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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 as we are not taking calls.

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.

Intermediate 203.A (FALL TERM) : 203-A.1

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Tuesdays at 5:30-7:30pm
09/14/2021 to 10/12/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

Required: 202 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Chapters 5-6.

Communication: Describing/understanding health issues; giving advice; expressing an opinion, agreement, disapproval, dissatisfaction. 

Grammar: Subjunctive mood; pronoun « en »;  « ne…que »; adverbs with « ment ». 

Phonetics: /j/, pronunciation of six/dix.

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

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Intermediate 203.A, Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 203-A.2

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    [startdate] => 10/19/2021
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Tuesdays at 5:30-7:30pm
10/19/2021 to 11/16/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

Required: 202 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Chapters 5-6.

Communication: Describing/understanding health issues; giving advice; expressing an opinion, agreement, disapproval, dissatisfaction. 

Grammar: Subjunctive mood; pronoun « en »;  « ne…que »; adverbs with « ment ». 

Phonetics: /j/, pronunciation of six/dix.

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

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Kick-Start French - High Intermediate - B1 : Kick-Start_French_B1

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Tuesday through Fridays at 5:00-7:30pm
08/31/2021 to 09/03/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

Get a head start on the next level, have an in-depth review and practice during the three-week break between Summer and Fall term! Kick-start French Program is a 4-day intensive brush-up class (2.5 hours per day with two short beaks) offered for A1+, A2 and B1 level students. Each class will focus on grammar, vocabulary and conversation skills. Note that this is not a repeat of spring program.

High Intermediate students (B1)

Practice expressing and defending an opinion while discussing and comparing life in France and the United States. Grammar review will include the past tense, conditional and subjunctive moods, and object and relative pronouns.

Tuesday through Friday, August 31 - September 3, 5-7:30pm.

PRE-REQUISITES: EDITO 206 OR HIGHER. If you are not sure about your level, please contact the office at info@afportland.org for evaluation.

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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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