Important Announcement

All group and private classes are taught online through March 2021. The Alliance office is virtual, and Kamm House is open only by appointment. Please contact us at info@afportland.org. 

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!

Review Classes

Our review classes are designed to help you transition to the next level after a long summer break: comprehensive review of the coursework, ideal for finishing out the summer term as well as preparing for the fall.

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!

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!

Voyage gastronomique: hands-on cooking and wine tasting - Bundle of 4 : CookingWine-Bundle

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Tuesdays at 5:00-7:00pm
10/27/2020 to 11/17/2020
Instructor:

coockingwine

Calling all epicureans, Francophones, and epicurean Francophones. Travel across the regions of France by way of their unique and traditional food and wine. Experience a different region each week through the cuisine and the wines that enhance it.

For the first time, Alliance Française de Portland is offering a series of workshops with hands-on cooking instruction followed by wine recommendations and tasting. It's perfect as a pre-holiday family activity. Gather your family in the kitchen, set up your digital device and enjoy 90 minutes of cooking in French with Francine Chough.

After preparing a delicious meal, spend 30 minutes with sommelier Maxine Borcherding tasting carefully curated wines, conducted in English. The featured wines are available for purchase as a set on our website. Visit our Boutique for additional information on each region’s wine pairings.

Sign up for this bundle of four workshops for $165 or choose any single session for $49.

Here's what you will be cooking:

October 27, journey to the eastern French region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté: a region rich in good food and good wine. Get acquainted with the region’s famous Kir and its savory Gougères. In this workshop, learn to prepare des Oeufs en meurette, Boeuf bourguignon and a Galette Franc-Comtoise/Bisontine.

Click here to see the menu of 10/27

November 3, travel south toward the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes: a region known for its cheeses and its gastronomy. In this workshop, learn to prepare Grantinée lyonnaise, Gratin savoyard and Flaugnarde.

Click here to see the menu of 11/3

November 10, venture west to the regions of Aquitaine-Poitou-Charentes-Limousin: specializing in farm-to-table, regional cooking and superb wines. In this workshop, learn to prepare Piperade, Paté corrézien or Paté limousin and Broyé du Poitou.

Click here to see the menu of 11/10

November 17, head to the south of France and the regions of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur or PACA: discover flavorful fish dishes and other regional favorites composed of olive oil, garlic, tomatoes and the aromatic herbs of Provence. In this workshop, learn to prepare Pissaladière, Bouillabaisse and one of 13 traditional desserts du Noël provençal.

Click here to see the menu of 11/17

One of the principals of food and wine pairing is: what grows together goes together. Here is a selection of wines that come from the same regions as our recipes and will pair beautifully with them, but which will also introduce you to wines that may be less familiar, and at a great price point. Try them: you’ll like them!

The featured wines are:

October 27 - For an Apéritif, serve this delicious sparkling Veuve Ambal Crémant de Bourgogne Brut (100% estate grown Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay & Aligoté). Here is a wine made by the same method as Champagne, but with a rounder, more fruit forward profile. The Veuve Ambal Crémant de Bourgogne was listed in the Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2019! 

With the Oeufs en Meurette and Boeuf bourguignon, serve Domaine Dugois Arbois Ploussard "La Sombarde" 2018.  

Read more about October 27 pairing/ purchase the wine

November 3 - For a starter, you’re going to love the Domaine Jean Vullien et Fils  Jacquère 2017. Jacquère is another wine you need to add to your repertoire!

With the Gratin savoyard enjoy the Caveau Savoyard Mondeuse 2017.

With the Flaugnarde, you are going to love Domaine de Durban Muscat Beaumes de Venise 2017  (Note: this is a 375 ml bottle).

Read more about November 3 pairing/ purchase the wine

November 10 - As an apéritif and with the Piperade, enjoy  Pellehaut Harmonie de Gascogne Blanc 2018.

And with the Paté limousin, enjoy Pellehaut Harmonie de Gascogne Rouge 2018.

Bonus bottle for dessert: Normandin Mercier Pineau des Charentes Blanc (limited quantities: only 10 in stock!)

Read more about November 10 pairing/ purchase the wine

November 17 - Many of the whites of Provence are delicious with seafood, and the Chateau de Roquefort Petit Salé Blanc 2019 is no exception. Petit Salé means “slightly salty”with aromatics and a finish that reminds you of the sea.

The La Tour Vieille Banyuls Rimage 2017, a vin doux naturel that is considered the world's best wine to pair with chocolate desserts.

Read more about November 17 pairing/ purchase the wine

Purchase Complete Set of Regional Wines


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Voyage gastronomique: hands-on cooking and wine tasting - 1 : CookingWine-1

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Tuesdays at 5:00-7:00pm
10/27/2020 to 10/27/2020
Instructor:

bourgogne franche comte1Calling all epicureans, Francophones, and epicurean Francophones. Travel across the regions of France by way of their unique and traditional food and wine. Experience a different region each week through their cuisine and the wines that enhance it.

For the first time, Alliance Française de Portland is offering a series of workshops with hands-on cooking instruction followed by wine recommendations and tasting. Perfect as a pre-holiday family activity. Gather your family in the kitchen, set up your digital device and enjoy 90 minutes of cooking in French with Francine Chough.

After preparing a delicious meal, spend 30 minutes with sommelier Maxine Borcherding tasting carefully curated wines, conducted in English. The featured wines are available for purchase as a set on our website. Visit our Boutique for additional information on each region’s wine pairings.

Here's what you will be cooking:

October 27, journey to the eastern French region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté: a region rich in good food and good wine. Get acquainted with the region’s famous Kir and its savory Gougères. In this workshop, learn to prepare des Oeufs en meurette, Boeuf bourguignon and a Galette Franc-Comtoise/Bisontine.

The featured wines are:

October 27 - For an Apéritif, serve this delicious sparkling Veuve Ambal Crémant de Bourgogne Brut (100% estate grown Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay & Aligoté). Here is a wine made by the same method as Champagne, but with a rounder, more fruit forward profile. The Veuve Ambal Crémant de Bourgogne was listed in the Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2019! 

With the Oeufs en Meurette and Boeuf bourguignon, serve Domaine Dugois Arbois Ploussard "La Sombarde" 2018. 

Read more about October 27 pairing/ purchase the wine

 

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

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Voyage gastronomique: hands-on cooking and wine tasting - 2 : CookingWine-2

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Tuesdays at 5:00-7:00pm
11/03/2020 to 11/03/2020
Instructor:

auvergne rhone alpes1Calling all epicureans, Francophones, and epicurean Francophones. Travel across the regions of France by way of their unique and traditional food and wine. Experience a different region each week through their cuisine and the wines that enhance it.

For the first time, Alliance Française de Portland is offering a series of workshops with hands-on cooking instruction followed by wine recommendations and tasting. Perfect as a pre-holiday family activity. Gather your family in the kitchen, set up your digital device and enjoy 90 minutes of cooking in French with Francine Chough.

After preparing a delicious meal, spend 30 minutes with sommelier Maxine Borcherding tasting carefully curated wines, conducted in English. The featured wines are available for purchase as a set on our website. Visit our Boutique for additional information on each region’s wine pairings.

Here's what you will be cooking:

November 3, travel south toward the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes: a region known for its cheeses and its gastronomy. In this workshop, learn to prepare Gratinée lyonnaise, Gratin savoyard and Flaugnarde.

The featured wines are:

November 3 - For a starter, you’re going to love the Domaine Jean Vullien et Fils  Jacquère 2017. Jacquère is another wine you need to add to your repertoire!

With the Gratin savoyard enjoy the Caveau Savoyard Mondeuse 2017.

With the Flaugnarde, you are going to love Domaine de Durban Muscat Beaumes de Venise 2017  (Note: this is a 375 ml bottle).

Read more about November 3 pairing/ purchase the wine

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

More information »

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Voyage gastronomique: hands-on cooking and wine tasting - 3 : CookingWine-3

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Tuesdays at 5:00-7:00pm
11/10/2020 to 11/10/2020
Instructor:

nouvelle aquitaine1Calling all epicureans, Francophones, and epicurean Francophones. Travel across the regions of France by way of their unique and traditional food and wine. Experience a different region each week through their cuisine and the wines that enhance it.

For the first time, Alliance Française de Portland is offering a series of workshops with hands-on cooking instruction followed by wine recommendations and tasting. Perfect as a pre-holiday family activity. Gather your family in the kitchen, set up your digital device and enjoy 90 minutes of cooking in French with Francine Chough.

After preparing a delicious meal, spend 30 minutes with sommelier Maxine Borcherding tasting carefully curated wines, conducted in English. The featured wines are available for purchase as a set on our website. Visit our Boutique for additional information on each region’s wine pairings.

Here's what you will be cooking:

November 10, venture west to the regions of Aquitaine-Poitou-Charentes-Limousin: specializing in farm-to-table, regional cooking and superb wines. In this workshop, learn to prepare Piperade, Paté corrézien or Paté limousin and Broyé du Poitou.

The featured wines are:

November 10 - As an apéritif and with the Piperade, enjoy  Pellehaut Harmonie de Gascogne Blanc 2018.

And with the Paté limousin, enjoy Pellehaut Harmonie de Gascogne Rouge 2018.

Bonus bottle for dessert: Normandin Mercier Pineau des Charentes Blanc (limited quantities: only 10 in stock!)

Read more about November 10 pairing/ purchase the wine

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

More information »

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Voyage gastronomique: hands-on cooking and wine tasting - 4 : CookingWine-4

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Tuesdays at 5:00-7:00pm
11/17/2020 to 11/17/2020
Instructor:

provence alpes cote dazur1Calling all epicureans, Francophones, and epicurean Francophones. Travel across the regions of France by way of their unique and traditional food and wine. Experience a different region each week through their cuisine and the wines that enhance it.

For the first time, Alliance Française de Portland is offering a series of workshops with hands-on cooking instruction followed by wine recommendations and tasting. Perfect as a pre-holiday family activity. Gather your family in the kitchen, set up your digital device and enjoy 90 minutes of cooking in French with Francine Chough.

After preparing a delicious meal, spend 30 minutes with sommelier Maxine Borcherding tasting carefully curated wines, conducted in English. The featured wines are available for purchase as a set on our website. Visit our Boutique for additional information on each region’s wine pairings.

Here's what you will be cooking:

November 17, head to the south of France and the regions of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur or PACA: discover flavorful fish dishes and other regional favorites composed of olive oil, garlic, tomatoes and the aromatic herbs of Provence. In this workshop, learn to prepare Pissaladière, Bouillabaisse and one of 13 traditional desserts du Noël provençal.

The featured wines are:

November 17 - Many of the whites of Provence are delicious with seafood, and the Chateau de Roquefort Petit Salé Blanc 2019 is no exception. Petit Salé means “slightly salty”with aromatics and a finish that reminds you of the sea.

The La Tour Vieille Banyuls Rimage 2017, a vin doux naturel that is considered the world's best wine to pair with chocolate desserts.

Read more about November 17 pairing/ purchase the wine

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

More information »

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Exercise Your Grammar - Special Edition B2/C1 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Bundle of 4 sessions : Exercise Your Grammar Adv - Special Bundle

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Thursdays at 6:00-7:30pm
10/29/2020 to 11/19/2020
Instructor: Melody Pao

Want to learn how to communicate about life during these uncertain times, using your best, grammatically correct French? This special edition of Exercise Your Grammar centers on the current Covid pandemic and aims to improve and maintain your mastery of French by focusing on different grammar topics employed in everyday conversation. This is an excellent opportunity to enrich your vocabulary and learn new ways of expressing your thoughts and feelings.
 
Workshop 1 - Giving advice for staying healthy, using l’impératif.
Workshop 2 - Communicating lifestyle changes in the face of Covid using les temps du passé.
Workshop 3 - Imaging the world without Covid by making hypotheses using le conditionnel.
Workshop 4 - Expressing our personal and professional responsibilities during a world crisis using le subjonctif.

Sign up for this bundle of four for $105 or drop in on any single class for $28.

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Exercise Your Grammar - Special Edition B2/C1- FRENCH A LA CARTE - Workshop 1 : Exercise Your Grammar Adv - Special 1

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Thursdays at 6:00-7:30pm
10/29/2020 to 10/29/2020
Instructor: Melody Pao

Want to learn how to communicate about life during these uncertain times, using your best, grammatically correct French? This special edition of Exercise Your Grammar centers on the current Covid pandemic and aims to improve and maintain your mastery of French by focusing on different grammar topics employed in everyday conversation. This is an excellent opportunity to enrich your vocabulary and learn new ways of expressing your thoughts and feelings.
 
Workshop 1 - Giving advice for staying healthy, using l’impératif.

Sign up for a bundle of four for $105 or drop in on any single class for $28.

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

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Exercise Your Grammar - Special Edition B2/C1- FRENCH A LA CARTE - Workshop 2 : Exercise Your Grammar Adv - Special 2

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Thursdays at 6:00-7:30pm
11/05/2020 to 11/05/2020
Instructor: Melody Pao

Want to learn how to communicate about life during these uncertain times, using your best, grammatically correct French? This special edition of Exercise Your Grammar centers on the current Covid pandemic and aims to improve and maintain your mastery of French by focusing on different grammar topics employed in everyday conversation. This is an excellent opportunity to enrich your vocabulary and learn new ways of expressing your thoughts and feelings.


Workshop 2 - Communicating lifestyle changes in the face of Covid using les temps du passé.

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

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Exercise Your Grammar - Special Edition B2/C1- FRENCH A LA CARTE - Workshop 3 : Exercise Your Grammar Adv - Special 3

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Thursdays at 6:00-7:30pm
11/12/2020 to 11/12/2020
Instructor: Melody Pao

Want to learn how to communicate about life during these uncertain times, using your best, grammatically correct French? This special edition of Exercise Your Grammar centers on the current Covid pandemic and aims to improve and maintain your mastery of French by focusing on different grammar topics employed in everyday conversation. This is an excellent opportunity to enrich your vocabulary and learn new ways of expressing your thoughts and feelings.
 
Workshop 3 - Imaging the world without Covid by making hypotheses using le conditionnel.

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

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Exercise Your Grammar - Special Edition B2/C1- FRENCH A LA CARTE - Workshop 4 : Exercise Your Grammar Adv - Special 4

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Thursdays at 6:00-7:30pm
11/19/2020 to 11/19/2020
Instructor: Melody Pao

Want to learn how to communicate about life during these uncertain times, using your best, grammatically correct French? This special edition of Exercise Your Grammar centers on the current Covid pandemic and aims to improve and maintain your mastery of French by focusing on different grammar topics employed in everyday conversation. This is an excellent opportunity to enrich your vocabulary and learn new ways of expressing your thoughts and feelings.
 
Workshop 4 - Expressing our personal and professional responsibilities during a world crisis using le subjonctif.

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

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Story Time with a Twist - Children's Special - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Bundle of 4 sessions : Story Time with a Twist - Children's Special - Bundle

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Wednesdays at 2:30-3:15pm
10/28/2020 to 11/18/2020
Instructor: Joëlle Ceran

childrens workshopStory time takes on a twist as your child becomes the story teller. Each week, the children ages 5 though 9 will listen to a story and, in their own words, retell it. Easier said than done when learning a foreign language.
 
Each workshop begins with a simple story read by the teacher Joëlle Ceran, en direct de France (Live from France). Using their existing French vocabulary, the children are invited to retell the story with the support of the book’s illustrations. Through repetition and rephrasing, the children will begin to discover different ways in which to assimilate and reuse the language they are learning or already know. The objective of these workshops is to guide each student from producing isolated words toward simple and more complex sentences through the use of stories. By doing so, the child will gain the mastery of their own linguistical style and learn to retell stories in full autonomy.
 
These 45-minute drop-in workshops are ideal for children with some exposure to French vocabulary such as colors, shapes and numbers. Enroll your child in any one workshop for $14 each or save on the entire bundle of four workshops for $52.

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Story Time with a Twist - Children's Special - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Workshop 1 : Story Time with a Twist - Children's Special - 1

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Wednesdays at 2:30-3:15pm
10/28/2020 to 10/28/2020
Instructor: Joëlle Ceran

Story time takes on a twist as your child becomes the story teller. Each week, the children ages 5 though 9 will listen to a story and, in their own words, retell it. Easier said than done when learning a foreign language.
 
Each workshop begins with a simple story read by the teacher Joëlle Ceran, en direct de France (Live from France). Using their existing French vocabulary, the children are invited to retell the story with the support of the book’s illustrations. Through repetition and rephrasing, the children will begin to discover different ways in which to assimilate and reuse the language they are learning or already know. The objective of these workshops is to guide each student from producing isolated words toward simple and more complex sentences through the use of stories. By doing so, the child will gain the mastery of their own linguistical style and learn to retell stories in full autonomy.
 
These 45-minute drop-in workshops are ideal for children with some exposure to French vocabulary such as colors, shapes and numbers. Enroll your child in any one workshop for $14 each or save on the entire bundle of four workshops for $52.

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

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Story Time with a Twist - Children's Special - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Workshop 2 : Story Time with a Twist - Children's Special - 2

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Wednesdays at 2:30-3:15pm
11/04/2020 to 11/04/2020
Instructor: Joëlle Ceran

Story time takes on a twist as your child becomes the story teller. Each week, the children ages 5 though 9 will listen to a story and, in their own words, retell it. Easier said than done when learning a foreign language.
 
Each workshop begins with a simple story read by the teacher Joëlle Ceran, en direct de France (Live from France). Using their existing French vocabulary, the children are invited to retell the story with the support of the book’s illustrations. Through repetition and rephrasing, the children will begin to discover different ways in which to assimilate and reuse the language they are learning or already know. The objective of these workshops is to guide each student from producing isolated words toward simple and more complex sentences through the use of stories. By doing so, the child will gain the mastery of their own linguistical style and learn to retell stories in full autonomy.

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

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Story Time with a Twist - Children's Special - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Workshop 3 : Story Time with a Twist - Children's Special - 3

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Wednesdays at 2:30-3:15pm
11/11/2020 to 11/11/2020
Instructor: Joëlle Ceran

Story time takes on a twist as your child becomes the story teller. Each week, the children ages 5 though 9 will listen to a story and, in their own words, retell it. Easier said than done when learning a foreign language.
 
Each workshop begins with a simple story read by the teacher Joëlle Ceran, en direct de France (Live from France). Using their existing French vocabulary, the children are invited to retell the story with the support of the book’s illustrations. Through repetition and rephrasing, the children will begin to discover different ways in which to assimilate and reuse the language they are learning or already know. The objective of these workshops is to guide each student from producing isolated words toward simple and more complex sentences through the use of stories. By doing so, the child will gain the mastery of their own linguistical style and learn to retell stories in full autonomy.

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

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Story Time with a Twist - Children's Special - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Workshop 4 : Story Time with a Twist - Children's Special - 4

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Wednesdays at 2:30-3:15pm
11/18/2020 to 11/18/2020
Instructor: Joëlle Ceran

Story time takes on a twist as your child becomes the story teller. Each week, the children ages 5 though 9 will listen to a story and, in their own words, retell it. Easier said than done when learning a foreign language.
 
Each workshop begins with a simple story read by the teacher Joëlle Ceran, en direct de France (Live from France). Using their existing French vocabulary, the children are invited to retell the story with the support of the book’s illustrations. Through repetition and rephrasing, the children will begin to discover different ways in which to assimilate and reuse the language they are learning or already know. The objective of these workshops is to guide each student from producing isolated words toward simple and more complex sentences through the use of stories. By doing so, the child will gain the mastery of their own linguistical style and learn to retell stories in full autonomy.

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

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Parking Information

Street parking on SW 20th St. facing the Kamm House is limited. Free parking is available in Lot B at SW 18th and SW Columbia. Please obtain a parking pass from the office.

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

Office Hours

The Alliance office is virtual
during the COVID pandemic.
Contact us at info@afportland.org.
Call 503.223.8388 from 12-3pm,
Monday through Friday, or leave
a message anytime.

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