True Beginner French Classes

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

Beginner French Classes [A1]

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

Intermediate French Classes [A2]

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

Independent French Classes [B1]

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

Proficient French Classes [B2]

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

Advanced French Classes [C1]

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

Private Lessons for Adults

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

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

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

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

Intersession Workshops

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

 

L'humour Français (SUMMER TERM) : Humour

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
07/25/2019 to 08/22/2019
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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Conjugaison A2 : Conjugaison-B

Thursdays at 3pm-5pm
06/13/2019 to 06/13/2019
Instructor: Francine Martinie Chough

Here’s a preview of this summer’s five-week conjugation course covering all tenses and moods through the 205 level: présent, passé composé, imparfait, futur, conditionnel, subjonctif and impératif. Practice form and context through oral and written exercises.

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Revision 105 : REV 105

Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/13/2019 to 06/13/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

For those wishing to review the major points of Beginning French 105 material before moving on to 106.

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Revision 203 : REV 203-A

Tuesdays at 10am-12pm
06/11/2019 to 06/11/2019
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

For those wishing to review the major points of Intermediate French 203 material before moving on to 204.

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Revision 203 : REV 203-B

Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/13/2019 to 06/13/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

For those wishing to review the major points of Intermediate French 203 material before moving on to 204.

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Les Pronoms : Pronoms-A

Mondays at 10am-12pm
06/10/2019 to 06/10/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Get ready to drill and master the extended family of pronouns, gradually introduced to you since your first French lessons.  Direct and indirect object pronouns; stress pronouns, as well as “y” and “en” will be studied during this two-hour workshop.

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Les Pronoms : Pronoms-B

Mondays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/10/2019 to 06/10/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Get ready to drill and master the extended family of pronouns, gradually introduced to you since your first French lessons.  Direct and indirect object pronouns; stress pronouns, as well as “y” and “en” will be studied during this two-hour workshop.

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Les Pronoms : Pronoms-C

Thursdays at 10am-12pm
06/13/2019 to 06/13/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Get ready to drill and master the extended family of pronouns, gradually introduced to you since your first French lessons.  Direct and indirect object pronouns; stress pronouns, as well as “y” and “en” will be studied during this two-hour workshop.

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Pendant/Depuis/Pour : Pendant/Depuis/Pour-A

Tuesdays at 10am-12pm
06/11/2019 to 06/11/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

How well do you know your temporal prepositions: pour vs. en; pendant  vs. depuis; il y a vs. il y a que ? Here is a workshop that will help you clearly understand proper usage of these indicators, plus many more.

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Pendant/Depuis/Pour : Pendant/Depuis/Pour-B

Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/13/2019 to 06/13/2019
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

How well do you know your temporal prepositions: pour vs. en; pendant  vs. depuis; il y a vs. il y a que ? Here is a workshop that will help you clearly understand proper usage of these indicators, plus many more.

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Revision 205 : REV 205

Thursdays at 10am-12pm
06/13/2019 to 06/13/2019
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

For those wishing to review the major points of Intermediate French 205 material before moving on to 206.

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Jules Verne : Jules Verne-A

Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/11/2019 to 06/11/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Découvrez le monde futuriste de Jules Verne, le pionnier du genre science-fiction.  Cet atelier sera un premier regard sur le cours d’été de dix semaines qui présentera plusieurs extraits de l’auteur ainsi que le roman : Paris au XX-e siècle.

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Jules Verne : Jules Verne-B

Wednesdays at 10am-12pm
06/12/2019 to 06/12/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Découvrez le monde futuriste de Jules Verne, le pionnier du genre science-fiction.  Cet atelier sera un premier regard sur le cours d’été de dix semaines qui présentera plusieurs extraits de l’auteur ainsi que le roman : Paris au XX-e siècle.

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Immersion pour les intermédiaires avancés B1/B2 : WKIMM-B1/B2

Mon - Fris at 9:30am-4:30pm
06/10/2019 to 06/14/2019
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5 jours d’immersion pour lesintermédiaires avancés B1/B2 9h30-16h30

Venez vous joindre à nous cet été pour cinq jours de perfectionnement au niveau intermédiaire avancé. Commencez la journée avec les infos, suivies de la pratique de compréhension orale, des leçons de phonétique et de grammaire ainsi que des discussions thématiques. Profitez d’une visite guidée du Portland Art Museum et déjeunez chaque jour avec vos camarades et vos profs dans un restaurant du coin ou sur la terrasse de la Maison Kamm.

Contactez-nous au bureau par téléphone, en personne ou par courriel : 503.223.8388/info@afportland.org. $710.

A bientôt !

 

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Immersion pour les intermédiaires A2 : WKIMM-A2

Weekends at 9:30am-4:30pm
07/20/2019 to 07/21/2019
Instructor:

Un week-end d’immersion pour les intermédiaires A2 - 9h30-16h30 

Venez vous joindre à nous cet été pour deux jours de perfectionnement au niveau intermédiaire. Commencez  la journée avec les infos, suivies de la pratique de compréhension orale, des leçons de phonétique et de grammaire ainsi que des discussions thématiques. Déjeunez avec vos camarades et vos profs dans un restaurant du coin ou sur la terrasse de la Maison Kamm.

Contactez-nous au bureau par téléphone, en personne ou par courriel : 503.223.8388/info@afportland.org. $310.

A bientôt !

 

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Parking Information

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

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

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00
Classes are held until 8:30
Saturday 9:30-1:00
or by appointment

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