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All our group and private classes are running and are taught online until Fall Term. If you have any questions please contact

  • French Hour for Beginners

    French Hour for Beginners

    • French Pronunciation A1 - Mondays 10:30-11:30am

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  • Free Trial French Classes for Beginners on June 1, 2, and 3, 2020

    Free Trial French Classes for Beginners on June 1, 2, and 3, 2020

    Take advantage of a free Trial French Class to experience the ease of studying, speaking, and sharing French online.

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  • What in the world is in that bottle?

    What in the world is in that bottle?

    Decoding French Wine: A Series of Three Seminars by Sommelier and Wine Educator Maxine Borcherding. Friday nights, 5-6 pm. Seminar 1, June 5: Terroir. Seminar 2, June 12: Classifications. Seminar 3, June 19: Decoding Labels.

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  • French Hour - Advanced

    French Hour - Advanced

    • Friday Night Dictee B2/C1 - Fridays 5:40-6:40pm
    • Régions de France B2/C1 - Wednesday 1:30-2:30pm

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  • New Apéro-Conversation Group Meets Weekly Wednesday at 5:15pm

    New Apéro-Conversation Group Meets Weekly Wednesday at 5:15pm

    The Alliance Française will launch a new Wednesday night drop-in Apéro-Conversation group on May 20 at 5:15pm. This ongoing online group is open to all levels.

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  • Summer 1 cultural classes are open to registration.

    Summer 1 cultural classes are open to registration.

    Summer 1 term runs June 8 - July 11. Special discounts are valid until May 12
    • 10% off wit the code EARLY
    • 15% off for seniors with the code SENIOR
    • 15% off when purchasing Summer 1 and Summer 2 with the code BUNDLE
  • How to Take an Online Class

    How to Take an Online Class

    A short guide and tips for using Zoom and Apolearn for your online class.

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  • French Hour - Intermediate

    French Hour - Intermediate

    • Intermediate Grammar A2 - Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am
    • French Pronunciation A2 - Thursdays 10:30-11:30am
    • Friday Night Dictee A2/B1 - Fridays 4:30-5:30pm

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  • French Hour

    French Hour

    Want to keep up with your French without a long term commitment? French Hour is the best and most affordable way to practice and learn while maintaining your social distance. Just drop in the class and enjoy. We have a class for each level. Choose from grammar, pronunciation or culture

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Bienvenue to the Alliance Française de Portland, the French language center and cultural community for everyone.
Where Portland gathers to speak – and learn – French.

Coming Up

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The Alliance’s free weekly conversation group, run by board members and other volunteers, is held on Zoom every Wednesday night at 5:15 p.m. It attracts 30-40 registrants who converse in small...
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May 28
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Visit the Portland Alliance at our virtual Open House via Zoom on Thursday, May 28, from 5-6:30pm. Summer Term runs online from June 8 - August 15 in two 5-week...
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On Friday, May 29, at 9 a.m. PDT (6 p.m. Paris), Alliance Française of Portland members are invited to attend a free webinar from the comfort of their home computers....
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Thinking about starting French this summer, or picking up where you left off? Maybe you tried a French Hour class or two recently and are ready to set aside more...
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What in the world is in that bottle? Reading a French wine label is like reading a foreign language. (Actually it is a foreign language – it's French!) But more than...
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  This summer, the Alliance is adapting to ever-changing schedules due to COVID-19 by offering flexible, low commitment online classes. Summer Term will be offered in two sets of 5-week classes....
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Have you ever wondered how artists, designers and other creative professionals use digital media in their work? Would you like to know how a product is created and what tools...

More about the Alliance Française de Portland

All year round, our dedicated teachers, visiting authors, and enthusiasts of French culture share their passion for the French language and its culture with curious minds like yours. Our expertise in teaching is complemented by a rich array of programs for the public (most in English), our wonderful library and mediatheque, other resources, and a community of welcoming like-minded individuals.


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

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

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