Important Announcement

All our group and private classes are running and will be taught online throughout the end of April. We will then evaluate the safety of switching to in-person classes. If you have any questions please contact info@afportland.org. Book pick-up schedule: Friday 3/20 12-3 p.m., Tuesday 3/24 10 a.m.-1 p.m, Friday 3/27 3-6 p.m.

  • French Classes

French Classes for Adults

Adult classes (18+) are taught in French by a native-fluent instructor in a stress-free, exam-free environment. General classes emphasize oral and written comprehension and production. Themed classes and workshops hone in on specific linguistic and cultural skills. Textbooks and course materials are available for purchase at the Alliance.

In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

French Hour

Get together with fellow francophones for a virtual French Hour—a new, Zoom-based conversation class orchestrated by an Alliance Française teacher. Choose from core French language classes or cultural discussions. Levels range from A1 to C1.

In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

True Beginner French Classes

These are classes for true beginners or for persons resuming their studies after a long period (and who did not have a significant foundation). The course covers greetings; introductions; nationalities; numbers; expressing preferences; possession; "tu" vs. "vous" forms of address; the near future; -ER conjugations; basic irregular verbs.

In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Beginner French Classes [A1]

Immediately following the True Beginner Classes, the 102 to 106 series (CECR A1) develops the student's comprehension and speaking skills to include making requests and appointments; comparisons; detailed descriptions; expressing quantities; directions; the simple future; past perfect and imperfect tenses; introduction to the subjunctive.

In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Intermediate French Classes [A2]

Classes in the range of 201 to 206 (CECR A2) progressively solidify the student's abilities as an independent speaker expressing a wide range of emotions, opinions, intentions and preferences; discussing events in all tenses; developing use of the subjunctive, and more.

In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Independent French Classes [B1]

This level includes the popular Edito-based classes for mastery of B1 material, as well as themed classes in literature, travel, culture, current events and conversation.


In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Proficient French Classes [B2]

This level includes the popular Advanced-Edito based classes for mastery of B2 material, as well as themed classes in literature, cinema, translation, culture, and a variety of text-based conversation classes.


In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Advanced French Classes [C1]

This level includes classes in literature, current events, cinema, translation, arts and culture, and a variety of text-based conversation courses for mastery of C1 material.


In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Cultural Seminars

 

Cultural Seminars are a recent addition to the Alliance’s offerings that help us fulfill our mission of promoting French culture. Between class and event, in French or in English, those seminars are designed to nurture a more expansive knowledge of a particular subject in a different setting than a typical French language class. Most of the seminars include outings in museum galleries, music and performance venues, and degustations or hands-on cooking classes. Partners from past, present and future seminars, including the Portland Art Museum, White Bird, and the Portland Opera, help us bring a broader understanding of French culture and lifestyle to the community.


In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

 

Private Lessons for Adults

Private lessons are available Monday through Saturday following a schedule and pace appropriate to the student. Format can be one on one, or small private-group classes. Call 503-223-8388 to discuss options or to schedule your sessions.

Private lesson pricing for adults is $47/hr for one student, $27/hr per student for groups of 2 -4,  $15/hr for groups of 5+.

In private lessons, teachers will develop coursework specific to the student’s needs and goals, including selection of a textbook and a defined curriculum. This private lesson format is suitable for students at all levels, from beginning to advanced.

Students at the intermediate and advanced levels may opt for a less structured approach for pure conversation practice. Called “Conversation à la carte”, these informal conversation sessions are free-flow opportunities to dialogue in French. The convo sessions are $20 per 30-minute block if purchased in a minimum pack of 5 ($100 for five 30-minute sessions). The session is $25 per 30 minutes, if paid one at a time. Sessions are $35 per 60-minute block if purchased in a minimum pack of 5 ($175). The session is $40 per 60 minutes if paid one at a time.


In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Intensive French Classes

Do you want to learn French faster than others? Challenge yourself with our Fast Track classes offered at 101 and 102 levels. You will cover those levels twice as fast as in a regular class! Each level meets twice a week for 5 weeks.


In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Online French Classes

Beginning French Online is a new interactive way to learn French from the Alliance Française. Your class will meet weekly with an instructor on a live video platform where you will be in constant interaction with your teacher. After the live class, the class will be available to you the rest of the week as a recording.

French Classes for Children

The children's program offers classes for Anglophone children ages 2-14, and classes for children ages 11-14 who have formerly attended French immersion schools and wish to keep up their French. The parent-child classes (2-3 year-olds, and 4-6 year-olds) are designed to provide a playful, stimulating environment in which parents and children learn together. In the 7-10 and 11-14 classes, children will study French in an engaging, educational and age-appropriate setting through cultural and linguistic immersion. Following an interactive method designed especially for young learners, each session presents different themes and linguistic skills, allowing students to explore the French language and francophone culture.

In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Ages 2-3 (with parent present)

Together, children and parents discover and practice French through hands-on activities, games, songs, dance and stories.

Ages 4-6 (with parent present)

Together, children and parents discover and practice French through hands-on activities, games, songs, dance and stories.

Ages 7-10

Lively, interactive lessons for children aged 7-10. Classes are taught in French by an experienced, native-fluent instructor. Classes are offered at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, and are based on an age-appropriate textbook.

Ages 11-14

Lively, interactive lessons for children aged 11-14. Classes are taught in French by an experienced, native-fluent instructor. Classes are offered at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, and are based on an age-appropriate textbook.

English Classes for Francophones

Notre classe d’Anglais Seconde Langue s’adresse à tous les francophones souhaitant améliorer leur niveau d’anglais pour communiquer dans toutes les situations de la vie quotidienne. Cette classe est enseignée en anglais par un professeur américain ayant aussi une solide connaissance du français. Ces cours, destinés à des adultes ayant déjà certaines bases d’anglais, comprennent des activités de compréhension, d’expression, et de prononciation, ainsi qu’un renforcement de la grammaire, dans une ambiance à la fois conviviale et studieuse.

Si vous êtes grand débutant ou beaucoup plus avancé, contactez la directrice de l’école lindaf@afportland.org.

In response to COVID19, the Alliance is keeping its social distance by only offering online classes until further notice. See you online!

Conversation, Pronunciation, Review - CPR (SPRING TERM) : 206-A

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
03/31/2020 to 06/02/2020
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

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

Conversation: Daily life, the city, food, fashion, the arts, and current events.

Pronunciation: Includes: the nasal vowels, intonation, /ø/, /o/; /ks/, /gz/; /j/ /w/

Review: Passé composé and imparfait, plus-que-parfait, subjunctive, prepositions, conditional and hypothesis, pronouns.

Note: CPR206 - Comprehension, Pronunciation, Review. This class has been designed as a juncture between the 200 and the Edito levels. It is perfect for those who want to build strong conversational and pronunciation skills and review some grammar before moving on to the next textbook (Edito B1). This class is also a great choice for students currently enrolled in 205/Edito B1 who are interested in attending class twice a week and, in augmenting their textbook-based class with a course focusing on conversation and pronunciation.

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Beginner Ages 7-10 : 7-10BEG-A

Mondays at 4:15-5:30pm
03/30/2020 to 06/01/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: n/a. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Description: Designed for students who are Anglophones, these classes offer instruction at an beginner level. Different themes with corresponding vocabulary, songs and games will enrich students' linguistic immersion experience. 

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Beginner Ages 11-14 : 11-14BEG

Wednesdays at 4:30-5:45pm
04/01/2020 to 06/03/2020
Instructor: Camille Charpentier

Required: N/A

Description: Designed for students who are Anglophones, these classes offer instruction to true beginners. Different themes with corresponding vocabulary, songs and games will enrich students’ linguistic immersion experience.

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Beginning French 101 (SPRING TERM) : 101-B

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
03/31/2020 to 06/02/2020
Instructor: Rachele Avolio

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing  personal information; finding one’s way; taking public transportation; discussing professions, city landmarks, buildings; days, months, seasons; counting.

Grammar: Definite articles “le, la, les”; adjectives of nationality; negation “ne…pas”; prepositions before cities/countries; verbs: “avoir, s’appeler, être, aller, prendre, descendre ».

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; intonation.

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Beginning 104 (SPRING TERM) : 104-A

Mondays at 10-12:15pm
03/30/2020 to 06/01/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: 103 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: COD pronouns; pronoun « y »; comparison; -IR verbs ; passé composé with être. 

Phonetics: / f /, / v /, / b /, / k /, / g /, / wa /, / w ɛ̃  /.

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Perfecting through Edito B1 (SPRING TERM) : ED-A:2

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
04/02/2020 to 06/04/2020
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

Required: 206 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Description: Edito is a method geared toward adults and mature adolescents wishing to gain mastery of CECR level B1. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips), including the media, arts & culture, travel, history, the environment, the working world, and more. Edito classes can be taken in any sequence; thus the books (text and exercise book) are used for several terms. Each Edito class covers a different thematic unit. 

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Advanced Edito (SPRING TERM) : EDA-B2:11/12

Class full, out of stock

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
04/03/2020 to 06/05/2020
Instructor: Lucie Bonvalet

Required: Edito B1 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B2 level.

Description: Advanced Edito is a method geared toward adults wishing to gain mastery of CECR level B2. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips), including the media, arts & culture, travel, history, the environment, the working world, and more. Edito classes can be taken in any sequence; thus the books are used for several terms.

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Beginning 102 (SPRING TERM) : 102-A

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
03/31/2020 to 06/02/2020
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

Required: 101 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Sharing one’s likes, dislikes; ordering in a restaurant; food & clothing shopping; reading a recipe; discussing the weather. 

Grammar: Singular/plural of nouns; adjective gender/number; partitive article ; pronoun « en »; futur proche/passé récent; verbs: “payer, acheter, faire, manger,venir”. 

Phonetics: Final consonants & final “e”; élision, liaison.

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Perfecting through Edito B1 (SPRING TERM) : ED-C:4

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
04/03/2020 to 06/05/2020
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

Required: 206 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Description: Edito is a method geared toward adults and mature adolescents wishing to gain mastery of CECR level B1. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips), including the media, arts & culture, travel, history, the environment, the working world, and more. Edito classes can be taken in any sequence; thus the books (text and exercise book) are used for several terms. Each Edito class covers a different thematic unit. 

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Advanced Edito C1 (SPRING TERM) : EDA-C1

Wednesdays at 10-12:15pm
04/01/2020 to 06/03/2020
Instructor: Lucie Bonvalet

Required: Edito B2 or equiv. Prepare for CECR C1 level.

Description: Advanced Edito is a method geared toward adults wishing to gain mastery of CECR level C1. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips), including the media, arts & culture, travel, history, the environment, the working world, and more. Edito classes can be taken in any sequence, and the books are used for multiple terms.

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Le Goût du Vin - Part 2 : VIN-2

Wednesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/01/2020 to 04/29/2020
Instructor: Maxine Borcherding

RESCHEDULED: Le goût du vin - A delicious journey through the wine regions of France

Explore and taste French wines through the lens of history and culture. Learn to read and demystify French wine labels as you discover new favorites and find hidden treasures. Wine & refreshments paired to the region will be served at each session. The seminar will be in English, with appropriate French vocabulary. The two five-week seminars may be taken in sequence or stand-alone. There is a $65 materials fee to cover wine & food for each five week seminar. To take any single session for $55 (materials fee included), please contact the office at 503.223.8388.

This class is a reprise of the popular fall Goût du vin seminars. New wine tastings will be offered, and students will have online access to lecture notes.

Maxine Borcherding, Chef, Sommelier, and lover of wine and fine food, will guide you through an in-depth look at the wine regions of France. Maxine’s professional certifications include Sommelier (International Sommelier Guild), French Wine Scholar (French Wine Academy), Spanish Wine Educator (Wine Academy of Spain), and Wine Location Specialist (Center for Wine Origins). She recently retired from 16 years as Lead Chef Instructor at the Oregon Culinary Institute.

Hoke Harden is a B.N.I.C. (Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac) Certified Cognac Educator, a master instructor with the Wine Scholar Guild, and Wine & Spirits Instructor at Mt. Hood Community College.

4/01 – Alsace

4/08– Armagnac / Floc de Gascogne with guest instructor and cognac educator Hoke Harden

4/15 – Champagne

4/22 – Rhône Valley

4/29 – Burgundy / Beaujolais

 

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Beginning 104 (SPRING TERM) : 104-C

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/02/2020 to 06/04/2020
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

Required: 103 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: COD pronouns; pronoun « y »; comparison; -IR verbs ; passé composé with être. 

Phonetics: / f /, / v /, / b /, / k /, / g /, / wa /, / w ɛ̃  /.

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Intermediate 203 (SPRING TERM) : 203-A

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/02/2020 to 06/04/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 202 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication: Describing/understanding health issues; giving advice; expressing an opinion, agreement, disapproval, dissatisfaction. 

Grammar: Subjunctive mood; pronoun « en »;  « ne…que »; adverbs with « ment ». 

Phonetics: /j/, pronunciation of six/dix.

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Intermediate 204 (SPRING TERM) : 204-A

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
03/31/2020 to 06/02/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: 203 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2/B1 level.

Communication: Describing physical characteristics & personality; expressing one’s emotions; creating a proposal; understanding media vocabulary & cartoons; offering positive /negative criticism.

Grammar: Imperative mood with pronouns; subjunctive mood; cause & consequence; lequel; tout/toute…; 

Phonetics: Pronunciation of tout/tous.

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Beginning 102 (SPRING TERM) : 102-B

Wednesdays at 10:15-12:30pm
04/01/2020 to 06/03/2020
Instructor: Monique Myhre

Required: 101 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Sharing one’s likes, dislikes; ordering in a restaurant; food & clothing shopping; reading a recipe; discussing the weather. 

Grammar: Singular/plural of nouns; adjective gender/number; partitive article ; pronoun « en »; futur proche/passé récent; verbs: “payer, acheter, faire, manger,venir”. 

Phonetics: Final consonants & final “e”; élision, liaison.

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Intermediate Age 11-14 : 11-14INT-A

Tuesdays at 4:30-5:45pm
03/31/2020 to 06/02/2020
Instructor: Sarah King

Required: Pourquoi Pas 1. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Description: Designed for students who are Anglophones, these classes offer instruction at the intermediate level. Different themes with corresponding vocabulary, songs and games will enrich students’ linguistic immersion experience.

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Grammaire En Dialogues ADV (SPRING TERM) : GRAM

Tuesdays at 1:30pm-3:45pm
03/31/2020 to 06/02/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: Edito B1+ or equiv.

Description: Converse and discuss practical themes and situations while focusing on a different advanced grammar lesson each week. Exercises and student dialogs will reinforce each lesson.

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Advanced Ages 11-14 : 11-14ADV

Thursdays at 4:15-5:30pm
04/02/2020 to 06/04/2020
Instructor: Alliance Staff

Required: Extensive immersion experience at home or at school

Description: This class is intended for students with extensive immersion experience at home or in school. Oral and written skills are reviewed and reinforced through exercises, games, dictée and weekly assignments. The class materials fee is included in the course fee.

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Advanced Edito (SPRING TERM) : EDA-B2:1/2

Mondays at 1:30pm-3:45pm
03/30/2020 to 06/01/2020
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

Required: Edito B1 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B2 level.

Description: Advanced Edito is a method geared toward adults wishing to gain mastery of CECR level B2. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips), including the media, arts & culture, travel, history, the environment, the working world, and more. Edito classes can be taken in any sequence; thus the books are used for several terms.

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Intermediate 204 (SPRING TERM) : 204-B

Saturdays at 10-12:15pm
04/04/2020 to 06/06/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: 203 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2/B1 level.

Communication: Describing physical characteristics & personality; expressing one’s emotions; creating a proposal; understanding media vocabulary & cartoons; offering positive /negative criticism.

Grammar: Imperative mood with pronouns; subjunctive mood; cause & consequence; lequel; tout/toute…; 

Phonetics: Pronunciation of tout/tous.

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Beginning 106 (SPRING TERM) : 106-A

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/02/2020 to 06/04/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: 105 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication: Expressing a goal, wish, skill, dissatisfaction; describing an experience. 

Grammar: « si » clauses; relative pronouns « qui/que »; COI « y » ; comparison.  

Phonetics: Pronunciation of  / t /, / d /, /R /, / p /, / b /, enchaînement vocalique.

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Beginning 106 (SPRING TERM) : 106-B

Saturdays at 10-12:15pm
04/04/2020 to 06/06/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

Required: 105 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication: Expressing a goal, wish, skill, dissatisfaction; describing an experience. 

Grammar: « si » clauses; relative pronouns « qui/que »; COI « y » ; comparison.  

Phonetics: Pronunciation of  / t /, / d /, /R /, / p /, / b /, enchaînement vocalique.

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Beginning 107 (SPRING TERM) : 107-A

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
03/30/2020 to 06/01/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 105 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

This is the final unit of the Edito A1 textbook. Following Week 5, students will complete an in-depth grammar review while focusing on guided discussion and conversation.

Communication: Expressing (dis)-agreement, one’s interests; encouraging & reassuring.

Grammar: COD & COI pronouns ; review of tenses.

Phonetics: Silent & pronounced “e”; semi-consonants.

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Beginning 107 (SPRING TERM) : 107-C

Saturdays at 1:30pm-3:45pm
04/04/2020 to 06/06/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: 105 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

This is the final unit of the Edito A1 textbook. Following Week 5, students will complete an in-depth grammar review while focusing on guided discussion and conversation.

Communication: Expressing (dis)-agreement, one’s interests; encouraging & reassuring.

Grammar: COD & COI pronouns ; review of tenses.

Phonetics: Silent & pronounced “e”; semi-consonants.

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Littérature intermédiaire (SPRING TERM) : LIT-INT

Wednesdays at 10-12:15pm
04/01/2020 to 06/03/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: Edito B1 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B1/B2 level.

Description" Les Ecrivains du Val de Loire" un parcours historique et nostalgique à travers les écrits des poètes et des écrivains célèbres qui sont nés ou qui ont vécu dans la Vallée de la Loire.

Nous explorerons cette région en lisant les poèmes de Charles d'Orléans, Pierre de Ronsard, Jean de la Fontaine, Alfred de Vigny et les extraits des textes fictifs de Gustave Flaubert, Honoré de Balzac, Charles Baudelaire, Victor Hugo et François Rabelais.

Nous voyagerons dans le temps et l'histoire depuis la ville de Nantes, jusqu'à Bourges, en passant par Angers, Tours, Orléans et nous visiterons les châteaux : tels que Chambord, Chenonceau, Cheverny, Amboise et Azay-le-Rideau.

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Beginning 103 (SPRING TERM) : 103-B

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
03/30/2020 to 06/01/2020
Instructor: Rachele Avolio

Required: 102 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Communication: Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: reflexive verbs; adverbs of frequency; passé composé with avoir; imperative mood; verbs: pouvoir, vouloir. 

Phonetics: Nasal vowels; /i/ -/y/, /y/ - /u/.

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Beginning 103 (SPRING TERM) : 103-C

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
04/02/2020 to 06/04/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: 102 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Communication: Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: reflexive verbs; adverbs of frequency; passé composé with avoir; imperative mood; verbs: pouvoir, vouloir. 

Phonetics: Nasal vowels; /i/ -/y/, /y/ - /u/.

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L'histoire de Paris (SPRING TERM) : Histoire Paris

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
03/30/2020 to 06/01/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: Edito B2 or equiv. Prepare for CECR  B2/C1 level.

Description: En mêlant histoire et géographie, ce cours interactif vous propose de voyager dans Paris et les diverses périodes de son développement. De la période Gallo-Romaine au XXe Siècle, nous présenterons les différents visages de la capitale française au gré de balades historiques parmi ses monuments, ses quartiers et ses sites historiques, cartes à l'appui. Les étudiants auront également des exposés à présenter.

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Identité dans la danse moderne : Identité Danse

Class full, out of stock

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
03/31/2020 to 04/21/2020
Instructor:

danse spring

THIS SEMINAR IS CANCELLED FOR SPRING TERM. FUTURE DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

Required: B1 or equiv.

Description: Celine Bouly participated as a reference person for the 20th century dance in the successful cultural seminar “Dance & Culture” and now returns to the Alliance to explore the question of identity in modern dance: how cultural identities, social and political experiences are at play in modern dance from the sixties until now, in America, Germany, Japan and France. This seminar is in French and includes four weeks of seminars at the Kamm house and one outing to Camille A. Brown & Dancers at Newmark Theater. Detailed schedule of sessions:

03/31 – The Kamm House, 10am – The pedestrian movement in Post Modern dance in America, in the sixties.

04/02 – Newmark Theater, 7 p.m. – Performance: Camille A. Brown & Dancers: African identity, today. UPDATE: This performance has been cancelled due to COVID-19 measures.

04/07 – The Kamm House, 10am –  Pina Bausch and the Tanztheater: the dancer interprets his own character, in Germany, in the seventies.

04/14 - The Kamm House, 10am – Butô: dance of darkness, dance of the unconscious, in Japan, in the sixties.

04/21 – The Kamm House, 10am – Maguy Marin, May B, a dance piece about the human condition, in France, in the eighties.

Can't make it to all five sessions? Contact the office and sign up for the seminar date of your choosing for a drop-in rate of $45.

Céline Bouly is a French dancer and choreographer. She has taught in various French institutions and completed advanced programs at Marne-La-Vallée University and Paris 8 University. Residing in Portland since 2009, she has performed with Randee Paufve, Esther LaPointe, Susan Banyas, Jamuna Chiarini, Catherine Egan, and Sarah-Luella Baker. In 2013, Céline staged her ensemble work I am not going to jail! at Conduit. Most recently, she appeared in Under Over Dressed by Gregg Bielemeier in the New Expressive Works residency program. 

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La race, parlons-en : Race-Art

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
05/05/2020 to 05/19/2020
Instructor:

colescottRequired: B1 or equiv.

Description: Discuss questions of race with art historian Elene Zedginidze and sociologist Emmanuel Laurin. This 4-week seminar is centered around the subjects explored  by the artist Robert Colescott and includes a tour of his retrospective exhibition on view at the Portland Art Museum. This seminar is in French.

04/28 - Explore the life and the themes in the work of Robert Colescott at the Kamm House with Elene

05/05 - Emmanuel will walk you through the issue of race in French painting.

05/12 - Tour the exhibition at the Portland Art Museum with Elene

05/19 - Meet with Emmanuel at the Kamm House to talk about racial questions in France and bring your perspectives on the global consequences of racism.

Can't make it to all five sessions? Contact the office and sign up for the seminar date of your choosing for a drop-in rate of $45.

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Where Design Meets Technology – French Evening at Wacom Experience Center : Design/Technology

Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
05/26/2020 to 05/26/2020
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dan katcher 2 of 13Have you ever wondered how artists, designers and other creative professionals use digital media in their work? Would you like to know how a product is created and what tools are used during the design process?

Join us for a unique opportunity to discover a digital tool that impacts the world of education, business and art with Douglas Little, Wacom’s Senior Manager of Public Relations, and Thomas Belhacene, Nike Innovation Designer. Douglas and Thomas will walk us through the different stages of industrial design process along with a demo. We will be hosted in the beautiful Wacom Experience Center where you will have an opportunity to test drive a variety of Wacom tablets and pen displays! Come immerse yourself in the French language, creativity and a wonderful community.

Refreshments will be provided. Please note that this seminar is in French. 

The seminar will be held at Wacom Experience Center, 1455 NW Irving Street, Suite 110

The attendance is free and open to all, but we kindly ask you to register following this link:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=59hm8ccab&oeidk=a07egxkfqrl8f7a827b 

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Beginning Grammar - FRENCH HOUR - A1/A2 - Session 1 : Grammar Beg

Tuesdays at 10:30am-11:30am
03/31/2020 to 03/31/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Before your grammar gets rusty, keep up with the basics in an Alliance Française beginner-level French class. Topics we will cover include descriptions of quantity, the pronoun 'en', the past tense, c'est/il est, and possessive and demonstrative adjectives.

$15 per session, or bundle three sessions to receive a 10% discount. Use the code FrenchHourBundle when purchasing three or more sessions.

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Beginning Grammar - FRENCH HOUR - A1/A2 - Session 2 : Grammar Beg 2

Tuesdays at 10:30am-11:30am
04/07/2020 to 04/07/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Before your grammar gets rusty, keep up with the basics in an Alliance Française beginner-level French class. Topics we will cover include descriptions of quantity, the pronoun 'en', the past tense, c'est/il est, and possessive and demonstrative adjectives.

$15 per session, or bundle three sessions to receive a 10% discount. Use the code FrenchHourBundle when purchasing three or more sessions.

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Beginning Grammar - FRENCH HOUR - A1/A2 - Session 3 : Grammar Beg 3

Tuesdays at 10:30am-11:30am
04/14/2020 to 04/14/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Before your grammar gets rusty, keep up with the basics in an Alliance Française beginner-level French class. Topics we will cover include descriptions of quantity, the pronoun 'en', the past tense, c'est/il est, and possessive and demonstrative adjectives.

$15 per session, or bundle three sessions to receive a 10% discount. Use the code FrenchHourBundle when purchasing three or more sessions.

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Intermediate Grammar - FRENCH HOUR - A2 - Session 1 : Grammar Int

Wednesdays at 10:30am-11:30am
04/01/2020 to 03/25/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Afin de ne pas perdre la main en grammaire, l'Alliance Française vous propose des classes niveau intermédiaire pendant le confinement. Au programme entre autres: le passé composé, la comparaison, les pronoms compléments, les adjectifs possessifs et démonstratifs.

$15 per session, or bundle three sessions to receive a 10% discount. Use the code FrenchHourBundle when purchasing three or more sessions.

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Intermediate Grammar - FRENCH HOUR - A2 - Session 2 : Grammar Int 2

Wednesdays at 10:30am-11:30am
04/08/2020 to 04/08/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Afin de ne pas perdre la main en grammaire, l'Alliance Française vous propose des classes niveau intermédiaire pendant le confinement. Au programme entre autres: le passé composé, la comparaison, les pronoms compléments, les adjectifs possessifs et démonstratifs.

$15 per session, or bundle three sessions to receive a 10% discount. Use the code FrenchHourBundle when purchasing three or more sessions.

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Intermediate Grammar - FRENCH HOUR - A2 - Session 3 : Grammar Int 3

Wednesdays at 10:30am-11:30am
04/15/2020 to 04/15/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Afin de ne pas perdre la main en grammaire, l'Alliance Française vous propose des classes niveau intermédiaire pendant le confinement. Au programme entre autres: le passé composé, la comparaison, les pronoms compléments, les adjectifs possessifs et démonstratifs.

$15 per session, or bundle three sessions to receive a 10% discount. Use the code FrenchHourBundle when purchasing three or more sessions.

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Image à la loupe - FRENCH HOUR - B1/B2 - Session 1 : Art Convo

Tuesdays at 10:30am-11:30am
03/31/2020 to 03/31/2020
Instructor: Elene Zedginidze

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

$15 per session, or bundle three sessions to receive a 10% discount. Use the code FrenchHourBundle when purchasing three or more sessions.

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Image à la loupe - FRENCH HOUR - B1/B2 - Session 2 : Art Convo 2

Tuesdays at 10:30am-11:30am
04/07/2020 to 04/07/2020
Instructor: Elene Zedginidze

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

$15 per session, or bundle three sessions to receive a 10% discount. Use the code FrenchHourBundle when purchasing three or more sessions.

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Image à la loupe - FRENCH HOUR - B1/B2 - Session 3 : Art Convo 3

Tuesdays at 10:30am-11:30am
04/14/2020 to 04/14/2020
Instructor: Elene Zedginidze

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

$15 per session, or bundle three sessions to receive a 10% discount. Use the code FrenchHourBundle when purchasing three or more sessions.

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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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Classes are held until 8:30
Saturday 9:30-1:00
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