Important Announcement

All group and private classes are taught online until further notice. The Alliance office is also virtual, and Kamm House is open only by appointment. Please contact us at info@afportland.org.  Learning Material pick-up dates: December 11-14, 17, 22, 30 from 11:00am-1:00pm. 

French à la carte

Join fellow francophones for French à la carte – theme and topic specific workshops orchestrated online by an Alliance Française teacher. Choose among core French language skills workshops and cultural discussions. Levels range from A1 to C1. Drop in for a single session or take a series of four. All sessions run an hour and a half.

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

True Beginner French Classes

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

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

Beginner French Classes [A1]

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

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

Intermediate French Classes [A2]

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

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

Independent French Classes [B1]

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


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

Proficient French Classes [B2]

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


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

Advanced French Classes [C1]

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


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

Essential Everyday French

Essential Everyday French classes (three levels A1/A2, A2/B1, B1), focus on oral communication and comprehension at three levels. Practical, everyday topics are woven into real-life dialogues with vocabulary (both formal and slang/informal) and grammar tips. Improve your conversational skills, gain confidence and start talking!

Civilisation de la Francophonie

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

The Art of Writing in French

Writing in French can be challenging even at the highest level. Classes will be focused on learning the nuances of French orthography and perfecting strategies for communicating in written French.

Try Something New Week

Try Something New Week offers exclusive seasonal workshops, December 07-11. 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.

Littérature B1/B2 - Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : LITERATURE 1

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Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
01/06/2021 to 02/03/2021
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

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

Description: Ce cours étudiera le livre “Le Testament Français” par Andreï Makine. Publié le 6 septembre 1995 au Mercure de France et il a reçu la même année le prix Goncourt, le prix des lycéens, et le prix Médicis.

Synopsis: Charlotte, une femme d’origine française émigrée en Sibérie avec sa mère entre les deux guerres, raconte à son petit-fils Aliocha le Paris et la France de son enfance où elle a grandi. Cette France devient pour Aliocha une véritable Atlantide. Cette sensibilité Franco-russe l’enrichira, l’élèvera et le poussera vers la France.

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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Study Skills : Study Skills - in English

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Fridays at 10:00am-12:00pm
12/11/2020 to 12/11/2020
Instructor: Monique Myhre

This workshop is designed for those wishing to develop a specific skill-set to learn the language more efficiently. Here's what you should expect from this 2-hour long workshop:

- How to take USEFUL notes and maximize them for learning.
- Learn to cultivate a success-oriented attitude toward the immersion approach.
- Clarify what NOT to do.
- Work smarter, not harder: tap into your brain’s memorizing powers.
- Tips for training your ear and your tongue to perform the mental gymnastics needed to speak French well.
- Strategies to milk your materials for every last drop of purpose they hold.
- A Q & A opportunity for honing in on your top study challenges.
- An introduction to listening resources available free online.

This workshop is in English with some French and is recommended for beginning French students.

 

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

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All about the Bûche de Noël A1 : Buche - In English with some French

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Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
12/09/2020 to 12/09/2020
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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Intermediate Dictée : Dictée Int

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Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
12/09/2020 to 12/09/2020
Instructor: Melody Pao

Sharpen your listening and writing skills through this intensive workshop on dictée, a classic French tradition! Students will listen to authentic video clips as well as narrated passages read by the teacher. 

This workshop is open to A2/B1 level students.

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

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The Art of Writing in French, Advanced- Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : Writing Adv 1

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Mondays at 1:00-3:00pm
01/04/2021 to 02/01/2021
Instructor: Melody Pao

Required: CPR206 (preferred)/205 or equiv.

Description: Quoique or quoi que? When do you need agreement with the past participle? Find out answers to these questions and more in this course designed for advanced learners. Writing in French can be challenging even at the highest level. Classes will be focused on learning the nuances of French orthography and perfecting strategies for communicating in written French.

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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The Art of Writing in French, Advanced- Part 2 (WINTER TERM) : Writing Adv 2

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Mondays at 1:00-3:00pm
02/08/2021 to 03/08/2021
Instructor: Melody Pao

Required: CPR206 (preferred)/205 or equiv.

Description: Quoique or quoi que? When do you need agreement with the past participle? Find out answers to these questions and more in this course designed for advanced learners. Writing in French can be challenging even at the highest level. Classes will be focused on learning the nuances of French orthography and perfecting strategies for communicating in written French.

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

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

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Listening and Speaking French with TV5 Monde B1 : TV5 Monde

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Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
12/08/2020 to 12/08/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

While watching and discussing videos from TV5 Monde, students will improve listening and speaking skills while expanding their vocabulary.

This workshop is open to B1 level students.

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

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Les rois de France - Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : Rois - 1

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Fridays at 10:00am-12:00pm
01/08/2021 to 02/05/2021
Instructor: Lucie Bonvalet

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

Description: "Le coup d'oeil sur l'Histoire, le recul vers une période passée ou, comme aurait dit Racine vers un pays éloigné, vous donne des perspectives sur votre époque et vous permet d'y penser davantage (...)". En gardant ces mots de Marguerite Yourcenar en tête, nous étudierons et discuterons des vies et des règnes de 9 rois de France, de Clovis 1er (proclamé roi en 481) à Louis XVI (guillotiné en 1793). Nous utiliserons des articles de magazines sur l'Histoire, des podcasts radiophoniques, des extraits de films et des œuvres d'art pour nourrir nos conversations. Les étudiants auront l'opportunité chaque semaine de parler et travailler en petits groupes et seront encouragés au cours de la session à préparer une courte présentation orale sur un sujet de leur choix en relation avec un des rois du programme. Il y aura aussi chaque semaine un travail de lecture et d'écriture à la maison.

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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Visitez la Bretagne B1+ : Bretagne

Class full, out of stock

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Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
12/10/2020 to 12/10/2020
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

Visitez, sans sortir de chez vous, la Bretagne,  cette magnifique région riche d'histoire et de culture.
Apprenez la difference entre région et département, ce que représente le drapeau breton et le devise des Bretons. Découvrez quelques endroits inévitables et apprenez à faire les fameuses crêpes !

Le niveau minimum requis pour la participation est B1.

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Les rois de France - Part 2 (WINTER TERM) : Rois - 2

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Fridays at 10:00am-12:00pm
02/12/2021 to 03/12/2021
Instructor: Lucie Bonvalet

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

Description: "Le coup d'oeil sur l'Histoire, le recul vers une période passée ou, comme aurait dit Racine vers un pays éloigné, vous donne des perspectives sur votre époque et vous permet d'y penser davantage (...)". En gardant ces mots de Marguerite Yourcenar en tête, nous étudierons et discuterons des vies et des règnes de 9 rois de France, de Clovis 1er (proclamé roi en 481) à Louis XVI (guillotiné en 1793). Nous utiliserons des articles de magazines sur l'Histoire, des podcasts radiophoniques, des extraits de films et des œuvres d'art pour nourrir nos conversations. Les étudiants auront l'opportunité chaque semaine de parler et travailler en petits groupes et seront encouragés au cours de la session à préparer une courte présentation orale sur un sujet de leur choix en relation avec un des rois du programme. Il y aura aussi chaque semaine un travail de lecture et d'écriture à la maison.

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

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

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Gourmandise B1+ : Gourmandise

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Tuesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
12/08/2020 to 12/08/2020
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

C' est bien connu : les Français sont gourmands! Et vous?! A quelques semaines des fêtes de fin d'année,  découvrez quelle sorte de gourmand vous êtes à travers des citations, amusez- vous à faire des mots croisés sur la pâtisserie, et apprenez à faire des petits gâteaux secs alsaciens,  les fameux bredeles.

Le niveau minimum requis pour la participation est B1.

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

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French Pronunciation B1/B2 : Pronunciation

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Mondays at 1:00-3:00pm
12/07/2020 to 12/07/2020
Instructor: Melody Pao

French can be a challenging language to master phonetically. Sign up to learn more about the particularities of pronunciation, intonation, and liaisons in French!

This workshop is open to B1/B2 level students.

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

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All about the Bûche de Noël B1-C1 : Buche

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Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
12/10/2020 to 12/10/2020
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 taught in French for B1 through C1 level students.

 

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

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

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Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
01/07/2021 to 02/04/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills

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

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

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Literature - Sylvie Weil B2/C1 : Literature - SW

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Thursdays at 1:00-3:00pm
12/10/2020 to 12/10/2020
Instructor: Rebecca Raitses

In this workshop, you will learn about the author Sylvie Weil and her 2013 book, Le hareng et le saxophone (The Herring and the Saxophone). You will practice your reading comprehension skills and explore some main themes of the book by comparing a selection of excerpts. Finally, you will exercise your writing skills with prompts inspired by the text.

This workshop is open to B2/C1 level students.

 

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

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

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Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
02/11/2021 to 03/11/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills

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

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

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Le français du Moyen Âge B2/C1 : Moyen Français

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Fridays at 10:00am-12:00pm
12/11/2020 to 12/11/2020
Instructor: Ivy Mills

Where language and history collide - le moyen français. For those who would like to challenge their understanding of the French language and lovers of medieval history alike! 

This workshop offers an introduction to the written form of moyen français, or Middle French, whose use spanned from the mid 14th century to the early 17th century and boasts a remarkably rich body of literature. Together, we will explore the historical context of this period in the evolution of the French language, examine its major linguistic traits, and practice reading and analyzing a short text. 

This workshop is open to B2/C1 level students.

 

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

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Advanced Edito C1 - Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : Edito C1 - Chap 15, Part 1

Class full, out of stock

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Mondays at 10:00am-12:15pm
01/04/2021 to 02/01/2021
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.

THIS IS PART 1 OF EDITO C1 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Advanced Edito C1 - Part 2 (WINTER TERM) : Edito C1 - Chap 16, Part 2

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Mondays at 10:00am-12:15pm
02/08/2021 to 03/08/2021
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.

THIS IS PART 2 OF EDITO C1 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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Essential Everyday French A1/A2 - Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : EEF A1/A2 Thurs -Part 1

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Thursdays at 6:15-8:15pm
01/07/2021 to 02/04/2021
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

Required: Edito A2 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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Advanced Edito - Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : Edito B2 - Chap 3, Part 1

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Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
01/07/2021 to 02/04/2021
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

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

Description: Edito is for students wishing to master the B2 level. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips), including arts & culture, the media, travel, history, the environment, the working world, and more.  Edito classes cover different thematic units and can be taken in any sequence.

THIS IS PART 1 OF EDITO B2 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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

Class full, out of stock

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Wednesdays at 6:15-8:15pm
01/06/2021 to 02/03/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills

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.

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

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Wednesdays at 6:15-8:15pm
02/10/2021 to 03/10/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills

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

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Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
01/09/2021 to 02/06/2021
Instructor: Melody Pao

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.

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

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Mondays at 10:00am-12:00pm
01/04/2021 to 02/01/2021
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

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 ».

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

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    [startdate] => 02/13/2021
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Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
02/13/2021 to 03/13/2021
Instructor: Melody Pao

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.

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

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Mondays at 10:00am-12:00pm
02/08/2021 to 03/08/2021
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

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 ».

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Intermediate 201 - Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : 201-B, Part 1

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Tuesdays at 6:15-8:15pm
01/05/2021 to 02/02/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

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 ».

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Essential Everyday French B1 - Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : EEF - B1 TUESDAY Part 1

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Tuesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
01/05/2021 to 02/02/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: This class aims to bring your conversational French to the next level. Learn how native speakers communicate on a day-to-day basis. Interaction and exchanges between students are facilitated by the instructor following weekly thematic topics that include essential vocabulary and grammar. This class is open to students who have successfully completed Edito 205. If you haven’t completed Edito 205, verify your level on our website under, “Find Your Level”.

This is Part 1 of the class.

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Intermediate 201 - Part 2 (WINTER TERM) : 201-B, Part 2

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Tuesdays at 6:15-8:15pm
02/09/2021 to 03/09/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

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

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Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
01/09/2021 to 02/06/2021
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

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.

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Essential Everyday French B1 - Part 2 (WINTER TERM) : EEF - B1 TUESDAY Part 2

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Tuesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
02/09/2021 to 03/09/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: This class aims to bring your conversational French to the next level. Learn how native speakers communicate on a day-to-day basis. Interaction and exchanges between students are facilitated by the instructor following weekly thematic topics that include essential vocabulary and grammar. This class is open to students who have successfully completed Edito 205. If you haven’t completed Edito 205, verify your level on our website under, “Find Your Level”.

This is Part 2 of the class.

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

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Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
02/13/2021 to 03/13/2021
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

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

Chapters 3-4.

Communication: Describing, placing & reading ads for lodging; floor plans; expressing joy, intention. 

Grammar: Relative pronouns; comparison of adjectives, adverbs; possessive adjectives; le futur simple; conditions with “si”. 

Phonetics: /ply/-/plys/-/plyz/;  nasal vowels.

THIS IS PART 2 OF 202 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Intermediate 203 (WINTER TERM) : 203-A, Part 1

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Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
01/04/2021 to 02/01/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

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

Chapters 5-6.

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

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

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

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Littérature de la francophonie - Part 2 (WINTER TERM) : LitFran - 2

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Mondays at 6:15-8:15pm
02/08/2021 to 03/08/2021
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

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

Description: Le Cours Littérature de la Francophonie a pour objectif de faire découvrir, comprendre et apprécier de nombreux textes et  d’auteurs francophones. Textes qui seront regroupés sous différents thèmes (Voyage, enfance, exile.) Compréhension écrite/ orale. Expression écrite / orale. Lecture, enrichissement du vocabulaire seront au rendez vous pour ce cours mettant en valeur la richesse de la littérature francophone.

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

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Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
02/08/2021 to 03/08/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

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

Chapters 5-6.

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

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

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

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Littérature de la francophonie - Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : LitFran - 1

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Mondays at 6:15-8:15pm
01/04/2021 to 02/01/2021
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

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

Description: Le Cours Littérature de la Francophonie a pour objectif de faire découvrir, comprendre et apprécier de nombreux textes et  d’auteurs francophones. Textes qui seront regroupés sous différents thèmes (Voyage, enfance, exile.) Compréhension écrite/ orale. Expression écrite / orale. Lecture, enrichissement du vocabulaire seront au rendez vous pour ce cours mettant en valeur la richesse de la littérature francophone.

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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Advanced Edito - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : Edito B2 - Chap 4, Part 2

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Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
02/11/2021 to 03/11/2021
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

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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Intermediate 206-A - Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : 206-A.Part 1

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Thursdays at 6:15-8:15pm
01/07/2021 to 02/04/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 205 or equiv.. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Chapters 11-12.

Communication: Writing a formal letter; speaking about one’s education, training, projects; understanding job offers, CV’s, instructions; expressing concern; reacting to disapproval.

Grammar: Reported speech; emphasis; verbs followed by prepositions; passive voice; past infinitive.

Phonetics: Denasalization; /R/,/l/,/g/.

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Beginning 105 - Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : 105-A, Part 1

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Tuesdays at 6:15-8:15pm
01/05/2021 to 02/02/2021
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

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

Chapters 9-10.

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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After 6 pm weekdays, students may park in the Willamette Dental lot at SW 20th and SW Jefferson as available.

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