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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. 

Margarita Smagina

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Margarita holds a PhD in literature from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, and is a professional translator, working with English, French and Russian. She has extensive experience teaching languages in a variety of learning contexts. Having grown up in the south of Russia, Margarita has since lived in Saint-Petersburg, Lyon, Paris and Berkeley, and currently resides in Seattle.

French Literature- B1/B2 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 2 : French Literature - Session 2

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Thursdays at 6:00-7:30pm
01/21/2021 to 01/21/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

You don’t have to be 100% proficient to read and understand "serious" literature in French. With this selection of short excerpts from French-language works of fiction, you will explore the themes of freedom, difference, memory, and language. This will allow you to strengthen your speaking and reading skills, as well as deepen your knowledge of les lettres françaises.

January 21: Difference
Assia Djebar - L’Amour, la fantasia (1985)

You may sign up here for one session only for $28, or choose a bundle of four for $105.

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French Literature- B1/B2 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 3 : French Literature - Session 3

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Thursdays at 6:00-7:30pm
01/28/2021 to 01/28/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

You don’t have to be 100% proficient to read and understand "serious" literature in French. With this selection of short excerpts from French-language works of fiction, you will explore the themes of freedom, difference, memory, and language. This will allow you to strengthen your speaking and reading skills, as well as deepen your knowledge of les lettres françaises.

January 28: Memory
Patrick Modiano - Dora Bruder (1997)

You may sign up here for one session only for $28, or choose a bundle of four for $105.

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French Literature- B1/B2 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 4 : French Literature - Session 4

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Thursdays at 6:00-7:30pm
02/04/2021 to 02/04/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

You don’t have to be 100% proficient to read and understand "serious" literature in French. With this selection of short excerpts from French-language works of fiction, you will explore the themes of freedom, difference, memory, and language. This will allow you to strengthen your speaking and reading skills, as well as deepen your knowledge of les lettres françaises.

February 4: Language
Nancy Huston - Nord perdu (1999)

You may sign up here for one session only for $28, or choose a bundle of four for $105.

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French Skills - A2/B1 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 2 : French Skills - Session 2

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Mondays at 6:00-7:30pm
01/18/2021 to 01/18/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

This grammar-oriented series of workshops will allow you to strengthen all of your language skills by focusing on some of the ways in which different parts of speech function in French.

January 18: Pronoms
What about all these y and en that seem to be all over the place? Why do we need them, and how to use them accurately?

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French Skills - A2/B1 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 3 : French Skills - Session 3

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Mondays at 6:00-7:30pm
01/25/2021 to 01/25/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

This grammar-oriented series of workshops will allow you to strengthen all of your language skills by focusing on some of the ways in which different parts of speech function in French.

January 25: Verbes I
Verbs set languages in motion! We will look at the French verbs of movement in the most commonly used tenses (présent / passé composé / futur simple).

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French Skills - A2/B1 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 4 : French Skills - Session 4

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Mondays at 6:00-7:30pm
02/01/2021 to 02/01/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

This grammar-oriented series of workshops will allow you to strengthen all of your language skills by focusing on some of the ways in which different parts of speech function in French.

February 1: Verbes II
In the concluding workshop, we will focus on the subjunctive mode, used to express wants and needs (as well as some other things), and dreaded by many English-speaking learners of French.

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Traduction B2/C1 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 2 : Traduction - Session 2

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Wednesdays at 6:00-7:30pm
01/20/2021 to 01/20/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

This series of workshops will allow you not only to develop your translation skills, but also learn how the French language works “from inside out” by comparing and contrasting it with English. Each workshop will introduce a specific translation challenge, illustrated by the short texts of various genres.

January 20: Translating neologisms and invented vocabulary
Boris Vian - L'Écume des jours (1947)

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Traduction B2/C1 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 3 : Traduction - Session 3

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Wednesdays at 6:00-7:30pm
01/27/2021 to 01/27/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

This series of workshops will allow you not only to develop your translation skills, but also learn how the French language works “from inside out” by comparing and contrasting it with English. Each workshop will introduce a specific translation challenge, illustrated by the short texts of various genres.

January 27: Translating metalanguage
Jeanne Favret-Saada - Les Mots, la Mort, les Sorts : la sorcellerie dans le bocage (1977)

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Traduction B2/C1 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 4 : Traduction - Session 4

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Wednesdays at 6:00-7:30pm
02/03/2021 to 02/03/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

This series of workshops will allow you not only to develop your translation skills, but also learn how the French language works “from inside out” by comparing and contrasting it with English. Each workshop will introduce a specific translation challenge, illustrated by the short texts of various genres.

Febryary 3: Translating gender-inclusive language
Iris Brey - Le Regard féminin : Une révolution à l'écran (2020)

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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.

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during the COVID pandemic.
Contact us at info@afportland.org.
Call 503.223.8388 from 12-3pm,
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