Important Announcement

Group and private classes are taught online until further notice. The Alliance office is virtual, and Kamm House is open only by appointment. We are not taking phone calls. Please contact us by email at info@afportland.org, and we will get back to you shortly.
NOTE: Book Pickup is complete for fall term. Please contact info@afportland.org for special requests.

  • 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!

Kick-start French

Get a head start on the next level, have an in-depth review and practice during the two-week long break between Summer and Fall term! The brand-new Kick-start French Program is a 4-day intensive brush-up class (2.5 hours per day with two short beaks) offered for A1+, A2 and B1 level students. Each class will focus on grammar, vocabulary and conversation skills.

Introduction to French

Have you been thinking of taking the leap into learning French but are apprehensive of the immersive learning style or feel you might benefit from some extra foundation before starting our 100 series? If so, our Introduction to French course may be the perfect fit for you!

This course is designed to help prepare you for French immersion through a gentle introduction to the method supplemented with English. You’ll have the opportunity to learn useful classroom expressions in French in addition to some of the basics of the language that will allow you to continue with confidence into Beginning French 101.

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!

Grammar

In our specialty classes, learn grammar in authentic and engaging, everyday life context.

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!

Business French

Explore how to do business in French while developing business-oriented language skills.

French For Travelers

Do you want to travel to a French-speaking country but don't feel comfortable speaking to the locals once you get there?


In "French for travelers,"you will learn to communicate with people in daily situations while learning about local customs and cultural events.

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!

Régions de France (FALL TERM) : Regions Fall 2

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Thursdays at 9:00-11:00am
10/21/2021 to 11/18/2021
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

regionsRequired: Edito B1 or equiv.

Description: Emmanuel vous fera voyager dans différentes régions de France à la découverte de leurs plus beaux monuments et de leur histoire. Ne manquez pas cette opportunité d’immersion dans la culture française tout en restant dans votre canapé!

Cet automne Emmanuel vous propose de visiter : le Jura, le Doubs, Le Territoire de Belfort, La Haute-Saône et le Haut Rhin.

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Edito B2.Ch10, Part 2 (FALL TERM) : Edito B2.Ch10.2

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Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
10/23/2021 to 11/20/2021
Instructor: Marisa Ikert

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 2 OF EDITO B2 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Introduction to French (FALL TERM) : Intro

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Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
10/21/2021 to 11/18/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills - Lead Teacher

Have you been thinking of taking the leap into learning French, but are apprehensive of the immersive learning style or feel you might benefit from some extra foundation before starting our 100 series? If so, our Introduction to French course may be the perfect fit for you! This course is designed to help prepare you for French immersion through a gentle introduction to the immersion method supplemented with English. You’ll have the opportunity to learn useful classroom expressions in French in addition to some of the basics of the language that will allow you to continue with confidence into Beginning French 101.

Requirements: none. Prepare for French 101.

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Grammaire en dialogues Beginner.A, Part 2 (FALL TERM) : Gram.beg.A.2

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Thursdays at 1:00-3:00pm
10/21/2021 to 11/18/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson - Lead Teacher

Required: Edito103-205

Description: This class will teach you grammar through everyday life situations using current spoken French. Converse and discuss practical themes and situations while focusing on a different beginning 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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Business French, Part 2 (FALL TERM) : BusinessFr.2

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Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
10/19/2021 to 11/16/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson - Lead Teacher

Required: Edito 202

Description: Explore how to do business in French while developing business-oriented language skills. In Part I (weeks 1-5), students will practice their networking skills and product description while learning about product distribution channels and reviewing geographical prepositions and adjective agreement.

In Part II (weeks 6-10), students will practice making appointments, telephone communication, and writing professional emails while reviewing the past tense and interrogative adjectives.

This is a two-part class. You may sign up for both parts at the beginning of the term to secure your spot in part 2.

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

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Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
10/21/2021 to 11/18/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills - Lead Teacher

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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French for Travelers, Part 2 (FALL TERM) : FFT.2

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Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
10/21/2021 to 11/18/2021
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

Required: Edito 104 or equiv.

Description: Do you want to travel to a French-speaking country but don't feel comfortable speaking to the locals once you get there?


In "French for travelers,"you will learn to communicate with people in daily situations while learning about local customs and cultural events.


The complete course will span a full year and focus on: travel logistics, cultural festivals, cultural & historical sites, seasonal foods and recipes & seasonal recreational activities.


Each week, we will spend the first half of class discussing a grammatical point and learning new vocabulary in order to understand a travel dialogue & the second half of class we will focus on a cultural element.


This class will be taught entirely in French and targets A1/A2 learners who have successfully completed Édito 104.

This is Part 1 of the class.

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Defining Moments in Art.A (FALL TERM) : Defining Moments in Art.A

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Tuesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
09/14/2021 to 10/12/2021
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 class will study European art of the early 20th century.

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Littérature Progressive A1/A2, Part 2 (FALL TERM) : Littérature Progressive A1/A2.2

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Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
10/23/2021 to 11/20/2021
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: Edito 104 or equiv.

Description: Discover French literary works and authors with a well-structured textbook. Follow the year-long class to study literary works from the Middle Ages to contemporary French literature. Fall term will study the works and authors from the Middle Ages.

 

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Beginning French 103/104 ACC, Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 103-104 ACC.2

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Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
10/19/2021 to 11/16/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills - Lead Teacher

This is a fast-paced classed offering an opportunity to advance into beginning level twice as fast as a regular class. The class combines beginning 103 and 104 into one term, by selectively exposing students to the necessary content to continue with confidence into Beginner 105.

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

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Beginning French 101.B, Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 101-B.2

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Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
10/21/2021 to 11/18/2021
Instructor: Rebecca Raitses

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Chapters 0 through 2.

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.

Learning materials for this class: Edito A1 méthode and Grammaire progressive du français. Email office for shipping.  

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

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Intermediate 201/202 ACC - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 201/202 ACC.2

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Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
10/19/2021 to 11/16/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson - Lead Teacher

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

This is a fast-paced classed offering an opportunity to advance into lower intermediate level twice as fast as a regular class. The class combines lower intermediate 201 and 202 into one term, by selectively exposing students to the necessary content to continue with confidence into lower intermediate 203. 

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Perfecting through Edito B1.A-Ch4, Part 2 (FALL TERM) : Edito B1.A-Ch4.2

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Tuesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
10/19/2021 to 11/16/2021
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

Required: 206 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Description: Edito is a method geared toward adults and mature adolescents wishing to gain mastery of CECR level B1. 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; thus the books (text and exercise book) are used for several terms. Each Edito class covers a different thematic unit.

THIS IS PART 2 OF Edito B1 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Perfecting through Edito B1.B-Ch6, Part 2 (FALL TERM) : Edito B1.B-Ch6.2

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Thursdays at 10:00-12:00p
10/21/2021 to 11/18/2021
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

Required: 206 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Description: Edito is a method geared toward adults and mature adolescents wishing to gain mastery of CECR level B1. 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; thus the books (text and exercise book) are used for several terms. Each Edito class covers a different thematic unit.

THIS IS PART 2 OF EDITO B1 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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

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Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
10/20/2021 to 11/17/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson - Lead Teacher

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

Chapters 1-2.

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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Beginning 105.A - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 105-A.2

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Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
10/20/2021 to 11/17/2021
Instructor: Monique Myhre

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

Chapters 9-10.

Communication: Expressing wishes, desires, emotions, a complaint; understanding tasks, a university exchange program; asking height, weight.

Grammar: Passé composé of reflexive verbs; obligation & interdiction; COI "lui, leur"; relative pronouns "qui,que"; conditions with "si".

Phonetics: /R/, /t/, /d/; enchaînement consonantique.

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

THIS IS PART 2 OF 105 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Intermediate 203.A, Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 203-A.2

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Tuesdays at 5:30-7:30pm
10/19/2021 to 11/16/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

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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Beginning 106.A - PART 2 (FALL TERM) : 106-A.2

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Mondays at 3:30-5:30pm
10/18/2021 to 11/15/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills - Lead Teacher

Required: 105 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Chapters 11-12.

Communication:  Expressing choices, dissatisfaction, (dis)-agreement, one’s interests; encouraging & reassuring.

Grammar:  Comparisons; COD & COI pronouns ; “y”; review of tenses

Phonetics/p/, /b/ ; enchaînement vocalique ; silent & pronounced “e”; semi-consonants.

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

THIS IS PART 2 OF 106 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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

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Mondays at 10:00-12:00p
10/18/2021 to 11/15/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson - Lead Teacher

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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Intermediate 204.B - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 204-B.2

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Saturdays at 10:00-12:00p
10/30/2021 to 11/27/2021
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

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 THE LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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

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Mondays at 6:00-8:00pm
10/18/2021 to 11/15/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson - Lead Teacher

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

Chapters 11-12.

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 205 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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

Class full, out of stock

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    [enddate] => 11/17/2021
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Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
10/20/2021 to 11/17/2021
Instructor: Marisa Ikert

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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Beginning 103.A - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 103-A.2

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    [startdate] => 10/18/2021
    [enddate] => 11/15/2021
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Mondays at 6:00-8:00pm
10/18/2021 to 11/15/2021
Instructor: Rachele Avolio

Required: 102 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Chapters 5-6.

Communication: Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: reflexive verbs; adverbs of frequency; passé composé with avoir; imperative mood; verbs: pouvoir, vouloir. 

Phonetics: Nasal vowels; /i/ -/y/, /y/ - /u/.

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

THIS IS PART 2 OF 103 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Beginning 104.A - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 104-A.2

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    [enddate] => 11/17/2021
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Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
10/20/2021 to 11/17/2021
Instructor: Rebecca Raitses

Required: 103 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Chapters 7-8.

Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: COD pronouns; pronoun « y »; comparison; -IR verbs ; passé composé with être. 

Phonetics: / f /, / v /, / b /, / k /, / g /, / wa /, / w ɛ̃  /.

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

THIS IS PART 2 OF 104 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Beginning 104.B - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 104-B.2

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    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/21/2021
    [enddate] => 11/18/2021
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Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
10/21/2021 to 11/18/2021
Instructor: Rachele Avolio

Required: 103 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Chapters 7-8.

Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: COD pronouns; pronoun « y »; comparison; -IR verbs ; passé composé with être. 

Phonetics: / f /, / v /, / b /, / k /, / g /, / wa /, / w ɛ̃  /.

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

THIS IS PART 2 OF 104 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Essential Everyday French A1/A2-Ch1-9, Part 2 (FALL TERM) : EEF A1/A2.2

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Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
10/20/2021 to 11/17/2021
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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Essential Everyday French B1.A-Ch18-24, Part 2 (FALL TERM) : EEF B1.A.2

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    [classdays] => Tuesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/19/2021
    [enddate] => 11/16/2021
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Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
10/19/2021 to 11/16/2021
Instructor: Clara-Julia Péru

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 10 THROUGH 17

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

This is Part 2 of the class.

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Essential Everyday French B1.B-Ch32-42, Part 2 (FALL TERM) : EEF B1.B.2

Class full, out of stock

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    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/22/2021
    [enddate] => 11/19/2021
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Fridays at 9:00-11:00am
10/22/2021 to 11/19/2021
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.

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Essential Everyday French C1.A-Ch9-16, Part 2 (FALL TERM) : EEF C1.A.2

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    [startdate] => 10/19/2021
    [enddate] => 11/16/2021
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Wednesdays at 9:00-11:00am
10/19/2021 to 11/16/2021
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 2 of the class.

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Essential Everyday French C1.C-Ch9-16, Part 2 (FALL TERM) : EEF C1.C.2

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    [classdays] => Saturday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/23/2021
    [enddate] => 11/20/2021
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Saturdays at 1:30-3:30pm
10/23/2021 to 11/20/2021
Instructor: Marisa Ikert

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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Littérature Intermédiaire, Part 2 (FALL TERM) : Littérature Inter.2

Class full, out of stock

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    [startdate] => 10/20/2021
    [enddate] => 11/17/2021
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Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
10/20/2021 to 11/17/2021
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: Edito B1 or equiv. Level B1/B2.

Description: Ce roman est le 13e roman de David Foenkinos, publié en 2014 aux Éditions Gallimard ; il a gagné plusieurs prix, dont le prix Renaudot.

Il retrace la vie de la jeune artiste juive Charlotte Salomon dont l'œuvre picturale autobiographique est d'une modernité fascinante. Exilée en France, elle décède en déportation à l'âge de 26 ans. C'est aussi la quête d'un auteur pour sortir de l'oubli un destin exceptionnel et tragique. Le roman est illustré d'œuvres de Charlotte Salomon.

Le roman a 259 pages. La session 1 couvrira les pages 8 a 1020 ; la session 2 couvrira les pages 120 à 259.

 

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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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