Important Announcement

All group and private classes are taught online until further notice. The Alliance office is also virtual, and Kamm House is open only by appointment. Please contact us at info@afportland.org.  Learning Material pick-up dates at Kamm House begin the week of March 15.

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 French 101 Part 1 (SPRING TERM) : 101-B, Part 1

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Tuesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
03/30/2021 to 04/27/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Chapters 0 through 2.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing  personal information; finding one’s way; taking public transportation; discussing professions, city landmarks, buildings; days, months, seasons; counting.

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

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; intonation.

Learning materials for this class: Edito A1 méthode and Grammaire progressive du français. Email office for shipping.  

THIS IS PART 1 OF 101 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR 101 PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

Call us to sign-up: 503-223-8388

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Beginning French 101 Part 2 (SPRING TERM) : 101-B, Part 2

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Tuesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
05/04/2021 to 06/01/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Chapters 0 through 2.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing  personal information; finding one’s way; taking public transportation; discussing professions, city landmarks, buildings; days, months, seasons; counting.

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

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; intonation.

Learning materials for this class: Edito A1 méthode and Grammaire progressive du français. Email office for shipping.  

THIS IS PART 2 OF 101 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

Call us to sign-up: 503-223-8388

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Intermediate 202 (SPRING TERM) : 202-B, Part 1

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Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
03/30/2021 to 04/27/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 201 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Chapters 3-4.

Communication: Describing, placing & reading ads for lodging; floor plans; expressing joy, intention. 

Grammar: Relative pronouns; comparison of adjectives, adverbs; possessive adjectives; le futur simple; conditions with “si”. 

Phonetics: /ply/-/plys/-/plyz/;  nasal vowels.

THIS IS PART 1 OF 202 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

Call us to sign-up: 503-223-8388

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Intermediate 202 (SPRING TERM) : 202-B, Part 2

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Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
05/04/2021 to 06/01/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 201 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Chapters 3-4.

Communication: Describing, placing & reading ads for lodging; floor plans; expressing joy, intention. 

Grammar: Relative pronouns; comparison of adjectives, adverbs; possessive adjectives; le futur simple; conditions with “si”. 

Phonetics: /ply/-/plys/-/plyz/;  nasal vowels.

THIS IS PART 2 OF 202 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

Call us to sign-up: 503-223-8388

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Intermediate 204 - Part 1 (SPRING TERM) : 204-A.1

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Mondays at 6:00-8:00pm
03/29/2021 to 04/26/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 203 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2/B1 level.

Communication: Describing physical characteristics & personality; expressing one’s emotions; creating a proposal; understanding media vocabulary & cartoons; offering positive /negative criticism.

Grammar: Imperative mood with pronouns; subjunctive mood; cause & consequence; lequel; tout/toute…; 

Phonetics: Pronunciation of tout/tous.

THIS IS PART 1 OF 101 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR 101 PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

Call us to sign-up: 503-223-8388

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Intermediate 204 - Part 2 (SPRING TERM) : 204-A.2

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Mondays at 6:00-8:00pm
05/03/2021 to 05/31/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 203 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2/B1 level.

Communication: Describing physical characteristics & personality; expressing one’s emotions; creating a proposal; understanding media vocabulary & cartoons; offering positive /negative criticism.

Grammar: Imperative mood with pronouns; subjunctive mood; cause & consequence; lequel; tout/toute…; 

Phonetics: Pronunciation of tout/tous.

THIS IS PART 1 OF 101 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR 101 PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

Call us to sign-up: 503-223-8388

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Perfecting through Edito B1 - Part 1 (SPRING TERM) : Edito B1.C - Chap 2, Part 1 Spring

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Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
04/01/2021 to 04/29/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 206 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Description: Edito is a method geared toward adults and mature adolescents wishing to gain mastery of CECR level B1. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips), including the media, arts & culture, travel, history, the environment, the working world, and more. Edito classes can be taken in any sequence; thus the books (text and exercise book) are used for several terms. Each Edito class covers a different thematic unit. 

THIS IS PART 1 OF EDITO B1 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

Call us to sign-up: 503-223-8388

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Perfecting through Edito B1 - Part 2 (SPRING TERM) : Edito B1.C - Chap 2, Part 2

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Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
05/06/2021 to 06/03/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 206 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Description: Edito is a method geared toward adults and mature adolescents wishing to gain mastery of CECR level B1. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips), including the media, arts & culture, travel, history, the environment, the working world, and more. Edito classes can be taken in any sequence; thus the books (text and exercise book) are used for several terms. Each Edito class covers a different thematic unit.

THIS IS PART 2 OF EDITO B1 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

Call us to sign-up: 503-223-8388

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The Art of Writing in French, Intermediate- Part 1 (SPRING TERM) : Writing Int 1

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Wednesdays at 1:00-3:00pm
03/31/2021 to 04/28/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: CPR206 (preferred)/205 or equiv.

Description: Parlais, parlait, or parlaient? Mer, mère, or maire? French spelling can be tricky! Take this course to hone your spelling skills and write with greater ease and confidence. Classes will be focused on the nuances of French orthography and strategies for communicating in written French.

Learning materials for this class: Orthographe progressive du français intermédiaire. Email office for shipping.

This is part 1 (5-week long) of this 2-part class. You may sign up for part 2 (5 week-long) now to secure your spot.

Call us to sign-up: 503-223-8388

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The Art of Writing in French, Intermediate- Part 2 (SPRING TERM) : Writing Int 2

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Wednesdays at 1:00-3:00pm
05/05/2021 to 06/02/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: CPR206 (preferred)/205 or equiv.

Description: Parlais, parlait, or parlaient? Mer, mère, or maire? French spelling can be tricky! Take this course to hone your spelling skills and write with greater ease and confidence. Classes will be focused on the nuances of French orthography and strategies for communicating in written French.

Learning materials for this class: Orthographe progressive du français intermédiaire. Email office for shipping.

This is part 2 this class. You do not have to take part 1 in order to sign up for part 2.

Call us to sign-up: 503-223-8388

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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.

Office Hours

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during the COVID pandemic.
Contact us at info@afportland.org.
Call 503.223.8388 from 12-3pm,
Monday through Friday, or leave
a message anytime.

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