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.
Contact us by email 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!

Try Something New Week

Try Something New Week offers exclusive seasonal workshops, December 13-17. Looking to improve conversation, listening and pronunciation skills? Acquire tips to maximize your learning potential? Or simply learn something new about French language and culture? Our workshops cover a broad range of topics with something for every language level.

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.

Children's and Youth Programs

The children's program offers classes for Anglophone children ages 3-18. Children will study French in an engaging, educational and age-appropriate setting through cultural and linguistic immersion.

Ages 3-5 (with parent present)

Let children discover French language through games, movement, songs, engaging all of the senses: sight, taste, smell, touch, hearing. Play and Learn program is offered in-person.

Ages 6-9

Let children discover French language through games, movement, songs, engaging all of the senses: sight, taste, smell, touch, hearing. Play and Learn program is offered in-person. 

Ages 7-10

General French classes are offered online this winter. Using the Cap Sur method which follows the adventures of the Cousteau family and their pigeon, Gaston, your young French-learner will discover or improve the language through a variety of interactive games and hands-on projects.

Ages 11-14

Online classes for for students who have a French immersion background and want to keep up their French skill.

Ages 15-18

Online classes for for students who have a French immersion background and want to keep up their French skill.

AP French Prepartion Course

Join a small group of students in preparing for the AP French Language and Culture exam in May 2022.

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!

Beginning French 101/102 ACC, Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : 101-102 ACC.1

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Mondays at 6:00-8:00pm
01/03/2022 to 01/31/2022
Instructor: Hervé Vermot-Desroches

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.

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

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

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Mondays at 3:30-5:30pm
01/03/2022 to 01/31/2022
Instructor: Ivy Mills - 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 1 OF 201 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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French for Travelers, Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : FFT.1

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Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
01/06/2022 to 02/03/2022
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. There is no textbook for this class; the instructor will provide materials.

This is Part 1 of the class.

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

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Grammaire en dialogues Beginner.A, Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : Gram.beg.A.1

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Thursdays at 1:00-3:00pm
01/06/2022 to 02/03/2022
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.

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

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Business French, Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : BusinessFr.1

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Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
01/06/2022 to 02/03/2022
Instructor: Anna Alexis Michel

Required: Edito 202

Description:

Improve your career options with this course that explores how to do business in French while developing business-oriented language skills. This is an intermediate class for students who have mastered the 202 level.

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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Edito B2 - Ch1 (WINTER TERM) : Edito B2.-A.1

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Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:15pm
01/05/2022 to 02/02/2022
Instructor: Lucie Bonvalet

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.

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

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Keep up your French 15-18 part 1 : Keep up 15-18.1

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Mondays at 5:00-5:50pm
01/03/2022 to 03/31/2022
Instructor: Marisa Ikert

keep upKeep up your French

Designed for students who have a French immersion background and want to keep up their French skills, this class will give adolescents a weekly opportunity to express themselves in French and soak up the language through music, literature, and cultural topics. Students will have the chance to work on their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in a comfortable group setting and shape conversations based on their lives and interests.

This class is offered via Zoom.

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

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

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Mondays at 3:30-5:30pm
02/07/2022 to 03/07/2022
Instructor: Ivy Mills - 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.

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

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

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Mondays at 6:00-8:00pm
02/07/2022 to 03/07/2022
Instructor: Hervé Vermot-Desroches

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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All about the Bûche de Noël : Buche - In English with some French

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Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
12/15/2021 to 12/15/2021
Instructor: Monique Myhre

bucheBûche de Noël - this unique cake links regional traditions all over France which were developed over the centuries when the hearth was the center of family life. Come join us for a fun culinary experience!

No matter what your level of French may be, this workshop is open to all! It is taught in English with some French. Learn customs, history and different recipes of this exquisite holiday dessert.

In this two hour workshop, you will learn about the origins of this Christmas cake, from its medieval roots to current day traditions. You will watch a step-by-step demonstration for making your own Bûche de Noël. You will then explore some of the wildly creative new flavors and versions being served today.

Enjoy conversation and learn some new words for your holiday vocabulary!

This workshop is in English with some French.

 

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

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Edito B2 - Ch2 (WINTER TERM) : Edito B2.-A.2

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Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:15pm
02/09/2022 to 03/09/2022
Instructor: Lucie Bonvalet

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.

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

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

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Thursdays at 1:00-3:00pm
02/10/2022 to 03/10/2022
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.

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

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

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Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
02/10/2022 to 03/10/2022
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.

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

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Business French, Part 2 (WINTER TERM) : BusinessFr.2

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Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
02/10/2022 to 03/10/2022
Instructor: Anna Alexis Michel

Required: Edito 202

Description: Improve your career options with this course that explores how to do business in French while developing business-oriented language skills. This is an intermediate class for students who have mastered the 202 level.

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.

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

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Play and Learn French - Ages 3-5 : In-person_Play_and_Learn_French_-_Ages_3-5

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Saturdays at 09:30-10:30am
01/08/2022 to 03/12/2022
Instructor: Alliance Staff

play and learnThis is an in-person class!

This class will let children discover French language through games, movement, songs, engaging all of the senses: sight, taste, smell, touch, hearing. This multi-sensory class uses total immersion method to build the language skills through fun activities. We use the method with original songs integrated to the curriculum. Each class exposes children to familiar situations, so they are able to easily reuse their newly acquired skills at home. There is no required textbook for this class.

Class structure: The class evolves around two main elements: the ritual-based repetition and predictability (songs, mascots) and the surprise that comes with new elements in each class (new phrase structures, vocabulary, games).


Class objectives:
- Understand the meaning of activities without needing English explanations.
- Build vocabulary for everyday situations.
- Learn and use useful expressions and phrase structures in context.
- Participate in activities in French, use acquired skills in everyday situations.

Due to precautions in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the class space is very limited. Register now to guarantee your spot.
5% discount is available for second sibling (code SIBLING2) and 10% for third sibling (code SIBLING3).

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

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Keep up your French 15-18 part 2 : Keep up 15-18.2

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Mondays at 5:00-5:50pm
02/07/2022 to 03/07/2022
Instructor: Marisa Ikert

keep upKeep up your French

Designed for students who have a French immersion background and want to keep up their French skills, this class will give adolescents a weekly opportunity to express themselves in French and soak up the language through music, literature, and cultural topics. Students will have the chance to work on their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in a comfortable group setting and shape conversations based on their lives and interests.

This class is offered via Zoom.

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

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

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Wednesdays at 10:00-12:00pm
01/05/2022 to 02/02/2022
Instructor: Julie Nelson - Lead Teacher

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.

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

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Edito B2 - Ch11 (WINTER TERM) : Edito B2.1

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Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
01/08/2022 to 02/05/2022
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 1 OF EDITO B2 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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

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

Class full, out of stock

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Tuesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
01/04/2022 to 02/01/2022
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 art of the early 20th century.

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

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Thursdays at 10:00-12:00pm
01/06/2022 to 02/03/2022
Instructor: Rebecca Raitses

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

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Wednesdays at 10:00-12:00pm
02/09/2022 to 03/09/2022
Instructor: Julie Nelson - Lead Teacher

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.

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

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Edito B2.Ch12 (WINTER TERM) : Edito B2.2

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Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
02/12/2022 to 02/12/2022
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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Beginning French 101.B, Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : 101-B.1

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Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
01/06/2022 to 02/03/2022
Instructor: Ivy Mills - Lead Teacher

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

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

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Thursdays at 10:00-12:00pm
02/10/2022 to 03/10/2022
Instructor: Rebecca Raitses

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.

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Essential Everyday French A1/A2 - Ch.1-9 (WINTER TERM) : EEF A1/A2 Thurs -Part 1

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Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
01/04/2022 to 02/01/2022
Instructor: Hervé Vermot-Desroches

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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Intermediate 201/202 ACC - Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : 201/202 ACC.1

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Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
01/04/2022 to 02/01/2022
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. 

THIS IS PART 1 OF 201/202 ACC. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Essential Everyday French A1/A2 - ch.1-9 (WINTER TERM) : EEF A1/A2 Thurs -Part 2

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Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
02/08/2022 to 03/08/2022
Instructor: Hervé Vermot-Desroches

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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Beginning French 103/104 ACC, Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : 103-104 ACC.1

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Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
01/05/2022 to 02/02/2022
Instructor: Marisa Ikert

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. 

THIS IS PART 1 OF 103-104 ACCELERATED CLASS. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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

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Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
02/09/2022 to 02/09/2022
Instructor: Marisa Ikert

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. 

THIS IS PART 1 OF 103-104 ACCELERATED CLASS. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Play and Learn French - Ages 6-9 : In-person_Play_and_Learn_French_6-9

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Saturdays at 10:50-11:50am
01/08/2022 to 03/12/2022
Instructor: Alliance Staff

play and learnThis is an in-person class!

This class will let children discover French language through games, movement, songs, engaging all of the senses: sight, taste, smell, touch, hearing. This multi-sensory class uses total immersion method to build the language skills through fun activities. We use the method with original songs integrated to the curriculum. Each class exposes children to familiar situations, so they are able to easily reuse their newly acquired skills at home. There is no required textbook for this class.

Class structure: The class evolves around two main elements: the ritual-based repetition and predictability (songs, mascots) and the surprise that comes with new elements in each class (new phrase structures, vocabulary, games).


Class objectives:
- Understand the meaning of activities without needing English explanations.
- Build vocabulary for everyday situations.
- Learn and use useful expressions and phrase structures in context.
- Participate in activities in French, use acquired skills in everyday situations.

Due to precautions in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the class space is very limited. Register now to guarantee your spot.
5% discount is available for second sibling (code SIBLING2) and 10% for third sibling (code SIBLING3).

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Keep up your French 11-14 part 1 : Keep up 11-14.1

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Mondays at 4:00-4:50pm
01/03/2022 to 03/31/2022
Instructor: Marisa Ikert

keep upKeep up your French

Designed for students who have a French immersion background and want to keep up their French skills, this class will give adolescents a weekly opportunity to express themselves in French and soak up the language through music, literature, and cultural topics. Students will have the chance to work on their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in a comfortable group setting and shape conversations based on their lives and interests.

This class is offered via Zoom.

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Beginning French 103/104 ACC, Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : 103-104 ACC-B.1

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Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
01/06/2022 to 02/03/2022
Instructor: Hervé Vermot-Desroches

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. 

THIS IS PART 1 OF 103-104 ACCELERATED CLASS. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Keep up your French 11-14 part 2 : Keep up 11-14.2

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Mondays at 4:00-4:50pm
02/07/2022 to 03/07/2022
Instructor: Marisa Ikert

keep upKeep up your French

Designed for students who have a French immersion background and want to keep up their French skills, this class will give adolescents a weekly opportunity to express themselves in French and soak up the language through music, literature, and cultural topics. Students will have the chance to work on their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in a comfortable group setting and shape conversations based on their lives and interests.

This class is offered via Zoom.

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Beginning French 101.A, Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : 101-A.1

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Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
01/06/2022 to 02/03/2022
Instructor: Monique Myhre

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

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Beginning French 101.A, Part 2 (WINTER TERM) : 101-A.2

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Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
02/10/2022 to 03/10/2022
Instructor: Monique Myhre

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

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

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Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
02/10/2022 to 03/10/2022
Instructor: Hervé Vermot-Desroches

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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Perfecting through Edito B1.A-Ch5, Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : Edito B1.A.1

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Tuesdays at 10:00-12:00pm
01/04/2022 to 02/01/2022
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 1 OF EDITO B1 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Beginning French 105/106 ACC, Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : 105-106 ACC.1

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Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
01/04/2022 to 02/01/2022
Instructor: Ivy Mills - Lead Teacher

Description:  This class is designed for highly motivated language learners. The class combines Beginner 105 and Beginner 106 into one term, by selectively exposing students to the necessary content to continue with confidence into Intermediate 201.

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

THIS IS PART 1 OF 105-106 ACCELERATED CLASS. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Perfecting through Edito B1.A-Ch5, Part 2 (WINTER TERM) : Edito B1.A.2

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Tuesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
02/08/2022 to 03/08/2022
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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Beginning French 101.B, Part 2 (WINTER TERM) : 101-B.2

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Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
02/10/2022 to 03/10/2022
Instructor: Ivy Mills - Lead Teacher

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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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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during the COVID pandemic.
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