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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Workshops

Intersession workshops are typically single classes and focus on a specific subject. They're sometimes helpful for reviewing one level before moving on to the next.

 

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 $15 per 30-minute block if purchased in a minimum pack of 5 ($75 for five 30-minute sessions or $150 for five 60-minute sessions). The session is $20 per 30 minutes, if paid one at a time.

Beginning 102 (FALL TERM) : 102-A

Mondays at 10-12:15pm
09/09/2019 to 11/11/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

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

Communication: Shopping; ordering in restaurants;  understanding store hours; expressing one’s tastes; talking about the weather; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices.

Grammar: Partitive article « de » ; pronoun « en » ; prepositions of place ; demonstrative adjectives ; gender & placement of adjectives; futur proche & passé récent.

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

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

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
09/12/2019 to 11/14/2019
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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Danse & Culture : DANSE-CULT

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
10/22/2019 to 11/23/2019
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Required: B1 or equiv.

Description: This seminar offers a multifaceted look at dance from its French origins through its development in the 20th century, including visual arts and the role of the French state.

Following a celebrated seminar in partnership with PAM, we will next honor dance in partnership with White Bird as they present France's National Center for Contemporary Dance/Angers, under the direction of former Cunningham dancer Robert Swinston. For the last session of the seminar, students will attend CNDC-Angers' performance of two masterworks by the legendary Merce Cunningham: “Biped” and “Beach Birds” at the Newmark Theatre. (Ticket price included in seminar tuition.)

Each session will be led by a different, specialized instructor.

Seminar Dates:

Tuesday October 22, 10am-12:15pm, The Role of Visual Arts in Live Performance - Elene Zedginidze

Tuesday October 29, 10am-12:15pm, French Ministry of Culture and Its Impact on the Arts and Audiences - Emmanuel Laurin

Tuesday November 5, 10am-12:15pm, Historical Look at French Ballet, Miss Ella

Tuesday November 12, 10am-12:15pm, Modern Dance in the Western World - Céline Bouly

Saturday November 23, 6:30pm pre-show class gathering (show starts at 7:30pm), A special performance of Cunningham masterworks Biped and Beach Bird - Newmark Theater

No homework will be assigned for this class.

This seminar will welcome up to 20 participants.

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Beginning French 101 (FALL TERM) : 101-A

Class full, out of stock

Mondays at 10-12:15pm
09/09/2019 to 11/11/2019
Instructor: Patricia Bourque

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing  personal information; discussing seasons, months, days of the week, dates; sharing one’s likes, dislikes; counting  0 – 100.

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

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; word stress.

 

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Beginning 104 (FALL TERM) : 104-A

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
09/12/2019 to 11/14/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

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

Communication: Understanding a family tree; describing physical characteristics; congratulating/expressing wishes; rental agreements, lodging; excusing oneself; explaining a domestic problem.

GrammarPossessive adjectives;  past tense w/avoir ; c’est vs. il est ; direct object pronouns; obligation/interdiction; pronoun « y ». 

Phonetics: Nasal vowels; /f/-/v/, /b/-/v/.

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Intermediate 201 (FALL TERM) : 201-A

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
09/12/2019 to 11/14/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

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 ».

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Le Goût du Vin - Part 1 : VIN-1

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
09/09/2019 to 10/07/2019
Instructor: Maxine Borcherding

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 with 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.

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.

 

9/9 -  French wine 101

9/16 - Midi/Languedoc/Provence

9/23 - Bordeaux/SW France

9/30 - Cognac/Pineau de Charente with guest instructor and cognac educator Hoke Harden

10/7 - Loire

 

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Beginning French 101 (FALL TERM) : 101-B

Class full, out of stock

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
09/09/2019 to 11/11/2019
Instructor: Rachele Avolio

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing  personal information; discussing seasons, months, days of the week, dates; sharing one’s likes, dislikes; counting  0 – 100.

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

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; word stress.

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Advanced Edito (FALL TERM) : EDA-B2:7/8

Class full, out of stock

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
09/13/2019 to 11/15/2019
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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Intensive Verbs (FALL TERM) : INT-VB

Class full, out of stock

Tuesdays at 1:30pm-3:45pm
09/10/2019 to 11/13/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

Required: 203 or equiv.

DescriptionIt’s time to get serious about conjugations, modality and nuances of tense and usage through written and oral practice. This class will advance your speaking, listening and writing skills through exercises, drills and selected readings.

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Beginning 104 (FALL TERM) : 104-B

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
09/13/2019 to 11/15/2019
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

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

Communication: Understanding a family tree; describing physical characteristics; congratulating/expressing wishes; rental agreements, lodging; excusing oneself; explaining a domestic problem.

GrammarPossessive adjectives;  past tense w/avoir ; c’est vs. il est ; direct object pronouns; obligation/interdiction; pronoun « y ». 

Phonetics: Nasal vowels; /f/-/v/, /b/-/v/.

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Advanced Edito C1 (FALL TERM) : EDA-C1:7/8

Mondays at 10-12:15pm
09/09/2019 to 11/11/2019
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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Grammaire En Dialogues (FALL TERM) : GRAM

Thursdays at 1:30pm-3:45pm
09/12/2019 to 11/14/2019
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

Required: Edito B1 or equiv.

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

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Le Goût du Vin - Part 2 : VIN-2

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
10/14/2019 to 11/11/2019
Instructor: Maxine Borcherding

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 with be in English, with appropriate French vocabulary. The two five-week seminars may be taken in sequence or stand-alone. here is a $65 materials fee to cover wine & food for each five week seminar.

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.

10/14 – Armagnac / Floc de Gascogne with guest instructor and cognac educator Hoke Harden 

10/21 – Alsace

10/28 – Champagne

11/04 – Rhône Valley

11/11 – Burgundy / Beaujolais

 

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Beginning French 101 (FALL TERM) : 101-E

Class full, out of stock

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
09/12/2019 to 11/14/2019
Instructor: Alice Beauvallet

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing  personal information; discussing seasons, months, days of the week, dates; sharing one’s likes, dislikes; counting  0 – 100.

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

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; word stress.

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Beginning 104 (FALL TERM) : 104-C

Saturdays at 10-12:15pm
09/14/2019 to 11/16/2019
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

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

Communication: Understanding a family tree; describing physical characteristics; congratulating/expressing wishes; rental agreements, lodging; excusing oneself; explaining a domestic problem.

GrammarPossessive adjectives;  past tense w/avoir ; c’est vs. il est ; direct object pronouns; obligation/interdiction; pronoun « y ». 

Phonetics: Nasal vowels; /f/-/v/, /b/-/v/.

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Régions et Légendes (FALL TERM) : REG-LEG

Wednesdays at 10-12:15pm
09/11/2019 to 11/13/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

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

Description: Explorez les splendides régions de la France en découvrant les légendes et mythes du patrimoine français à travers la lecture de contes et de légendes telles que la légende de la ville d’If et celles d’Auvergne, de Bretagne et de Berry. Chaque semaine vous visiterez une nouvelle région. Présentations et compte rendus des étudiants.

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Intermediate 202 (FALL TERM) : 202-B

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
09/12/2019 to 11/14/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

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.

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Beginning 105 (FALL TERM) : 105-A

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
09/09/2019 to 11/11/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Required: 104 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication: Understanding an on-line reservation site, road safety rules; expressing preference, hesitation, emotion; lodging a complaint; writing a formal email, postcard; discussing weight, size, health. 

Grammar: Possessive adjectives;  past tense w/avoir; c’est vs. il est ; direct object pronouns; obligation/interdiction; pronoun « y ». 

Phonetics: Nasal vowels; /f/-/v/, /b/-/v/.

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Sounding French-B (FALL TERM) : SN-FR-B

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
09/13/2019 to 11/15/2019
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

Required: 103 or equiv.

DescriptionPerfect your pronunciation and the challenging French /R/, nasal vowels, final consonant pronunciation and much more. Correct articulation is essential!  You will study the phonetic alphabet as well as basic transcription.

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Intermediate Saison 204 (FALL TERM) : 204-A

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
09/10/2019 to 11/19/2019
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

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

Communication: Describing changes; discussing an outing; inquiring about an exhibit; proposing and reacting to a proposal/invitation; expressing feelings, disagreement; commenting/expressing opinions.

Grammar: Placement of adjectives; the subjunctive; simple vs. near future; ne…que and seulement; “si” hypotheses;  adverbs; indefinite  determiners (aucun, chaque…).

Phonetics: Liaison; enchaînement vocalique et consonantique; / R /; / ɛ̃  / / ã 

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Beginning 102 (FALL TERM) : 102-C

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
09/12/2019 to 11/14/2019
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

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

Communication: Shopping; ordering in restaurants;  understanding store hours; expressing one’s tastes; talking about the weather; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices.

Grammar: Partitive article « de » ; pronoun « en » ; prepositions of place ; demonstrative adjectives ; gender & placement of adjectives; futur proche & passé récent.

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

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Conversation & Dialogues (FALL TERM) : CONV

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
09/10/2019 to 11/12/2019
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

Required: Edito B1 or equiv.

DescriptionConverse, discuss, argue and wield your speaking skills as you address current and traditional topics through readings and short videos. This is a class where you have la parole. Each week, you and your classmates will communicate in pairs and small groups, enriching your vocabulary while improving your fluency.

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Intermediate 205 (FALL TERM) : 205-A

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
09/12/2019 to 11/14/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

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

Communication: Structuring and adding nuance to proposals; written communication (email/letter); formulating a complaint or a protest; highlighting or placing emphasis, explaining cause and consequence.

Grammar: Using the hypothetical / conditional, adverbial expressions with “en –ant”; passive voice; double pronouns; the subjunctive; verbs - vaincre/conclure/résoudre.

Phonetics: /u/; /w/; oral and nasal vowels.

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Actualité - Culture (FALL TERM) : ActuCult

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
09/09/2019 to 11/11/2019
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

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

Description: Ce cours d’actualité se concentrera sur le monde francophone : lecture, écoute, compréhension et discussions sur de récents événements politiques, culturels, sociologiques et environnementaux.

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Beginning 102 (FALL TERM) : 102-B

Class full, out of stock

Wednesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
09/11/2019 to 11/13/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

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

Communication: Shopping; ordering in restaurants;  understanding store hours; expressing one’s tastes; talking about the weather; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices.

Grammar: Partitive article « de » ; pronoun « en » ; prepositions of place ; demonstrative adjectives ; gender & placement of adjectives; futur proche & passé récent.

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

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Beginning French 101 (FALL TERM) : 101-C

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
09/10/2019 to 11/12/2019
Instructor: Rachele Avolio

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing  personal information; discussing seasons, months, days of the week, dates; sharing one’s likes, dislikes; counting  0 – 100.

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

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; word stress.

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Beginning 103 (FALL TERM) : 103-B

Saturdays at 1-3:15pm
09/14/2019 to 11/16/2019
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

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

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

Grammar: Demonstrative adjectives; gender & placement of adjectives; futur proche & passé récent; relexive verbs; adverbs of frequency; imperative mood. 

Phonetics: “Elision, liaison”; /i/ -/y/, /y/ - /u/.

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Intermediate 202 (FALL TERM) : 202-A

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
09/10/2019 to 11/12/2019
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

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.

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Beginning 105 (FALL TERM) : 105-B

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
09/10/2019 to 11/12/2019
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

Required: 104 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication: Understanding an on-line reservation site, road safety rules; expressing preference, hesitation, emotion; lodging a complaint; writing a formal email, postcard; discussing weight, size, health. 

Grammar: Possessive adjectives;  past tense w/avoir; c’est vs. il est ; direct object pronouns; obligation/interdiction; pronoun « y ». 

Phonetics: Nasal vowels; /f/-/v/, /b/-/v/.

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Beginning French 101 (FALL TERM) : 101-F

Saturdays at 10-12:15pm
09/14/2019 to 11/16/2019
Instructor: Mary Levy

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing  personal information; discussing seasons, months, days of the week, dates; sharing one’s likes, dislikes; counting  0 – 100.

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

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; word stress.

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Art-ADV: Onsite at PAM : ART-ADV

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
09/10/2019 to 10/08/2019
Instructor: Elene Zedginidze

Required: B1 or equiv.

Description: Bring your walking shoes and notebooks for five weeks of Advanced art critique and Portland Art Museum visits. This class will enrich your vocabulary and improve your communication skills through close observation of artworks and slow looking. During each museum visit, students will have the opportunity to present individual critiques or share as a group. The first class will be held in the Kamm House; the following four will meet at the PAM.

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Beginning 105 (FALL TERM) : 105-C

Saturdays at 1:30pm-3:45pm
09/14/2019 to 11/16/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: 104 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication: Understanding an on-line reservation site, road safety rules; expressing preference, hesitation, emotion; lodging a complaint; writing a formal email, postcard; discussing weight, size, health. 

Grammar: Possessive adjectives;  past tense w/avoir; c’est vs. il est ; direct object pronouns; obligation/interdiction; pronoun « y ». 

Phonetics: Nasal vowels; /f/-/v/, /b/-/v/.

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Perfectionnement (SUMMER TERM) : Perfectionnement 2

Thursdays at 3:30-5:45pm
08/01/2019 to 08/29/2019
Instructor: Francine Martinie Chough

Required: 203 or equiv.

Description: The series is back! Following the coursework of our summer immersion week, Perfectionnement will help you develop more spontaneity of expression, improve your pronunciation, expand your grammar skills, and hone your listening comprehension.  This is an ideal course to take in conjunction with any  intermediate class (200-level or higher).  Enroll in five or ten weeks of successive lessons.

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Beginning 103 (FALL TERM) : 103-A

Wednesdays at 10-12:15pm
09/11/2019 to 11/13/2019
Instructor: Monique Myhre

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

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

Grammar: Demonstrative adjectives; gender & placement of adjectives; futur proche & passé récent; relexive verbs; adverbs of frequency; imperative mood. 

Phonetics: “Elision, liaison”; /i/ -/y/, /y/ - /u/.

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Intermediate 202 (FALL TERM) : 202-C

Saturdays at 10-12:15pm
09/14/2019 to 11/16/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

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.

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Littérature: Paroles du Terroir (FALL TERM) : LITT

Mondays at 1:30pm-3:45pm
09/09/2019 to 11/12/2019
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

Required: 203 or equiv.

Description“Paroles du terroir” a pour but de faire découvrir 10 textes importants par 10 auteurs majoritairement du 20ème siècle tout en sensibilisant les étudiants à la richesse culturelle de la France au travers de sa littérature régionale. Compréhension écrite, découverte de nouvelles expressions et de vocabulaire, expression orale constitueront le déroulement de ce cours de niveau intermédiaire.

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Cuisine : Cuisine-A

Thursdays at 3pm-5pm
09/05/2019 to 09/05/2019
Instructor: Francine Martinie Chough

L’importance du pain et du fromage dans la gastronomie française : les traditions, les superstitions, les trucs et astuces !

Levels A2

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Revision 101 : REV 101

Thursdays at 1:30-3:30pm
09/05/2019 to 09/05/2019
Instructor: Laure Dutirou-Mason

A comprehensive review of the 101 coursework: ideal for those finishing out the summer term, as well as students getting a head start on the True Beginner lessons.

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Revision 103 : REV 103

Fridays at 10am-12pm
09/06/2019 to 09/06/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

A comprehensive review of the 103 coursework: ideal for finishing out the summer term as well as preparing for the fall.

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Street parking on SW 20th St. facing the Kamm House is limited. Free parking is available in Lot A 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
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