO C1 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

 

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Essential Everyday French A1/A2 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : EEF - A1/A2.1

Class full, out of stock

Thursdays at 6:15-8:15pm
09/17/2020 to 10/15/2020
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: This course is all about basic communication: conveying an idea, responding and reacting during a conversation, and understanding spoken French. Interaction and exchanges between students are facilitated by the instructor, following weekly thematic topics that include essential vocabulary and grammar. Everyday, practical situations include:  shopping; ordering; requesting help and information; making reservations; asking directions; expressing an obligation; protesting; accepting a restriction; verifying facts; comparing and describing places, objects and people.

This is Part 1 of the class.

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Advanced Edito - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : EDA-B2:1/2.1

Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
09/17/2020 to 10/15/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: Edito B1 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B2 level.

Description: Edito is for students wishing to master the B2 level. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips), including arts & culture, the media, travel, history, the environment, the working world, and more.  Edito classes cover different thematic units and can be taken in any sequence.

THIS IS PART 1 OF EDITO B2 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Actualité - Culture (FALL TERM) : ActuCult

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:15pm
09/15/2020 to 10/13/2020
Instructor: Clara-Julia Péru

Required: Edito B2 or equiv. Prepare for CECR  B2/C1 level.

Description: Ce cours d’actualité se concentrera sur le monde francophone : lecture, écoute, compréhension et discussions sur de récents événements politiques, culturels, sociologiques et environnementaux.

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Beginning 102 - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 102-A.2



Instructor: Rebecca Raitses

Required: 101 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Sharing one’s likes, dislikes; ordering in a restaurant; food & clothing shopping; reading a recipe; discussing the weather. 

Grammar: Singular/plural of nouns; adjective gender/number; partitive article ; pronoun « en »; futur proche/passé récent; verbs: “payer, acheter, faire, manger,venir”. 

Phonetics: Final consonants & final “e”; élision, liaison.

THIS IS PART 2 OF 102 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Intermediate 201 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : 201-A.1

Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
09/19/2020 to 10/17/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

Required: 106 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication:  Proposing/accepting/refusing an outing; understanding literary extracts; writing a postcard or posting an on-line commentary; sharing one’s interests, dislikes, origins.

Grammar:  Passé composé with être; imparfait ; negation; « y », « en » ; adjective placement.

Phonetics:  /s/- /z/; la liaison with « en ».

THIS IS PART 1 OF 201 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Beginning 102 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : 102-B.1



Instructor: Lisa Rollot

Required: 101 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Sharing one’s likes, dislikes; ordering in a restaurant; food & clothing shopping; reading a recipe; discussing the weather. 

Grammar: Singular/plural of nouns; adjective gender/number; partitive article ; pronoun « en »; futur proche/passé récent; verbs: “payer, acheter, faire, manger,venir”. 

Phonetics: Final consonants & final “e”; élision, liaison.

THIS IS PART 1 OF 102 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Intermediate 201 - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 201-A.2

Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
10/24/2020 to 11/21/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

Required: 106 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication:  Proposing/accepting/refusing an outing; understanding literary extracts; writing a postcard or posting an on-line commentary; sharing one’s interests, dislikes, origins.

Grammar:  Passé composé with être; imparfait ; negation; « y », « en » ; adjective placement.

Phonetics:  /s/- /z/; la liaison with « en ».

THIS IS PART 2 OF 201 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Intermediate 202 (FALL TERM) : 202-A.1

Mondays at 6:15-8:15pm
09/14/2020 to 10/12/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 201 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication: Describing, placing & reading ads for lodging; floor plans; expressing joy, intention. 

Grammar: Relative pronouns; comparison of adjectives, adverbs; possessive adjectives; le futur simple; conditions with “si”. 

Phonetics: /ply/-/plys/-/plyz/;  nasal vowels.

THIS IS PART 1 OF 202 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Beginning 102 - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 102-B.2



Instructor: Lisa Rollot

Required: 101 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Sharing one’s likes, dislikes; ordering in a restaurant; food & clothing shopping; reading a recipe; discussing the weather. 

Grammar: Singular/plural of nouns; adjective gender/number; partitive article ; pronoun « en »; futur proche/passé récent; verbs: “payer, acheter, faire, manger,venir”. 

Phonetics: Final consonants & final “e”; élision, liaison.

THIS IS PART 2 OF 102 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.


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Intermediate 202 (FALL TERM) : 202-A.2

Mondays at 6:15-8:15pm
10/19/2020 to 11/16/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 201 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication: Describing, placing & reading ads for lodging; floor plans; expressing joy, intention. 

Grammar: Relative pronouns; comparison of adjectives, adverbs; possessive adjectives; le futur simple; conditions with “si”. 

Phonetics: /ply/-/plys/-/plyz/;  nasal vowels.

THIS IS PART 2 OF 202 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Intermediate 205 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : 205-A.1

Thursdays at 6:15-8:15pm
09/17/2020 to 10/15/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 204 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2/B1 level.

Communication: Responding to a classified ad; expressing a wish, desire, indifference; negociating travel and tourist situations.

Grammar: present conditional; gerunds; passé composé vs imparfait; demonstrative pronouns "celui, celle...".

Phonetics: insistence; pronunciation of "e,é, è".

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Intermediate 205 - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 205-A.2

Thursdays at 6:15-8:15pm
10/22/2020 to 11/19/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 204 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2/B1 level.

Communication: Responding to a classified ad; expressing a wish, desire, indifference; negociating travel and tourist situations.

Grammar: present conditional; gerunds; passé composé vs imparfait; demonstrative pronouns "celui, celle...".

Phonetics: insistence; pronunciation of "e,é, è".

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Intermediate 206-A - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : 206-A.1

Class full, out of stock

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:15pm
09/15/2020 to 10/13/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

Required: 205 or equiv.. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Communication: Writing a formal letter; speaking about one’s education, training, projects; understanding job offers, CV’s, instructions; expressing concern; reacting to disapproval.

Grammar: Reported speech; emphasis; verbs followed by prepositions; passive voice; past infinitive.

Phonetics: Denasalization; /R/,/l/,/g/.

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Intermediate 206-A - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 206-A.2

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:15pm
10/20/2020 to 11/17/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

Required: 205 or equiv.. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Communication: Writing a formal letter; speaking about one’s education, training, projects; understanding job offers, CV’s, instructions; expressing concern; reacting to disapproval.

Grammar: Reported speech; emphasis; verbs followed by prepositions; passive voice; past infinitive.

Phonetics: Denasalization; /R/,/l/,/g/.

THIS IS PART 2 OF 206 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Intermediate 206-B - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 206-B.2

Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
10/24/2020 to 11/21/2020
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

Required: 205 or equiv.. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Communication: Writing a formal letter; speaking about one’s education, training, projects; understanding job offers, CV’s, instructions; expressing concern; reacting to disapproval.

Grammar: Reported speech; emphasis; verbs followed by prepositions; passive voice; past infinitive.

Phonetics: Denasalization; /R/,/l/,/g/.

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Intermediate 206-B - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : 206-B.1

Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
09/19/2020 to 10/17/2020
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

Required: 205 or equiv.. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Communication: Writing a formal letter; speaking about one’s education, training, projects; understanding job offers, CV’s, instructions; expressing concern; reacting to disapproval.

Grammar: Reported speech; emphasis; verbs followed by prepositions; passive voice; past infinitive.

Phonetics: Denasalization; /R/,/l/,/g/.

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Beginning 105 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : 105-A.1

Mondays at 6:15-8:15pm
09/14/2020 to 10/12/2020
Instructor: Rachele Avolio

Required: 104 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication: Understanding an on-line reservation site, road safety rules; expressing preference, hesitation, emotion; lodging a complaint; writing a formal email, postcard; discussing weight, size, health.

Grammar: comparisons ; imparfait tense ; passé composé with être/ reflexive verbs ; verbs : choisir, partir, falloir, devoir. 

Phonetics: Enchaînement consonantique ;/k/-/g/, /ʃ /-/ ʒ/.

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