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.

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The Alliance Française holds cultural events throughout the year, large and small. They are mostly in English and are open to the public. Come join us!

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Events Policy

The member discount is applicable for one ticket per member.
Guests must pay the non-member price. Please note that a reservation is only confirmed upon receiving payment.

If tickets are available, the Alliance can accept payment at the door by credit card, check, or cash.

Payment:

  • Registration for Alliance Française events can be made in person at our office, over the phone, by mail, or through the web site.
  • Please make all checks payable to: Alliance Française de Portland. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

Cancellations & Refunds:

  • Refunds will be automatically issued if the Alliance cancels an event.
  • If you need to cancel your registration for an event, you must do so at least 24 hours prior to the start of the program, and you will be fully credited toward a future event.
  • Refunds must be requested in writing no less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled event and will incur a 4% credit card processing fee.

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Virtual Screening of Deux (Two of Us) with Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier
Friday, February 05, 2021 - Friday, March 05, 2021
Virtual Screening of Deux (Two of Us) with Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier

Cinema 21 presents Deux, writer/director Filippo Meneghetti riveting new film with Barbara Sukowa and Martine Chevallier. Meneghetti's film is France's Official Selection for the Best International Film category for the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021 and is also nominated for Best Picture, Foreign Language in the 2021 Golden Globes.

Two retired women, Nina and Madeleine, have been secretly in love for decades. Everybody, including Madeleine’s family, thinks they are simply neighbors, sharing the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, enjoying the affection and pleasures of daily life together, until an unforeseen event turns their relationship upside down and leads Madeleine’s daughter to gradually unravel the truth about them.

This virtual screening is presented by Cinema 21, Portland's independent art house theater. See all their current and upcoming films in their virtual theater at www.cinema21portland.com

Tickets to Deux are $12. After purchasing the ticket, you can view the film anytime in the next 30 days. (Once you start viewing, you have access for 72 hours.) Don't miss the exclusive discussion with director Filippo Meneghetti, star Barbara Sukowa, and French film icon Isabelle Huppert at the conclusion of the film.

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Winter-2 Drop-in Workshops
Monday, February 15, 2021 - Saturday, March 13, 2021
Winter-2 Drop-in Workshops

French on the Go, the 4 week drop-in workshop series, opens this winter with a flurry of new offerings to fire up your French language skills. Each week explores a different topic or theme and are offered as drop-in workshops ($28) or the bundle of four ($105). The next series of workshops begin February 15, 2021.

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FRENCH LANGUAGE ORIENTED WORKSHOPS (A1 to C1)

 

Exercise Your Grammar: Musical Edition

A2/B1 level: Wednesdays 10:30-12:00pm.

Who said studying grammar can't be fun? In this workshop you will improve your French grammar with contemporary French music.

Workshop 1 (A2/B1): Le passé composé and l'imparfait with Ainsi valse la vie, Black M.

Workshop 2 (A2/B1): Les questions and la description personnelle with Qui c'est celle là ?, Nach.

Workshop 3 (A2/B1): Le verbe "faire" and related expressions with Il est où le bonheur ?, Christophe Mahé.

Workshop 4 (A2/B1): Hypothèse and condition with Si, Zaz.

 

 

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B2/C1 level, Wednesdays 6-7:30pm.

This series of workshops will allow you not only to develop your translation skills, but also learn how the French language works “from inside out” by comparing and contrasting it with English. Each workshop will introduce a specific translation challenge, illustrated...

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Francophonie 2021 Festival of Three Short Films
Sunday, February 28, 2021 5:30pm - Tuesday, March 16, 2021 6:30pm
Francophonie 2021 Festival of Three Short Films

View online from Feb. 28 through March 16.
Concludes with a live Film Discussion Event on Zoom on March 16 from 5:30-6:30 pm!

The Alliance Française of Portland is pleased to offer a unique film event through March 16. Register online, and you’ll receive links to three short films, with a total runtime of 63 minutes. All are subtitled in English. These are award-winning short films that have been shown in a few select festivals, Sundance among them. These exclusive films are only available for viewing in the U.S. through the Alliance Française.

Watch the films at your leisure through March 16, then join us for a live group discussion at 5:30pm Pacific on Tuesday, March 16. We’ll have hosted breakout rooms in English and in French (your choice) to talk about the films and their messages! Short films are often thought-provoking; note that these films are appropriate for adults (also ok for teens 18 and older).

Miss Chazelles / Miss Chazelles (2019)
 Description: Clara and Marie are rivals. Clara is the first successor, while Marie won the Chazelles-sur-Lyon Prize. The tension rises between Clara’s friends and Maries’s family, but the girls are ambivalent.

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Weekly Apéro-Conversation Group Wednesdays at 5:15pm
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 5:15pm - Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:10pm
Weekly Apéro-Conversation Group Wednesdays at 5:15pm

The Alliance’s free weekly conversation group on Zoom, run by board members and other volunteers, is available for drop-in conversation on Wednesday nights at 5:15pm.

It attracts 20-30 registrants who converse in small groups (Breakout Rooms) of 4-5 people for 3-4 segments of 14 minutes. The groups get re-created/mixed so that everyone gets to chat with a new group.

Levels include lower-intermediate to advanced and native-level speakers. Most high-A2 to C1 students can feel comfortable in this mixed-level conversational setting. Not sure of your level? Check in with the AF Portland office for guidance.
 


Sign up to be added to the reminder emails for upcoming sessions (no need to sign up again if you’ve already signed up for an earlier session). These free groups are for Alliance members only. Sign up here for memberships. (Just $36 provides membership benefits for a full year and is tax-deductible. )

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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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