Important Announcement

Group and private classes are taught online until further notice. The Alliance office is virtual, and Kamm House is open only by appointment. We are not taking phone calls. Please contact us by email at info@afportland.org, and we will get back to you shortly.
NOTE: Book Pickup is complete for fall term. Please contact info@afportland.org for special requests.

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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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Weekly Apéro-Conversation Group Wednesdays at 5:15pm
Wednesday, September 01, 2021 5:15pm - Wednesday, September 29, 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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Explore Frantastique, a Great New Way to Get More French
Friday, September 10, 2021 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
Explore Frantastique, a Great New Way to Get More French

The Alliance Française de Portland is partnering with Frantastique for a new way to develop your French. Learn more French everyday with a highly entertaining, interactive lesson delivered to your inbox. It's a great complement to classes at the Alliance.

Learn more and try it out for free - it's Frantastique!

 

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Fall Term Classes
Monday, September 13, 2021 - Saturday, November 20, 2021
Fall Term Classes

Fall Term runs September 13 - November 20
with classes to engage and challenge you.

 

Use the Early Bird discount for 10% off of the class fee using the code earlybird at checkout.
Seniors can take advantage of a 15% discount with the code senior.
Sign up to receive your discount before the August 15 deadline.

New Core Class for Fall Term

 

Accelerated French: You'll find two new accelerated classes this fall. In addition to the beginning level 101/102 Accelerated, you can keep going at warp speed with 103/104 Accelerated. For those of you who are ready to start the 200 series, you can blast ahead with Intermediate 201/202 Accelerated.

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Introduction to French is a quieter approach to learning French. Take this class before starting with Beginning French 101. Prepare yourself gently for the immersion method and learn some basics that will prepare you to continue smoothly into the Beginning French series. This class begins October 21, part 2 of Fall Term.

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Core Classes include Beginning 101 through 106, Intermediate 201 through 206, and...

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Danse Macabre: The Testament of François Villon
Sunday, September 19, 2021 - Sunday, October 03, 2021
Danse Macabre: The Testament of François Villon

Danse Macabre: The Testament of François Villon is a one-person show with music and puppetry based on the autobiographical poem, The Testament by François Villon, the 15th century French poet, revolutionary rabble-rouser, balladeer, thief, prototypical “protest singer,” and something of a medieval “rock star.” Villon’s poetry and his lifestyle became an inspiration for several generations of poets, and he’s become a patron saint for countless counter-cultural young artists and singers all over the world, most notably Bob Dylan and the underground dissident artists and singers in the former Eastern Europe.

The play features the French-American actor, Jean-Luc Boucherot as Villon performing in both English and French. Music for the play is created and performed by “Musica Universalis,” a medieval music band, and features an eerily heavy metal-sounding mixture of early and modern music performed on medieval instruments. As Villon faces his own death, he recalls his wild and unruly life, rails against the oppressive society, contemplates the ravages of aging, makes amends, jokes around, performs his ballades, and confronts his own “alter ego” in the form of a mysterious and shadowy puppet-like creature.

The play runs Thursdays-Saturdays 9/16-10/2 & Sunday 9/26 @ 7:30pm, and Sundays 9/19, 9/26, & 10/3 @ 2pm. Admission...

Location: Shoebox, 2110 SE 10th Ave, Portland 97214
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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.
No calls, please email us at
info@afportland.org.


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