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. 

Ages 5-6

The classes for 5 and 6 year olds will study subjects sure to spark their imagination and curiosity. Whether your child is a beginner learner or well on their way toward fluency, you will find a perfect fit to enhance and enrich their daily activities with French language practice and, more importantly, fun.

Ages 7-10

After the online school day has ended and with few after-school programs available this fall, your child may want or need some additional French practice in subjects sure to spark their imagination and curiosity. Whether your child is a true beginner or well on their way toward fluency, you will find a perfect fit to enhance and enrich their online school activities with French language practice and, more importantly, fun. Choose from French for True Beginners, or Nature Explorers at Introductory or Continuing Immersion levels.

Art Studio - 5-6 - Winter 1 - Introductory Immersion : Art-1

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Tuesdays at 2:30-3:30pm
01/05/2021 to 02/02/2021
Instructor: Nirvana Fairbanks

Do you have an artist at home in need of inspiration? In the Art Studio, our Zoom sessions inspire thinking, engagement, learning, creativity, French fluency and fun! Continue learning and creating in between classes by working on independent projects.

For beginners who have had some previous exposure to French
Instruction mostly in French with some English as necessary

Details about the class:


Students will be introduced to or revisit simple vocabulary necessary for creating and describing works of art, such as colors, shapes, patterns, textures and art materials. They will also learn or revisit other basic vocabulary such as the French alphabet, numbers from 1 to 10, body parts, animals and emotion words. They will learn and practice this vocabulary with the help of songs, games, videos and books with colorful illustrations. Students will also be introduced to different styles and works of art. They will create their own similar art pieces using paper and markers, crayons, colored pencils and watercolors. For some class sessions, we will use other materials. Advance notice will always be given for new materials. There will be simple independent projects assigned for every other class session, such as drawing a picture or completing the art project that was started in class.

Class objectives

  • Acquire and practice essential French vocabulary
  • Learn or refresh your child’s knowledge of the French alphabet and numbers
  • Discover different styles and works of art by various artists
  • Create art pieces using simple materials you can find at home

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

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Art Studio - 5-6 - Winter 2 - Introductory Immersion : Art-2

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Tuesdays at 2:30-3:30pm
02/09/2021 to 03/09/2021
Instructor: Nirvana Fairbanks

Do you have an artist at home in need of inspiration? In the Art Studio, our Zoom sessions inspire thinking, engagement, learning, creativity, French fluency and fun! Continue learning and creating in between classes by working on independent projects.

For beginners who have had some previous exposure to French
Instruction mostly in French with some English as necessary

Details about the class:


Students will be introduced to or revisit simple vocabulary necessary for creating and describing works of art, such as colors, shapes, patterns, textures and art materials. They will also learn or revisit other basic vocabulary such as the French alphabet, numbers from 1 to 10, body parts, animals and emotion words. They will learn and practice this vocabulary with the help of songs, games, videos and books with colorful illustrations. Students will also be introduced to different styles and works of art. They will create their own similar art pieces using paper and markers, crayons, colored pencils and watercolors. For some class sessions, we will use other materials. Advance notice will always be given for new materials. There will be simple independent projects assigned for every other class session, such as drawing a picture or completing the art project that was started in class.

Class objectives

  • Acquire and practice essential French vocabulary
  • Learn or refresh your child’s knowledge of the French alphabet and numbers
  • Discover different styles and works of art by various artists
  • Create art pieces using simple materials you can find at home

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

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Art Studio - 5-6 - Winter 1 - Continuing Immersion : Art-1-adv

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Tuesdays at 3:45-4:45pm
01/05/2021 to 02/02/2021
Instructor: Nirvana Fairbanks

Do you have an artist at home in need of inspiration? In the Art Studio, our Zoom sessions inspire thinking, engagement, learning, creativity, French fluency and fun! Continue learning and creating in between classes by working on independent projects.

For children who have previous experience with French immersion. Instruction entirely in French.

Students will revisit simple vocabulary necessary for creating and describing works of art, such as colors, shapes, patterns, textures and art materials. They will also learn or revisit other basic vocabulary such as the French alphabet, numbers from 1 to 10, body parts, animals and emotion words.  They will learn and practice this vocabulary with the help of songs, games, videos and books with colorful illustrations. Students will also be introduced to different styles and works of art. They will create their own similar art pieces using paper and markers, crayons, colored pencils and watercolors. For some class sessions, we will use other materials. Advance notice will always be given for new materials. There will be simple independent projects assigned  for every other class session, such as drawing a picture or completing the art project that was started in class.

Class objectives

  • Acquire and practice essential French vocabulary
  • Refresh your child’s knowledge of the French alphabet and numbers
  • Discover different styles and works of art by various artists
  • Create art pieces using simple materials you can find at home

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

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Art Studio - 5-6 - Winter 2 - Continuing Immersion : Art-2-adv

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Tuesdays at 3:45-4:45pm
02/09/2021 to 03/09/2021
Instructor: Nirvana Fairbanks

Do you have an artist at home in need of inspiration? In the Art Studio, our Zoom sessions inspire thinking, engagement, learning, creativity, French fluency and fun! Continue learning and creating in between classes by working on independent projects.

For children who have previous experience with French immersion. Instruction entirely in French.

Students will revisit simple vocabulary necessary for creating and describing works of art, such as colors, shapes, patterns, textures and art materials. They will also learn or revisit other basic vocabulary such as the French alphabet, numbers from 1 to 10, body parts, animals and emotion words.  They will learn and practice this vocabulary with the help of songs, games, videos and books with colorful illustrations. Students will also be introduced to different styles and works of art. They will create their own similar art pieces using paper and markers, crayons, colored pencils and watercolors. For some class sessions, we will use other materials. Advance notice will always be given for new materials. There will be simple independent projects assigned  for every other class session, such as drawing a picture or completing the art project that was started in class.

Class objectives

  • Acquire and practice essential French vocabulary
  • Refresh your child’s knowledge of the French alphabet and numbers
  • Discover different styles and works of art by various artists
  • Create art pieces using simple materials you can find at home

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

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Nature Explorers - 7-10 - Winter 1 - Introductory Immersion : Nature Explorers WEDNESDAY -1

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Wednesdays at 2:30-3:30pm
01/06/2021 to 02/03/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills

Exploring Oregon and la francophonie through the natural world (animals and their habitats)

For beginners who have had some previous exposure to French
Instruction mostly in French with some English as necessary

Calling all geography buffs and animal lovers!

Over the course of 10 weeks, we will explore the animals and habitats we can find just beyond our doorsteps here in Oregon, as well as their equivalents in France and francophone countries. Each class will alternate between our homestate and the francophone world, giving students the opportunity to compare habitats and identify their similarities and differences! Together, we’ll discover life in old-growth forests, deserts, mountains, as well as marine and coastal habitats. Students will practice using their French, and learn new animal and environment- specific vocabulary through hands-on activities, games, interactive sites, videos and stories. Throughout the term, students will also receive their very own printable field journal to showcase their works and favorite animals and habitats!

Course Objectives

  • Students will learn animal and environment specific vocabulary according to students’ language level and practice using their French in an immersive setting.
  • Students will be able to compare Oregon wildlife and habitats with those of France and francophone countries through interactive sites, videos, stories, games, and hands-on activities.
  • Throughout the term, students will create a field journal showcasing their work and favorite animals/habitats.

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

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Nature Explorers - 7-10 - Winter 2 - Introductory Immersion : Nature Explorers WEDNESDAY -2

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Wednesdays at 2:30-3:30pm
02/10/2021 to 03/10/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills

Exploring Oregon and la francophonie through the natural world (animals and their habitats)

For beginners who have had some previous exposure to French
Instruction mostly in French with some English as necessary

Calling all geography buffs and animal lovers!

Over the course of 10 weeks, we will explore the animals and habitats we can find just beyond our doorsteps here in Oregon, as well as their equivalents in France and francophone countries. Each class will alternate between our homestate and the francophone world, giving students the opportunity to compare habitats and identify their similarities and differences! Together, we’ll discover life in old-growth forests, deserts, mountains, as well as marine and coastal habitats. Students will practice using their French, and learn new animal and environment- specific vocabulary through hands-on activities, games, interactive sites, videos and stories. Throughout the term, students will also receive their very own printable field journal to showcase their works and favorite animals and habitats!

Course Objectives

  • Students will learn animal and environment specific vocabulary according to students’ language level and practice using their French in an immersive setting.
  • Students will be able to compare Oregon wildlife and habitats with those of France and francophone countries through interactive sites, videos, stories, games, and hands-on activities.
  • Throughout the term, students will create a field journal showcasing their work and favorite animals/habitats.

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

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Nature Explorers - 7-10 - Winter 1 - Introductory Immersion - Section 2 : Nature Explorers MONDAY -1

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Mondays at 2:30-3:30pm
01/04/2021 to 02/01/2021
Instructor: Nirvana Fairbanks

Exploring Oregon and la francophonie through the natural world (animals and their habitats)

For beginners who have had some previous exposure to French
Instruction mostly in French with some English as necessary

Calling all geography buffs and animal lovers!

Over the course of 10 weeks, we will explore the animals and habitats we can find just beyond our doorsteps here in Oregon, as well as their equivalents in France and francophone countries. Each class will alternate between our homestate and the francophone world, giving students the opportunity to compare habitats and identify their similarities and differences! Together, we’ll discover life in old-growth forests, deserts, mountains, as well as marine and coastal habitats. Students will practice using their French, and learn new animal and environment- specific vocabulary through hands-on activities, games, interactive sites, videos and stories. Throughout the term, students will also receive their very own printable field journal to showcase their works and favorite animals and habitats!

Course Objectives

  • Students will learn animal and environment specific vocabulary according to students’ language level and practice using their French in an immersive setting.
  • Students will be able to compare Oregon wildlife and habitats with those of France and francophone countries through interactive sites, videos, stories, games, and hands-on activities.
  • Throughout the term, students will create a field journal showcasing their work and favorite animals/habitats.

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

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Nature Explorers - 7-10 - Winter 2 - Introductory Immersion - Section 2 : Nature Explorers MONDAY -2

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Mondays at 2:30-3:30pm
02/08/2021 to 03/08/2021
Instructor: Nirvana Fairbanks

Exploring Oregon and la francophonie through the natural world (animals and their habitats)

For beginners who have had some previous exposure to French
Instruction mostly in French with some English as necessary

Calling all geography buffs and animal lovers!

Over the course of 10 weeks, we will explore the animals and habitats we can find just beyond our doorsteps here in Oregon, as well as their equivalents in France and francophone countries. Each class will alternate between our homestate and the francophone world, giving students the opportunity to compare habitats and identify their similarities and differences! Together, we’ll discover life in old-growth forests, deserts, mountains, as well as marine and coastal habitats. Students will practice using their French, and learn new animal and environment- specific vocabulary through hands-on activities, games, interactive sites, videos and stories. Throughout the term, students will also receive their very own printable field journal to showcase their works and favorite animals and habitats!

Course Objectives

  • Students will learn animal and environment specific vocabulary according to students’ language level and practice using their French in an immersive setting.
  • Students will be able to compare Oregon wildlife and habitats with those of France and francophone countries through interactive sites, videos, stories, games, and hands-on activities.
  • Throughout the term, students will create a field journal showcasing their work and favorite animals/habitats.

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

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French for True Beginners - 7-10 - Winter 1 : True Beginner-1

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Wednesday and Firdays at 3:00-3:45pm
01/06/2021 to 02/05/2021
Instructor: Nirvana Fairbanks

For those having their first experience with French. Instruction in French and English. Those 45-minute long classes are meeting twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays 3-3:45pm.

Children ages 7-10 are invited on a journey through the francophone world. Guided by Felix, Lila and their friends from ZigZag textbook, the children will immerse themselves in French language through an action-oriented and intercultural methodological approach. Songs and games that come with this method create a fun and engaging environment for their first interaction with the French language. ZigZag digital space offers class support documents for easy at home printing and listening (audios, flashcards, etc.). The class will meet twice a week for 45 minutes to allow children more frequent practice. The class space is limited, a small group ensuring greater interactivity.

This is part 1 of Winter Term True Beginners class. Sing up for part 2 in order to complete winter program.

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

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French for True Beginners - 7-10 - Winter 2 : True Beginner-2

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Wednesday and Firdays at 3:00-3:45pm
02/08/2021 to 03/12/2021
Instructor: Nirvana Fairbanks

For those having their first experience with French. Instruction in French and English. Those 45-minute long classes are meeting twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays 3-3:45pm.

Children ages 7-10 are invited on a journey through the francophone world. Guided by Felix, Lila and their friends from ZigZag textbook, the children will immerse themselves in French language through an action-oriented and intercultural methodological approach. Songs and games that come with this method create a fun and engaging environment for their first interaction with the French language. ZigZag digital space offers class support documents for easy at home printing and listening (audios, flashcards, etc.). The class will meet twice a week for 45 minutes to allow children more frequent practice. The class space is limited, a small group ensuring greater interactivity.

This is part 2 of Winter Term True Beginners class. Please contact the office if you haven't completed part 1 and would like to join part 2.

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

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Nature Explorers - 7-10 - Winter 1 - Continuing Immersion : Nature Explorers cont -1

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Wednesdays at 3:45-4:45pm
01/06/2021 to 02/03/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills

Exploring Oregon and la francophonie through the natural world (animals and their habitats)

For children who have previous experience with French immersion. Instruction entirely in French.

Calling all geography buffs and animal lovers!

Over the course of 10 weeks, we will explore the animals and habitats we can find just beyond our doorsteps here in Oregon, as well as their equivalents in France and francophone countries. Each class will alternate between our homestate and the francophone world, giving students the opportunity to compare habitats and identify their similarities and differences! Together, we’ll discover life in old-growth forests, deserts, mountains, as well as marine and coastal habitats. Students will practice using their French, and learn new animal and environment- specific vocabulary through hands-on activities, games, interactive sites, videos and stories. Throughout the term, students will also receive their very own printable field journal to showcase their works and favorite animals and habitats!

Course Objectives

  • Students will learn animal and environment specific vocabulary according to students’ language level and practice using their French in an immersive setting.
  • Students will be able to compare Oregon wildlife and habitats with those of France and francophone countries through interactive sites, videos, stories, games, and hands-on activities.
  • Throughout the term, students will create a field journal showcasing their work and favorite animals/habitats.

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

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Nature Explorers - 7-10 - Winter 2 - Continuing Immersion : Nature Explorers cont -2

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Wednesdays at 3:45-4:45pm
02/10/2021 to 03/10/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills

Exploring Oregon and la francophonie through the natural world (animals and their habitats)

For children who have previous experience with French immersion. Instruction entirely in French.

Calling all geography buffs and animal lovers!

Over the course of 10 weeks, we will explore the animals and habitats we can find just beyond our doorsteps here in Oregon, as well as their equivalents in France and francophone countries. Each class will alternate between our homestate and the francophone world, giving students the opportunity to compare habitats and identify their similarities and differences! Together, we’ll discover life in old-growth forests, deserts, mountains, as well as marine and coastal habitats. Students will practice using their French, and learn new animal and environment- specific vocabulary through hands-on activities, games, interactive sites, videos and stories. Throughout the term, students will also receive their very own printable field journal to showcase their works and favorite animals and habitats!

Course Objectives

  • Students will learn animal and environment specific vocabulary according to students’ language level and practice using their French in an immersive setting.
  • Students will be able to compare Oregon wildlife and habitats with those of France and francophone countries through interactive sites, videos, stories, games, and hands-on activities.
  • Throughout the term, students will create a field journal showcasing their work and favorite animals/habitats.

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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