Important Announcement

Group and private classes are taught online until further notice. The Alliance office is virtual, and Kamm House is open only by appointment.
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Francine Martinie Chough

Francine is a native of Autun, near the Burgundy region. She holds a Bachelor degree in English and French from Lewis and Clark Colleg and a Master's degree in Education from Loyola College of Maryland with an emphasis on Montessori Education. She has taught French and English in public schools in her native Autun, London, Montessori school in Vancouver, WA, and the Lower School Catlin Gabel School where she developed the French curriculum. She is a certified in DELF/DALF examiner and corrector. Francine has been teaching at the Alliance since 2009.

Francine is passionate about cooking. She's been baking her own baguettes and pâtisseries ever since she moved to the US in the 70's. In the 80's, she taught French cooking at Clark College in Vancouver and created a very popular class "East meets West" with her Japanese friend. She is currently working on a cookbook that she hopes to publish soon.

Francine's schedule is currently full and she is not accepting new private students.

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.

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The Alliance office is virtual
during the COVID pandemic.
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