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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. 

Study Skills : Study Skills - in English

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Fridays at 10:00am-12:00pm
12/11/2020 to 12/11/2020
Instructor: Monique Myhre

This workshop is designed for those wishing to develop a specific skill-set to learn the language more efficiently. Here's what you should expect from this 2-hour long workshop:

- How to take USEFUL notes and maximize them for learning.
- Learn to cultivate a success-oriented attitude toward the immersion approach.
- Clarify what NOT to do.
- Work smarter, not harder: tap into your brain’s memorizing powers.
- Tips for training your ear and your tongue to perform the mental gymnastics needed to speak French well.
- Strategies to milk your materials for every last drop of purpose they hold.
- A Q & A opportunity for honing in on your top study challenges.
- An introduction to listening resources available free online.

This workshop is in English with some French and is recommended for beginning French students.

 

Call us to sign-up: 503-223-8388

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All about the Bûche de Noël A1 : Buche - In English with some French

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Wednesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
12/09/2020 to 12/09/2020
Instructor: Monique Myhre

bucheBûche de Noël - this unique cake links regional traditions all over France which were developed over the centuries when the hearth was the center of family life. Come join us for a fun culinary experience!

No matter what your level of French may be, this workshop is open to all! It is taught in English with some French. Learn customs, history and different recipes of this exquisite holiday dessert.

In this two hour workshop, you will learn about the origins of this Christmas cake, from its medieval roots to current day traditions. You will watch a step-by-step demonstration for making your own Bûche de Noël. You will then explore some of the wildly creative new flavors and versions being served today.

Enjoy conversation and learn some new words for your holiday vocabulary!

This workshop is in English with some French.

 

Call us to sign-up: 503-223-8388

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Intermediate Dictée : Dictée Int

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Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
12/09/2020 to 12/09/2020
Instructor: Melody Pao

Sharpen your listening and writing skills through this intensive workshop on dictée, a classic French tradition! Students will listen to authentic video clips as well as narrated passages read by the teacher. 

This workshop is open to A2/B1 level students.

Call us to sign-up: 503-223-8388

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Listening and Speaking French with TV5 Monde B1 : TV5 Monde

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Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
12/08/2020 to 12/08/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

While watching and discussing videos from TV5 Monde, students will improve listening and speaking skills while expanding their vocabulary.

This workshop is open to B1 level students.

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Visitez la Bretagne B1+ : Bretagne

Class full, out of stock

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Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
12/10/2020 to 12/10/2020
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

Visitez, sans sortir de chez vous, la Bretagne,  cette magnifique région riche d'histoire et de culture.
Apprenez la difference entre région et département, ce que représente le drapeau breton et le devise des Bretons. Découvrez quelques endroits inévitables et apprenez à faire les fameuses crêpes !

Le niveau minimum requis pour la participation est B1.

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Gourmandise B1+ : Gourmandise

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Tuesdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
12/08/2020 to 12/08/2020
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

C' est bien connu : les Français sont gourmands! Et vous?! A quelques semaines des fêtes de fin d'année,  découvrez quelle sorte de gourmand vous êtes à travers des citations, amusez- vous à faire des mots croisés sur la pâtisserie, et apprenez à faire des petits gâteaux secs alsaciens,  les fameux bredeles.

Le niveau minimum requis pour la participation est B1.

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French Pronunciation B1/B2 : Pronunciation

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Mondays at 1:00-3:00pm
12/07/2020 to 12/07/2020
Instructor: Melody Pao

French can be a challenging language to master phonetically. Sign up to learn more about the particularities of pronunciation, intonation, and liaisons in French!

This workshop is open to B1/B2 level students.

Call us to sign-up: 503-223-8388

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All about the Bûche de Noël B1-C1 : Buche

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Thursdays at 10:00am-12:00pm
12/10/2020 to 12/10/2020
Instructor: Monique Myhre

bucheBûche de Noël - this unique cake links regional traditions all over France which were developed over the centuries when the hearth was the center of family life. Come join us for a fun culinary experience!

No matter what your level of French may be, this workshop is open to all! It is taught in English with some French. Learn customs, history and different recipes of this exquisite holiday dessert.

In this two hour workshop, you will learn about the origins of this Christmas cake, from its medieval roots to current day traditions. You will watch a step-by-step demonstration for making your own Bûche de Noël. You will then explore some of the wildly creative new flavors and versions being served today.
Enjoy conversation and learn some new words for your holiday vocabulary!

This workshop is taught in French for B1 through C1 level students.

 

Call us to sign-up: 503-223-8388

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Literature - Sylvie Weil B2/C1 : Literature - SW

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Thursdays at 1:00-3:00pm
12/10/2020 to 12/10/2020
Instructor: Rebecca Raitses

In this workshop, you will learn about the author Sylvie Weil and her 2013 book, Le hareng et le saxophone (The Herring and the Saxophone). You will practice your reading comprehension skills and explore some main themes of the book by comparing a selection of excerpts. Finally, you will exercise your writing skills with prompts inspired by the text.

This workshop is open to B2/C1 level students.

 

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Le français du Moyen Âge B2/C1 : Moyen Français

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Fridays at 10:00am-12:00pm
12/11/2020 to 12/11/2020
Instructor: Ivy Mills

Where language and history collide - le moyen français. For those who would like to challenge their understanding of the French language and lovers of medieval history alike! 

This workshop offers an introduction to the written form of moyen français, or Middle French, whose use spanned from the mid 14th century to the early 17th century and boasts a remarkably rich body of literature. Together, we will explore the historical context of this period in the evolution of the French language, examine its major linguistic traits, and practice reading and analyzing a short text. 

This workshop is open to B2/C1 level students.

 

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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.

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