Important Announcement

All group and private classes are taught online through March 2021. The Alliance office is virtual, and Kamm House is open only by appointment. Please contact us at info@afportland.org. 

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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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Monday, November 2, 2020
Fall Session 2 Begins October 19: Try Out Our Five-Week Sessions
Monday, October 19, 2020 - Saturday, November 21, 2020
Fall Session 2 Begins October 19: Try Out Our Five-Week Sessions

It's autumn, and the Alliance is offering flexible, low commitment online classes that work with everyone's schedule. (We're staying online to keep everybody safe.) Fall Term runs in two sets of 5-week classes. Fall 2 runs October 19 - November 21.

Browse through French Classes on our website to see the full Fall offerings. You'll find core classes from French 101 through the complete Edito series.

PDF list of core classes

This fall, we are offering a new conversation-based class, Essential Everyday French, for A1 through B2 levels. Literary Conversations at the A2/B1 level continues, and each class is conveniently stand-alone, so you can easily join in for just the second five weeks. For advanced students, we have two new classes, Littérature de la francophonie and Les rois de France, as well as Actualité-Culture.

PDF list of specialty and cultural classes

Look for new French à la carte workshops in Fall term as well as continuing favorites.

PDF list of all Fall Term classes

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Fall children's classes for 5 to 10 year olds
Monday, October 19, 2020 - Saturday, November 21, 2020
Fall children

Art Studio, Science Lab, Travel Club - Who’s ready for fun?

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. The Alliance Française de Portland is excited to offer a brand new after-school immersion program for children ages 5 through 10. 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.

Introductory Immersion classes welcome beginning French students. Continuing Immersion classes are designed for those already experienced in French language immersion.

This fall, all classes are offered in two five-week modules. Fall 2 runs October 19 - November 21.

Here's what you can expect:

One hour of instruction in a small group setting with an instructor specializing in children's education. Activities that target various types of learning: visual, auditory, kinesthetic (or hands-on), reading and writing. Individual at-home activities to continue exploring, creating and practicing independently after each session. Discovery of new subjects and culture. An afternoon of fun!

Classes for 5 and 6 year olds

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Fall Drop-in Workshops for Adults and Children
Monday, October 26, 2020 - Saturday, November 21, 2020
Fall Drop-in Workshops for Adults and Children

This fall, we are treating our students with some Special Edition workshops. This four-week session runs October 26 - November 19. Workshops are available as singles or as a bundle of four at a reduced price.

Exercise Your Grammar - Special Edition

Want to learn how to communicate about life during these uncertain times, using your best, grammatically correct French? This special edition of Exercise Your Grammar centers on the current Covid pandemic and aims to improve and maintain your mastery of French by focusing on different grammar topics employed in everyday conversation. This is an excellent opportunity to enrich your vocabulary and learn new ways of expressing your thoughts and feelings.
 
Workshop 1 - Giving advice for staying healthy, using l’impératif.
Workshop 2 - Communicating lifestyle changes in the face of Covid using les temps du passé.
Workshop 3 - Imaging the world without Covid by making hypotheses using le conditionnel.
Workshop 4 - Expressing our personal and professional responsibilities during a world crisis using le subjonctif.

Levels A2/B1 -  Mondays 10:30am-12pm

Levels B2/C1 - Thursdays 6pm-7:30pm

Sign up and save with a bundle of four for $105 or choose any single session for $28.

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Voyage gastronomique: hands-on cooking and wine tasting
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Voyage gastronomique: hands-on cooking and wine tasting

Calling all epicureans, Francophones, and epicurean Francophones. Travel across the regions of France by way of their unique and traditional food and wine. Experience a different region each week through the cuisine and the wines that enhance it.

For the first time, Alliance Française de Portland is offering a series of workshops with hands-on cooking instruction followed by wine recommendations and tasting. It's perfect as a pre-holiday family activity. Gather your family in the kitchen, set up your digital device and enjoy 90 minutes of cooking in French with Francine Chough.

After preparing a delicious meal, spend 30 minutes with sommelier Maxine Borcherding tasting carefully curated wines, conducted in English. The featured wines are available for purchase as a set on our website. Visit our Boutique for additional information on each region’s wine pairings.

Sign up for a bundle of four workshops for $165 or choose any single session for $49.

Recommended French level B1.

Purchase the bundle of four workshops

Here's what you will be cooking:

October 27, journey to the eastern French region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté: a region rich in good food and good wine. Get acquainted with the region’s famous Kir and its savory Gougères. In this workshop,...

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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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