Julie Nelson

Julie received her Bachelor’s degree in French from the University of Oregon and her Master’s in French with a strong focus on second language acquisition and pedagogy from Portland State University. She previously studied FLE and French literature at the Université of Poitiers in France, then spent three years teaching English in Spain. Julie has extensive experience teaching French, Spanish, and ESOL in a variety of contexts to language learners of all ages.

Beginning 103 (SUMMER TERM) : 103-B

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
06/18/2019 to 08/20/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 102 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Communication:  Describing the weather, clothing, sizes and materials, daily activities; expressing appreciation; proposing/accepting/refusing an outing; telling time; asking a price; making a phone reservation.

Grammar:  Gender, number, placement of adjectives; reflexive verbs; adverbs of frequency; imperative mood; near future; recent past; demonstrative adjectives; verbs: "venir, pouvoir, vouloir".

Phonetics:  Élision; liaison; /i/ -  /u/ -  /y /.

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Beginning 103 (SUMMER TERM) : 103-D

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
06/21/2019 to 08/23/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 102 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Communication:  Describing the weather, clothing, sizes and materials, daily activities; expressing appreciation; proposing/accepting/refusing an outing; telling time; asking a price; making a phone reservation.

Grammar:  Gender, number, placement of adjectives; reflexive verbs; adverbs of frequency; imperative mood; near future; recent past; demonstrative adjectives; verbs: "venir, pouvoir, vouloir".

Phonetics:  Élision; liaison; /i/ -  /u/ -  /y /.

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Beginning 104 (SUMMER TERM) : 104-A

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
06/17/2019 to 08/19/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 103 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Communication: Family tree; introducing one’s family; congratulating; excusing oneself; inquiring about housing;  floor plans, furniture, decorating. 

Grammar : Possessive adjectives; passé composé with avoir; COD  pronoun; « y » ; obligation/interdiction. 

Phonetics: /f/,/v/,//ã/,/ ɔ̃/, /ɛ̃/.

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Beginning French 101 (SUMMER TERM) : 101-A

Mondays at 10-12:15pm
06/17/2019 to 08/19/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing  personal information; discussing seasons, months, days of the week, dates; sharing one’s likes, dislikes; counting  0 – 100.

Grammar: Definite articles “le, la, les”; adjectives of nationality; negation “ne…pas”; prepositions before cities/countries;  verbs: “avoir, s’appeler, être”.

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; word stress.

 

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Beginning French 101 (SUMMER TERM) : 101-C

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
06/20/2019 to 08/22/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing  personal information; discussing seasons, months, days of the week, dates; sharing one’s likes, dislikes; counting  0 – 100.

Grammar: Definite articles “le, la, les”; adjectives of nationality; negation “ne…pas”; prepositions before cities/countries;  verbs: “avoir, s’appeler, être”.

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; word stress.

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Conversation, Pronunciation, Review (CPR) (SUMMER TERM) : 106-A

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
06/20/2019 to 08/22/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 105 or equiv.. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Conversation: Travel, communication, the media, food, and current events.

Pronunciation: Includes: [r] and [l], [y], [u], nasal vowels, intonation, and accentuation patterns.

Review: Irregular verbs, passé composé, articles, pronouns, the negation.

Note: Comprehension, Pronunciation, Review. This class has been designed as a juncture between the 100 and the 200 levels. It is perfect for those who want to build strong conversational and pronunciation skills and review some grammar before moving on to the next textbook (Edito 2). This class is also a great choice for students currently enrolled in 105/201 who are interested in attending class twice a week, and in augmenting their textbook-based class with a course focusing on conversation and pronunciation.

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French for Travelers - BEGINNER : FFT A1-A

Mondays at 10am-12pm
06/10/2019 to 06/10/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

These introductory workshops in English teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country.

Learn essential vocabulary and phrases, then practice with dialogues and listening exercises. 

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French for Travelers - BEGINNER : FFT A1-B

Mondays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/10/2019 to 06/10/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

These introductory workshops in English teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country.

Learn essential vocabulary and phrases, then practice with dialogues and listening exercises. 

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French for Travelers - INTERMEDIATE : FFT A2/B1-A

Tuesdays at 10am-12pm
06/11/2019 to 06/11/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

These intermediate workshops in French teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country.

Learn essential vocabulary and phrases, then practice with dialogues and listening exercises.

 

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French for Travelers - INTERMEDIATE : FFT A2/B1-B

Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/11/2019 to 06/11/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

These intermediate workshops in French teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country.

Learn essential vocabulary and phrases, then practice with dialogues and listening exercises.

 

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French for Travelers - INTERMEDIATE - Part 2 : A2/B1 PART 2

Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
05/15/2019 to 05/15/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

These intermediate workshops in French teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country.

Workshop Part 2: For Levels A2/B1

Learn essential vocabulary and phrases, then practice with dialogues and listening exercises that will focus on these situations and more:

Arrival: At the airport; transferring to your ground destination. Taxis, trains, metro.

Getting Around: Taking public transportation.

Lodging: Checking in; hotel situations.

Dining: Menu reading, ordering, discussing food and drinks.

Shopping: Asking for help in a variety of stores; shopping etiquette; at the farmer’s market; flea market.

Emergency: Talking to a doctor or a pharmacist; buying items at the pharmacy.

Finding Your Way:  Asking for, understanding and (oui!) giving directions.

The workshops are standalone — you do not need to take Part 1 before Part 2.

 

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Les Pronoms : Pronoms-C

Thursdays at 10am-12pm
06/13/2019 to 06/13/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Get ready to drill and master the extended family of pronouns, gradually introduced to you since your first French lessons.  Direct and indirect object pronouns; stress pronouns, as well as “y” and “en” will be studied during this two-hour workshop.

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Revision 105 : REV 105

Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/13/2019 to 06/13/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

For those wishing to review the major points of Beginning French 105 material before moving on to 106.

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After 6 pm weekdays, students may park in the Willamette Dental lot at SW 20th and SW Jefferson as available.

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