Conversation, Pronunciation, Review - CPR (WINTER TERM) : 206-A

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
01/09/2020 to 03/12/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

Required: 205 or equiv.. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Conversation: Daily life, the city, food, fashion, the arts, and current events.

Pronunciation: Includes: the nasal vowels, intonation, /ø/, /o/; /ks/, /gz/; /j/ /w/

Review: Passé composé and imparfait, plus-que-parfait, subjunctive, prepositions, conditional and hypothesis, pronouns.

Note: CPR206 - Comprehension, Pronunciation, Review. This class has been designed as a juncture between the 200 and the Edito levels. It is perfect for those who want to build strong conversational and pronunciation skills and review some grammar before moving on to the next textbook (Edito B1). This class is also a great choice for students currently enrolled in 205/Edito B1 who are interested in attending class twice a week and, in augmenting their textbook-based class with a course focusing on conversation and pronunciation.

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Perfecting through Edito B1 (WINTER TERM) : ED-A:3

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
01/09/2020 to 03/12/2020
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

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 (WINTER TERM) : ED-B:3

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
01/10/2020 to 03/13/2020
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

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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Art-ADV: Materials in Art (WINTER TERM) : ART-ADV

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
01/07/2020 to 02/04/2020
Instructor: Elene Zedginidze

Required: B1 or equiv.

Description: Come practice your French and talk about art, whether you’re an expert or just curious. Learn about practical aspects of art; how materials influence both form and content of an artwork; what each one of them brings to the creative process and the finished work; how materials influence an artist’s work and the viewer’s perception. This class is focused on conversation and exchanges between students.

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Grammaire En Dialogues - Part 2 (WINTER TERM) : GRAM

Tuesdays at 1:30pm-3:45pm
01/07/2020 to 03/10/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: Edito B1 or equiv.

DescriptionConverse and discuss practical themes and situations while focusing on a different grammar lesson each week. Exercises and student dialogs will reinforce each lesson.

This is Part 2 of the fall session class, with no requirement to have studied Part 1.

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Littérature intermédiaire (WINTER TERM) : LIT-INT

Wednesdays at 10-12:15pm
01/08/2020 to 03/11/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

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

DescriptionYou will delight in Véronique de Bure’s latest fiction novel : Un Clafoutis aux tomates cerises, described by critics as « du bonheur en mots ! » Spend twelve months in the Auvergne countryside in the company of ninety-year-old Parisian, Jeanne :  the portrait of an enchanting woman who makes us actually want to grow old.

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Danse & Culture : DANSE-CULT

Class full, out of stock

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
10/22/2019 to 11/23/2019
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Required: B1 or equiv.

Description: This seminar offers a multifaceted look at dance from its French origins through its development in the 20th century, including visual arts and the role of the French state.

Following a celebrated seminar in partnership with PAM, we will next honor dance in partnership with White Bird as they present France's National Center for Contemporary Dance/Angers, under the direction of former Cunningham dancer Robert Swinston. For the last session of the seminar, students will attend CNDC-Angers' performance of two masterworks by the legendary Merce Cunningham: “Biped” and “Beach Birds” at the Newmark Theatre. (Ticket price included in seminar tuition.)

Each session will be led by a different, specialized instructor.

Seminar Dates:

Tuesday October 22, 10am-12:15pm, The Role of Visual Arts in Live Performance - Elene Zedginidze

Tuesday October 29, 10am-12:15pm, French Ministry of Culture and Its Impact on the Arts and Audiences - Emmanuel Laurin

Tuesday November 5, 10am-12:15pm, Historical Look at French Ballet, Miss Ella

Tuesday November 12, 10am-12:15pm, Modern Dance in the Western World - Céline Bouly

Saturday November 23, 6:30pm pre-show class gathering (show starts at 7:30pm), A special performance of Cunningham masterworks Biped and Beach Bird - Newmark Theater

No homework will be assigned for this class.

This seminar will welcome up to 20 participants.

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Opera & Chocolate Cake : Opera/Cake

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
01/16/2020 to 01/16/2020
Instructor: Francine Martinie Chough

 opera and chocolate cake

Required: B1 or equiv.

Description: Before heading off to the Portland Opera this February, tantalize your senses by attending the Alliance seminar on Julia Child and an iconic French chocolate cake. 

“An American Quartet,” on stage in February, includes Hoiby’s one-act opera “Bon Appétit” in which the beloved French chef Julia Child explains how to bake the perfect French chocolate cake. The Alliance is partnering with the Portland Opera for this evening of conversation about Julia Child combined with the hands-on baking of a very special chocolate cake. The seminar will be led by our teacher and epicurean Francine Chough.

The seminar takes place in a private home in Irvington. Chocolate cake and refreshments will be provided!

Seminar students will receive 15% discount on performance tickets, as long as available. The performance will be in the Hampton Opera Center. Hurry up, the tickets are going fast. Some of the performances are already sold out!

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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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Classes are held until 8:30
Saturday 9:30-1:00
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