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.  

  • French Classes

French Classes for Adults

Adult classes (18+) are taught in French by a native-fluent instructor in a stress-free, exam-free environment. General classes emphasize oral and written comprehension and production. Themed classes and workshops hone in on specific linguistic and cultural skills. Textbooks and course materials are available for purchase at the Alliance.

In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

French on the Go

Join fellow francophones for French on the Go – theme and topic specific workshops orchestrated online by an Alliance Française teacher. Choose among core French language skills workshops and cultural discussions. Levels range from A1 to C1. Drop in for a single session or take a series of four. All sessions run an hour and a half.

In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

True Beginner French Classes

These are classes for true beginners or for persons resuming their studies after a long period (and who did not have a significant foundation). The course covers greetings; introductions; nationalities; numbers; expressing preferences; possession; "tu" vs. "vous" forms of address; the near future; -ER conjugations; basic irregular verbs.

In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Beginner French Classes [A1]

Immediately following the True Beginner Classes, the 102 to 106 series (CECR A1) develops the student's comprehension and speaking skills to include making requests and appointments; comparisons; detailed descriptions; expressing quantities; directions; the simple future; past perfect and imperfect tenses; introduction to the subjunctive.

In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Intermediate French Classes [A2]

Classes in the range of 201 to 206 (CECR A2) progressively solidify the student's abilities as an independent speaker expressing a wide range of emotions, opinions, intentions and preferences; discussing events in all tenses; developing use of the subjunctive, and more.

In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Independent French Classes [B1]

This level includes the popular Edito-based classes for mastery of B1 material, as well as themed classes in literature, travel, culture, current events and conversation.


In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Proficient French Classes [B2]

This level includes the popular Advanced-Edito based classes for mastery of B2 material, as well as themed classes in literature, cinema, translation, culture, and a variety of text-based conversation classes.


In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Advanced French Classes [C1]

This level includes classes in literature, current events, cinema, translation, arts and culture, and a variety of text-based conversation courses for mastery of C1 material.


In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Cultural Seminars

Cultural Seminars are a recent addition to the Alliance’s offerings that help us fulfill our mission of promoting French culture. Between class and event, in French or in English, those seminars are designed to nurture a more expansive knowledge of a particular subject in a different setting than a typical French language class. Most of the seminars included pre-COVID 19 outings in museum galleries, music and performance venues, and degustations or hands-on cooking classes. Partners from past, present and future seminars, including the Portland Art Museum, White Bird, and the Portland Opera, help us bring a broader understanding of French culture and lifestyle to the community.

For the first time, since the Alliance went fully online, we are offering Cultural Seminars again. This time we invite you to travel across the regions of France by way of their unique and traditional food and wines.

Visit this page for more details

 

Essential Everyday French

Essential Everyday French classes (three levels A1/A2, A2/B1, B1), focus on oral communication and comprehension at three levels. Practical, everyday topics are woven into real-life dialogues with vocabulary (both formal and slang/informal) and grammar tips. Improve your conversational skills, gain confidence and start talking!

Civilisation de la Francophonie

Through the text, Civilisation progressive de la francophonie, learn about the diversity and richness of societies outside of France; the culture and civilization, traditional dances, food, transportation and more.

French Classes for Children

The children's program offers classes for Anglophone children ages 2-14, and classes for children ages 11-14 who have formerly attended French immersion schools and wish to keep up their French. The parent-child classes (2-3 year-olds, and 4-6 year-olds) are designed to provide a playful, stimulating environment in which parents and children learn together. In the 7-10 and 11-14 classes, children will study French in an engaging, educational and age-appropriate setting through cultural and linguistic immersion. Following an interactive method designed especially for young learners, each session presents different themes and linguistic skills, allowing students to explore the French language and francophone culture.

In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Ages 5-6

The classes for 5 and 6 year olds will study subjects sure to spark their imagination and curiosity. Whether your child is a beginner learner or well on their way toward fluency, you will find a perfect fit to enhance and enrich their daily activities with French language practice and, more importantly, fun.

Ages 7-10

After the online school day has ended and with few after-school programs available this fall, your child may want or need some additional French practice in subjects sure to spark their imagination and curiosity. Whether your child is a true beginner or well on their way toward fluency, you will find a perfect fit to enhance and enrich their online school activities with French language practice and, more importantly, fun. Choose from French for True Beginners, or Nature Explorers at Introductory or Continuing Immersion levels.

English Classes for Francophones

Notre classe d’Anglais Seconde Langue s’adresse à tous les francophones souhaitant améliorer leur niveau d’anglais pour communiquer dans toutes les situations de la vie quotidienne. Cette classe est enseignée en anglais par un professeur américain ayant aussi une solide connaissance du français. Ces cours, destinés à des adultes ayant déjà certaines bases d’anglais, comprennent des activités de compréhension, d’expression, et de prononciation, ainsi qu’un renforcement de la grammaire, dans une ambiance à la fois conviviale et studieuse.

Si vous êtes grand débutant ou beaucoup plus avancé, contactez la directrice de l’école lindaf@afportland.org.

In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Advanced Edito - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : Edito B2 - Chap 8, Part 2

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Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
07/24/2021 to 08/21/2021
Instructor: Melody Pao

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

Description: Edito is for students wishing to master the B2 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.

THIS IS PART 2 OF EDITO B2 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Intermediate 205 - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : 205-A.1

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Mondays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/14/2021 to 07/12/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 204 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2/B1 level.

Communication: Responding to a classified ad; expressing a wish, desire, indifference; negociating travel and tourist situations.

Grammar: present conditional; gerunds; passé composé vs imparfait; demonstrative pronouns "celui, celle...".

Phonetics: insistence; pronunciation of "e,é, è".

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Intermediate 205 - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : 205-A.2

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Mondays at 6:00-8:00pm
07/19/2021 to 08/16/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 204 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2/B1 level.

Communication: Responding to a classified ad; expressing a wish, desire, indifference; negociating travel and tourist situations.

Grammar: present conditional; gerunds; passé composé vs imparfait; demonstrative pronouns "celui, celle...".

Phonetics: insistence; pronunciation of "e,é, è".

THIS IS PART 2 OF 205 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Beginning 105 - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : 105-A, Part 1

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Mondays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/14/2021 to 07/12/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills

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

Chapters 9-10.

Communication: Understanding an on-line reservation site, road safety rules; expressing preference, hesitation, emotion; lodging a complaint; writing a formal email, postcard; discussing weight, size, health.

Grammar: comparisons ; imparfait tense ; passé composé with être/ reflexive verbs ; verbs : choisir, partir, falloir, devoir. 

Phonetics: Enchaînement consonantique ;/k/-/g/, /ʃ /-/ ʒ/.

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

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 (SUMMER TERM) : 105-A, Part 2

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Mondays at 6:00-8:00pm
07/19/2021 to 08/16/2021
Instructor: Ivy Mills

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.

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

THIS IS PART 2 OF 105 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Beginning 106 (SUMMER TERM) : 106-A, part 1

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Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/15/2021 to 07/13/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 105 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Chapters 11-12.

Communication:  Expressing choices, dissatisfaction, (dis)-agreement, one’s interests; encouraging & reassuring.

Grammar:  Comparisons; COD & COI pronouns ; “y”; review of tenses

Phonetics/p/, /b/ ; enchaînement vocalique ; silent & pronounced “e”; semi-consonants.

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

THIS IS PART 1 OF 106 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Beginning 106 (SUMMER TERM) : 106-A, Part 2

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Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
07/20/2021 to 08/17/2021
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 105 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Chapters 11-12.

Communication:  Expressing choices, dissatisfaction, (dis)-agreement, one’s interests; encouraging & reassuring.

Grammar:  Comparisons; COD & COI pronouns ; “y”; review of tenses

Phonetics/p/, /b/ ; enchaînement vocalique ; silent & pronounced “e”; semi-consonants.

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

THIS IS PART 2 OF 106 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Beginning 106 (SUMMER TERM) : 106-B, Part 1

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Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
06/17/2021 to 07/15/2021
Instructor: Rebecca Raitses

Required: 105 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Chapters 11-12.

Communication:  Expressing choices, dissatisfaction, (dis)-agreement, one’s interests; encouraging & reassuring.

Grammar:  Comparisons; COD & COI pronouns ; “y”; review of tenses

Phonetics/p/, /b/ ; enchaînement vocalique ; silent & pronounced “e”; semi-consonants.

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

THIS IS PART 1 OF 106 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Beginning 106 (SUMMER TERM) : 106-B, Part 2

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Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
07/22/2021 to 08/19/2021
Instructor: Rebecca Raitses

Required: 105 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Chapters 11-12.

Communication:  Expressing choices, dissatisfaction, (dis)-agreement, one’s interests; encouraging & reassuring.

Grammar:  Comparisons; COD & COI pronouns ; “y”; review of tenses

Phonetics/p/, /b/ ; enchaînement vocalique ; silent & pronounced “e”; semi-consonants.

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

THIS IS PART 2 OF 106 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Perfecting through Edito B1 - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : Edito B1.D - Chap 5, Part 1

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Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
06/19/2021 to 07/17/2021
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

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. 

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Perfecting through Edito B1 - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : Edito B1.D - Chap 5, Part 2

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Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
07/24/2021 to 08/21/2021
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

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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Beginning 103 - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : 103-B, Part 1

Class full, out of stock

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Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/17/2021 to 07/15/2021
Instructor: Rachele Avolio

Required: 102 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Chapters 5-6.

Communication: Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: reflexive verbs; adverbs of frequency; passé composé with avoir; imperative mood; verbs: pouvoir, vouloir. 

Phonetics: Nasal vowels; /i/ -/y/, /y/ - /u/.

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

THIS IS PART 1 OF 103 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Beginning 103 - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : 103-B, Part 2

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Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
07/22/2021 to 08/19/2021
Instructor: Rachele Avolio

Required: 102 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Chapters 5-6.

Communication: Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: reflexive verbs; adverbs of frequency; passé composé with avoir; imperative mood; verbs: pouvoir, vouloir. 

Phonetics: Nasal vowels; /i/ -/y/, /y/ - /u/.

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

THIS IS PART 2 OF 103 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 104 - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : 104-A, Part 1

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Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/16/2021 to 07/14/2021
Instructor: Monique Myhre

Required: 103 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Chapters 7-8.

Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: COD pronouns; pronoun « y »; comparison; -IR verbs ; passé composé with être. 

Phonetics: / f /, / v /, / b /, / k /, / g /, / wa /, / w ɛ̃  /.

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

THIS IS PART 1 OF 104 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR 101 PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Beginning 104 - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : 104-A, Part 2

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Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
07/21/2021 to 08/18/2021
Instructor: Monique Myhre

Required: 103 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Chapters 7-8.

Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: COD pronouns; pronoun « y »; comparison; -IR verbs ; passé composé with être. 

Phonetics: / f /, / v /, / b /, / k /, / g /, / wa /, / w ɛ̃  /.

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

THIS IS PART 2 OF 104 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Beginning 104 - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : 104-B, Part 1

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Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
06/17/2021 to 07/15/2021
Instructor: Monique Myhre

Required: 103 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Chapters 7-8.

Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: COD pronouns; pronoun « y »; comparison; -IR verbs ; passé composé with être. 

Phonetics: / f /, / v /, / b /, / k /, / g /, / wa /, / w ɛ̃  /.

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

THIS IS PART 1 OF 104 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Beginning 104 - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : 104-B, Part 2

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Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
07/22/2021 to 08/19/2021
Instructor: Monique Myhre

Required: 103 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Chapters 7-8.

Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: COD pronouns; pronoun « y »; comparison; -IR verbs ; passé composé with être. 

Phonetics: / f /, / v /, / b /, / k /, / g /, / wa /, / w ɛ̃  /.

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

THIS IS PART 2 OF 104 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 103 - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : 103-A, Part 1

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Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
06/16/2021 to 07/14/2021
Instructor: Rebecca Raitses

Required: 102 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Chapters 5-6.

Communication: Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: reflexive verbs; adverbs of frequency; passé composé with avoir; imperative mood; verbs: pouvoir, vouloir. 

Phonetics: Nasal vowels; /i/ -/y/, /y/ - /u/.

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

THIS IS PART 1 OF 103 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Beginning 103 - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : 103-A, Part 2

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Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
07/21/2021 to 08/18/2021
Instructor: Rebecca Raitses

Required: 102 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Chapters 5-6.

Communication: Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: reflexive verbs; adverbs of frequency; passé composé with avoir; imperative mood; verbs: pouvoir, vouloir. 

Phonetics: Nasal vowels; /i/ -/y/, /y/ - /u/.

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

THIS IS PART 2 OF 103 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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Essential Everyday French B1 - Evening - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : EEF - B1-1 Tuesday Part 1

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    [enddate] => 07/13/2021
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Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/15/2021 to 07/13/2021
Instructor: Clara-Julia Péru

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: This class aims to bring your conversational French to the next level. Learn how native speakers communicate on a day-to-day basis. Interaction and exchanges between students are facilitated by the instructor following weekly thematic topics that include essential vocabulary and grammar. This class is open to students who have successfully completed Edito 205. If you haven’t completed Edito 205, verify your level on our website under, “Find Your Level”.

SUMMER TERM: CHAPTERS 10 THROUGH 17

Learning materials for this class: Communication progressive du français intermédiaire. Email the office for shipping.

This is Part 1 of the class.

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Essential Everyday French B1 - Evening - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : EEF - B1-2 Tuesday Part 2

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    [classdays] => Tuesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 07/20/2021
    [enddate] => 08/17/2021
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Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
07/20/2021 to 08/17/2021
Instructor: Clara-Julia Péru

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: This class aims to bring your conversational French to the next level. Learn how native speakers communicate on a day-to-day basis. Interaction and exchanges between students are facilitated by the instructor following weekly thematic topics that include essential vocabulary and grammar. This class is open to students who have successfully completed Edito 205. If you haven’t completed Edito 205, verify your level on our website under, “Find Your Level”.

SUMMER TERM: CHAPTERS 10 THROUGH 17

Learning materials for this class: Communication progressive du français intermédiaire. Email office for shipping.

This is Part 2 of the class.

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

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Essential Everyday French B2/C1 - Morning - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : EEF - B2/C1.A Part 2

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    [classdays] => Wednesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 07/21/2021
    [enddate] => 08/18/2021
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Wednesdays at 9:00-11:00am
07/21/2021 to 08/18/2021
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: Edito B1 or equiv.

Description: This class aims to teach you how to communicate like a native French person. Add useful expressions, proverbs and even a little slang to your existing French skills! Interaction and exchanges between students are facilitated by the instructor following weekly thematic topics that include essential vocabulary and grammar. This class is open to students who have successfully completed Edito B1 level. If you haven’t completed Edito B1, verify your level on our website under, “Find Your Level”.

Learning materials for this class: Communication progressive du français niveau avancé. Email the office for shipping.

This is Part 2 of the class.

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

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Essential Everyday French B2/C1 - Evening - Part 1 (SUMMER TERM) : EEF - B2/C1.B Part 1

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    [classdays] => Wednesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 06/16/2021
    [enddate] => 07/14/2021
)
        

Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
06/16/2021 to 07/14/2021
Instructor: Clara-Julia Péru

Required: Edito B1 or equiv.

Description: This class aims to teach you how to communicate like a native French person. Add useful expressions, proverbs and even a little slang to your existing French skills! Interaction and exchanges between students are facilitated by the instructor following weekly thematic topics that include essential vocabulary and grammar. This class is open to students who have successfully completed Edito B1 level. If you haven’t completed Edito B1, verify your level on our website under, “Find Your Level”.

Learning materials for this class: Communication progressive du français niveau avancé. Email the office for shipping.

This is Part 1 of the class.

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

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Essential Everyday French B2/C1 - Evening - Part 2 (SUMMER TERM) : EEF - B2/C1.B Part 2

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    [classdays] => Wednesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 07/21/2021
    [enddate] => 08/18/2021
)
        

Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
07/21/2021 to 08/18/2021
Instructor: Clara-Julia Péru

Required: Edito B1 or equiv.

Description: This class aims to teach you how to communicate like a native French person. Add useful expressions, proverbs and even a little slang to your existing French skills! Interaction and exchanges between students are facilitated by the instructor following weekly thematic topics that include essential vocabulary and grammar. This class is open to students who have successfully completed Edito B1 level. If you haven’t completed Edito B1, verify your level on our website under, “Find Your Level”.

Learning materials for this class: Communication progressive du français niveau avancé. Email the office for shipping.

This is Part 2 of the class.

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

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Lupin - FRENCH ON THE GO! - B1/B2 - Bundle of 5 sessions : Lupin

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    [classdays] => Wednesday
    [class_hours] => 7.5
    [startdate] => 06/23/2021
    [enddate] => 07/21/2021
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Wednesdays at 6:00-7:30pm
06/23/2021 to 07/21/2021
Instructor: Melody Pao

Get excited, the Season 2 will be released on June 11! This summer we will continue this popular workshop with the sessions around new season.

Join us to explore the hit series Lupin about a modern-day gentleman thief! During this entertaining series of workshops, we will discuss the plot and themes, learn useful expressions and words, and discover excerpts from the beloved novels by Maurice Leblanc. Please watch the episode prior to attending the workshop.

This workshop is taught over 5 weeks.

Sign up for this bundle of five for $131.25 or drop in on any single class for $28.

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

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Lupin - FRENCH ON THE GO! - B1/B2 - Session 1 : Lupin S1

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    [classdays] => Wednesday
    [class_hours] => 1.5
    [startdate] => 06/23/2021
    [enddate] => 06/23/2021
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Wednesdays at 6:00-7:30pm
06/23/2021 to 06/23/2021
Instructor: Melody Pao

Get excited, the Season 2 will be released on June 11! This summer we will continue this popular workshop with the sessions around new season.

Join us to explore the hit series Lupin about a modern-day gentleman thief! During this entertaining series of workshops, we will discuss the plot and themes, learn useful expressions and words, and discover excerpts from the beloved novels by Maurice Leblanc. Please watch the episode prior to attending the workshop.

This is a drop-in option for the first session of the series. You may sign up here for one session only for $28, or choose a bundle of five for $131.25.

This workshop is taught over 5 weeks.

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

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Lupin - FRENCH ON THE GO! - B1/B2 - Session 2 : Lupin S2

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    [classdays] => Wednesday
    [class_hours] => 1.5
    [startdate] => 06/30/2021
    [enddate] => 06/30/2021
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Wednesdays at 6:00-7:30pm
06/30/2021 to 06/30/2021
Instructor: Melody Pao

Get excited, the Season 2 will be released on June 11! This summer we will continue this popular workshop with the sessions around new season.

Join us to explore the hit series Lupin about a modern-day gentleman thief! During this entertaining series of workshops, we will discuss the plot and themes, learn useful expressions and words, and discover excerpts from the beloved novels by Maurice Leblanc. Please watch the episode prior to attending the workshop.

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

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Lupin - FRENCH ON THE GO! - B1/B2 - Session 3 : Lupin S3

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    [classdays] => Wednesday
    [class_hours] => 1.5
    [startdate] => 07/07/2021
    [enddate] => 07/07/2021
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Wednesdays at 6:00-7:30pm
07/07/2021 to 07/07/2021
Instructor: Melody Pao

Get excited, the Season 2 will be released on June 11! This summer we will continue this popular workshop with the sessions around new season.

Join us to explore the hit series Lupin about a modern-day gentleman thief! During this entertaining series of workshops, we will discuss the plot and themes, learn useful expressions and words, and discover excerpts from the beloved novels by Maurice Leblanc. Please watch the episode prior to attending the workshop.

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

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Lupin - FRENCH ON THE GO! - B1/B2 - Session 4 : Lupin S4

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    [classdays] => Wednesday
    [class_hours] => 1.5
    [startdate] => 07/14/2021
    [enddate] => 07/14/2021
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Wednesdays at 6:00-7:30pm
07/14/2021 to 07/14/2021
Instructor: Melody Pao

Get excited, the Season 2 will be released on June 11! This summer we will continue this popular workshop with the sessions around new season.

Join us to explore the hit series Lupin about a modern-day gentleman thief! During this entertaining series of workshops, we will discuss the plot and themes, learn useful expressions and words, and discover excerpts from the beloved novels by Maurice Leblanc. Please watch the episode prior to attending the workshop.

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

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Lupin - FRENCH ON THE GO! - B1/B2 - Session 5 : Lupin S5

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    [classdays] => Wednesday
    [class_hours] => 1.5
    [startdate] => 07/21/2021
    [enddate] => 07/21/2021
)
        

Wednesdays at 6:00-7:30pm
07/21/2021 to 07/21/2021
Instructor: Melody Pao

Get excited, the Season 2 will be released on June 11! This summer we will continue this popular workshop with the sessions around new season.

Join us to explore the hit series Lupin about a modern-day gentleman thief! During this entertaining series of workshops, we will discuss the plot and themes, learn useful expressions and words, and discover excerpts from the beloved novels by Maurice Leblanc. Please watch the episode prior to attending the workshop.

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

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Image à la loupe - Morning - FRENCH ON THE GO! - B1/B2 - Bundle of 4 sessions : Art Convo- Summer 1

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    [classdays] => Tuesday
    [class_hours] => 6
    [startdate] => 06/22/2021
    [enddate] => 07/13/2021
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Tuesdays at 1:00-2:30pm
06/22/2021 to 07/13/2021
Instructor: Elene Zedginidze

Train your observation skills and share your love of art. Elene will be guiding you through the discovery of two or three artworks per session. Just like in the museum!

Sign up for this bundle of four for $105 or drop in on any single class for $28.

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

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Image à la loupe - FRENCH ON THE GO - B1/B2 - Session 1 : Art Convo - Summer 1.1

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    [class_hours] => 1.5
    [startdate] => 06/22/2021
    [enddate] => 06/22/2021
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Tuesdays at 1:00-2:30pm
06/22/2021 to 06/22/2021
Instructor: Elene Zedginidze

Train your observation skills and share your love of art. Elene will be guiding you through discovery of the two or three artworks per session. Just like in the museum!

This is a drop-in option for the first session of the series. You may sign up here for one session only for $28, or choose a bundle of four for $105.

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

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Image à la loupe - FRENCH ON THE GO - B1/B2 - Session 2 : Art Convo - Summer 1.2

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    [classdays] => Tuesday
    [class_hours] => 1.5
    [startdate] => 06/29/2021
    [enddate] => 06/29/2021
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Tuesdays at 1:00-2:30pm
06/29/2021 to 06/29/2021
Instructor: Elene Zedginidze

Train your observation skills and share your love of art. Elene will be guiding you through discovery of the two or three artworks per session. Just like in the museum!

 

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

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Image à la loupe - FRENCH ON THE GO - B1/B2 - Session 3 : Art Convo - Summer 1.3

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    [classdays] => Tuesday
    [class_hours] => 1.5
    [startdate] => 07/06/2021
    [enddate] => 07/06/2021
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Tuesdays at 1:00-2:30pm
07/06/2021 to 07/06/2021
Instructor: Elene Zedginidze

Train your observation skills and share your love of art. Elene will be guiding you through discovery of the two or three artworks per session. Just like in the museum!

 

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

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Image à la loupe - FRENCH ON THE GO - B1/B2 - Session 4 : Art Convo - Summer 1.4

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    [classdays] => Tuesday
    [class_hours] => 1.5
    [startdate] => 07/13/2021
    [enddate] => 07/13/2021
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Tuesdays at 1:00-2:30pm
07/13/2021 to 07/13/2021
Instructor: Elene Zedginidze

Train your observation skills and share your love of art. Elene will be guiding you through discovery of the two or three artworks per session. Just like in the museum!

 

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

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Régions de France - FRENCH ON THE GO! - B2/C1 - Bundle of 4 sessions : Régions - Summer 1

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    [classdays] => Thursday
    [class_hours] => 6
    [startdate] => 06/17/2021
    [enddate] => 07/08/2021
)
        

Thursdays at 10:00-11:30am
06/17/2021 to 07/08/2021
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Emmanuel vous fera voyager dans différentes régions de France à la découverte de leurs plus beaux monuments et de leur histoire. Ne manquez pas cette opportunité d’immersion dans la culture française tout en restant dans votre canapé!

  • Workshop 1: l'Isère
  • Workshop 2: la Savoie
  • Workshop 3: la Haute-Savoie
  • Workshop 4: l'Ain

Sign up for this bundle of four for $105 or drop in on any single class for $28.

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

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Régions de France - FRENCH ON THE GO! - B2/C1 - Session 1 : Régions - Summer 1 - S1

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Thursdays at 10:00-11:30am
06/17/2021 to 06/17/2021
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Emmanuel vous fera voyager dans différentes régions de France à la découverte de leurs plus beaux monuments et de leur histoire. Ne manquez pas cette opportunité d’immersion dans la culture française tout en restant dans votre canapé!

Workshop 1: l'Isère

This is a drop-in option for the first session of the series. You may sign up here for one session only for $28, or choose a bundle of four for $105.

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

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Régions de France - FRENCH ON THE GO! - B2/C1 - Session 2 : Régions - Summer 1 - S2

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    [startdate] => 06/24/2021
    [enddate] => 06/24/2021
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Thursdays at 10:00-11:30am
06/24/2021 to 06/24/2021
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Emmanuel vous fera voyager dans différentes régions de France à la découverte de leurs plus beaux monuments et de leur histoire. Ne manquez pas cette opportunité d’immersion dans la culture française tout en restant dans votre canapé!

Workshop 2: la Savoie

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Régions de France - FRENCH ON THE GO! - B2/C1 - Session 3 : Régions - Summer 1 - S3

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    [class_hours] => 1.5
    [startdate] => 07/01/2021
    [enddate] => 07/01/2021
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Thursdays at 10:00-11:30am
07/01/2021 to 07/01/2021
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Emmanuel vous fera voyager dans différentes régions de France à la découverte de leurs plus beaux monuments et de leur histoire. Ne manquez pas cette opportunité d’immersion dans la culture française tout en restant dans votre canapé!

Workshop 3: la Haute-Savoie

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Régions de France - FRENCH ON THE GO! - B2/C1 - Session 4 : Régions - Summer 1 - S4

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    [classdays] => Thursday
    [class_hours] => 1.5
    [startdate] => 07/08/2021
    [enddate] => 07/08/2021
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Thursdays at 10:00-11:30am
07/08/2021 to 07/08/2021
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Emmanuel vous fera voyager dans différentes régions de France à la découverte de leurs plus beaux monuments et de leur histoire. Ne manquez pas cette opportunité d’immersion dans la culture française tout en restant dans votre canapé!

Workshop 4: l'Ain

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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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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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