Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Marie-Pierre is originally from Lyon and was one of the founders of the French Elementary School program of the Eugene 4-J public school district, She served as a school principal in France before returning to the US where she enjoys teaching at the Alliance in addition to being an adjunct professor at the University of Washington in Vancouver. Marie-Pierre has been with the Alliance since 2008.

Advanced Edito (SUMMER TERM) : EDA-BZ2:5/6

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
06/21/2019 to 08/23/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: Edito B1 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B2 level.

Description: Advanced Edito is a method geared toward adults wishing to gain mastery of CECR level B2. 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 are used for several terms.

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Beginning 102 (SUMMER TERM) : 102-C

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
06/18/2019 to 08/20/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: 101 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Describing people, lodging, leisure and daily activities; expressing one’s preferences; responding to ads; telling time.

Grammar: Gender and number of nouns/adjectives; possessive adjectives; reflexive verbs; futur proche; quel/quelle…; prepositions of place – dans/chez/sur/sous; on = nous; verbs: "aller, prendre, descendre, payer, faire, acheter, manger".

Phonetics: Plural liaison; /y/, /EU, /E/

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Beginning 102 (SUMMER TERM) : 102-B

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
06/17/2019 to 08/19/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: 101 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Describing people, lodging, leisure and daily activities; expressing one’s preferences; responding to ads; telling time.

Grammar: Gender and number of nouns/adjectives; possessive adjectives; reflexive verbs; futur proche; quel/quelle…; prepositions of place – dans/chez/sur/sous; on = nous; verbs: "aller, prendre, descendre, payer, faire, acheter, manger".

Phonetics: Plural liaison; /y/, /EU, /E/

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Beginning 103 (SUMMER TERM) : 103-C

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
06/20/2019 to 08/22/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: 102 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Communication:  Describing the weather, clothing, sizes and materials, daily activities; expressing appreciation; proposing/accepting/refusing an outing; telling time; asking a price; making a phone reservation.

Grammar:  Gender, number, placement of adjectives; reflexive verbs; adverbs of frequency; imperative mood; near future; recent past; demonstrative adjectives; verbs: "venir, pouvoir, vouloir".

Phonetics:  Élision; liaison; /i/ -  /u/ -  /y /.

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Beginning 104 (SUMMER TERM) : 104-C

Saturdays at 1:30pm-3:45pm
06/22/2019 to 08/24/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: 103 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Communication: Family tree; introducing one’s family; congratulating; excusing oneself; inquiring about housing;  floor plans, furniture, decorating. 

Grammar : Possessive adjectives; passé composé with avoir; COD  pronoun; « y » ; obligation/interdiction. 

Phonetics: /f/,/v/,//ã/,/ ɔ̃/, /ɛ̃/.

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Intermediate 201 (SUMMER TERM) : 201-B

Saturdays at 10-12:15pm
06/22/2019 to 08/24/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

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

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 ».

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Jules Verne : Jules Verne-A

Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/11/2019 to 06/11/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Découvrez le monde futuriste de Jules Verne, le pionnier du genre science-fiction.  Cet atelier sera un premier regard sur le cours d’été de dix semaines qui présentera plusieurs extraits de l’auteur ainsi que le roman : Paris au XX-e siècle.

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Jules Verne : Jules Verne-B

Wednesdays at 10am-12pm
06/12/2019 to 06/12/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Découvrez le monde futuriste de Jules Verne, le pionnier du genre science-fiction.  Cet atelier sera un premier regard sur le cours d’été de dix semaines qui présentera plusieurs extraits de l’auteur ainsi que le roman : Paris au XX-e siècle.

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Jules Verne (SUMMER TERM) : Jules Verne

Wednesdays at 10-12:15pm
06/19/2019 to 08/21/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: Edito B1 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B1/B2 level.

Description: Découvrez le monde futuriste et prophétique de l’auteur français le plus traduit dans le monde. Jules Verne est le pionnier du genre science-fiction, de la science à l’imaginaire.  Dans ce cours vous allez lire des extraits d’œuvres avec l’étude approfondie de « Paris au XX-e siècle » son roman d’anticipation, seulement publié en 1994.

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Les Pronoms : Pronoms-A

Mondays at 10am-12pm
06/10/2019 to 06/10/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Get ready to drill and master the extended family of pronouns, gradually introduced to you since your first French lessons.  Direct and indirect object pronouns; stress pronouns, as well as “y” and “en” will be studied during this two-hour workshop.

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Les Pronoms : Pronoms-B

Mondays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/10/2019 to 06/10/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Get ready to drill and master the extended family of pronouns, gradually introduced to you since your first French lessons.  Direct and indirect object pronouns; stress pronouns, as well as “y” and “en” will be studied during this two-hour workshop.

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Street parking on SW 20th St. facing the Kamm House is limited. Free parking is available in Lot A 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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