Important Announcement

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

  • 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 on the Go

Join fellow francophones for French on the Go – theme and topic specific workshops orchestrated online by an Alliance Française teacher. Choose among core French language skills workshops 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!

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 included pre-COVID 19 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.

For the first time, since the Alliance went fully online, we are offering Cultural Seminars again. This time we invite you to travel across the regions of France by way of their unique and traditional food and wines.

Visit this page for more details

 

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!

Civilisation de la Francophonie

Through the text, Civilisation progressive de la francophonie, learn about the diversity and richness of societies outside of France; the culture and civilization, traditional dances, food, transportation and more.

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 5-6

The classes for 5 and 6 year olds will study subjects sure to spark their imagination and curiosity. Whether your child is a beginner learner or well on their way toward fluency, you will find a perfect fit to enhance and enrich their daily activities with French language practice and, more importantly, fun.

Ages 7-10

After the online school day has ended and with few after-school programs available this fall, your child may want or need some additional French practice in subjects sure to spark their imagination and curiosity. Whether your child is a true beginner or well on their way toward fluency, you will find a perfect fit to enhance and enrich their online school activities with French language practice and, more importantly, fun. Choose from French for True Beginners, or Nature Explorers at Introductory or Continuing Immersion levels.

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!

Defining Moments in Art (SUMMER TERM) : ART-ADV

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Tuesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
06/15/2021 to 07/13/2021
Instructor: Elene Zedginidze

Required: B1 or equiv.

Description: For visual arts enthusiasts and those simply curious about the art world. Each week, examine several artworks to learn about the events, personalities and works that have had the greatest impact in their time. This is a highly interactive class using art as a vehicle of conversation. This second edition of the class will study European art of the late 19th century.

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

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Littérature B1/B2 - (SUMMER TERM) : LITERATURE 1

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Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
07/21/2021 to 08/18/2021
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: Edito B1 or equiv.

Description: Contes de fées: Les motifs des contes merveilleux (ou contes de fées) sont extrêmement anciens. Les archétypes se sont transmis oralement depuis la préhistoire. Il y avait des “contes merveilleux” en Grèce classique et à Rome.

Le genre se diffuse en France au XVII siècle. Les textes sont écrits par des femmes “savantes” de la haute-bourgeoisie (les précieuses ridicules de Molière) qui trouvent dans les Salons mondains une forme d’émancipation. Racontés oralement à l’origine, les contes deviennent si populaires qu’on les met sur papier. Charles Perrault écrit “Les Contes de ma mère l’oye” Chaque conte accompagné d’une morale.

Pendant les cinq dernières semaines de la session d’été 2021, nous lirons chaque semaine
un des contes les moins connus de Charles Perrault et nous étudierons la psychanalyse
de ces contes de fées, et leurs réinterprétation contemporaines: “La barbe bleue”, “les fées”, “Peau d' ne”, “Riquet à la houppe”, “La belle au bois dormant''.

 

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

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Civilisation de la francophonie B1/B2- Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : Civilisation B1/B2- Part 1

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Fridays at 10:00am-12:00pm
06/18/2021 to 07/16/2021
Instructor: Rebecca Raitses

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

Description: Curious about the rest of the francophone world? Take a break from core classes and put your French skills to work while improving your reading and communication. Through the text, Civilisation progressive de la francophonie, learn about the diversity and richness of societies outside of France; the culture and civilization, traditional dances, food, transportation and more. This class is ideally suited to reinforce the skills acquired throughout  A1/A2 level classes. Completion of 206 is required. If you haven’t completed Edito 206, verify your level on our website under, “Find Your Level”.

Learning materials for this class: Civilisation progressive de la francophonie. Email office for shipping.

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.

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

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Civilisation de la francophonie B1/B2- Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : Civilisation B1/B2- Part 2

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Fridays at 10:00am-12:00pm
07/23/2021 to 08/20/2021
Instructor: Rebecca Raitses

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

Description: Curious about the rest of the francophone world? Take a break from core classes and put your French skills to work while improving your reading and communication. Through the text, Civilisation progressive de la francophonie, learn about the diversity and richness of societies outside of France; the culture and civilization, traditional dances, food, transportation and more. This class is ideally suited to reinforce the skills acquired throughout  A1/A2 level classes. Completion of 206 is required. If you haven’t completed Edito 206, verify your level on our website under, “Find Your Level”.

Learning materials for this class: Civilisation progressive de la francophonie intermédiaire. Email the office for shipping.

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

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

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Beginning 102 - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : 102-A, Part 1

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Mondays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/14/2021 to 07/12/2021
Instructor: Rachele Avolio

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

Chapters 3-4.

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.

In addition to Edito, this class now uses Grammaire Progressive as well.

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

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

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Beginning 102 - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : 102-A, Part 2

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Mondays at 6:00-8:00pm
07/19/2021 to 08/16/2021
Instructor: Rachele Avolio

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

Chapters 3-4.

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.

In addition to Edito, this class now uses Grammaire Progressive as well.

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

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

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Summer Cooking Class - Bundle of 4 : Summer-Cooking-Bundle

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Tuesdays at 5:00-6:30pm
06/22/2021 to 07/13/2021
Instructor: Francine Martinie Chough

live stream cooking classSummer Cooking Classes
In French. Recommended French level B1 or higher.
 Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm In French.


Calling all epicureans, Francophones, and epicurean Francophones. Travel across the regions of France by way of their unique and traditional food and wines. All sessions are online. Experience a different region each week through the cuisine. It's perfect as summer holiday family activity. Gather your family in the kitchen, set up your digital device, and enjoy cooking and learning about different regions in French with Francine Chough.



You'll be cooking food from the following regions:



June 22 - la Bretagne

We will travel to the West region of Bretagne, a region surrounded by the sea and appreciated for its mild climate. It is rich in seafood, famous for its fresh produce, its crêpes, cookies and cider. In this workshop, you will learn to prepare Mini gâteaux de galettes de la mer, Coquilles saint Jacques à la Bretonne and Tartelettes aux fraises sur sablé breton.




June 29 - la Normandie

We will discover the neighboring region North of Bretagne, la Normandie. This region is famous for its dairy products and apples. A lot of the dishes are prepared with cream. In this workshop learn to prepare Oeufs cocotte à la crème, Poulet Vallée d’Auge, Trou normand et Bourdelots.




July 6 - l’Occitanie

We will head to the sunny South of France and the largest region of France: l’Occitanie. This is the heart of the Occitan culture, and you can feel the influence of that culture in the cuisine. L'Occitanie is comprised of the former regions of Languedoc/Roussillon/Midi-Pyrénées. In this workshop we will prepare Feuilleté aux anchois, Cassoulet d’été, Crème catalane and all you need to know about Roquefort.



July 13 - le Grand Est

We will then venture to the Far East region of France: Le Grand Est. This region includes former regions like Alsace and Lorraine, but now also comprises regions like Champagne and Ardennes. The main staples of cabbage, potatoes and charcuteries of German cuisine are dominant in Alsace and Lorraine. In this workshop we will prepare Flammekueche, Bouchées à la reine, Trou à la champenoise, and Baba au Rhum.


Classes are $155 for a bundle of 4 or $41 for a single session.

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

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Summer Cooking Class - la Bretagne : Summer-Cooking-1

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Tuesdays at 5:00-6:30pm
06/22/2021 to 06/22/2021
Instructor: Francine Martinie Chough

cooking summer 2021 bretagneSummer Cooking Classes
In French. Recommended French level B1 or higher.
 Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm


Calling all epicureans, Francophones, and epicurean Francophones. Travel across the regions of France by way of their unique and traditional food and wines. All sessions are online. Experience a different region each week through the cuisine. It's perfect as summer holiday family activity. Gather your family in the kitchen, set up your digital device, and enjoy cooking and learning about different regions in French with Francine Chough.



June 22 - la Bretagne

We will travel to the West region of Bretagne, a region surrounded by the sea and appreciated for its mild climate. It is rich in seafood, famous for its fresh produce, its crêpes, cookies and cider. In this workshop, you will learn to prepare Mini gâteaux de galettes de la mer, Coquilles saint Jacques à la Bretonne and Tartelettes aux fraises sur sablé breton.




Classes are $155 for a bundle of 4 or $41 for a single session.

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

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Beginning French 101/102 ACC - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : 101-102 Part 1

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Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/16/2021 to 07/14/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills

This is a beginning French class designed for highly motivated language learners and/or those who have taken French in the past or had some exposure and need to cover the basics. The class combines True Beginner 101 and Beginner 102 into one term, by selectively exposing students to the necessary content to continue with confidence into Beginner 103.

Learning materials for this class: Edito A1 méthode et cahier. Email office for shipping. 

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

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Beginning French 101/102 ACC - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : 101-102, Part 2

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Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
07/21/2021 to 08/18/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills

This is a beginning French class designed for highly motivated language learners and/or those who have taken French in the past or had some exposure and need to cover the basics. The class combines True Beginner 101 and Beginner 102 into one term, by selectively exposing students to the necessary content to continue with confidence into Beginner 103.

Learning materials for this class: Edito A1 méthode et cahier. Email office for shipping. 

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

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

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Summer Cooking Class - la Normandie : Summer-Cooking-2

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Tuesdays at 5:00-6:30pm
06/29/2021 to 06/29/2021
Instructor: Francine Martinie Chough

live stream cooking classSummer Cooking Classes
In French. Recommended French level B1 or higher.
 Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm


Calling all epicureans, Francophones, and epicurean Francophones. Travel across the regions of France by way of their unique and traditional food and wines. All sessions are online. Experience a different region each week through the cuisine. It's perfect as summer holiday family activity. Gather your family in the kitchen, set up your digital device, and enjoy cooking and learning about different regions in French with Francine Chough.



June 29 - la Normandie

We will discover the neighboring region North of Bretagne, la Normandie. This region is famous for its dairy products and apples. A lot of the dishes are prepared with cream. In this workshop learn to prepare Oeufs cocotte à la crème, Poulet Vallée d’Auge, Trou normand et Bourdelots.

 

Classes are $155 for a bundle of 4 or $41 for a single session.

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

More information »

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Summer Cooking Class - l’Occitanie : Summer-Cooking-3

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Tuesdays at 5:00-6:30pm
07/06/2021 to 07/06/2021
Instructor: Francine Martinie Chough

live stream cooking classSummer Cooking Classes
In French. Recommended French level B1 or higher.
 Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm In French.


Calling all epicureans, Francophones, and epicurean Francophones. Travel across the regions of France by way of their unique and traditional food and wines. All sessions are online. Experience a different region each week through the cuisine. It's perfect as summer holiday family activity. Gather your family in the kitchen, set up your digital device, and enjoy cooking and learning about different regions in French with Francine Chough.



July 6 - l’Occitanie

We will head to the sunny South of France and the largest region of France: l’Occitanie. This is the heart of the Occitan culture, and you can feel the influence of that culture in the cuisine. L'Occitanie is comprised of the former regions of Languedoc/Roussillon/Midi-Pyrénées. In this workshop we will prepare Feuilleté aux anchois, Cassoulet d’été, Crème catalane and all you need to know about Roquefort.

Classes are $155 for a bundle of 4 or $41 for a single session.

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

More information »

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Summer Cooking Class - le Grand Est : Summer-Cooking-4

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Tuesdays at 5:00-6:30pm
07/13/2021 to 07/13/2021
Instructor: Francine Martinie Chough

live stream cooking classSummer Cooking Classes
In French. Recommended French level B1 or higher.
 Tuesdays, 5-6:30pm


Calling all epicureans, Francophones, and epicurean Francophones. Travel across the regions of France by way of their unique and traditional food and wines. All sessions are online. Experience a different region each week through the cuisine. It's perfect as summer holiday family activity. Gather your family in the kitchen, set up your digital device, and enjoy cooking and learning about different regions in French with Francine Chough.



July 13 - le Grand Est

We will then venture to the Far East region of France: Le Grand Est. This region includes former regions like Alsace and Lorraine, but now also comprises regions like Champagne and Ardennes. The main staples of cabbage, potatoes and charcuteries of German cuisine are dominant in Alsace and Lorraine. In this workshop we will prepare Flammekueche, Bouchées à la reine, Trou à la champenoise, and Baba au Rhum.

Classes are $155 for a bundle of 4 or $41 for a single session.

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

More information »

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Summer Wine Class - Bundle of 4 : Summer-Wine-Bundle

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Tuesdays at 5:00-6:30pm
07/20/2021 to 08/10/2021
Instructor: Maxine Borcherding

live stream wine tastingSummer Wine Classes with Tastings
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm
In English

Join Sommelier, Wine Educator and Alliance Board Member Maxine Borcherding for a tour of some more of the delicious wines of France. Each class will offer you the opportunity to purchase the wines for tasting at home during the class, and food pairing suggestions (and recipes) will be provided when you register. All sessions are online.

Register for a bundle of four

You will be tasting and learning about wines from the following regions:

July 20 - Rosé, Rosé, Rosé
They're not all the same! The Rosés of La Belle France are made throughout the country and are deliciously different in style, variety of grape, and flavor. The aromatic, light and dry rosés of Provence are among the most food friendly wines in the world. The darker and bolder roses of the Rhone can stand up to a steak. From the off-dry roses of the Loire Valley to the stunning sparkling roses of Burgundy and Bordeaux, you won't want to miss this delicious romp through the wonderful wines of summer.


July 27 - The glorious wines of Alsace

French by nationality, German by heritage, the wines of Alsace are rich, full bodied, and spectacularly varied: from dry to sweet, from still to sparkling, all benefiting from a long, slow growing season filled with sunlight despite its far northerly location. A highly complex geological history of 13 soil types formed hundreds of millions of years apart form a patchwork of terroirs which produce wines of unique nuance and character. Bottom line: the wines of Alsace are spectacularly good. You won’t want to miss these exceptionally food friendly beauties.

August 3 - Champagne
Its very name conjures elegance and celebration. But the wines of Champagne were not always as they are today. They were still, barely red, and suffered from an inferiority complex when compared with the more famous Pinot Noirs of Burgundy. It took several monks, the British Navy, English glassmakers, the Royal Society of London, French textile merchants, and a widow to create Champagne as we know it. Join with us to learn its history, how it is made, and taste why it is revered around the world.

August 10 - The Rhône Valley
I’ve often said that if I could only drink wine from one region for the rest of my life, it would be from the Rhône Valley. There is so much variety and it is all marvelous: from the world famous Syrahs and the rich Marsanne and Rousanne based whites from steep granite hillsides of the Massif Central in the north, to the deep galet roulé (rounded river rock) of Châteauneuf de Pape and the sun baked herb scented garrigue of the South, you aren’t going to want to miss this exploration of my favorite wine region.

Classes are $155 for a bundle of 4 or $41 for a single session. Wines subject to available stock.

 

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

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Summer Wine Class - Rosé Rosé Rosé : summer-wine-1

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Tuesdays at 5:00-6:30pm
07/20/2021 to 07/20/2021
Instructor: Maxine Borcherding

live stream wine tasting
Wine Classes with Tastings
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm
In English.

Join Sommelier, Wine Educator and Alliance Board Member Maxine Borcherding for a tour of some more of the delicious wines of France. Each class will offer you the opportunity to purchase the wines for tasting at home during the class, and food pairing suggestions (and recipes) will be provided when you register. All sessions are online.

You'll be tasting and learning about wines from the following region:

July 20 - Rosé, Rosé, Rosé

They're not all the same! The Rosés of La Belle France are made throughout the country and are deliciously different in style, variety of grape, and flavor. The aromatic, light and dry rosés of Provence are among the most food friendly wines in the world. The darker and bolder roses of the Rhone can stand up to a steak. From the off-dry roses of the Loire Valley to the stunning sparkling roses of Burgundy and Bordeaux, you won't want to miss this delicious romp through the wonderful wines of summer.


Classes are $155 for a bundle of 4 or $41 for a single session. Wines subject to available stock.

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Summer Wine Class - Alsace : summer-wine-2

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Tuesdays at 5:00-6:30pm
07/27/2021 to 07/27/2021
Instructor: Maxine Borcherding

live stream wine tasting
Wine Classes with Tastings
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm
In English.

Join Sommelier, Wine Educator and Alliance Board Member Maxine Borcherding for a tour of some more of the delicious wines of France. Each class will offer you the opportunity to purchase the wines for tasting at home during the class, and food pairing suggestions (and recipes) will be provided when you register. All sessions are online.

You'll be tasting and learning about wines from the following region:

July 27 - The glorious wines of Alsace


French by nationality, German by heritage, the wines of Alsace are rich, full bodied, and spectacularly varied: from dry to sweet, from still to sparkling, all benefiting from a long, slow growing season filled with sunlight despite its far northerly location. A highly complex geological history of 13 soil types formed hundreds of millions of years apart form a patchwork of terroirs which produce wines of unique nuance and character. Bottom line: the wines of Alsace are spectacularly good. You won’t want to miss these exceptionally food friendly beauties.

Classes are $155 for a bundle of 4 or $41 for a single session. Wines subject to available stock.

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Summer Wine Class - Champagne : summer-wine-3

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    [class_hours] => 22.5
    [startdate] => 08/03/2021
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Tuesdays at 5:00-6:30pm
08/03/2021 to 08/03/2021
Instructor: Maxine Borcherding

live stream wine tasting
Wine Classes with Tastings
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm
In English.

Join Sommelier, Wine Educator and Alliance Board Member Maxine Borcherding for a tour of some more of the delicious wines of France. Each class will offer you the opportunity to purchase the wines for tasting at home during the class, and food pairing suggestions (and recipes) will be provided when you register. All sessions are online.

You'll be tasting and learning about wines from the following region:

August 3 - Champagne


Its very name conjures elegance and celebration. But the wines of Champagne were not always as they are today. They were still, barely red, and suffered from an inferiority complex when compared with the more famous Pinot Noirs of Burgundy. It took several monks, the British Navy, English glassmakers, the Royal Society of London, French textile merchants, and a widow to create Champagne as we know it. Join with us to learn its history, how it is made, and taste why it is revered around the world.

Classes are $155 for a bundle of 4 or $41 for a single session. Wines subject to available stock.

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Art Studio - 5-6 - Spring 2 - Introductory Immersion : Art-2

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Tuesdays at 2:30-3:30pm
05/04/2021 to 06/01/2021
Instructor: Nirvana Fairbanks

Do you have an artist at home in need of inspiration? In the Art Studio, our Zoom sessions inspire thinking, engagement, learning, creativity, French fluency and fun! Continue learning and creating in between classes by working on independent projects.

For beginners who have had some previous exposure to French. Instruction partly in English and partly in French, with a focus on specific vocabulary in French. 

Details about the class:

In this class, students will learn French through arts and crafts! 

Students will be introduced to or revisit simple vocabulary necessary for creating and describing works of art, such as colors, shapes, patterns, textures and art materials. They will also learn or revisit other basic vocabulary such as the French alphabet, numbers from 1 to 10, body parts, animals, seasons and emotion words.  They will learn and practice this vocabulary with the help of songs, games, videos and books with colorful illustrations. Students will create colorful art or a simple craft project usingpaper and markers, crayons, colored pencils and watercolors. For some class sessions, we will use other materials. Advance notice will always be given for new materials. 

Class objectives

  • Acquire and practice essential French vocabulary
  • Learn or refresh your child’s knowledge of the French alphabet and numbers
  • Discover different styles and works of art by various artists
  • Create art pieces using simple materials you can find at home

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

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Summer Wine Class - The Rhône Valley : summer-wine-4

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    [classdays] => Tuesday
    [class_hours] => 22.5
    [startdate] => 08/10/2021
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Tuesdays at 5:00-6:30pm
08/10/2021 to 08/10/2021
Instructor: Maxine Borcherding

live stream wine tasting
Wine Classes with Tastings
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm
In English.

Join Sommelier, Wine Educator and Alliance Board Member Maxine Borcherding for a tour of some more of the delicious wines of France. Each class will offer you the opportunity to purchase the wines for tasting at home during the class, and food pairing suggestions (and recipes) will be provided when you register. All sessions are online.

You'll be tasting and learning about wines from the following region:

August 10 - The Rhône Valley
I’ve often said that if I could only drink wine from one region for the rest of my life, it would be from the Rhône Valley. There is so much variety and it is all marvelous: from the world famous Syrahs and the rich Marsanne and Rousanne based whites from steep granite hillsides of the Massif Central in the north, to the deep galet roulé (rounded river rock) of Châteauneuf de Pape and the sun baked herb scented garrigue of the South, you aren’t going to want to miss this exploration of my favorite wine region.

Classes are $155 for a bundle of 4 or $41 for a single session. Wines subject to available stock.

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

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    [classdays] => Tuesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 06/15/2021
    [enddate] => 07/13/2021
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Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/15/2021 to 07/13/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills

This is a beginning French class designed for highly motivated language learners and/or those who have taken French in the past or had some exposure and need to cover the basics. The class combines True Beginner 101 and Beginner 102 into one term, by selectively exposing students to the necessary content to continue with confidence into Beginner 103.

Learning materials for this class: Edito A1 méthode et cahier. Email office for shipping. 

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

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

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    [classdays] => Tuesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 07/20/2021
    [enddate] => 08/17/2021
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Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
07/20/2021 to 08/17/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills

This is a beginning French class designed for highly motivated language learners and/or those who have taken French in the past or had some exposure and need to cover the basics. The class combines True Beginner 101 and Beginner 102 into one term, by selectively exposing students to the necessary content to continue with confidence into Beginner 103.

Learning materials for this class: Edito A1 méthode et cahier. Email office for shipping. 

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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Advanced Edito - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : Edito B2 - Chap 7, Part 1

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Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
06/19/2021 to 07/17/2021
Instructor: Melody Pao

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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Essential Everyday French B2/C1 - Morning - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : EEF - B2/C1.A Part 1

Class full, out of stock

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    [startdate] => 06/16/2021
    [enddate] => 07/14/2021
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Wednesdays at 9:00-11:00am
06/16/2021 to 07/14/2021
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: Edito B1 or equiv.

Description: This class aims to teach you how to communicate like a native French person. Add useful expressions, proverbs and even a little slang to your existing French skills! 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 B1 level. If you haven’t completed Edito B1, verify your level on our website under, “Find Your Level”.

Learning materials for this class: Communication progressive du français niveau avancé. Email the office for shipping.

This is Part 1 of the class.

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Art Studio - 5-6 - Spring 2 - Continuing Immersion : Art-2-adv

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)
        

Tuesdays at 3:45-4:45pm
05/04/2021 to 06/01/2021
Instructor: Nirvana Fairbanks

Do you have an artist at home in need of inspiration? In the Art Studio, our Zoom sessions inspire thinking, engagement, learning, creativity, French fluency and fun! Continue learning and creating in between classes by working on independent projects.

For children who have previous experience with French immersionInstruction entirely in French. 

In this class, students will learn French through arts and crafts! 

Students will be introduced to or revisit simple vocabulary necessary for creating and describing works of art, such as colors, shapes, patterns, textures and art materials. They will also learn or revisit other basic vocabulary such as the French alphabet, numbers from 1 to 10, body parts, animals, seasons and emotion words.  They will learn and practice this vocabulary with the help of songs, games, videos and books with colorful illustrations.Students will create colorful art or a simple craft projectusing paper and markers, crayons, colored pencils and watercolors. For some class sessions, we will use other materials. Advance notice will always be given for new materials.  

Class objectives

  • Acquire and practice essential French vocabulary
  • Refresh your child’s knowledge of the French alphabet and numbers
  • Discover different styles and works of art by various artists
  • Create art pieces using simple materials you can find at home

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

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Essential Everyday French B1 - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : EEF - B1-1 FRIDAY Part 1

Class full, out of stock

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Fridays at 9:00-11:00am
06/18/2021 to 07/16/2021
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: 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. If you haven’t completed Edito 205, verify your level on our website under, “Find Your Level”.

SUMMER TERM: CHAPTERS 25 THROUGH 32

Learning materials for this class: Communication progressive du français intermédiaire. Email the office for shipping.

This is Part 1 of the class.

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Intermediate 202 (SUMMER TERM) : 202-A, Part 1

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    [startdate] => 06/15/2021
    [enddate] => 07/13/2021
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Tuesdays at 5:30-7:30pm
06/15/2021 to 07/13/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

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

Chapters 3-4.

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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Voyage Around the World - 7-10 - Spring 1 - Introductory Immersion : Voyage Around the World WEDNESDAY -1

Class full, out of stock

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    [class_hours] => 5
    [startdate] => 03/31/2021
    [enddate] => 04/28/2021
)
        

Wednesdays at 2:30-3:30pm
03/31/2021 to 04/28/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills

For beginners who have had some previous exposure to French. Instruction mostly in French with some English as necessary.

Calling all aspiring world travelers and young geographers!  

From Norway to Egypt - join us as we travel around the globe to explore the different countries and cultures that make our little blue planet so unique! Each week, we’ll set off on an adventure and learn about a country’s cultural traditions, food and geography through hands-on activities and games. Your young global citizen will learn expressions for asking questions in French, traveling, describing animals, food and objects, and speaking about their likes and dislikes. At the end of each of our adventures, your world travelers will also have the opportunity to design and write a postcard showcasing their written French and favorite aspects of each voyage! 

 

Course objectives :  

  1. Students will engage in discussion and exploration of 5 - 6 (~2 wks per country) different countries around the world, their flags, cultural customs, food and geography.

  1. Students will learn expressions for describing objects in French, basic verb  and grammar constructions to speak about traveling and eating. Students will learn to express likes, dislikes and opinions. Students will demonstrate their learning and progress through participation in class discussion, games, and written postcard activities.

  2. Students will learn to ask basic questions to learn about their peers and ask for descriptions and simple information. 

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

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Essential Everyday French B1 - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : EEF - B1-2 FRIDAY Part 2

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    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 07/23/2021
    [enddate] => 08/20/2021
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Fridays at 9:00-11:00am
07/23/2021 to 08/20/2021
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: 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. If you haven’t completed Edito 205, verify your level on our website under, “Find Your Level”.

SUMMER TERM: CHAPTERS 25 THROUGH 32

Learning materials for this class: Communication progressive du français intermédiaire. Email office for shipping.

This is Part 2 of the class.

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

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Intermediate 202 (SUMMER TERM) : 202-A, Part 2

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Tuesdays at 5:30-7:30pm
07/20/2021 to 08/17/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

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

Chapters 3-4.

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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Voyage Around the World - 7-10 - Spring 2 - Introductory Immersion : Voyage Around the World WEDNESDAY -2

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    [enddate] => 06/02/2021
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Wednesdays at 2:30-3:30pm
05/05/2021 to 06/02/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills

For beginners who have had some previous exposure to French. Instruction mostly in French with some English as necessary.

Calling all aspiring world travelers and young geographers!  

From Norway to Egypt - join us as we travel around the globe to explore the different countries and cultures that make our little blue planet so unique! Each week, we’ll set off on an adventure and learn about a country’s cultural traditions, food and geography through hands-on activities and games. Your young global citizen will learn expressions for asking questions in French, traveling, describing animals, food and objects, and speaking about their likes and dislikes. At the end of each of our adventures, your world travelers will also have the opportunity to design and write a postcard showcasing their written French and favorite aspects of each voyage! 

 

Course objectives :  

  1. Students will engage in discussion and exploration of 5 - 6 (~2 wks per country) different countries around the world, their flags, cultural customs, food and geography.

  1. Students will learn expressions for describing objects in French, basic verb  and grammar constructions to speak about traveling and eating. Students will learn to express likes, dislikes and opinions. Students will demonstrate their learning and progress through participation in class discussion, games, and written postcard activities.

  2. Students will learn to ask basic questions to learn about their peers and ask for descriptions and simple information. 

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

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Intermediate 202 (SPRING TERM) : 202-B, Part 2

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Tuesdays at 5:00-7:30pm
05/04/2021 to 06/01/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

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

Chapters 3-4.

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 203 (SUMMER TERM) : 203-A, Part 1

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    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 06/14/2021
    [enddate] => 07/12/2021
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Mondays at 10:00am-12:00pm
06/14/2021 to 07/12/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 202 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Chapters 5-6.

Communication: Describing/understanding health issues; giving advice; expressing an opinion, agreement, disapproval, dissatisfaction. 

Grammar: Subjunctive mood; pronoun « en »;  « ne…que »; adverbs with « ment ». 

Phonetics: /j/, pronunciation of six/dix.

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Essential Everyday French A1/A2 - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : EEF A1/A2 Thurs -Part 1

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    [startdate] => 06/17/2021
    [enddate] => 07/15/2021
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Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/17/2021 to 07/15/2021
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

Required: Edito 104 or equiv.

Description: This class 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. This class is open to students who have successfully completed Edito 104. If you haven’t completed Edito 104, verify your level on our website under, “Find Your Level”.

This is Part 1 of the class.

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Essential Everyday French A1/A2 - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : EEF A1/A2 Thurs -Part 2

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    [startdate] => 07/22/2021
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Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
07/22/2021 to 08/19/2021
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

Required: Edito 104 or equiv.

Description: This class 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. This class is open to students who have successfully completed Edito 104. If you haven’t completed Edito 104, verify your level on our website under, “Find Your Level”.

Learning Materials for this class: Communication progressive du français débutant. Email office for shipping.

This is Part 2 of the class.

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Intermediate 203 (SUMMER TERM) : 203-A, Part 2

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    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 07/19/2021
    [enddate] => 08/16/2021
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Mondays at 10:00am-12:00pm
07/19/2021 to 08/16/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 202 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Chapters 5-6.

Communication: Describing/understanding health issues; giving advice; expressing an opinion, agreement, disapproval, dissatisfaction. 

Grammar: Subjunctive mood; pronoun « en »;  « ne…que »; adverbs with « ment ». 

Phonetics: /j/, pronunciation of six/dix.

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Voyage Around the World - 7-10 - Spring 1 - Continuing Immersion : Voyage Around the World cont -1

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    [classdays] => Wednesday
    [class_hours] => 5
    [startdate] => 03/31/2021
    [enddate] => 04/28/2021
)
        

Wednesdays at 3:45-4:45pm
03/31/2021 to 04/28/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills

For children who have previous experience with French immersion. Instruction entirely in French.

Calling all aspiring world travelers and young geographers!  

From Norway to Egypt - join us as we travel around the globe to explore the different countries and cultures that make our little blue planet so unique! Each week, we’ll set off on an adventure and learn about a country’s cultural traditions, food and geography through hands-on activities and games. Your young global citizen will practice expressions for asking questions in French, traveling, describing animals, food and objects, and speaking about their likes and dislikes. At the end of each of our adventures, your world travelers will also have the opportunity to design and write a postcard showcasing their written French and favorite aspects of each voyage! 

 

Course objectives :  

  1. Students will engage in discussion and exploration of 5 - 6 (~2 wks per country) different countries around the world, their flags, cultural customs, food and geography.

  1. Students will learn expressions for describing objects in French, basic verb  and grammar constructions to speak about traveling and eating. Students will learn to express likes, dislikes and opinions. Students will demonstrate their learning and progress through participation in class discussion, games, and written postcard activities.

  2. Students will learn to ask basic questions to learn about their peers and ask for descriptions and simple information. 

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Essential Everyday French A1/A2 - Section 2 - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : EEF A1/A2 Wed -Part 1

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    [startdate] => 06/16/2021
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Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/16/2021 to 07/14/2021
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

Required: Edito 104 or equiv.

Description: This class 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. This class is open to students who have successfully completed Edito 104. If you haven’t completed Edito 104, verify your level on our website under, “Find Your Level”.

Learning materials for this class: Communication progressive du français débutant. Email office for shipping.

This is Part 1 of the class.

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Voyage Around the World - 7-10 - Spring 2 - Continuing Immersion : Voyage Around the World cont -2

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Wednesdays at 3:45-4:45pm
05/05/2021 to 06/02/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills

For children who have previous experience with French immersion. Instruction entirely in French.

Calling all aspiring world travelers and young geographers!  

From Norway to Egypt - join us as we travel around the globe to explore the different countries and cultures that make our little blue planet so unique! Each week, we’ll set off on an adventure and learn about a country’s cultural traditions, food and geography through hands-on activities and games. Your young global citizen will practice expressions for asking questions in French, traveling, describing animals, food and objects, and speaking about their likes and dislikes. At the end of each of our adventures, your world travelers will also have the opportunity to design and write a postcard showcasing their written French and favorite aspects of each voyage! 

 

Course objectives :  

  1. Students will engage in discussion and exploration of 5 - 6 (~2 wks per country) different countries around the world, their flags, cultural customs, food and geography.

  1. Students will learn expressions for describing objects in French, basic verb  and grammar constructions to speak about traveling and eating. Students will learn to express likes, dislikes and opinions. Students will demonstrate their learning and progress through participation in class discussion, games, and written postcard activities.

  2. Students will learn to ask basic questions to learn about their peers and ask for descriptions and simple information. 

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Intermediate 204 - Part 2 (SPRING TERM) : 204-A.2

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    [classdays] => Monday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 05/03/2021
    [enddate] => 05/31/2021
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Mondays at 6:00-8:00pm
05/03/2021 to 05/31/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 203 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2/B1 level.

Communication: Describing physical characteristics & personality; expressing one’s emotions; creating a proposal; understanding media vocabulary & cartoons; offering positive /negative criticism.

Grammar: Imperative mood with pronouns; subjunctive mood; cause & consequence; lequel; tout/toute…; 

Phonetics: Pronunciation of tout/tous.

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

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Essential Everyday French A1/A2 - Section 2 - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : EEF A1/A2 Wed -Part 2

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    [class_time] => 6:00-8:00pm
    [classdays] => Wednesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 07/21/2021
    [enddate] => 08/18/2021
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Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
07/21/2021 to 08/18/2021
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

Required: Edito 104 or equiv.

Description: This class 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. This class is open to students who have successfully completed Edito 104. If you haven’t completed Edito 104, verify your level on our website under, “Find Your Level”.

Learning materials for this class: Communication progressive du français débutant. Email office for shipping.

This is Part 2 of the class.

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Parking Information

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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