Important Announcement

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

Literary Conversations A2/B1 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : LitConv 1

        Array
(
    [class_time] => 1:30-3:30pm
    [classdays] => Saturday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 09/19/2020
    [enddate] => 10/17/2020
)
        

Saturdays at 1:30-3:30pm
09/19/2020 to 10/17/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: Take a break from core classes and put your French skills to work in a real-life setting. You will prepare the week’s assigned reading prior to each class. You will then discuss the text you’ve studied, in class with your instructor and classmates, as well as learn more about the authors and their writing styles. This is a great opportunity to work on your reading and communication skills in a setting that no other class offers at this level. You will be reading Colette, Jules Verne, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, André Malraux, Marcel Pagnol.


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

More information »

...

Show description

Literary Conversations A2/B1 - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : LitConv 2

        Array
(
    [class_time] => 1:30-3:30pm
    [classdays] => Saturday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/24/2020
    [enddate] => 11/21/2020
)
        

Saturdays at 1:30-3:30pm
10/24/2020 to 11/21/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: Take a break from core classes and put your French skills to work in a real-life setting. You will prepare the week’s assigned reading prior to each class. You will then discuss the text you’ve studied, in class with your instructor and classmates, as well as learn more about the authors and their writing styles. This is a great opportunity to work on your reading and communication skills in a setting that no other class offers at this level.  You will be reading Colette, Jules Verne, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, André Malraux, Marcel Pagnol.


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

More information »

...

Show description

Regions of France A2/B1 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : Reg - 1

        Array
(
    [class_time] => 6:15-8:15pm
    [classdays] => Thursday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 09/17/2020
    [enddate] => 10/15/2020
)
        

Thursdays at 6:15-8:15pm
09/17/2020 to 10/15/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: Come discover the picturesque villages of the regions of France with Emmanuel. In this 5 session class, we will focus on the beautiful and storied countryside of the Southwest of France, from Charente to the Pyrénées. This is Part 1 of the class. Part 2 will offer different material as a continuation of Part 1.

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

More information »

...

Show description

Regions of France A2/B1 - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : Reg - 2

        Array
(
    [class_time] => 6:15-8:15pm
    [classdays] => Thursday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/22/2020
    [enddate] => 11/19/2020
)
        

Thursdays at 6:15-8:15pm
10/22/2020 to 11/19/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: Come discover the picturesque villages of the regions of France with Emmanuel. In this 5 session class, we will focus on the beautiful and storied countryside of the Southwest of France, from Charente to the Pyrénées.

This is Part 2 of the class. No need to have studied Part 1 to join this class.

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

More information »

...

Show description

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

        Array
(
    [class_time] => 10:00am-12:00pm
    [classdays] => Wednesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 09/16/2020
    [enddate] => 10/14/2020
)
        

Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
09/16/2020 to 10/14/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

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

Description: “Un peu de soleil dans l’eau froide” est le huitième roman de Françoise Sagan publié en 1960. Un film portant le même titre est tourné en 1971 par Jacques Deray.
Gilles Lantier, brillant journaliste parisien, en couple avec Héloïse, part se reposer seul quelques temps dans la famille de sa soeur à Limoges (Limousin), parce qu’il souffre de dépression. Il rencontre Nathalie Silvener lors d’un repas, et cette dernière tombe amoureuse de lui, bien qu’elle soit mariée…


Francoise Sagan, née Francoise Quoirez (1935-2004) écrivit son premier roman “Bonjour Tristesse” en été 1953, et il est publié par la maison d’édition “Julliard” en mars 1954. Il obtient le prix des critiques la même année, décerné par un jury prestigieux. Le roman connaît un succès prodigieux et fait scandale dans la classe sociale “bien pensante” dans laquelle est née Françoise. Elle a seulement 18 ans. Elle a publié 21 romans, 8 nouvelles, 11 pièces de théâtre, une vingtaine de mémoires, journaux et entretiens. On l’appela la “Mlle Chanel de la littérature” car elle libéra par son écriture toute la génération de jeunes femmes des années 1960.

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

More information »

...

Show description

Littérature B1/B2 - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : LITERATURE 2

        Array
(
    [class_time] => 10:00am-12:00pm
    [classdays] => Wednesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/21/2020
    [enddate] => 11/18/2020
)
        

Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
10/21/2020 to 11/18/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

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

Description: “Un peu de soleil dans l’eau froide” est le huitième roman de Françoise Sagan publié en 1960. Un film portant le même titre est tourné en 1971 par Jacques Deray.
Gilles Lantier, brillant journaliste parisien, en couple avec Héloïse, part se reposer seul quelques temps dans la famille de sa soeur à Limoges (Limousin), parce qu’il souffre de dépression. Il rencontre Nathalie Silvener lors d’un repas, et cette dernière tombe amoureuse de lui, bien qu’elle soit mariée…


Francoise Sagan, née Francoise Quoirez (1935-2004) écrivit son premier roman “Bonjour Tristesse” en été 1953, et il est publié par la maison d’édition “Julliard” en mars 1954. Il obtient le prix des critiques la même année, décerné par un jury prestigieux. Le roman connaît un succès prodigieux et fait scandale dans la classe sociale “bien pensante” dans laquelle est née Françoise. Elle a seulement 18 ans. Elle a publié 21 romans, 8 nouvelles, 11 pièces de théâtre, une vingtaine de mémoires, journaux et entretiens. On l’appela la “Mlle Chanel de la littérature” car elle libéra par son écriture toute la génération de jeunes femmes des années 1960.


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

More information »

...

Show description

Grammaire en dialogues INT (FALL TERM) - Part 1 : GramInt 1

        Array
(
    [class_time] => 1:00-3:00pm
    [classdays] => Wednesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 09/16/2020
    [enddate] => 10/14/2020
)
        

Wednesdays at 1:00-3:00pm
09/16/2020 to 10/14/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: CPR206 (preferred)/205 or equiv.

Description: Converse and discuss practical themes and situations while focusing on a different intermediate grammar lesson each week. Exercises and student dialogs will reinforce each lesson.

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

More information »

...

Show description

Grammaire en dialogues INT (FALL TERM) - Part 2 : GramInt 2

        Array
(
    [class_time] => 1:30-3:00pm
    [classdays] => Wednesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/21/2020
    [enddate] => 11/18/2020
)
        

Wednesdays at 1:30-3:00pm
10/21/2020 to 11/18/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: CPR206 (preferred)/205 or equiv.

Description: Converse and discuss practical themes and situations while focusing on a different intermediate grammar lesson each week. Exercises and student dialogs will reinforce each lesson.

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

More information »

...

Show description

Essential Everyday French A2/B1 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : EEF - A2/B1.1

        Array
(
    [class_time] => 10:00am-12:00pm
    [classdays] => Tuesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 09/15/2020
    [enddate] => 10/13/2020
)
        

Tuesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
09/15/2020 to 10/13/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: This course is all about basic intermediate level 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.  Everyday, practical situations include: greetings; phone calls; instructions; invitations; proposals; opinions; compliments; congratulations; admiration; surprise.

This is Part 1 of the class.

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

More information »

...

Show description

Essential Everyday French A2/B1 - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : EEF - A2/B1.2

        Array
(
    [class_time] => 10:00am-12:00pm
    [classdays] => Tuesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/20/2020
    [enddate] => 11/17/2020
)
        

Tuesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
10/20/2020 to 11/17/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: This course is all about basic intermediate level 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.  Everyday, practical situations include: greetings; phone calls; instructions; invitations; proposals; opinions; compliments; congratulations; admiration; surprise.

This is Part 2 of the class.

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

More information »

...

Show description

Essential Everyday French B1 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : EEF - B1.1

        Array
(
    [class_time] => 10:00am-12:00pm
    [classdays] => Friday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 09/18/2020
    [enddate] => 10/16/2020
)
        

Fridays at 10:00am-12:00pm
09/18/2020 to 10/16/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: This course is all about communication at the intermediate level: 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.  Everyday, practical situations include:  meetings with friends; phone messages; financial transactions; ordering goods; finding one’s way; negotiating contracts; exchanges with the police, doctors, mechanics; giving instructions; expressing a complaint, hesitation.

This is Part 1 of the class.

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

More information »

...

Show description

Essential Everyday French B1 - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : EEF - B1.2

        Array
(
    [class_time] => 10:00am-12:00pm
    [classdays] => Friday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/23/2020
    [enddate] => 11/20/2020
)
        

Fridays at 10:00am-12:00pm
10/23/2020 to 11/20/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: This course is all about communication at the intermediate level: 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.  Everyday, practical situations include:  meetings with friends; phone messages; financial transactions; ordering goods; finding one’s way; negotiating contracts; exchanges with the police, doctors, mechanics; giving instructions; expressing a complaint, hesitation.

This is Part 2 of the class.

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

More information »

...

Show description

Perfecting through Edito B1 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : ED-A:1 Part 1

        Array
(
    [class_time] => 10:00am-12:00pm
    [classdays] => Tuesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 09/15/2020
    [enddate] => 10/13/2020
)
        

Tuesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
09/15/2020 to 10/13/2020
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

Required: 206 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Description: Edito is a method geared toward adults and mature adolescents wishing to gain mastery of CECR level B1. 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; thus the books (text and exercise book) are used for several terms. Each Edito class covers a different thematic unit. 

THIS IS PART 1 OF Edito B1 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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

More information »

...

Show description

Perfecting through Edito B1 - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : ED-A:1 Part 2

        Array
(
    [class_time] => 10:00am-12:00pm
    [classdays] => Tuesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/20/2020
    [enddate] => 11/17/2020
)
        

Tuesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
10/20/2020 to 11/17/2020
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

Required: 206 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Description: Edito is a method geared toward adults and mature adolescents wishing to gain mastery of CECR level B1. 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; thus the books (text and exercise book) are used for several terms. Each Edito class covers a different thematic unit.

THIS IS PART 2 OF Edito B1 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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

More information »

...

Show description

Perfecting through Edito B1 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : ED-A:3

        Array
(
    [class_time] => 10:00am-12:00pm
    [classdays] => Thursday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 09/17/2020
    [enddate] => 10/15/2020
)
        

Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
09/17/2020 to 10/15/2020
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

Required: 206 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Description: Edito is a method geared toward adults and mature adolescents wishing to gain mastery of CECR level B1. 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; thus the books (text and exercise book) are used for several terms. Each Edito class covers a different thematic unit. 

THIS IS PART 1 OF EDITO B1 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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

More information »

...

Show description

Perfecting through Edito B1 - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : ED-A:3 Part 2

        Array
(
    [class_time] => 10:00am-12:00pm
    [classdays] => Thursday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/22/2020
    [enddate] => 11/19/2020
)
        

Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
10/22/2020 to 11/19/2020
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

Required: 206 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Description: Edito is a method geared toward adults and mature adolescents wishing to gain mastery of CECR level B1. 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; thus the books (text and exercise book) are used for several terms. Each Edito class covers a different thematic unit.

THIS IS PART 2 OF EDITO B1 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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

More information »

...

Show description

Results 1 - 16 of 16

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.

Follow Us

       

The Alliance Française de Portland is a non-profit 501(c)(3) institution

Copyright © 2020 Alliance Française de Portland

Main Menu

Class Categories