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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Private Lessons for Adults

Private lessons are available Monday through Saturday following a schedule and pace appropriate to the student. Format can be one on one, or small private-group classes. Call 503-223-8388 to discuss options or to schedule your sessions.

Private lesson pricing for adults is $47/hr for one student, $27/hr per student for groups of 2 -4,  $15/hr for groups of 5+.

In private lessons, teachers will develop coursework specific to the student’s needs and goals, including selection of a textbook and a defined curriculum. This private lesson format is suitable for students at all levels, from beginning to advanced.

Students at the intermediate and advanced levels may opt for a less structured approach for pure conversation practice. Called “Conversation à la carte”, these informal conversation sessions are free-flow opportunities to dialogue in French. The convo sessions are $15 per 30-minute block if purchased in a minimum pack of 5 ($75 for five 30-minute sessions or $150 for five 60-minute sessions). The session is $20 per 30 minutes, if paid one at a time.

Intersession Workshops

Intersession workshops are typically single classes and focus on a specific subject. They're sometimes helpful for reviewing one level before moving on to the next.

 

Beginning French 101 (SPRING TERM) : 101-A

Mondays at 10-12:15pm
04/01/2019 to 06/03/2019
Instructor: Monique Myhre

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing  personal information; discussing seasons, months, days of the week, dates; sharing one’s likes, dislikes; counting  0 – 100.

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

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; word stress.

 

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Beginning 102 (SPRING TERM) : 102-A

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/01/2019 to 06/03/2019
Instructor: Laure Dutirou-Mason

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

Communication: Describing people, lodging, leisure and daily activities; expressing one’s preferences; responding to ads; telling time.

Grammar: Gender and number of nouns/adjectives; possessive adjectives; reflexive verbs; futur proche; quel/quelle…; prepositions of place – dans/chez/sur/sous; on = nous; verbs: venir, aller, vouloir, pouvoir, devoir.

Phonetics: Plural liaison; /y/, /EU, /E/

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Conversation, Pronunciation, Review (CPR) (SPRING TERM) : 106-A

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/02/2019 to 06/04/2019
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

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

Conversation: Travel, communication, the media, food, and current events.

Pronunciation: Includes: [r] and [l], [y], [u], nasal vowels, intonation, and accentuation patterns.

Review: Irregular verbs, passé composé, articles, pronouns, the negation.

Note: Comprehension, Pronunciation, Review. This class has been designed as a juncture between the 100 and the 200 levels. It is perfect for those who want to build strong conversational and pronunciation skills and review some grammar before moving on to the next textbook (Saison 2). This class is also a great choice for students currently enrolled in 105/201 who are interested in attending class twice a week, and in augmenting their textbook-based class with a course focusing on conversation and pronunciation.

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Littérature: Roman (SPRING TERM) : ROMAN

Mondays at 1:30pm-3:45pm
04/01/2019 to 06/03/2019
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

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

DescriptionLa Délicatesse, roman paru en 2011 de David Forenkinos a obtenu dix prix littéraires dont le prix Conversation et le prix des Dunes. Il a été retenu par la Fédération des Alliances Françaises USA comme le roman préféré de 2019.

Amour, coup de foudre, deuil, culpabilité, travail et jalousie sont les thèmes de ce roman plein de Délicatesse.

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Beginning French 101 (SPRING TERM) : 101-B

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/01/2019 to 06/03/2019
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing  personal information; discussing seasons, months, days of the week, dates; sharing one’s likes, dislikes; counting  0 – 100.

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

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; word stress.

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Beginning 102 (SPRING TERM) : 102-D

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
04/05/2019 to 06/07/2019
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

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

Communication: Describing people, lodging, leisure and daily activities; expressing one’s preferences; responding to ads; telling time.

Grammar: Gender and number of nouns/adjectives; possessive adjectives; reflexive verbs; futur proche; quel/quelle…; prepositions of place – dans/chez/sur/sous; on = nous; verbs: venir, aller, vouloir, pouvoir, devoir.

Phonetics: Plural liaison; /y/, /EU, /E/

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Conversation, Pronunciation, Review (CPR) (SPRING TERM) : 106-B

Saturdays at 10-12:15pm
04/06/2019 to 06/08/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

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

Conversation: Travel, communication, the media, food, and current events.

Pronunciation: Includes: [r] and [l], [y], [u], nasal vowels, intonation, and accentuation patterns.

Review: Irregular verbs, passé composé, articles, pronouns, the negation.

Note: Comprehension, Pronunciation, Review. This class has been designed as a juncture between the 100 and the 200 levels. It is perfect for those who want to build strong conversational and pronunciation skills and review some grammar before moving on to the next textbook (Saison 2). This class is also a great choice for students currently enrolled in 105/201 who are interested in attending class twice a week, and in augmenting their textbook-based class with a course focusing on conversation and pronunciation.

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Perfecting through Edito B1 (SPRING TERM) : ED-A:1

Wednesdays at 1-3:15pm
04/03/2019 to 06/05/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

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. 

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Advanced Edito (SPRING TERM) : EDA-B2:3/4

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
04/05/2019 to 06/07/2019
Instructor: Lucie Bonvalet

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

Description: Advanced Edito is a method geared toward adults wishing to gain mastery of CECR level B2. 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 are used for several terms.

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French for Travelers - BEGINNER - Part 1 Monday 02/04 : A1 FT PART 1 - 02/04

Mondays at 10am-12pm
02/04/2019 to 02/04/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

These introductory workshops in English teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country.

Workshop Part 1: For Levels A1

Learn essential vocabulary and phrases, then practice with dialogues and listening exercises. Topics will include:

First Steps: At the airport and taking a taxi.

Getting Around: Taking the metro or train; how to ask for help.

Lodging: Checking in; hotel scenarios.

Dining: Menu reading and ordering.

Shopping: Asking for help in a variety of stores; at the farmer’s market; at the flea market.

Emergency: Talking to a doctor or a pharmacist; buying items at the pharmacy.

Finding Your Way: Asking for and understanding directions.

The workshops are standalone — you do not need to take Part 1 before Part 2.

 

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Beginning French 101 (SPRING TERM) : 101-E

Wednesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/03/2019 to 06/05/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing  personal information; discussing seasons, months, days of the week, dates; sharing one’s likes, dislikes; counting  0 – 100.

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

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; word stress.

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Beginning Saison 104 (SPRING TERM) : 104-A

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/01/2019 to 06/03/2019
Instructor: Rachele Avolio

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

Communication: Describing a city, objects; asking for and giving directions; providing details; creating a classified ad; expressing (dis)agreement; obligation/interdiction.

Grammar: Placement of adjectives; prendre, faire; pronoun “y”; prepositions of place; comparisons; imperfect and past perfect tenses; negative imperative; relative pronouns qui/que.

Phonetics: / i / /y / /s / / z / / y / / u / / R / / l /.

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Intermediate Edito 201 (SPRING TERM) : 201-A

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/02/2019 to 06/04/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

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

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

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

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

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Perfecting through Edito B1 (SPRING TERM) : ED-B:1

Wednesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/03/2019 to 06/05/2019
Instructor: Francine Martinie Chough

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.

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French for Travelers - BEGINNER - Part 1 Thursday 02/07 : A1 FT PART 1 - 02/07

Thursdays at 1:30-3:30pm
02/07/2019 to 02/07/2019
Instructor: Laure Dutirou-Mason

These introductory workshops in English teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country.

Workshop Part 1: For Levels A1

Learn essential vocabulary and phrases, then practice with dialogues and listening exercises. Topics will include:

First Steps: At the airport and taking a taxi.

Getting Around: Taking the metro or train; how to ask for help.

Lodging: Checking in; hotel scenarios.

Dining: Menu reading and ordering.

Shopping: Asking for help in a variety of stores; at the farmer’s market; at the flea market.

Emergency: Talking to a doctor or a pharmacist; buying items at the pharmacy.

Finding Your Way: Asking for and understanding directions.

The workshops are standalone — you do not need to take Part 1 before Part 2.

 

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Beginning Saison 104 (SPRING TERM) : 104-B

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
04/02/2019 to 06/04/2019
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

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

Communication: Describing a city, objects; asking for and giving directions; providing details; creating a classified ad; expressing (dis)agreement; obligation/interdiction.

Grammar: Placement of adjectives; prendre, faire; pronoun “y”; prepositions of place; comparisons; imperfect and past perfect tenses; negative imperative; relative pronouns qui/que.

Phonetics: / i / /y / /s / / z / / y / / u / / R / / l /.

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Intermediate Edito 201 (SPRING TERM) : 201-B

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
04/04/2019 to 06/06/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

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

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

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

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

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Perfecting through Edito B1 (SPRING TERM) : ED-C:1

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
04/05/2019 to 06/07/2019
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

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. 

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French for Travelers - BEGINNER - Part 1 Friday 03/01 : A1 FT PART 1 - 03/01

Fridays at 5:00-7:00pm
03/01/2019 to 03/01/2019
Instructor: Lucile Lemons

These introductory workshops in English teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country.

Workshop Part 1: For Levels A1

Learn essential vocabulary and phrases, then practice with dialogues and listening exercises. Topics will include:

First Steps: At the airport and taking a taxi.

Getting Around: Taking the metro or train; how to ask for help.

Lodging: Checking in; hotel scenarios.

Dining: Menu reading and ordering.

Shopping: Asking for help in a variety of stores; at the farmer’s market; at the flea market.

Emergency: Talking to a doctor or a pharmacist; buying items at the pharmacy.

Finding Your Way: Asking for and understanding directions.

The workshops are standalone — you do not need to take Part 1 before Part 2.

 

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Advanced Edito C1 (SPRING TERM) : EDA-C1:1/2

Mondays at 10-12:15pm
04/01/2019 to 06/03/2019
Instructor: Lucie Bonvalet

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

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

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French for Travelers - BEGINNER - Part 2 Monday 02/11 : A1 FT PART 2 - 02/11

Mondays at 10am-12pm
02/11/2019 to 02/11/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

These introductory workshops in English teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country.

Workshop Part 2: For Levels A1

Learn essential vocabulary and phrases, then practice with dialogues and listening exercises. Topics will include:

First Steps: At the airport and taking a taxi.

Getting Around: Taking the metro or train; how to ask for help.

Lodging: Checking in; hotel scenarios.

Dining: Menu reading and ordering.

Shopping: Asking for help in a variety of stores; at the farmer’s market; at the flea market.

Emergency: Talking to a doctor or a pharmacist; buying items at the pharmacy.

Finding Your Way: Asking for and understanding directions.

The workshops are standalone — you do not need to take Part 1 before Part 2.

 

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Intermediate Saison 203 (SPRING TERM) : 203-A

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
04/02/2019 to 06/04/2019
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

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

Communication: Describing objects; expressing indifference, ignorance, reassurance; writing a for-sale ad; talking about one’s past; identifying stereotypes; conversing on the phone.

Grammar: Comparative & superlative adjectives; demonstrative & interrogative pronouns; subjunctive mood; gerunds; pluperfect; pronouns - en/y/où/dont; verbs – vivre/valoir/accueillir.

Phonetics: / y / /Ø / /oe /; / i / / e / / Ɛ /; / / ã // ɔ̃ /; / j /.

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French for Travelers - BEGINNER - Part 2 Friday 03/08 : A1 FT PART 2 - 03/08

Fridays at 5:00-7:00pm
03/08/2019 to 03/08/2019
Instructor: Lucile Lemons

These introductory workshops in English teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country.

Workshop Part 2: For Levels A1

Learn essential vocabulary and phrases, then practice with dialogues and listening exercises. Topics will include:

First Steps: At the airport and taking a taxi.

Getting Around: Taking the metro or train; how to ask for help.

Lodging: Checking in; hotel scenarios.

Dining: Menu reading and ordering.

Shopping: Asking for help in a variety of stores; at the farmer’s market; at the flea market.

Emergency: Talking to a doctor or a pharmacist; buying items at the pharmacy.

Finding Your Way: Asking for and understanding directions.

The workshops are standalone — you do not need to take Part 1 before Part 2.

 

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Beginning Saison 105 (SPRING TERM) : 105-A

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/04/2019 to 06/06/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

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

Communication: Comparisons; speaking of the past & future; quantity; expressing agreement/disagreement; understanding and describing the weather; describing a person; expressing your wishes; writing a letter and a story.

Grammar: Interrogation with inversion; reflexive verbs; imparfait; simple future; present subjunctive; negations with "ne...plus, ne...que" and "ne...jamais"; “sortir, partir, quitter, s’en aller”; “dans” vs. “en” in time expressions; sequence words: “d'abord, puis, enfin”; “en” to express quantity; pronoun placement with the imperative.

Phonetics: Nasal and non-nasal vowel pairs: [a] – [ɑ̃], [o] – [ɔ̃], [ɛ] – [ɛ̃]

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Beginning French 101 (SPRING TERM) : 101-C

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/02/2019 to 06/04/2019
Instructor: Rachele Avolio

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing  personal information; discussing seasons, months, days of the week, dates; sharing one’s likes, dislikes; counting  0 – 100.

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

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; word stress.

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French for Travelers - INTERMEDIATE - Part 1 Tuesday 02/05 : A2/B1 PART 1 - 02/05

Tuesdays at 10am-12pm
02/05/2019 to 02/05/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

These intermediate workshops in French teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country.

Workshop Part 1: For Levels A2/B1

Learn essential vocabulary and phrases, then practice with dialogues and listening exercises that will focus on these situations and more:

Arrival: At the airport; transferring to your ground destination. Taxis, trains, metro.

Getting Around: Taking public transportation.

Lodging: Checking in; hotel situations.

Dining: Menu reading, ordering, discussing food and drinks.

Shopping: Asking for help in a variety of stores; shopping etiquette; at the farmer’s market; flea market.

Emergency: Talking to a doctor or a pharmacist; buying items at the pharmacy.

 

Finding Your Way:  Asking for, understanding and (oui!) giving directions.

The workshops are standalone — you do not need to take Part 1 before Part 2.

 

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Intermediate Saison 205 (SPRING TERM) : 205-A

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
04/04/2019 to 06/06/2019
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

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

Communication: Structuring and adding nuance to proposals; written communication (email/letter); formulating a complaint or a protest; highlighting or placing emphasis, explaining cause and consequence.

Grammar: Using the hypothetical / conditional, adverbial expressions with “en –ant”; passive voice; double pronouns; the subjunctive; verbs - vaincre/conclure/résoudre.

Phonetics: /u/; /w/; oral and nasal vowels.

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Beginning 102 (SPRING TERM) : 102-C

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/04/2019 to 06/06/2019
Instructor: Céline Berruyer

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

Communication: Describing people, lodging, leisure and daily activities; expressing one’s preferences; responding to ads; telling time.

Grammar: Gender and number of nouns/adjectives; possessive adjectives; reflexive verbs; futur proche; quel/quelle…; prepositions of place – dans/chez/sur/sous; on = nous; verbs: venir, aller, vouloir, pouvoir, devoir.

Phonetics: Plural liaison; /y/, /EU, /E/

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Beginning 102 (SPRING TERM) : 102-E

Saturdays at 10-12:15pm
04/06/2019 to 06/08/2019
Instructor: Giulia Agostini

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

Communication: Describing people, lodging, leisure and daily activities; expressing one’s preferences; responding to ads; telling time.

Grammar: Gender and number of nouns/adjectives; possessive adjectives; reflexive verbs; futur proche; quel/quelle…; prepositions of place – dans/chez/sur/sous; on = nous; verbs: venir, aller, vouloir, pouvoir, devoir.

Phonetics: Plural liaison; /y/, /EU, /E/

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Beginning French 101 (SPRING TERM) : 101-F

Thursdays at 1:30pm-3:45pm
04/04/2019 to 06/06/2019
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing  personal information; discussing seasons, months, days of the week, dates; sharing one’s likes, dislikes; counting  0 – 100.

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

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; word stress.

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French for Travelers - INTERMEDIATE - Part 1 Friday 02/08 : A2/B1 PART 1 - 02/08

Fridays at 10am-12pm
02/08/2019 to 02/08/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

These intermediate workshops in French teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country.

Workshop Part 1: For Levels A2/B1

Learn essential vocabulary and phrases, then practice with dialogues and listening exercises that will focus on these situations and more:

Arrival: At the airport; transferring to your ground destination. Taxis, trains, metro.

Getting Around: Taking public transportation.

Lodging: Checking in; hotel situations.

Dining: Menu reading, ordering, discussing food and drinks.

Shopping: Asking for help in a variety of stores; shopping etiquette; at the farmer’s market; flea market.

Emergency: Talking to a doctor or a pharmacist; buying items at the pharmacy.

 

Finding Your Way:  Asking for, understanding and (oui!) giving directions.

The workshops are standalone — you do not need to take Part 1 before Part 2.

 

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Cuisine (SPRING TERM) : Cuisine

Thursdays at 3:30-5:45pm
04/04/2019 to 06/06/2019
Instructor: Francine Martinie Chough

Required: Saison A2 or equiv.

DescriptionThis course is for gourmets and gourmands alike. French gastronomy has been designated by UNESCO as a part of “world intangible heritage,” and as such deserves close study and appreciation. Students will learn about culinary traditions, customs and etiquette through weekly readings, recipes and presentations by the instructor and students. This is part 3 of this series. No requirement to have studied the first 2 parts.

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French for Travelers - INTERMEDIATE - Part 1 Friday 03/15 : A2/B1 PART 1 - 03/15

Fridays at 5:00-7:00pm
03/15/2019 to 02/15/2019
Instructor: Lucile Lemons

These intermediate workshops in French teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country.

Workshop Part 1: For Levels A2/B1

Learn essential vocabulary and phrases, then practice with dialogues and listening exercises that will focus on these situations and more:

Arrival: At the airport; transferring to your ground destination. Taxis, trains, metro.

Getting Around: Taking public transportation.

Lodging: Checking in; hotel situations.

Dining: Menu reading, ordering, discussing food and drinks.

Shopping: Asking for help in a variety of stores; shopping etiquette; at the farmer’s market; flea market.

Emergency: Talking to a doctor or a pharmacist; buying items at the pharmacy.

 

Finding Your Way:  Asking for, understanding and (oui!) giving directions.

The workshops are standalone — you do not need to take Part 1 before Part 2.

 

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Beginning 102 (SPRING TERM) : 102-B

Wednesdays at 10-12:15pm
04/03/2019 to 06/05/2019
Instructor: Monique Myhre

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

Communication: Describing people, lodging, leisure and daily activities; expressing one’s preferences; responding to ads; telling time.

Grammar: Gender and number of nouns/adjectives; possessive adjectives; reflexive verbs; futur proche; quel/quelle…; prepositions of place – dans/chez/sur/sous; on = nous; verbs: venir, aller, vouloir, pouvoir, devoir.

Phonetics: Plural liaison; /y/, /EU, /E/

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French for Travelers - INTERMEDIATE - Part 2 Tuesday 02/12 : A2/B1 PART 2 - 02/12

Tuesdays at 10am-12pm
02/12/2019 to 02/12/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

These intermediate workshops in French teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country.

Workshop Part 2: For Levels A2/B1

Learn essential vocabulary and phrases, then practice with dialogues and listening exercises that will focus on these situations and more:

Arrival: At the airport; transferring to your ground destination. Taxis, trains, metro.

Getting Around: Taking public transportation.

Lodging: Checking in; hotel situations.

Dining: Menu reading, ordering, discussing food and drinks.

Shopping: Asking for help in a variety of stores; shopping etiquette; at the farmer’s market; flea market.

Emergency: Talking to a doctor or a pharmacist; buying items at the pharmacy.

 

Finding Your Way:  Asking for, understanding and (oui!) giving directions.

The workshops are standalone — you do not need to take Part 1 before Part 2.

 

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Beginning French 101 (SPRING TERM) : 101-G

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
04/05/2019 to 06/07/2019
Instructor: Patricia Bourque

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing  personal information; discussing seasons, months, days of the week, dates; sharing one’s likes, dislikes; counting  0 – 100.

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

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; word stress.

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French for Travelers - INTERMEDIATE - Part 2 Thursday 02/21 : A2/B1 PART 2 - 02/21

Thursdays at 5:30-7:30pm
02/21/2019 to 02/21/2019
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

These intermediate workshops in French teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country.

Workshop Part 2: For Levels A2/B1

Learn essential vocabulary and phrases, then practice with dialogues and listening exercises that will focus on these situations and more:

Arrival: At the airport; transferring to your ground destination. Taxis, trains, metro.

Getting Around: Taking public transportation.

Lodging: Checking in; hotel situations.

Dining: Menu reading, ordering, discussing food and drinks.

Shopping: Asking for help in a variety of stores; shopping etiquette; at the farmer’s market; flea market.

Emergency: Talking to a doctor or a pharmacist; buying items at the pharmacy.

 

Finding Your Way:  Asking for, understanding and (oui!) giving directions.

The workshops are standalone — you do not need to take Part 1 before Part 2.

 

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Beginning French 101 (SPRING TERM) : 101-H

Saturdays at 1-3:15pm
04/06/2019 to 06/08/2019
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing  personal information; discussing seasons, months, days of the week, dates; sharing one’s likes, dislikes; counting  0 – 100.

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

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; word stress.

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Beginning 103 (SPRING TERM) : 103-A

Mondays at 10-12:15pm
04/01/2019 to 06/03/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

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

Communication:  Describing the weather, clothing, sizes and materials, daily activities; expressing appreciation; proposing/accepting/refusing an outing; telling time; asking a price; making a phone reservation.

Grammar:  Gender, number, placement of adjectives; reflexive verbs; adverbs of frequency; imperative mood; near future; recent past; demonstrative adjectives.

Phonetics:  Élision; liaison; /i/ -  /u/ -  /y /.

THIS CLASS REQUIRES EDITO A1 BOOK

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Beginning Saison 103 (SPRING TERM) : 103-B

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/01/2019 to 06/03/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

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

Communication: Describing clothing, a past outing, a film; expressing one’s opinion, congratulations; writing a recipe, invitation, correspondence; ordering in a restaurant; conversing at table, in a store.

Grammar: Demonstrative adjectives; adverbs of frequency; reflexive verbs; imperative; partitive article & quantities;  passé composé w/ être; imperfect tense; negation - ne…plus, ne…jamais; en; il faut.

Phonetics: Intonation; /o/ / ɔ̃ /; /a / / ã /.

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Street parking on SW 20th St. facing the Kamm House is limited. Free parking is available in Lot A 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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