Fall Term

September 12 - November 19 

Whether you are new to the Alliance or a continuing student, you'll find all you need to know about our fall offerings here. 


Most of our fall classes (Core, Specialty and Cultural) are 10 weeks long. 5-week classes include Introduction to French and Defining Moments In Art.

New this term:

Essential Everyday French True Beginner Class

Students wishing to start learning French with an emphasis on conversational skills can now enrol in this class which focuses on basic communication.

Essential Vocabulary

For those wishing to enriching their vocabulary with expressions used in authentic situations. 

DELF Preparation B2 level

Familiarize you with the DELF exam structure as you work on material you'll need to master in order to pass one level and successfully start the next one.

Time sensitive discounts

Discounts are valid until August 13.

SpecialTy and Cultural classes this fall


Essential Everyday French

Learn how native speakers communicate on a day-to-day basis. Interaction and exchanges between students are facilitated by the instructor, following weekly thematic topics that include essential vocabulary and grammar.

True Beginner A1: Fri 10-12p
Beginner A1/A2: Wed 1-3pm or  6-8pm
Intermediate B1: Thurs 6-8p or Fri 10-12p
Advanced B2/C1: Wed 9-11a or 6-8p

Defining Moments In Art

For visual arts enthusiasts and those simply curious about the art world. Each week, examine several artworks to learn about the events, personalities and works that have had the greatest impact in their time. This is a highly interactive class using art as a vehicle of conversation. This class will study art of the early 20th century and is a five-week class offered only during part 1 of the term. 

Tues 10am-12pm
Teacher: Elene Zedginidze

French FOr Travelers

French for Travelers is a rigorous course designed for advanced beginners who wish to deepen their understanding of grammar, expand their vocabulary and learn useful expressions for everyday life while traveling. In addition, each week you will learn about an important cultural activity or event from the francophone world. This class will be taught entirely in French and targets A1/A2 learners who have successfully completed the 104 class.

Thurs 6-8pm
Teacher: Lisa Rollot

Essential Vocabulary

Improve your communication skills by enriching your vocabulary with essentials. The book chosen for the class will allow you to work on every day authentic situations and related vocabulary. The dialogue-based format will allow for plenty of practice in class.

Wed 10-12p, in-person
Teacher: Julie Nelson

DELF Preparation

This class will interest you if: 1. You are planning on passing DELF B1 or B2 exam and need to prepare for it.
2. You’ve completed B1 or B2 level and wish to consolidate newly acquired skills and evaluate your strengths and weaknesses before moving to the next level. The class has a double goal: familiarize you with the DELF exam structure as you work on material you'll need to master in order to pass one level and successfully start the next one. A partial simulation of the DELF exam in the end of the 10-week series will allow students to have a comprehensive evaluation of their skills. 

B1 level Fri 12:30-2:30p
B2 level Wed 10-12p

French Literature

Discover French literary works and authors with a well-structured textbook. Learn about different authors and read excerpts of their works. Perfect for those wishing to broaden their knowledge of French literature beyond the scope of a single book or author. Throughout the year, you will discover literary works from the Middle Ages to contemporary French literature.

Wed 10-12p
Teacher Rebecca Raitses

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A.0 - Pre-Beginner

Introduction to French

Core Classes
This course is designed to help prepare you for French immersion through a gentle introduction to the method supplemented with English. You’ll have the opportunity to learn useful classroom expressions in French in addition to some of the basics of the language that will allow you to continue with confidence into Beginning French 101.
Pace: Regular
A1 - Beginner

101-102 Accelerated

Core Classes
This beginning Core Class combines Beginner 101 and Beginner 102 into one term and is for highly motivated students and/or those who have taken French in the past or had some exposure and need to revisit the basics.
Pace: Accelerated

101

Core Classes
Our 101 Core Class is for true beginners wishing to master the A1 level. If you studied French before, please look into 101-102 Accelerated class.
Pace: Regular

102 Beginning

Core Classes
This contintuing Core Course covers chapters 3-4 of Edito A1. Students learn to communicate likes and dislikes and meet basic situations such as ordering in a restaurant or discussing the weather. New verbs are introduced as well as new tenses.


Pace: Regular

104

Core Classes
Chapters 7-8. Communication: Explaining a problem; discussing lodging, living conditions; expressing hesitation, preference, surprise; writing an email, postcard. Grammar: COD pronouns; pronoun « y »; comparison; -IR verbs; passé composé with être.
Pace: Regular

105-106 Accelerated

Core Classes
This Continuing Core class for highly motivated language learners combines Beginning 105 and 106 into one term. Students are exposed to the necessary content to continue with confidence into Intermediate 201.
Pace: Accelerated

105

Core Classes
This continuing Core Course covers chapters 9-10 of Edito A1. Students learn to express wishes, desires, emotions, make a complaint. Grammar introduced includes reflexive verbs and relative pronouns, as well as conditions using si.
Pace: Regular

A1 to A2 Bridge

Core Classes
Cross the bridge from A1 to A2 in this transition class where students will gain confidence in their spoken communication skills through review of grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation learned in the Édito A1 sequence.
Pace: Regular

Essential Everyday French For True Beginners A1

Specialty & Cultural Classes
This class is for true beginnings and focuses on basic communication. No prerequisites needed. If you have already studied French, you may look into Essential Everyday French BEGINNERS A1/A2 class.
Pace: Regular
A1/A2

A1 to A2 Bridge

Core Classes
Cross the bridge from A1 to A2 in this transition class where students will gain confidence in their spoken communication skills through review of grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation learned in the Édito A1 sequence.
Pace: Regular

Essential Everyday French A1/A2

Specialty & Cultural Classes
This class is all about basic communication: conveying an idea, responding and reacting during a conversation, and understanding spoken French.
Pace: Regular
A2 - Lower Intermediate

201-202 Accelerated

Core Classes
This class is designed for highly motivated language learners. The class combines Lower Intermediate 201 and 202 into one term, by selectively exposing students to the necessary content to continue with confidence into Lower Intermediate 203.
Pace: Accelerated

201

Core Classes
201 class is the first step for students wishing to master the A2 level. Our A2 level Core Class is for students progressing from A1 level and wishing to master the A2 level.
Pace: Regular

204

Core Classes
This Core Course covers chapters 7-8 of Edito A2. 
Pace: Regular

205-206 Accelerated

Core Classes
This class is designed for highly motivated language learners. The class combines Lower Intermediate 205 and 206 into one term, by selectively exposing students to the necessary content to continue with confidence into Intermediate 301.
Pace: Accelerated
A2/B1

A2 to B1 Bridge

Core Classes
Cross the bridge from A2 to B1 in this transition class where students will gain confidence in their spoken communication skills through review of grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation learned in the Édito A2 sequence. Grammar reviewed will include past tenses, temporal prepositions, alternative negation, relative pronouns, object pronouns, futur simple, conditional, and more. Pronunciation reviewed will include nasal vowels, mute -e-, vocalic and consonantal enchainment, liaison, and intonation.
Pace: Regular

Grammar For Storytelling

Minis
Learn and review essential grammar concepts through authentic materials, including films, TV series, news reports, excerpts from literary works, songs, poems, and more. !
Pace: Regular
B1 - Intermediate

301

Core Classes
301 class is the first step for students wishing to master the B1 level. Our B1 level Core Class is for students progressing from A2 level and wishing to master the B1 level.
Pace: Regular

303

Core Classes
303 class is the third step for students wishing to master the B1 level. Our B1 level Core Classes are for students progressing from A2 level and wishing to master the B1 level.
Pace: Regular

DELF B1

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Consolidate skills acquired at B1 level, while evaluating your strengths and weaknesses before jumping to next level.
Pace: Regular

Essential Everyday French Intermediate

Specialty & Cultural Classes
This class aims to bring your conversational French to the next level. Learn how native speakers communicate on a day-to-day basis. Interaction and exchanges between students are facilitated by the instructor following weekly thematic topics that include essential vocabulary and grammar. This class is open to students who have successfully completed Edito 205. Thursday class studies chapters 37-42, Friday 18-24.
Pace: Regular

Paris par arrondissements

Minis
Travel to the famed City of Lights from the comfort of your own home!
Pace: Regular
B1/B2

Defining Moments in Art B1/B2

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Each week, examine several artworks to learn about the events, personalities and works that have had the greatest impact in their time. The morning and evening session cover the same material.
Pace: Regular

Littérature - lecture guidée

Minis
Meet your fellow literature buffs, read Tatiana de Rosnay’s “Celestine du bac” and discuss your reading under expert guidance from Marie-Pierre Wolfe.
Pace: Regular

Littérature Française B1/B2

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Discover French literary works and authors with a well-structured textbook. Throughout the year, you will discover literary works from the Middle Ages to contemporary French literature.
Pace: Regular

Paris par arrondissements

Minis
Travel to the famed City of Lights from the comfort of your own home!
Pace: Regular
B2 - Lower Advanced

401

Core Classes
401 class is the first step for students wishing to master the B2 level. Our B2 level Core Class is for students progressing from B1 level and wishing to master the B2 level.
Pace: Regular

402

Core Classes
402 class is the second step for students wishing to master the B2 level. Our B2 level Core Classes are for students progressing from B1 level and wishing to master the B2 level.
Pace: Regular

Paris par arrondissements

Minis
Travel to the famed City of Lights from the comfort of your own home!
Pace: Regular
B2/C1

Essential Everyday French B2/C1

Specialty & Cultural Classes
Add useful expressions, proverbs and even a little slang to your existing French skills! This class aims to teach you how to communicate like a native French person and is open to students who have successfully completed the Edito B1 level and moved into the B2 level. Wednesday morning class studies chapters 30-36, Wednesday evening chapters 1-8.
Pace: Regular

Grammaire et conversation

Minis
Improve your grammar through engaging conversations and fun activities.
Pace: Regular

Paris par arrondissements

Minis
Travel to the famed City of Lights from the comfort of your own home!
Pace: Regular
C1 - Advanced

502

Core Classes
502 class is the second step for students wishing to master the C1 level. Our C1 level Core Classes are for students progressing from the B2 level and wishing to master the C1 level.
Pace: Regular

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$395.00 USD

Code: 22A 105-A
Chapters 9-10. Communication: Expressing wishes, desires, emotions, a complaint; understanding tasks, a university exchange program; asking height, weight. Grammar: Passé composé of reflexive verbs; obligation and interdiction; COI and lui, leur; relative pronouns and qui, que; conditions with si. Phonetics: /R/, /t/, /d/; enchaînement consonantique.

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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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