Children and Youth fall program is not open for registration. Private and semi-private classes are available on demand. Below, you'll find classes offered in fall.

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: no prerequisites, Saturdays, in person 
Ages 6-9: 
no prerequisites, Saturdays, in person 

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
Beginner 2: completion of at least one season of Beginner 1 required

Advanced Beginner 1: prerequisite: completion of Beginner 1 and 2 or prior French experience, such as study in immersion school.

Learn 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! 

This class is offered via Zoom.

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

Classes for  Youth

Keep Up Your French

Advanced, Ages 11-14

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.

General French

Beginner 1, Ages 11-14

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.

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

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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A1 - Children

Play and Learn 3 to 5 Years

This class will let children discover the French language through games, movement, songs, engaging all of the senses
Pace: Regular



Street parking on SW 20th St. facing the Kamm House is limited. Free parking is available in Lot A 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.


The Alliance office is open 10am-3pm Monday through Friday.
Call us at 503.223.8388 during business hours or leave a message.
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