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Essential Everyday French A1/A2 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : EEF - A1/A2.1

Class full, out of stock

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    [classdays] => Thursday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 09/17/2020
    [enddate] => 10/15/2020
)
        

Thursdays at 6:15-8:15pm
09/17/2020 to 10/15/2020
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: This course is all about basic communication: conveying an idea, responding and reacting during a conversation, and understanding spoken French. Interaction and exchanges between students are facilitated by the instructor, following weekly thematic topics that include essential vocabulary and grammar. Everyday, practical situations include:  shopping; ordering; requesting help and information; making reservations; asking directions; expressing an obligation; protesting; accepting a restriction; verifying facts; comparing and describing places, objects and people.

This is Part 1 of the class.

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Essential Everyday French A1/A2 - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : EEF - A1/A2.2

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    [classdays] => Thursday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/22/2020
    [enddate] => 11/19/2020
)
        

Thursdays at 6:15-8:15pm
10/22/2020 to 11/19/2020
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: This course is all about basic communication: conveying an idea, responding and reacting during a conversation, and understanding spoken French. Interaction and exchanges between students are facilitated by the instructor, following weekly thematic topics that include essential vocabulary and grammar. Everyday, practical situations include:  shopping; ordering; requesting help and information; making reservations; asking directions; expressing an obligation; protesting; accepting a restriction; verifying facts; comparing and describing places, objects and people.

This is Part 2 of the class.

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Literary Conversations A2/B1 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : LitConv 1

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    [class_time] => 1:30-3:30pm
    [classdays] => Saturday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 09/19/2020
    [enddate] => 10/17/2020
)
        

Saturdays at 1:30-3:30pm
09/19/2020 to 10/17/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: Take a break from core classes and put your French skills to work in a real-life setting. You will prepare the week’s assigned reading prior to each class. You will then discuss the text you’ve studied, in class with your instructor and classmates, as well as learn more about the authors and their writing styles. This is a great opportunity to work on your reading and communication skills in a setting that no other class offers at this level. You will be reading Colette, Jules Verne, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, André Malraux, Marcel Pagnol.


This is part 1 (5-week long) of this 2-part class. You may sign up for part 2 (5 week-long) now to secure your spot.

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Literary Conversations A2/B1 - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : LitConv 2

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    [class_time] => 1:30-3:30pm
    [classdays] => Saturday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/24/2020
    [enddate] => 11/21/2020
)
        

Saturdays at 1:30-3:30pm
10/24/2020 to 11/21/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: Take a break from core classes and put your French skills to work in a real-life setting. You will prepare the week’s assigned reading prior to each class. You will then discuss the text you’ve studied, in class with your instructor and classmates, as well as learn more about the authors and their writing styles. This is a great opportunity to work on your reading and communication skills in a setting that no other class offers at this level.  You will be reading Colette, Jules Verne, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, André Malraux, Marcel Pagnol.


This is part 2 this class. You do not have to take part 1 in order to sign up for part 2.

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Regions of France A2/B1 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : Reg - 1

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    [classdays] => Thursday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 09/17/2020
    [enddate] => 10/15/2020
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Thursdays at 6:15-8:15pm
09/17/2020 to 10/15/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: Come discover the picturesque villages of the regions of France with Emmanuel. In this 5 session class, we will focus on the beautiful and storied countryside of the Southwest of France, from Charente to the Pyrénées. This is Part 1 of the class. Part 2 will offer different material as a continuation of Part 1.

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Regions of France A2/B1 - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : Reg - 2

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    [classdays] => Thursday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/22/2020
    [enddate] => 11/19/2020
)
        

Thursdays at 6:15-8:15pm
10/22/2020 to 11/19/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: Come discover the picturesque villages of the regions of France with Emmanuel. In this 5 session class, we will focus on the beautiful and storied countryside of the Southwest of France, from Charente to the Pyrénées.

This is Part 2 of the class. No need to have studied Part 1 to join this class.

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Essential Everyday French A2/B1 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : EEF - A2/B1.1

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    [classdays] => Tuesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 09/15/2020
    [enddate] => 10/13/2020
)
        

Tuesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
09/15/2020 to 10/13/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: This course is all about basic intermediate level communication: conveying an idea, responding and reacting during a conversation, and understanding spoken French.  Interaction and exchanges between students are facilitated by the instructor, following weekly thematic topics that include essential vocabulary and grammar.  Everyday, practical situations include: greetings; phone calls; instructions; invitations; proposals; opinions; compliments; congratulations; admiration; surprise.

This is Part 1 of the class.

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Essential Everyday French A2/B1 - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : EEF - A2/B1.2

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    [classdays] => Tuesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/20/2020
    [enddate] => 11/17/2020
)
        

Tuesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
10/20/2020 to 11/17/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: This course is all about basic intermediate level communication: conveying an idea, responding and reacting during a conversation, and understanding spoken French.  Interaction and exchanges between students are facilitated by the instructor, following weekly thematic topics that include essential vocabulary and grammar.  Everyday, practical situations include: greetings; phone calls; instructions; invitations; proposals; opinions; compliments; congratulations; admiration; surprise.

This is Part 2 of the class.

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Intermediate 201 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : 201-A.1

Class full, out of stock

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    [classdays] => Saturday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 09/19/2020
    [enddate] => 10/17/2020
)
        

Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
09/19/2020 to 10/17/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

Required: 106 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication:  Proposing/accepting/refusing an outing; understanding literary extracts; writing a postcard or posting an on-line commentary; sharing one’s interests, dislikes, origins.

Grammar:  Passé composé with être; imparfait ; negation; « y », « en » ; adjective placement.

Phonetics:  /s/- /z/; la liaison with « en ».

THIS IS PART 1 OF 201 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Intermediate 201 - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 201-A.2

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    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/24/2020
    [enddate] => 11/21/2020
)
        

Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
10/24/2020 to 11/21/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

Required: 106 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication:  Proposing/accepting/refusing an outing; understanding literary extracts; writing a postcard or posting an on-line commentary; sharing one’s interests, dislikes, origins.

Grammar:  Passé composé with être; imparfait ; negation; « y », « en » ; adjective placement.

Phonetics:  /s/- /z/; la liaison with « en ».

THIS IS PART 2 OF 201 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Intermediate 202 (FALL TERM) : 202-A.1

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    [classdays] => Monday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 09/14/2020
    [enddate] => 10/12/2020
)
        

Mondays at 6:15-8:15pm
09/14/2020 to 10/12/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 201 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication: Describing, placing & reading ads for lodging; floor plans; expressing joy, intention. 

Grammar: Relative pronouns; comparison of adjectives, adverbs; possessive adjectives; le futur simple; conditions with “si”. 

Phonetics: /ply/-/plys/-/plyz/;  nasal vowels.

THIS IS PART 1 OF 202 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Intermediate 202 (FALL TERM) : 202-A.2

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    [class_time] => 6:15-8:15pm
    [classdays] => Monday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/19/2020
    [enddate] => 11/16/2020
)
        

Mondays at 6:15-8:15pm
10/19/2020 to 11/16/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 201 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication: Describing, placing & reading ads for lodging; floor plans; expressing joy, intention. 

Grammar: Relative pronouns; comparison of adjectives, adverbs; possessive adjectives; le futur simple; conditions with “si”. 

Phonetics: /ply/-/plys/-/plyz/;  nasal vowels.

THIS IS PART 2 OF 202 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Intermediate 205 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : 205-A.1

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    [classdays] => Thursday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 09/17/2020
    [enddate] => 10/15/2020
)
        

Thursdays at 6:15-8:15pm
09/17/2020 to 10/15/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 204 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2/B1 level.

Communication: Responding to a classified ad; expressing a wish, desire, indifference; negociating travel and tourist situations.

Grammar: present conditional; gerunds; passé composé vs imparfait; demonstrative pronouns "celui, celle...".

Phonetics: insistence; pronunciation of "e,é, è".

THIS IS PART 1 OF 205 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Intermediate 205 - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 205-A.2

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    [class_time] => 6:15-8:15pm
    [classdays] => Thursday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/22/2020
    [enddate] => 11/19/2020
)
        

Thursdays at 6:15-8:15pm
10/22/2020 to 11/19/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 204 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2/B1 level.

Communication: Responding to a classified ad; expressing a wish, desire, indifference; negociating travel and tourist situations.

Grammar: present conditional; gerunds; passé composé vs imparfait; demonstrative pronouns "celui, celle...".

Phonetics: insistence; pronunciation of "e,é, è".

THIS IS PART 2 OF 205 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Intermediate 206-A - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : 206-A.1

Class full, out of stock

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    [classdays] => Tuesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 09/15/2020
    [enddate] => 10/13/2020
)
        

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:15pm
09/15/2020 to 10/13/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

Required: 205 or equiv.. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Communication: Writing a formal letter; speaking about one’s education, training, projects; understanding job offers, CV’s, instructions; expressing concern; reacting to disapproval.

Grammar: Reported speech; emphasis; verbs followed by prepositions; passive voice; past infinitive.

Phonetics: Denasalization; /R/,/l/,/g/.

THIS IS PART 1 OF 206 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Intermediate 206-A - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 206-A.2

Class full, out of stock

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    [classdays] => Tuesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/20/2020
    [enddate] => 11/17/2020
)
        

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:15pm
10/20/2020 to 11/17/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

Required: 205 or equiv.. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Communication: Writing a formal letter; speaking about one’s education, training, projects; understanding job offers, CV’s, instructions; expressing concern; reacting to disapproval.

Grammar: Reported speech; emphasis; verbs followed by prepositions; passive voice; past infinitive.

Phonetics: Denasalization; /R/,/l/,/g/.

THIS IS PART 2 OF 206 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Intermediate 206-B - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : 206-B.1

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    [class_time] => 10:00am-12:00pm
    [classdays] => Saturday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 09/19/2020
    [enddate] => 10/17/2020
)
        

Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
09/19/2020 to 10/17/2020
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

Required: 205 or equiv.. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Communication: Writing a formal letter; speaking about one’s education, training, projects; understanding job offers, CV’s, instructions; expressing concern; reacting to disapproval.

Grammar: Reported speech; emphasis; verbs followed by prepositions; passive voice; past infinitive.

Phonetics: Denasalization; /R/,/l/,/g/.

THIS IS PART 1 OF 206 LEVEL. SIGN UP FOR PART 2 IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE LEVEL.

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Intermediate 206-B - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : 206-B.2

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    [class_time] => 10:00am-12:00pm
    [classdays] => Saturday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/24/2020
    [enddate] => 11/21/2020
)
        

Saturdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
10/24/2020 to 11/21/2020
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

Required: 205 or equiv.. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Communication: Writing a formal letter; speaking about one’s education, training, projects; understanding job offers, CV’s, instructions; expressing concern; reacting to disapproval.

Grammar: Reported speech; emphasis; verbs followed by prepositions; passive voice; past infinitive.

Phonetics: Denasalization; /R/,/l/,/g/.

THIS IS PART 2 OF 206 LEVEL. IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED PART 1, BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

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Essential Everyday French A1/A2 - Section 2 - Part 2 (FALL TERM) : EEF S2 - A1/A2.1

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    [classdays] => Wednesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 10/21/2020
    [enddate] => 11/18/2020
)
        

Wednesdays at 6:15-8:15pm
10/21/2020 to 11/18/2020
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: This course is all about basic communication: conveying an idea, responding and reacting during a conversation, and understanding spoken French. Interaction and exchanges between students are facilitated by the instructor, following weekly thematic topics that include essential vocabulary and grammar. Everyday, practical situations include:  shopping; ordering; requesting help and information; making reservations; asking directions; expressing an obligation; protesting; accepting a restriction; verifying facts; comparing and describing places, objects and people.

This is Part 2 of the class.

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Essential Everyday French A1/A2 - Section 2 - Part 1 (FALL TERM) : EEF S2 - A1/A2. part 1

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    [classdays] => Wednesday
    [class_hours] => 10
    [startdate] => 09/16/2020
    [enddate] => 10/14/2020
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Wednesdays at 6:15-8:15pm
09/16/2020 to 10/14/2020
Instructor: Lisa Rollot

Required: Edito A2 or equiv.

Description: This course is all about basic communication: conveying an idea, responding and reacting during a conversation, and understanding spoken French. Interaction and exchanges between students are facilitated by the instructor, following weekly thematic topics that include essential vocabulary and grammar. Everyday, practical situations include:  shopping; ordering; requesting help and information; making reservations; asking directions; expressing an obligation; protesting; accepting a restriction; verifying facts; comparing and describing places, objects and people.

This is Part 1 of the class.

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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.

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