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All our group and private classes are running and are taught online until Fall Term. If you have any questions please contact info@afportland.org.

Linda Fuchs

Linda grew up in Switzerland and is a native speaker of both French and German. She has a Master’s in Slavic Linguistics from NYU and a Master’s in Teaching with a French endorsement from Lewis and Clark College. Her experience includes six years teaching French in universities and over fifteen years of experience teaching French to children of all ages. Linda was the president of the Alliance Française in San Antonio, Texas, and founder of its language school. She has done in-depth research in the area of phonetics and is a certified DELF/DALF examiner-corrector. Linda has been with the Portland Alliance since 2010 and after 3 years as Pedagogy Manager, is currently the School Director.

French Phonetics - FRENCH A LA CARTE - A1/A2 - Bundle of 4 sessions : French Phonetics A1/A2 -2.0

Tuesdays at 10:30-12:00pm
07/14/2020 to 08/04/2020
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

Here is the perfect opportunity to work on your muscle memory as you practice articulating the French sounds that are absent in English. This includes silent and voiced final consonants, the “H-aspiré,” and distinctly different pairs of vowels. We will also explore phonetic transcription. Recommended for beginning learners in classes 101-105, and as a review for those who have completed a Phonetics or Sounding French class this year.

Sign up for this bundle of four for $105 or drop in on any single class for $28.

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

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French Phonetics - FRENCH A LA CARTE - A1/A2 - Session 2.1 : French Phonetics A1/A2 - 2.1

Tuesdays at 10:30-12:00pm
07/14/2020 to 07/14/2020
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

Here is the perfect opportunity to work on your muscle memory as you practice articulating the French sounds that are absent in English. This includes silent and voiced final consonants, the “H-aspiré,” and distinctly different pairs of vowels. We will also explore phonetic transcription. Recommended for beginning learners in classes 101-105, and as a review for those who have completed a Phonetics or Sounding French class this year.

This is a drop-in option for the first session of the series. You may sign up here for one session only for $28, or choose a bundle of four for $105.

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

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French Phonetics - FRENCH A LA CARTE - A1/A2 - Session 2.2 : French Phonetics A1/A2 - 2.2

Tuesdays at 10:30-12:00pm
07/21/2020 to 07/21/2020
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

Here is the perfect opportunity to work on your muscle memory as you practice articulating the French sounds that are absent in English. This includes silent and voiced final consonants, the “H-aspiré,” and distinctly different pairs of vowels. We will also explore phonetic transcription. Recommended for beginning learners in classes 101-105, and as a review for those who have completed a Phonetics or Sounding French class this year.

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

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French Phonetics - FRENCH A LA CARTE - A1/A2 - Session 2.3 : French Phonetics A1/A2 - 2.3

Tuesdays at 10:30-12:00pm
07/28/2020 to 07/28/2020
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

Here is the perfect opportunity to work on your muscle memory as you practice articulating the French sounds that are absent in English. This includes silent and voiced final consonants, the “H-aspiré,” and distinctly different pairs of vowels. We will also explore phonetic transcription. Recommended for beginning learners in classes 101-105, and as a review for those who have completed a Phonetics or Sounding French class this year.

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

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French Phonetics - FRENCH A LA CARTE - A1/A2 - Session 2.4 : French Phonetics A1/A2 - 2.4

Tuesdays at 10:30-12:00pm
08/04/2020 to 08/04/2020
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

Here is the perfect opportunity to work on your muscle memory as you practice articulating the French sounds that are absent in English. This includes silent and voiced final consonants, the “H-aspiré,” and distinctly different pairs of vowels. We will also explore phonetic transcription. Recommended for beginning learners in classes 101-105, and as a review for those who have completed a Phonetics or Sounding French class this year.

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

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French Phonetics - FRENCH A LA CARTE - A1/A2 - Session 4 : French Phonetics A1/A2 - 1.4

Tuesdays at 10:30-12:00pm
07/07/2020 to 07/07/2020
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

Wishing to sound more authentically French? French pronunciation takes practice and coaching. In our French Phonetics you’ll learn to articulate the most challenging sounds through contrast and drill. Study the phonetic alphabet, liaison, tricky vowels, and why we pronounce “fille” as /fij/ but “ville” as /vil/.

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French Phonetics - FRENCH A LA CARTE - A1/A2 - Session 4 - Afternoon : French Phonetics A1/A2 - 1.4 - Afternoon

Tuesdays at 2:00-3:30pm
07/07/2020 to 07/07/2020
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

Wishing to sound more authentically French? French pronunciation takes practice and coaching. In our French Phonetics you’ll learn to articulate the most challenging sounds through contrast and drill. Study the phonetic alphabet, liaison, tricky vowels, and why we pronounce “fille” as /fij/ but “ville” as /vil/.

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

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French Phonetics - FRENCH A LA CARTE - B1/B2 - Bundle of 4 sessions 2.0 : French Phonetics B1/B2 - 2.0

Thursdays at 10:30-12:00pm
07/16/2020 to 08/06/2020
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

How well do you know the finer points of French phonetics: la continuité; la chute du “e”; la règle des trois consonnes? During these sessions, you will be given the tools to master the sounds that challenge you the most, as well as perfect your transcription skills.

Sign up for this bundle of four for $105 or drop in on any single class for $28.

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

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French Phonetics - FRENCH A LA CARTE - B1/B2 - Session 2.1 : French Phonetics B1/B2 - 2.1

Thursdays at 10:30-12:00pm
07/16/2020 to 07/16/2020
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

How well do you know the finer points of French phonetics: la continuité; la chute du “e”; la règle des trois consonnes? During these sessions, you will be given the tools to master the sounds that challenge you the most, as well as perfect your transcription skills.

This is a drop-in option for the first session of the series. You may sign up here for one session only for $28, or choose a bundle of four for $105.

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

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French Phonetics - FRENCH A LA CARTE - B1/B2 - Session 2.2 : French Phonetics B1/B2 - 2.2

Thursdays at 10:30-12:00pm
07/23/2020 to 07/23/2020
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

How well do you know the finer points of French phonetics: la continuité; la chute du “e”; la règle des trois consonnes? During these sessions, you will be given the tools to master the sounds that challenge you the most, as well as perfect your transcription skills.

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

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French Phonetics - FRENCH A LA CARTE - B1/B2 - Session 2.3 : French Phonetics B1/B2 - 2.3

Thursdays at 10:30-12:00pm
07/30/2020 to 07/30/2020
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

How well do you know the finer points of French phonetics: la continuité; la chute du “e”; la règle des trois consonnes? During these sessions, you will be given the tools to master the sounds that challenge you the most, as well as perfect your transcription skills.

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

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French Phonetics - FRENCH A LA CARTE - B1/B2 - Session 2.4 : French Phonetics B1/B2 - 2.4

Thursdays at 10:30-12:00pm
08/06/2020 to 08/06/2020
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

How well do you know the finer points of French phonetics: la continuité; la chute du “e”; la règle des trois consonnes? During these sessions, you will be given the tools to master the sounds that challenge you the most, as well as perfect your transcription skills.

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

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Perfecting through Edito B1 - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : ED-A:5 Part 1

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
06/12/2020 to 07/10/2020
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

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 101 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR 101 PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Perfecting through Edito B1 - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : ED-A:5 Part 2

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
07/17/2020 to 08/14/2020
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

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.

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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

Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00
Classes are held until 8:30
Saturday 9:30-1:00
or by appointment

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