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. We are not taking phone calls. Please contact us by email at info@afportland.org, and we will get back to you shortly.
NOTE: Book Pickup is complete for fall term. Please contact info@afportland.org for special requests.

Julie Nelson - Lead Teacher

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. She is currently teaching French at PSU and the Alliance Française de Portland in the position of Lead Teacher.

Business French, Part 2 (FALL TERM) : BusinessFr.2

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Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
10/19/2021 to 11/16/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson - Lead Teacher

Required: Edito 202

Description: Explore how to do business in French while developing business-oriented language skills. In Part I (weeks 1-5), students will practice their networking skills and product description while learning about product distribution channels and reviewing geographical prepositions and adjective agreement.

In Part II (weeks 6-10), students will practice making appointments, telephone communication, and writing professional emails while reviewing the past tense and interrogative adjectives.

This is a two-part class. You may sign up for both parts at the beginning of the term to secure your spot in part 2.

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

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Grammaire en dialogues Beginner.A, Part 2 (FALL TERM) : Gram.beg.A.2

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Thursdays at 1:00-3:00pm
10/21/2021 to 11/18/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson - Lead Teacher

Required: Edito103-205

Description: This class will teach you grammar through everyday life situations using current spoken French. Converse and discuss practical themes and situations while focusing on a different beginning grammar lesson each week. Exercises and student dialogs will reinforce each lesson.

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.

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Intermediate 201.B - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 201-B.2

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Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
10/20/2021 to 11/17/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson - Lead Teacher

Required: 106 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Chapters 1-2.

Communication:  Proposing/accepting/refusing an outing; understanding literary extracts; writing a postcard or posting an on-line commentary; sharing one’s interests, dislikes, origins.

Grammar:  Passé composé with être; imparfait ; negation; « y », « en » ; adjective placement.

Phonetics:  /s/- /z/; la liaison with « en ».

THIS IS PART 2 OF 201 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Intermediate 201/202 ACC - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 201/202 ACC.2

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Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
10/19/2021 to 11/16/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson - Lead Teacher

Required: 106 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

This is a fast-paced classed offering an opportunity to advance into lower intermediate level twice as fast as a regular class. The class combines lower intermediate 201 and 202 into one term, by selectively exposing students to the necessary content to continue with confidence into lower intermediate 203. 

THIS IS PART 1 OF 201/202 ACC. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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

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Mondays at 10:00-12:00p
10/18/2021 to 11/15/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson - Lead Teacher

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.

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Intermediate 206.A, Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 206-A.2

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Mondays at 6:00-8:00pm
10/18/2021 to 11/15/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson - Lead Teacher

Required: 204 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2/B1 level.

Chapters 11-12.

Communication: Writing a formal letter; speaking about one’s education, training, projects; understanding job offers, CV’s, instructions; expressing concern; reacting to disapproval.

Grammar: Reported speech; emphasis; verbs followed by prepositions; passive voice; past infinitive.

Phonetics: Denasalization; /R/,/l/,/g/.

THIS IS PART 2 OF 205 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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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

The Alliance office is virtual
during the COVID pandemic.
No calls, please email us at
info@afportland.org.


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