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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. 

The French 101 Learning Companion - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 2 : Learning Companion - S1.2

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Tuesdays at 6:00-7:30pm
01/19/2021 to 01/12/2021
Instructor: Jenna Chrol

Navigate the beginning of your French immersion journey with next to no stress. Build a solid foundation for your French immersion classes by learning the basics explained in English. Learn French fundamental linguistic elements and essential phrases. Consolidate what you have learned in your Edito classes or prepare yourself for future immersion classes. This workshop is especially recommended for true beginners who have just begun the Edito series level 101 at the Alliance.

Workshop 2 - In this class you will work on week days/months/seasons, countries and nationalities, ER verbs, numbers 16-30 and modes of transportation.

 

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The French 101 Learning Companion - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 3 : Learning Companion - S1.3

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Tuesdays at 6:00-7:30pm
01/26/2021 to 01/26/2021
Instructor: Jenna Chrol

Navigate the beginning of your French immersion journey with next to no stress. Build a solid foundation for your French immersion classes by learning the basics explained in English. Learn French fundamental linguistic elements and essential phrases. Consolidate what you have learned in your Edito classes or prepare yourself for future immersion classes. This workshop is especially recommended for true beginners who have just begun the Edito series level 101 at the Alliance.


Workshop 3 - In this class you will work on definite and indefinite articles, numbers 31-45, family, professions and leisure.

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The French 101 Learning Companion - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 4 : Learning Companion - S1.4

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Tuesdays at 6:00-7:30pm
02/02/2021 to 02/02/2021
Instructor: Jenna Chrol

Navigate the beginning of your French immersion journey with next to no stress. Build a solid foundation for your French immersion classes by learning the basics explained in English. Learn French fundamental linguistic elements and essential phrases. Consolidate what you have learned in your Edito classes or prepare yourself for future immersion classes. This workshop is especially recommended for true beginners who have just begun the Edito series level 101 at the Alliance.


Workshop 4 - In this class you will work on numbers 46-69 and practice the topics learned in previous sessions.

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Exercise Your Grammar: New Year's Resolution - A2/B1- FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 2 : Exercise Your Grammar - A2/B1 Session 2

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Wednesdays at 10:30-12:00pm
01/20/2021 to 01/20/2021
Instructor: Sarah Idrissi

Would you like to be able to speak about the holidays, make comparisons of your old and new habits, compare your last year and the new one to come? Formulate your resolution and use argumentation with ease?

Exercise Your Grammar Holidays and COVID 19 centers on the current confinement (lockdown) 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.

January 20 - Talk about how your habits and holiday travels or visits have changed using les verbes réfléchis, les verbes de déplacement (visiter, rendre visite, aller, venir, partir) et les prépositions.

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Exercise Your Grammar: New Year's Resolution - A2/B1- FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 3 : Exercise Your Grammar - A2/B1 Session 3

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Wednesdays at 10:30-12:00pm
01/27/2021 to 01/27/2021
Instructor: Sarah Idrissi

Would you like to be able to speak about the holidays, make comparisons of your old and new habits, compare your last year and the new one to come? Formulate your resolution and use argumentation with ease?

Exercise Your Grammar Holidays and COVID 19 centers on the current confinement (lockdown) 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.


January 27 - Talking about challenges and decisions of the past year using les prépositions verbales.

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Exercise Your Grammar: New Year's Resolution - A2/B1- FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 4 : Exercise Your Grammar - A2/B1 Session 4

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Wednesdays at 10:30-12:00pm
02/03/2021 to 02/03/2021
Instructor: Sarah Idrissi

Would you like to be able to speak about the holidays, make comparisons of your old and new habits, compare your last year and the new one to come? Formulate your resolution and use argumentation with ease?

Exercise Your Grammar Holidays and COVID 19 centers on the current confinement (lockdown) 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.

February 3- Making a concession and formulating an optimistic resolution using la concession (même si) et les connecteurs logiques (parce que, à cause de, car).

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French Skills - A2/B1 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 2 : French Skills - Session 2

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Mondays at 6:00-7:30pm
01/18/2021 to 01/18/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

This grammar-oriented series of workshops will allow you to strengthen all of your language skills by focusing on some of the ways in which different parts of speech function in French.

January 18: Pronoms
What about all these y and en that seem to be all over the place? Why do we need them, and how to use them accurately?

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French Skills - A2/B1 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 3 : French Skills - Session 3

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Mondays at 6:00-7:30pm
01/25/2021 to 01/25/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

This grammar-oriented series of workshops will allow you to strengthen all of your language skills by focusing on some of the ways in which different parts of speech function in French.

January 25: Verbes I
Verbs set languages in motion! We will look at the French verbs of movement in the most commonly used tenses (présent / passé composé / futur simple).

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French Skills - A2/B1 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 4 : French Skills - Session 4

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Mondays at 6:00-7:30pm
02/01/2021 to 02/01/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

This grammar-oriented series of workshops will allow you to strengthen all of your language skills by focusing on some of the ways in which different parts of speech function in French.

February 1: Verbes II
In the concluding workshop, we will focus on the subjunctive mode, used to express wants and needs (as well as some other things), and dreaded by many English-speaking learners of French.

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Image à la loupe - Afternoon - FRENCH A LA CARTE - B1/B2 - Session 2 : Art Convo - 2

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Tuesdays at 1:00-2:30pm
01/19/2021 to 01/19/2021
Instructor: Elene Zedginidze

Train your observation skills and share your love of art. Elene will be guiding you through discovery of the two or three artworks per session. Just like in the museum!

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Image à la loupe - Afternoon - FRENCH A LA CARTE - B1/B2 - Session 3 : Art Convo - 3

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Tuesdays at 1:00-2:30pm
01/26/2021 to 01/26/2021
Instructor: Elene Zedginidze

Train your observation skills and share your love of art. Elene will be guiding you through discovery of the two or three artworks per session. Just like in the museum!

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Image à la loupe - Afternoon - FRENCH A LA CARTE - B1/B2 - Session 4 : Art Convo - 4

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Tuesdays at 1:00-2:30pm
02/02/2021 to 02/02/2021
Instructor: Elene Zedginidze

Train your observation skills and share your love of art. Elene will be guiding you through discovery of the two or three artworks per session. Just like in the museum!

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French Literature- B1/B2 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 2 : French Literature - Session 2

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Thursdays at 6:00-7:30pm
01/21/2021 to 01/21/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

You don’t have to be 100% proficient to read and understand "serious" literature in French. With this selection of short excerpts from French-language works of fiction, you will explore the themes of freedom, difference, memory, and language. This will allow you to strengthen your speaking and reading skills, as well as deepen your knowledge of les lettres françaises.

January 21: Difference
Assia Djebar - L’Amour, la fantasia (1985)

You may sign up here for one session only for $28, or choose a bundle of four for $105.

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French Literature- B1/B2 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 3 : French Literature - Session 3

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Thursdays at 6:00-7:30pm
01/28/2021 to 01/28/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

You don’t have to be 100% proficient to read and understand "serious" literature in French. With this selection of short excerpts from French-language works of fiction, you will explore the themes of freedom, difference, memory, and language. This will allow you to strengthen your speaking and reading skills, as well as deepen your knowledge of les lettres françaises.

January 28: Memory
Patrick Modiano - Dora Bruder (1997)

You may sign up here for one session only for $28, or choose a bundle of four for $105.

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French Literature- B1/B2 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 4 : French Literature - Session 4

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Thursdays at 6:00-7:30pm
02/04/2021 to 02/04/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

You don’t have to be 100% proficient to read and understand "serious" literature in French. With this selection of short excerpts from French-language works of fiction, you will explore the themes of freedom, difference, memory, and language. This will allow you to strengthen your speaking and reading skills, as well as deepen your knowledge of les lettres françaises.

February 4: Language
Nancy Huston - Nord perdu (1999)

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Les expressions françaises décortiquées - B2/C1 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 2 : Les expressions françaises décortiquées - B2/C1 Session 2

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Tuesdays at 10:30-12:00pm
01/19/2021 to 01/19/2021
Instructor: Sarah Idrissi

Sautons à pieds-joints dans la nouvelle année avec des expressions courantes ! Vous voulez pouvoir parler de vos fêtes de fin d'année et votre célébration du Nouvel An, de vos résolutions pour la nouvelle année, ou présenter correctement vos meilleurs vœux en français ? Voici un cours qui vous permettra d'ajouter de nouvelles expressions à votre vocabulaire ; elles sont fraîchement récoltées dans les rues de Lille, dans le nord de la France. Bien que le cours favorise la communication orale, on y utilisera les 4 compétences langagières (écouter, lire, parler, écrire). La pratique comprendra des activités engageantes et du matériel authentique.

19 janvier : Les lendemains de fête : gueule de bois, crise de foie, ou Nouvel An dans la joie ?
Comprendre et savoir repérer les euphémismes et expressions autour de la gastronomie de fête et la consommation d'alcool. Parler des excès, de ses préférences et faire des recommandations (subjonctif, conditionnel). Différencier « nouvel an, nouvelle année » et toutes les expressions en lien.

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Les expressions françaises décortiquées - B2/C1 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 3 : Les expressions françaises décortiquées - B2/C1 Session 3

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Tuesdays at 10:30-12:00pm
01/26/2021 to 01/26/2021
Instructor: Sarah Idrissi

Sautons à pieds-joints dans la nouvelle année avec des expressions courantes ! Vous voulez pouvoir parler de vos fêtes de fin d'année et votre célébration du Nouvel An, de vos résolutions pour la nouvelle année, ou présenter correctement vos meilleurs vœux en français ? Voici un cours qui vous permettra d'ajouter de nouvelles expressions à votre vocabulaire ; elles sont fraîchement récoltées dans les rues de Lille, dans le nord de la France. Bien que le cours favorise la communication orale, on y utilisera les 4 compétences langagières (écouter, lire, parler, écrire). La pratique comprendra des activités engageantes et du matériel authentique.


26 janvier : "Bonne année, bonne santé et plein de sous dans le porte-monnaie !" Se souhaiter la bonne année ?

Connaître les formules pour se souhaiter la bonne année entre proches, à ses ami·e·s et ses relations professionnelles.

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Les expressions françaises décortiquées - B2/C1 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 4 : Les expressions françaises décortiquées - B2/C1 Session 4

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Tuesdays at 10:30-12:00pm
02/02/2021 to 02/02/2021
Instructor: Sarah Idrissi

Sautons à pieds-joints dans la nouvelle année avec des expressions courantes ! Vous voulez pouvoir parler de vos fêtes de fin d'année et votre célébration du Nouvel An, de vos résolutions pour la nouvelle année, ou présenter correctement vos meilleurs vœux en français ? Voici un cours qui vous permettra d'ajouter de nouvelles expressions à votre vocabulaire ; elles sont fraîchement récoltées dans les rues de Lille, dans le nord de la France. Bien que le cours favorise la communication orale, on y utilisera les 4 compétences langagières (écouter, lire, parler, écrire). La pratique comprendra des activités engageantes et du matériel authentique.

2 février : Les bonnes résolutions

Ecouter les résolutions des Français, présenter ses bonnes résolutions en employant des expressions courantes ou imagées.

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Traduction B2/C1 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 2 : Traduction - Session 2

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Wednesdays at 6:00-7:30pm
01/20/2021 to 01/20/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

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 by the short texts of various genres.

January 20: Translating neologisms and invented vocabulary
Boris Vian - L'Écume des jours (1947)

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Traduction B2/C1 - FRENCH A LA CARTE - Session 3 : Traduction - Session 3

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Wednesdays at 6:00-7:30pm
01/27/2021 to 01/27/2021
Instructor: Margarita Smagina

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 by the short texts of various genres.

January 27: Translating metalanguage
Jeanne Favret-Saada - Les Mots, la Mort, les Sorts : la sorcellerie dans le bocage (1977)

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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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