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.  Learning Material pick-up dates at Kamm House begin the week of March 15.

Nirvana Fairbanks

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Nirvana holds a Master’s degree in French from Portland State University. Her Master’s program focused on second language pedagogy and acquisition, as well as French literature. Nirvana’s passion for French was ignited in high school, and grew in college. After graduating with her B.A in French in 2016, she traveled to Paris, Saint-Brieuc, Lyon and Annecy. She plans to return to France in the future. Nirvana loves sharing the French language with others, and has experience teaching people of all ages. In the past she has worked with children at Le Monde and FAIS immersion schools. She believes that learning a language should be fun and interactive and strives to reflect that in her lessons.

Art Studio - 5-6 - Spring 1 - Continuing Immersion : Art-1-adv

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Tuesdays at 3:45-4:45pm
03/30/2021 to 04/27/2021
Instructor: Nirvana Fairbanks

Do you have an artist at home in need of inspiration? In the Art Studio, our Zoom sessions inspire thinking, engagement, learning, creativity, French fluency and fun! Continue learning and creating in between classes by working on independent projects.

For children who have previous experience with French immersionInstruction entirely in French. 

In this class, students will learn French through arts and crafts! 

Students will be introduced to or revisit simple vocabulary necessary for creating and describing works of art, such as colors, shapes, patterns, textures and art materials. They will also learn or revisit other basic vocabulary such as the French alphabet, numbers from 1 to 10, body parts, animals, seasons and emotion words.  They will learn and practice this vocabulary with the help of songs, games, videos and books with colorful illustrations.Students will create colorful art or a simple craft projectusing paper and markers, crayons, colored pencils and watercolors. For some class sessions, we will use other materials. Advance notice will always be given for new materials.  

Class objectives

  • Acquire and practice essential French vocabulary
  • Refresh your child’s knowledge of the French alphabet and numbers
  • Discover different styles and works of art by various artists
  • Create art pieces using simple materials you can find at home

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

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Art Studio - 5-6 - Spring 1 - Introductory Immersion : Art-1

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Tuesdays at 2:30-3:30pm
03/30/2021 to 04/27/2021
Instructor: Nirvana Fairbanks

Do you have an artist at home in need of inspiration? In the Art Studio, our Zoom sessions inspire thinking, engagement, learning, creativity, French fluency and fun! Continue learning and creating in between classes by working on independent projects.

For beginners who have had some previous exposure to French. Instruction partly in English and partly in French, with a focus on specific vocabulary in French. 

Details about the class:

In this class, students will learn French through arts and crafts! 

Students will be introduced to or revisit simple vocabulary necessary for creating and describing works of art, such as colors, shapes, patterns, textures and art materials. They will also learn or revisit other basic vocabulary such as the French alphabet, numbers from 1 to 10, body parts, animals, seasons and emotion words.  They will learn and practice this vocabulary with the help of songs, games, videos and books with colorful illustrations. Students will create colorful art or a simple craft project usingpaper and markers, crayons, colored pencils and watercolors. For some class sessions, we will use other materials. Advance notice will always be given for new materials. 

Class objectives

  • Acquire and practice essential French vocabulary
  • Learn or refresh your child’s knowledge of the French alphabet and numbers
  • Discover different styles and works of art by various artists
  • Create art pieces using simple materials you can find at home

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

More information »

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Art Studio - 5-6 - Spring 2 - Continuing Immersion : Art-2-adv

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Tuesdays at 3:45-4:45pm
05/04/2021 to 06/01/2021
Instructor: Nirvana Fairbanks

Do you have an artist at home in need of inspiration? In the Art Studio, our Zoom sessions inspire thinking, engagement, learning, creativity, French fluency and fun! Continue learning and creating in between classes by working on independent projects.

For children who have previous experience with French immersionInstruction entirely in French. 

In this class, students will learn French through arts and crafts! 

Students will be introduced to or revisit simple vocabulary necessary for creating and describing works of art, such as colors, shapes, patterns, textures and art materials. They will also learn or revisit other basic vocabulary such as the French alphabet, numbers from 1 to 10, body parts, animals, seasons and emotion words.  They will learn and practice this vocabulary with the help of songs, games, videos and books with colorful illustrations.Students will create colorful art or a simple craft projectusing paper and markers, crayons, colored pencils and watercolors. For some class sessions, we will use other materials. Advance notice will always be given for new materials.  

Class objectives

  • Acquire and practice essential French vocabulary
  • Refresh your child’s knowledge of the French alphabet and numbers
  • Discover different styles and works of art by various artists
  • Create art pieces using simple materials you can find at home

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

More information »

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Art Studio - 5-6 - Spring 2 - Introductory Immersion : Art-2

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)
        

Tuesdays at 2:30-3:30pm
05/04/2021 to 06/01/2021
Instructor: Nirvana Fairbanks

Do you have an artist at home in need of inspiration? In the Art Studio, our Zoom sessions inspire thinking, engagement, learning, creativity, French fluency and fun! Continue learning and creating in between classes by working on independent projects.

For beginners who have had some previous exposure to French. Instruction partly in English and partly in French, with a focus on specific vocabulary in French. 

Details about the class:

In this class, students will learn French through arts and crafts! 

Students will be introduced to or revisit simple vocabulary necessary for creating and describing works of art, such as colors, shapes, patterns, textures and art materials. They will also learn or revisit other basic vocabulary such as the French alphabet, numbers from 1 to 10, body parts, animals, seasons and emotion words.  They will learn and practice this vocabulary with the help of songs, games, videos and books with colorful illustrations. Students will create colorful art or a simple craft project usingpaper and markers, crayons, colored pencils and watercolors. For some class sessions, we will use other materials. Advance notice will always be given for new materials. 

Class objectives

  • Acquire and practice essential French vocabulary
  • Learn or refresh your child’s knowledge of the French alphabet and numbers
  • Discover different styles and works of art by various artists
  • Create art pieces using simple materials you can find at home

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

More information »

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French for True Beginners - 7-10 - Spring 1 : True Beginner-1

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Wednesday and Fridays at 3:00-3:45pm
03/31/2021 to 04/30/2021
Instructor: Nirvana Fairbanks

For those having their first experience with French. Instruction in French and English. Those 45-minute long classes are meeting twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays 3-3:45pm.

Children ages 7-10 are invited on a journey through the francophone world. Guided by Felix, Lila and their friends from ZigZag textbook, the children will immerse themselves in French language through an action-oriented and intercultural methodological approach. Songs and games that come with this method create a fun and engaging environment for their first interaction with the French language. ZigZag digital space offers class support documents for easy at home printing and listening (audios, flashcards, etc.). The class will meet twice a week for 45 minutes to allow children more frequent practice. The class space is limited, a small group ensuring greater interactivity.

This is part 1 of Winter Term True Beginners class. Sing up for part 2 in order to complete winter program.

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

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French for True Beginners - 7-10 - Spring 2 : True Beginner-2

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Wednesday and Fridays at 3:00-3:45pm
05/05/2021 to 06/04/2021
Instructor: Nirvana Fairbanks

For those having their first experience with French. Instruction in French and English. Those 45-minute long classes are meeting twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays 3-3:45pm.

Children ages 7-10 are invited on a journey through the francophone world. Guided by Felix, Lila and their friends from ZigZag textbook, the children will immerse themselves in French language through an action-oriented and intercultural methodological approach. Songs and games that come with this method create a fun and engaging environment for their first interaction with the French language. ZigZag digital space offers class support documents for easy at home printing and listening (audios, flashcards, etc.). The class will meet twice a week for 45 minutes to allow children more frequent practice. The class space is limited, a small group ensuring greater interactivity.

This is part 2 of Winter Term True Beginners class. Please contact the office if you haven't completed part 1 and would like to join 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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