french FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Children and Youth program is on break during summer. Private and semi-private classes are available on demand. Below, you'll find  the typical offer or our classes September though June.

The Alliance Française offers a variety of classes for children ages 3-10 and youth ages 11-18. You will find classes with or without textbooks, play or conversation oriented approach. Take a closer look at our offerings below. 

Classes for Children

Play and Learn French

Ages 3-5 Saturdays 9:15-10:00 (with parent)
Ages 6-9 
Saturdays 10:15-11:15 and 11:30-12:30

This is an in-person class! This class will let children discover French language through games, movement, songs, engaging all of the senses: sight, taste, smell, touch, hearing. This multi-sensory class uses total immersion method to build the language skills through fun activities. We use the method with original songs integrated to the curriculum. Each class exposes children to familiar situations, so they are able to easily reuse their newly acquired skills at home. There is no required textbook for this class.

Class structure: The class evolves around two main elements: the ritual-based repetition and predictability (songs, mascots) and the surprise that comes with new elements in each class (new phrase structures, vocabulary, games).

Class objectives: Understand the meaning of activities without needing English explanations. - Build vocabulary for everyday situations. - Learn and use useful expressions and phrase structures in context. - Participate in activities in French, use acquired skills in everyday situations.

General French, Ages 7-10

Beginner 1 (no prerequisites): Mondays 4:15-5:15pm, Tuesdays 3:45-4:45pm

Advanced Beginner 1 (prerequisite: completion of Beginner 1 or prior French experience, such as study in immersion school): Wednesdays 4:15-5:15 pm

Discover French with the Cousteau family as they travel throughout France and the francophone world! Using the Cap Sur method (textbook) which follows the adventures of the Cousteau family and their pigeon, Gaston, your young French-learner will discover the language through a variety of interactive games and hands-on projects. This dynamic method emphasizes the fun in language learning. Throughout the term, students will have opportunities to work on an art-based travel journal to document their adventures in French! 

Note that the Saturday beginner class uses the À la Une textbook.

This class is offered via Zoom and open to beginning French learners.


Sign up by first selecting 'Children' on the course selector at the bottom of the page, then click on the course box.

Classes for  Youth

General French

Beginner 1, Ages 11-14: Saturdays 11-12p

Embark on a trip through francophone countries, guided by teenagers! Learn French with engaging content and project-based modules. Based on authentic situations and teens interests, the “A la Une” textbook offers a dynamic approach to learning French. Available as a print bundle of student’s book and a workbook or a premium bundle with printed student’s book and access to digital workbook for 12 months.

Keep Up Your French

Advanced, Ages 11-14: Mondays 4-5pm

Designed for students who have a French immersion background and want to keep up their French skills, this class will give adolescents a weekly opportunity to express themselves in French and soak up the language through music, literature, and cultural topics.

Students will have the chance to work on their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in a comfortable group setting and shape conversations based on their lives and interests.

This class is offered via Zoom.

Sign up by first selecting 'Youth' on the course selector at the bottom of the page, then click on the course box.


Sign up by first selecting 'Youth' on the course selector at the bottom of the page,  then click on the course box.

This website was published January 17, 2022. All students will need to login with a new password before registering. 

Use the code SIBLING2 at checkout  for a 5% discount when enrolling a second child and SIBLING3 for 10% off for a third child.

To see the teacher for a class, hold your cursor over the circled exclamation point  in the class date/time box of the course selector.

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PARKING

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.
Quickest contact is  info@afportland.org.
Leave a voicemail at  503.223.8388. 

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