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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. 

Monique Myhre

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Monique, born to a French mother and Polish father, grew up in the U.S. as a first generation American.  Her foreign language background includes a Bachelor of Arts in French with a focus on ESL and second language learning and studying abroad in Albi, France.  Monique also earned a B.A. in Child Development which prepared her to create individualized, student-centered curriculum.  For the last 35 years, Monique has been teaching various subjects to children and adults in non-traditional settings through one-on-one tutoring and small-group lessons.

All about the Bûche de Noël A1 : Buche - In English with some French

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Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
12/09/2020 to 12/09/2020
Instructor: Monique Myhre

bucheBûche de Noël - this unique cake links regional traditions all over France which were developed over the centuries when the hearth was the center of family life. Come join us for a fun culinary experience!

No matter what your level of French may be, this workshop is open to all! It is taught in English with some French. Learn customs, history and different recipes of this exquisite holiday dessert.

In this two hour workshop, you will learn about the origins of this Christmas cake, from its medieval roots to current day traditions. You will watch a step-by-step demonstration for making your own Bûche de Noël. You will then explore some of the wildly creative new flavors and versions being served today.

Enjoy conversation and learn some new words for your holiday vocabulary!

This workshop is in English with some French.

 

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All about the Bûche de Noël B1-C1 : Buche

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Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
12/10/2020 to 12/10/2020
Instructor: Monique Myhre

bucheBûche de Noël - this unique cake links regional traditions all over France which were developed over the centuries when the hearth was the center of family life. Come join us for a fun culinary experience!

No matter what your level of French may be, this workshop is open to all! It is taught in English with some French. Learn customs, history and different recipes of this exquisite holiday dessert.

In this two hour workshop, you will learn about the origins of this Christmas cake, from its medieval roots to current day traditions. You will watch a step-by-step demonstration for making your own Bûche de Noël. You will then explore some of the wildly creative new flavors and versions being served today.
Enjoy conversation and learn some new words for your holiday vocabulary!

This workshop is taught in French for B1 through C1 level students.

 

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Beginning 105 - Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : 105-B, Part 1

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Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
01/06/2021 to 02/03/2021
Instructor: Monique Myhre

Required: 104 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Chapters 9-10.

Communication: Expressing wishes, desires, emotions, a complaint; understanding tasks, a university exchange program; asking height, weight.

Grammar: Passé composé of reflexive verbs; obligation & interdiction; COI "lui, leur"; relative pronouns "qui,que"; conditions with "si".

Phonetics: /R/, /t/, /d/; enchaînement consonantique.

THIS IS PART 1 OF 105 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Beginning 105 - Part 2 (WINTER TERM) : 105-B, Part 2

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Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
02/10/2021 to 03/10/2021
Instructor: Monique Myhre

Required: 104 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Chapters 9-10.

Communication: Expressing wishes, desires, emotions, a complaint; understanding tasks, a university exchange program; asking height, weight.

Grammar: Passé composé of reflexive verbs; obligation & interdiction; COI "lui, leur"; relative pronouns "qui,que"; conditions with "si".

Phonetics: /R/, /t/, /d/; enchaînement consonantique.

THIS IS PART 2 OF 105 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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Beginning French 101 Part 1 (WINTER TERM) : 101-D, Part 1

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

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Chapters 0 through 2.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing  personal information; finding one’s way; taking public transportation; discussing professions, city landmarks, buildings; days, months, seasons; counting.

Grammar: Definite articles “le, la, les”; adjectives of nationality; negation “ne…pas”; prepositions before cities/countries; verbs: “avoir, s’appeler, être, aller, prendre, descendre ».

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; intonation.

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

THIS IS PART 1 OF 101 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR 101 PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Beginning French 101 Part 2 (WINTER TERM) : 101-D, Part 2

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

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Chapters 0 through 2.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing  personal information; finding one’s way; taking public transportation; discussing professions, city landmarks, buildings; days, months, seasons; counting.

Grammar: Definite articles “le, la, les”; adjectives of nationality; negation “ne…pas”; prepositions before cities/countries; verbs: “avoir, s’appeler, être, aller, prendre, descendre ».

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; intonation.

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

THIS IS PART 2 OF 101 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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Edito 104-B Review : Edito_104_B

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Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
12/16/2020 to 12/16/2020
Instructor: Monique Myhre

A comprehensive review of the 104 coursework: ideal for those finishing out the fall term, as well as students getting a head start on winter term.

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Study Skills : Study Skills - in English

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Fridays at 10:00am-12:00pm
12/11/2020 to 12/11/2020
Instructor: Monique Myhre

This workshop is designed for those wishing to develop a specific skill-set to learn the language more efficiently. Here's what you should expect from this 2-hour long workshop:

- How to take USEFUL notes and maximize them for learning.
- Learn to cultivate a success-oriented attitude toward the immersion approach.
- Clarify what NOT to do.
- Work smarter, not harder: tap into your brain’s memorizing powers.
- Tips for training your ear and your tongue to perform the mental gymnastics needed to speak French well.
- Strategies to milk your materials for every last drop of purpose they hold.
- A Q & A opportunity for honing in on your top study challenges.
- An introduction to listening resources available free online.

This workshop is in English with some French and is recommended for beginning French students.

 

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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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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
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