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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. 

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.

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

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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.

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


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Exercise Your Grammar - Special Edition A2/B1- FRENCH A LA CARTE - Workshop 2 : Exercise Your Grammar - Special 2

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Mondays at 10:30-12:00pm
11/02/2020 to 11/02/2020
Instructor: Melody Pao

Want to learn how to communicate about life during these uncertain times, using your best, grammatically correct French? This special edition of Exercise Your Grammar centers on the current Covid pandemic and aims to improve and maintain your mastery of French by focusing on different grammar topics employed in everyday conversation. This is an excellent opportunity to enrich your vocabulary and learn new ways of expressing your thoughts and feelings.


11/2 - Communicating lifestyle changes in the face of Covid using les temps du passé.

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Exercise Your Grammar - Special Edition A2/B1- FRENCH A LA CARTE - Workshop 3 : Exercise Your Grammar - Special 3

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Mondays at 10:30-12:00pm
11/09/2020 to 11/09/2020
Instructor: Melody Pao

Want to learn how to communicate about life during these uncertain times, using your best, grammatically correct French? This special edition of Exercise Your Grammar centers on the current Covid pandemic and aims to improve and maintain your mastery of French by focusing on different grammar topics employed in everyday conversation. This is an excellent opportunity to enrich your vocabulary and learn new ways of expressing your thoughts and feelings.
 
11/9 - Imaging the world without Covid by making hypotheses using le conditionnel.

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Exercise Your Grammar - Special Edition A2/B1- FRENCH A LA CARTE - Workshop 4 : Exercise Your Grammar - Special 4

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Mondays at 10:30-12:00pm
11/16/2020 to 11/16/2020
Instructor: Melody Pao

Want to learn how to communicate about life during these uncertain times, using your best, grammatically correct French? This special edition of Exercise Your Grammar centers on the current Covid pandemic and aims to improve and maintain your mastery of French by focusing on different grammar topics employed in everyday conversation. This is an excellent opportunity to enrich your vocabulary and learn new ways of expressing your thoughts and feelings.
 
11/16 - Expressing our personal and professional responsibilities during a world crisis using le subjonctif.

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Exercise Your Grammar - Special Edition B2/C1- FRENCH A LA CARTE - Workshop 2 : Exercise Your Grammar Adv - Special 2

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Thursdays at 6:00-7:30pm
11/05/2020 to 11/05/2020
Instructor: Melody Pao

Want to learn how to communicate about life during these uncertain times, using your best, grammatically correct French? This special edition of Exercise Your Grammar centers on the current Covid pandemic and aims to improve and maintain your mastery of French by focusing on different grammar topics employed in everyday conversation. This is an excellent opportunity to enrich your vocabulary and learn new ways of expressing your thoughts and feelings.


Workshop 2 - Communicating lifestyle changes in the face of Covid using les temps du passé.

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

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Exercise Your Grammar - Special Edition B2/C1- FRENCH A LA CARTE - Workshop 3 : Exercise Your Grammar Adv - Special 3

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Thursdays at 6:00-7:30pm
11/12/2020 to 11/12/2020
Instructor: Melody Pao

Want to learn how to communicate about life during these uncertain times, using your best, grammatically correct French? This special edition of Exercise Your Grammar centers on the current Covid pandemic and aims to improve and maintain your mastery of French by focusing on different grammar topics employed in everyday conversation. This is an excellent opportunity to enrich your vocabulary and learn new ways of expressing your thoughts and feelings.
 
Workshop 3 - Imaging the world without Covid by making hypotheses using le conditionnel.

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

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Exercise Your Grammar - Special Edition B2/C1- FRENCH A LA CARTE - Workshop 4 : Exercise Your Grammar Adv - Special 4

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    [startdate] => 11/19/2020
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Thursdays at 6:00-7:30pm
11/19/2020 to 11/19/2020
Instructor: Melody Pao

Want to learn how to communicate about life during these uncertain times, using your best, grammatically correct French? This special edition of Exercise Your Grammar centers on the current Covid pandemic and aims to improve and maintain your mastery of French by focusing on different grammar topics employed in everyday conversation. This is an excellent opportunity to enrich your vocabulary and learn new ways of expressing your thoughts and feelings.
 
Workshop 4 - Expressing our personal and professional responsibilities during a world crisis using le subjonctif.

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.

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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.

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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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