Important Announcement

All our group and private classes are running and are taught online until Fall Term. If you have any questions please contact info@afportland.org.

French Hour

Get together with fellow francophones for a virtual French Hour—a new, Zoom-based conversation class orchestrated by an Alliance Française teacher. Choose from core French language classes or cultural discussions. Levels range from A1 to C1.

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

True Beginner French Classes

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

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

Beginner French Classes [A1]

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

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

Intermediate French Classes [A2]

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

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

Independent French Classes [B1]

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


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

Proficient French Classes [B2]

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


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

Advanced French Classes [C1]

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


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

Cultural Seminars

 

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


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

 

Intensive French Classes

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


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

Literary Conversations A2/B1 (SUMMER 1) : LitConv 1

Class full, out of stock

Saturdays at 10:00am-12:15pm
06/13/2020 to 07/18/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: Take a break from core classes and put your French skills to work in a real-life setting. You will prepare the week’s assigned reading prior to each class. You will then discuss the text you’ve studied, in class with your instructor and classmates, as well as learn more about the authors and their writing styles. This is a great opportunity to work on your reading and communication skills in a setting that no other class offers at this level. You will be reading Arthur Rimbaud, Paul Verlaine, Edmond Rostand, Alfred de Musset, George Sand, Alphonse Daudet.
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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Grammaire en dialogues INT (SUMMER TERM) - Part 1 : GramInt 1

Class full, out of stock

Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:15pm
06/10/2020 to 07/08/2020
Instructor: Jack Sieber

Required: CPR206 (preferred)/205 or equiv.

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

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

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
06/11/2020 to 07/09/2020
Instructor: Jack Sieber

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

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

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

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

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; intonation.

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Grammaire En Dialogues ADV (SUMMER TERM) : GRAM

Tuesdays at 1:30-3:45pm
06/09/2020 to 07/07/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: Edito B1+ or equiv.

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

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

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
07/16/2020 to 08/13/2020
Instructor: Jack Sieber

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

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

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

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

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; intonation.

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

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
06/08/2020 to 07/06/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

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

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
06/09/2020 to 07/07/2020
Instructor: Rachele Avolio

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

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

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

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

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

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
07/13/2020 to 08/10/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

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



Instructor: Rachele Avolio

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

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

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

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

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Intermediate 204 - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : 204-A.1

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
06/11/2020 to 07/09/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

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

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

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

Phonetics: Pronunciation of tout/tous.

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



Instructor: Julie Nelson

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

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

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

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

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

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
07/16/2020 to 08/13/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

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

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

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

Phonetics: Pronunciation of tout/tous.

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



Instructor: Julie Nelson

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

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

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

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

 

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

Class full, out of stock

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
06/09/2020 to 07/07/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
07/14/2020 to 08/11/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

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

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

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

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

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Intermediate 205 - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : 205-B.1

Saturdays at 10:00am-12:15pm
06/13/2020 to 07/11/2020
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

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

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

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

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

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Intermediate 205 - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : 205-B.2

Saturdays at 10:00am-12:15pm
07/18/2020 to 08/15/2020
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

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

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

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

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

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L'humour français (SUMMER TERM) : Humour

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
06/08/2020 to 07/06/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

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

Description: "On peut rire de tout... mais pas avec tout le monde !" disait Pierre Desproges. Mais qu’est-ce qui fait rire les Français ? Quels sont les ressorts comiques dans la langue française ? Peut-on même parler d'un humour français ? Dans ce cours en 5 séances, on proposera des extraits de spectacles, des textes, des vidéos et même des chroniques radios qui vous amuseront. Une classe estivale pour apprendre en rigolant !

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Beginning 105 - Intensive (SUMMER TERM) : 105-Intensive

Tues + Thurss at 6:15-8:30pm
06/09/2020 to 07/07/2020
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

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

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.

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

Mondays at 10-12:15pm
06/08/2020 to 07/06/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

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

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

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

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

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Perfecting through Edito B1 - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : ED-A:5 Part 1

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
06/12/2020 to 07/10/2020
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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Beginning 105 - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : 105-A.2

Mondays at 10-12:15pm
07/13/2020 to 08/10/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

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

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.

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Perfecting through Edito B1 - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : ED-A:5 Part 2

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
07/17/2020 to 08/14/2020
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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Beginning 105 - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : 105-C.1

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
06/09/2020 to 07/07/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

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

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.

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Beginning 105 - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : 105-C.2

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
07/14/2020 to 08/11/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

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

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.

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Beginning 107 - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : 107-A.1

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
06/11/2020 to 07/09/2020
Instructor: Alliance Staff

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

This is the final unit of the Edito A1 textbook. Following Week 5, students will complete an in-depth grammar review while focusing on guided discussion and conversation.

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

Grammar: COD & COI pronouns ; review of tenses.

Phonetics: Silent & pronounced “e”; semi-consonants.

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Beginning 107 - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : 107-A.2

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
07/16/2020 to 08/13/2020
Instructor: Alliance Staff

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

This is the final unit of the Edito A1 textbook. Following Week 5, students will complete an in-depth grammar review while focusing on guided discussion and conversation.

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

Grammar: COD & COI pronouns ; review of tenses.

Phonetics: Silent & pronounced “e”; semi-consonants.

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Beginning 107 - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : 107-B.1

Saturdays at 9:00-11:15am
06/13/2020 to 07/11/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

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

Using the film script / novel Les jeux sont faits by Jean Paul Sartre, students will review the most challenging grammar points covered in 101-106, as well as build vocabulary, work on pronunciation, and practice conversation around an entertaining piece of literature by one of France’s most famous philosophers.

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Beginning 107 - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : 107-B.2

Saturdays at 9:00-11:15am
07/18/2020 to 08/15/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

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

Using the film script / novel Les jeux sont faits by Jean Paul Sartre, students will review the most challenging grammar points covered in 101-106, as well as build vocabulary, work on pronunciation, and practice conversation around an entertaining piece of literature by one of France’s most famous philosophers.

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Actualité & Culture (SPRING TERM) : Actu-Culture

Class full, out of stock

Mondays at 6:00-8:00pm
05/04/2020 to 06/01/2020
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

Required: B2 or equiv.

Description: Cette classe d’actualités aura pour support le fameux “JT” (Journal Télévisé) français vu par des millions de Français chaque soir ainsi que des vidéos de France Infos.

2 reportages du journal seront présentés en vidéo et avec commentaires écrits : enrichissement culturel, expression et compréhension orale, expression et compréhension écrite tout au long de ce cours qui s’adresse à un public de niveau B2.

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L'histoire de Paris (SUMMER TERM) : Histoire Paris 5-weeks

Class full, out of stock

Thursdays at 10:00am-12:15pm
06/11/2020 to 07/09/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

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

Description: Pour ceux qui n'ont pas pu suivre ce cours au printemps, Emmanuel présente en 5 semaines son très populaire cours sur l'histoire de Paris. En mêlant histoire et géographie, ce cours interactif vous propose de voyager dans Paris et les diverses périodes de son développement. Nous présenterons les différents visages de la capitale française au gré de balades historiques parmi ses monuments, ses quartiers et ses sites historiques, cartes à l'appui. Les étudiants auront également des exposés à présenter.

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Littérature B1/B2 (SUMMER 1) : LITERATURE 1

Class full, out of stock

Wednesdays at 10-12:15pm
06/10/2020 to 07/08/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

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

Description: Quartier perdu a été publié en 1984, trente ans avant que le prix Nobel de littérature ne soit décerné à Patrick Modiano. C'est une histoire fantastique, à suspense passionnant.
Le héros de l'histoire, Amboise Guise, auteur de romans policiers anglais à succès, arrive à Paris pour rencontrer son éditeur japonais. La ville est déserte : il n'y a que les statues - parce que c'est le mois d'aout (il n'y a personne à Paris au mois d’aout, sauf les touristes étrangers) et il fait très chaud : c'est une ville fantôme. La visite de tout un quartier de Paris, perdu dans sa mémoire, va élucider les mystères du passé d'Amboise Guise, du temps où il était français et où il s'appelait Jean Dekker.
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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Littérature B1/B2 (SUMMER 2) : LITERATURE 2

Class full, out of stock

Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:15pm
07/15/2020 to 08/12/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

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

Description: Quartier perdu a été publié en 1984, trente ans avant que le prix Nobel de littérature ne soit décerné à Patrick Modiano. C'est une histoire fantastique, à suspense passionnant.
Le héros de l'histoire, Amboise Guise, auteur de romans policiers anglais à succès, arrive à Paris pour rencontrer son éditeur japonais. La ville est déserte : il n'y a que les statues - parce que c'est le mois d'aout (il n'y a personne à Paris au mois d’aout, sauf les touristes étrangers) et il fait très chaud : c'est une ville fantôme. La visite de tout un quartier de Paris, perdu dans sa mémoire, va élucider les mystères du passé d'Amboise Guise, du temps où il était français et où il s'appelait Jean Dekker.
This is part 2 this class. You do not have to take part 1 in order to sign up for part 2.

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Literary Conversations A2/B1 (SUMMER 2) : LitConv 2

Class full, out of stock

Saturdays at 10:00am-12:15pm
07/25/2020 to 08/22/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: Take a break from core classes and put your French skills to work in a real-life setting. You will prepare the week’s assigned reading prior to each class. You will then discuss the text you’ve studied, in class with your instructor and classmates, as well as learn more about the authors and their writing styles. This is a great opportunity to work on your reading and communication skills in a setting that no other class offers at this level. You will be reading Arthur Rimbaud, Paul Verlaine, Edmond Rostand, Alfred de Musset, George Sand, Alphonse Daudet.
This is part 2 this class. You do not have to take part 1 in order to sign up for part 2.

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Grammaire en dialogues INT (SUMMER TERM) - Part 2 : GramInt 2

Wednesdays at 1-3:15pm
07/15/2020 to 08/12/2020
Instructor: Jack Sieber

Required: CPR206 (preferred)/205 or equiv.

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

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

Mondays at 10:00am-12:15pm
06/08/2020 to 07/06/2020
Instructor: Jack Sieber

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

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

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

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; intonation.

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

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

Mondays at 10:00am-12:15pm
07/13/2020 to 08/10/2020
Instructor: Jack Sieber

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

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.

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Beginning French 101 Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : 101-B.1

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
06/08/2020 to 07/06/2020
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

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

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

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; intonation.

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

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

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
07/13/2020 to 08/10/2020
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

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.

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Beginning French 101 Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : 101-C.1

Wednesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
06/10/2020 to 07/08/2020
Instructor: Lyla Menzel

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

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

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

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; intonation.

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

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