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All group and private classes are taught online until further notice. The Alliance office is virtual, and Kamm House is open only by appointment. Please contact us at info@afportland.org.

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 - Fall 1 - Introductory Immersion : Art-1

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Tuesdays at 2:30-3:30pm
09/15/2020 to 10/13/2020
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. Beginners are welcome.

Details about the class:

In this class, students will learn French through art!
Students will be introduced to simple vocabulary necessary for creating and describing works of art, such as colors, shapes, patterns, textures and art materials. They will also work on the French alphabet and numbers. They will learn and practice this vocabulary with the help of songs, games, videos and books with colorful illustrations. Students will be introduced to different styles and works of art by artists from France and other French-speaking countries. They will create their own similar art pieces using paper and markers, crayons or colored pencils. There will be simple independent projects assigned for each class session, such as finding different colored objects around the house, or drawing a picture. The class targets the following objectives:

  • Acquire and practice essential vocabulary.
  • Learn or refresh your child's knowledge of the French alphabet and numbers.
  • Discover different styles and works of art by artists from France and other French-speaking countries.
  • 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 - Fall 2 - Introductory Immersion : Art-2

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    [class_hours] => 5
    [startdate] => 10/20/2020
    [enddate] => 11/17/2020
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Tuesdays at 2:30-3:30pm
10/20/2020 to 11/17/2020
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. Beginners are welcome.

Details about the class:

In this class, students will learn French through art!
Students will be introduced to simple vocabulary necessary for creating and describing works of art, such as colors, shapes, patterns, textures and art materials. They will also work on the French alphabet and numbers. They will learn and practice this vocabulary with the help of songs, games, videos and books with colorful illustrations. Students will be introduced to different styles and works of art by artists from France and other French-speaking countries. They will create their own similar art pieces using paper and markers, crayons or colored pencils. There will be simple independent projects assigned for each class session, such as finding different colored objects around the house, or drawing a picture. The class targets the following objectives:

  • Acquire and practice essential vocabulary.
  • Learn or refresh your child's knowledge of the French alphabet and numbers.
  • Discover different styles and works of art by artists from France and other French-speaking countries.
  • Create art pieces using simple materials you can find at home.

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

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Travel Club - 5-6 - Fall 1 - Continuing Immersion : Travel-1

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Tuesdays at 3:45-4:45pm
09/15/2020 to 10/13/2020
Instructor: Nirvana Fairbanks

In Travel Club, your child needs only an internet-connected device with Zoom and a suitcase filled with imagination, curiosity and the willingness to speak French! They’ll visit one city per week in the French speaking world just like they would with their family. They'll explore the city, discover landmarks, and check out local food.

Details about the class:

Students will travel virtually each week to a city in France or another French-speaking country! They will learn about countries and cultures through videos, images, games, songs and stories. They will learn some general information and explore various aspects of cities, such as famous landmarks, natural areas, and restaurants with popular food from the region. Students will learn or revisit basic vocabulary useful for travelling, such as items you might pack in a suitcase, types of activities or different modes of transportation. There will be a simple activity to prepare for each class at home such as a drawing of something that they enjoyed learning about or a drawing of a family trip they took.

 The class targets the following objectives:

  • Practice communication skills.

  • Explore different French-speaking countries and their culture.

  • Acquire travel-related vocabulary.

 

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

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Travel Club - 5-6 - Fall 2 - Continuing Immersion : Travel-2

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Tuesdays at 3:45-4:45pm
10/20/2020 to 11/17/2020
Instructor: Nirvana Fairbanks

In Travel Club, your child needs only an internet-connected device with Zoom and a suitcase filled with imagination, curiosity and the willingness to speak French! They’ll visit one city per week in the French speaking world just like they would with their family. They'll explore the city, discover landmarks, and check out local food.

Details about the class:

Students will travel virtually each week to a city in France or another French-speaking country! They will learn about countries and cultures through videos, images, games, songs and stories. They will learn some general information and explore various aspects of cities, such as famous landmarks, natural areas, and restaurants with popular food from the region. Students will learn or revisit basic vocabulary useful for travelling, such as items you might pack in a suitcase, types of activities or different modes of transportation. There will be a simple activity to prepare for each class at home such as a drawing of something that they enjoyed learning about or a drawing of a family trip they took.

 The class targets the following objectives:

  • Practice communication skills.

  • Explore different French-speaking countries and their culture.

  • Acquire travel-related vocabulary.

 

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

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Travel Club - 7-10 - Fall 1 - Continuing Immersion : Travel-1 Cont

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    [startdate] => 09/14/2020
    [enddate] => 10/12/2020
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Mondays at 2:30-3:30pm
09/14/2020 to 10/12/2020
Instructor: Nirvana Fairbanks

In Travel Club, your child needs only an internet-connected device with Zoom and a suitcase filled with imagination, curiosity and the willingness to speak French! They’ll visit one city per week in the French speaking world just like they would with their family. They'll explore the city, discover landmarks, and check out local food. This class is perfect for diverse cultural exposure through fun activities.

Details about the class:

Students will travel virtually each week to a city in France or another French-speaking country! They will be introduced to countries and cultures through videos, images, games, songs and stories. They will learn some general information and explore various aspects of cities, such as famous landmarks, natural areas, and restaurants with popular food from the area. Students will learn or revisit more advanced vocabulary useful for travelling, such as airport or train station vocabulary, and travel activities. We will also discuss some customs and aspects of various cultures. There will be a simple activity to prepare at home for each class. For example, a short paragraph and drawing describing something that they enjoyed learning about, or a short paragraph and drawing describing a family trip they took, or an imaginary trip they would take if they could.

The class targets the following objectives:

  • Practice communication skills.

  • Explore different French-speaking countries and their culture.

  • Acquire travel-related vocabulary.

  • Learn customs from different cultures.

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

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Travel Club - 7-10 - Fall 2 - Continuing Immersion : Travel-2 Cont

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    [startdate] => 10/19/2020
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Mondays at 2:30-3:30pm
10/19/2020 to 11/16/2020
Instructor: Nirvana Fairbanks

In Travel Club, your child needs only an internet-connected device with Zoom and a suitcase filled with imagination, curiosity and the willingness to speak French! They’ll visit one city per week in the French speaking world just like they would with their family. They'll explore the city, discover landmarks, and check out local food. This class is perfect for diverse cultural exposure through fun activities.

Details about the class:

Students will travel virtually each week to a city in France or another French-speaking country! They will be introduced to countries and cultures through videos, images, games, songs and stories. They will learn some general information and explore various aspects of cities, such as famous landmarks, natural areas, and restaurants with popular food from the area. Students will learn or revisit more advanced vocabulary useful for travelling, such as airport or train station vocabulary, and travel activities. We will also discuss some customs and aspects of various cultures. There will be a simple activity to prepare at home for each class. For example, a short paragraph and drawing describing something that they enjoyed learning about, or a short paragraph and drawing describing a family trip they took, or an imaginary trip they would take if they could.

 The class targets the following objectives:

  • Practice communication skills.

  • Explore different French-speaking countries and their culture.

  • Acquire travel-related vocabulary.

  • Learn customs from different cultures.

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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