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!

Beginning French 101 Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : 101-C.2

Wednesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
07/15/2020 to 08/12/2020
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.

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

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

Saturdays at 10:00am-12:15pm
06/13/2020 to 07/11/2020
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-D.2

Saturdays at 10:00am-12:15pm
07/18/2020 to 08/15/2020
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 103 Intensive (SUMMER TERM) : 103 Intensive

Mon + Weds at 6:15-8:30pm
06/08/2020 to 07/08/2020
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

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

Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: reflexive verbs; adverbs of frequency; passé composé with avoir; imperative mood; verbs: pouvoir, vouloir. 

Phonetics: Nasal vowels; /i/ -/y/, /y/ - /u/.

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Beginning 103 - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : 103-B.1

Class full, out of stock

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

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

Communication: Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: reflexive verbs; adverbs of frequency; passé composé with avoir; imperative mood; verbs: pouvoir, vouloir. 

Phonetics: Nasal vowels; /i/ -/y/, /y/ - /u/.

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

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Beginning 103 - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : 103-B.2

Class full, out of stock

Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:15pm
07/15/2020 to 08/12/2020
Instructor: Monique Myhre

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

Communication: Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: reflexive verbs; adverbs of frequency; passé composé with avoir; imperative mood; verbs: pouvoir, vouloir. 

Phonetics: Nasal vowels; /i/ -/y/, /y/ - /u/.

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Beginning 104 - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : 104-A.1

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

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

Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: COD pronouns; pronoun « y »; comparison; -IR verbs ; passé composé with être. 

Phonetics: / f /, / v /, / b /, / k /, / g /, / wa /, / w ɛ̃  /.

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

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Beginning 104 - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : 104-A.2

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

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

Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: COD pronouns; pronoun « y »; comparison; -IR verbs ; passé composé with être. 

Phonetics: / f /, / v /, / b /, / k /, / g /, / wa /, / w ɛ̃  /.

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Beginning 104 - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : 104-B.1

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

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

Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: COD pronouns; pronoun « y »; comparison; -IR verbs ; passé composé with être. 

Phonetics: / f /, / v /, / b /, / k /, / g /, / wa /, / w ɛ̃  /.

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

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Beginning 104 - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : 104-B.2

Thursdays at 10:00am-12:15pm
07/16/2020 to 08/13/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

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

Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: COD pronouns; pronoun « y »; comparison; -IR verbs ; passé composé with être. 

Phonetics: / f /, / v /, / b /, / k /, / g /, / wa /, / w ɛ̃  /.

 

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French Pronunciation - FRENCH HOUR - A1 Beginner - Session 3 : French Pronunciation A1-2.3

Class full, out of stock

Mondays at 10:00am-12:15pm
05/25/2020 to 05/25/2020
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

French pronunciation is manageable! There are far fewer exceptions than in English. The typical challenges for beginners can be overcome in a few short sessions covering the sound of / R /; final consonants – when not to pronounce them; nasal vowels; and the very useful International Phonetic Alphabet. Classes are taught in English.

French Hour classes are $15 per session, or bundle three sessions to receive a 10% discount. Use the code FrenchHourBundle when purchasing three or more sessions.

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Intermediate Grammar - FRENCH HOUR - A2 - Session 3 : Grammar Int 3.3

Class full, out of stock

Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:15pm
05/27/2020 to 05/27/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Afin de ne pas perdre la main en grammaire, l'Alliance Française vous propose des classes niveau intermédiaire pendant le confinement. Au programme entre autres: le passé composé, la comparaison, les pronoms compléments, les adjectifs possessifs et démonstratifs.

$15 per session, or bundle three sessions to receive a 10% discount. Use the code FrenchHourBundle when purchasing three or more sessions.

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French Pronunciation - FRENCH HOUR - A2 Intermediate - Session 3 : French Pronunciation A2-2.3

Class full, out of stock

Thursdays at 10:30-11:30am
05/28/2020 to 05/28/2020
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

How often is your French pronunciation corrected? Here’s a chance to have the guidance and tools to sound like a francophone. Practice comparing sounds that are tricky for non-French speakers (“R”; “u”  & “ou”; “oeil” & “feuille”;  “peu” & “peur”), get to know the International Phonetic Alphabet and try your hand at transcription.

French Hour classes are $15 per session, or bundle three sessions to receive a 10% discount. Use the code FrenchHourBundle when purchasing three or more sessions.

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Friday Night Dictée - FRENCH HOUR - A2/B1 - Session 3 : Dictee A2/B1-3

Fridays at 4:30-5:30pm
05/29/2020 to 05/29/2020
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

La dictée is part of the education of French children starting from the time they can write, dating back to 1830. Dreaded by many, yet enthusiastically embraced by generations of adults long out of school, this tradition is now offered during French Hour at your own level.

We invite you to test your spelling, grammar and listening skills, in the context of a literary text.  The dictée’s relevant grammar will be studied, as well as an overview of the author’s life and works.

$15 per session, or bundle three sessions to receive a 10% discount. Use the code FrenchHourBundle when purchasing three or more sessions.

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Friday Night Dictée - FRENCH HOUR - B2/C1 - Session 3 : Dictee B2/C1-3

Fridays at 5:40-6:40pm
05/29/2020 to 05/29/2020
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

La dictée is part of the education of French children starting from the time they can write, dating back to 1830. Dreaded by many, yet enthusiastically embraced by generations of adults long out of school, this tradition is now offered during French Hour at your own level.

We invite you to test your spelling, grammar and listening skills, in the context of a literary text.  The dictée’s relevant grammar will be studied, as well as an overview of the author’s life and works.

 

$15 per session, or bundle three sessions to receive a 10% discount. Use the code FrenchHourBundle when purchasing three or more sessions.

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Régions de France - FRENCH HOUR - B2/C1 - Session 3 : Culture Convo - 2.3

Wednesdays at 1:30-2:30pm
05/27/2020 to 05/27/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Venez discuter des plus beaux monuments et de l'histoire des régions françaises avec Emmanuel Laurin. A l'aide de documents (vidéos, audios ou écrits), cette conversation vous fera voyager dans la culture française en s'intéressant à différentes régions.

French Hour classes are $15 per session, or bundle three sessions to receive a 10% discount. Use the code FrenchHourBundle when purchasing three or more sessions.

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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.

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