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: March 17, 19, 23, 25 and 27 from 11:00am-1:00pm.

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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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Sunday, March 7, 2021
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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Le mois de la francophonie
Monday, March 01, 2021 - Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Le mois de la francophonie

March is “Le mois de la francophonie”. Did you know that French is the official language of 29 independent countries? There are over 369 million French speakers on earth. Follow us all month long as we highlight the diversity of the francophone world on our social media @afdeportland, #francophonieafpdx.

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Molière, décidément contemporain - en français
Sunday, March 07, 2021 11am - 12pm
Molière, décidément contemporain - en français

Join us for an exceptional online event with the talented actor and director, André Nerman, who is well known to the Alliance Française USA audience. André will share his in-depth knowledge of the great French playwright, Molière. This Zoom presentation will be in French and is suitable for persons with high-intermediate to advanced levels of French.

Retrouvez-nous pour une conférence exceptionnelle avec le talentueux comédien et metteur scène, André Nerman. Grand habitué de la scène des Alliances Françaises des Etats-Unis, André Nerman mettra son savoir au profit d’une conférence interactive sur le grand dramaturge français.

André Nerman : « Le génie de cet auteur, pourtant bien ancré dans son époque, a été de porter sans cesse un message universel dans l’observation critique de ses contemporains. S’il n’a jamais parlé de lui comme un esprit novateur Molière a profondément révolutionné le théâtre. Je vous parlerai de sa vie, de son œuvre, et des étapes marquantes de la façon dont ses pièces ont été interprétées par les metteurs en scène de notre temps. Nous verrons que quelle qu’en soit la lecture, la mise en perspective, les mots de Molière continuent de nous parler, toute génération confondue, de nous parler de...

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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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