Nathalie Gerts

Nathalie has a BA in Philosophy and completed studies of French Literature at the Sorbonne (University of Paris). She earned an FLE (Français Langue Etrangère) Teaching Degree from the worldwide headquarters of the Alliance Française in Paris and is also certified by the French National Ministry of Education. Initially a teacher in French elementary schools, she has also enjoyed a career in the tourism industry in Paris and the U.S., and has taught French in the public school system in Oregon as well as Linn-Benton Community College. Nathalie has been teaching at the Alliance since 2004.

Advanced Edito C1 : EDA-C1:3/4

Tuesdays at 1:30pm-3:45pm
01/08/2019 to 03/12/2019
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

Required: Edito B2 or equiv. Prepare for CECR C1 level.

Description: Edito is for students wishing to master the C1 level. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips), including arts & culture, the media, travel, history, the environment, the working world, and more.  Edito classes cover different thematic units and can be taken in any sequence.

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Intermediate Saison 203 : 203-A

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
01/08/2019 to 03/12/2019
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

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

Communication: Describing objects; expressing indifference, ignorance, reassurance; writing a for-sale ad; talking about one’s past; identifying stereotypes; conversing on the phone.

Grammar: Comparative & superlative adjectives; demonstrative & interrogative pronouns; subjunctive mood; gerunds; pluperfect; pronouns - en/y/où/dont; verbs – vivre/valoir/accueillir.

Phonetics: / y / /Ø / /oe /; / i / / e / / Ɛ /; / / ã // ɔ̃ /; / j /.

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Le FLE par Textes : TXT FLE-4

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
01/07/2019 to 03/11/2019
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

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

DescriptionThis course is based on the reading and discussion of celebrated authors, playwrights, singers and poets, both classic and contemporary. Written expression, listening comprehension and grammar review are all central to the goal of this class: improving students’ language skills through texts.

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Litterature Avancée : LIT ADV

Mondays at 1:30pm-3:45pm
01/07/2019 to 03/11/2019
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

Required: Edito B2 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B2/C1 level.


Description: “ La Puce à l’oreille” de Claude Duneton est un recueil de petites histoires attrayantes qui vous feront découvrir l’anthologie d’un grand nombre d’expressions populaires françaises avec leur origine. Recommandé pour les élèves de bon niveau avancé voulant approfondir la connaissance de la langue française.


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Parking Information

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.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00
Classes are held until 8:30
Saturday 9:30-1:00
or by appointment

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