Important Announcement

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. 

Melody Pao

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A bona fide Francophile, Melody has been in love with the French language and cultures since childhood. She studied French at Wellesley College, holds an MA in French literature from Middlebury College, and more recently completed an MA in Teaching Foreign Language at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey.  She has been teaching adolescents and adults for five years. A true polyglot, she can speak Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, and Italian, in addition to French and English. Prior to teaching, she worked in fundraising and arts administration.

Beginning 102 - Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : 102-B, Part 1

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Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
01/09/2021 to 02/06/2021
Instructor: Melody Pao

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

Chapters 3-4.

Communication: Sharing one’s likes, dislikes; ordering in a restaurant; food & clothing shopping; reading a recipe; discussing the weather. 

Grammar: Singular/plural of nouns; adjective gender/number; partitive article ; pronoun « en »; futur proche/passé récent; verbs: “payer, acheter, faire, manger,venir”. 

Phonetics: Final consonants & final “e”; élision, liaison.

In addition to Edito, this class now uses Grammaire Progressive as well.

THIS IS PART 1 OF 102 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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

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Beginning 102 - Part 2 (WINTER TERM) : 102-B, Part 2

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Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
02/13/2021 to 03/13/2021
Instructor: Melody Pao

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

Chapters 3-4.

Communication: Sharing one’s likes, dislikes; ordering in a restaurant; food & clothing shopping; reading a recipe; discussing the weather. 

Grammar: Singular/plural of nouns; adjective gender/number; partitive article ; pronoun « en »; futur proche/passé récent; verbs: “payer, acheter, faire, manger,venir”. 

Phonetics: Final consonants & final “e”; élision, liaison.

In addition to Edito, this class now uses Grammaire Progressive as well.

THIS IS PART 2 OF 102 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.


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

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Perfecting through Edito B1 - Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : Edito B1.B - Chap 1, Part 1

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Tuesdays at 6:15-8:15pm
01/05/2021 to 02/02/2021
Instructor: Melody Pao

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 EDITO B1 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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

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Perfecting through Edito B1 - Part 2 (WINTER TERM) : Edito B1.B - Chap 1, Part 2

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Tuesdays at 6:15-8:15pm
02/09/2021 to 03/09/2021
Instructor: Melody Pao

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 EDITO B1 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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

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The Art of Writing in French, Advanced- Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : Writing Adv 1

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Mondays at 1:00-3:00pm
01/04/2021 to 02/01/2021
Instructor: Melody Pao

Required: CPR206 (preferred)/205 or equiv.

Description: Quoique or quoi que? When do you need agreement with the past participle? Find out answers to these questions and more in this course designed for advanced learners. Writing in French can be challenging even at the highest level. Classes will be focused on learning the nuances of French orthography and perfecting strategies for communicating in written French.

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.

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

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The Art of Writing in French, Advanced- Part 2 (WINTER TERM) : Writing Adv 2

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Mondays at 1:00-3:00pm
02/08/2021 to 03/08/2021
Instructor: Melody Pao

Required: CPR206 (preferred)/205 or equiv.

Description: Quoique or quoi que? When do you need agreement with the past participle? Find out answers to these questions and more in this course designed for advanced learners. Writing in French can be challenging even at the highest level. Classes will be focused on learning the nuances of French orthography and perfecting strategies for communicating in written French.

This is part 2 this class. You do not have to take part 1 in order to sign up for part 2.

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

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The Art of Writing in French, Intermediate- Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : Writing Int 1

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Wednesdays at 1:00-3:00pm
01/06/2021 to 02/03/2021
Instructor: Melody Pao

Required: CPR206 (preferred)/205 or equiv.

Description: Parlais, parlait, or parlaient? Mer, mère, or maire? French spelling can be tricky! Take this course to hone your spelling skills and write with greater ease and confidence. Classes will be focused on the nuances of French orthography and strategies for communicating in written French.

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.

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

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The Art of Writing in French, Intermediate- Part 2 (WINTER TERM) : Writing Int 2

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Wednesdays at 1:00-3:00pm
02/10/2021 to 03/10/2021
Instructor: Melody Pao

Required: CPR206 (preferred)/205 or equiv.

Description: Parlais, parlait, or parlaient? Mer, mère, or maire? French spelling can be tricky! Take this course to hone your spelling skills and write with greater ease and confidence. Classes will be focused on the nuances of French orthography and strategies for communicating in written French.

This is part 2 this class. You do not have to take part 1 in order to sign up for part 2.

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

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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.
Contact us at info@afportland.org.
Call 503.223.8388 from 12-3pm,
Monday through Friday, or leave
a message anytime.

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