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 French 101 (WINTER TERM) : 101-A

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
01/07/2020 to 03/10/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

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 102 (WINTER TERM) : 102-A

Mondays at 10-12:15pm
01/06/2020 to 03/09/2020
Instructor: Patricia Bourque

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 (WINTER TERM) : 206-A

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
01/09/2020 to 03/12/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

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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Beginning 106 (WINTER TERM) : 106-A

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
01/06/2020 to 03/09/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

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»; pronoun «y». 

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

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Passé composé vs imparfait - Level A2 : passe-comp

Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
12/12/2019 to 12/12/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

Practice using the perfect and imperfect past tenses while describing events and recounting a story.

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Danse & Culture : DANSE-CULT

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
10/22/2019 to 11/23/2019
Instructor:

 

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 (WINTER TERM) : 101-B

Wednesdays at 10-12:15pm
01/08/2020 to 03/11/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

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 (WINTER TERM) : 104-A

Wednesdays at 10-12:15pm
01/08/2020 to 03/11/2020
Instructor: Monique Myhre

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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Perfecting through Edito B1 (WINTER TERM) : ED-A:3

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
01/09/2020 to 03/12/2020
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 (WINTER TERM) : EDA-B2:9/10

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
01/10/2020 to 03/13/2020
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 French 101 (WINTER TERM) : 101-E

Saturdays at 10-12:15pm
01/11/2020 to 03/14/2020
Instructor: Monique Myhre

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 (WINTER TERM) : 104-B

Saturdays at 1-3:15pm
01/11/2020 to 03/14/2020
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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Advanced Edito C1 (WINTER TERM) : EDA-C1:9/10

Mondays at 10-12:15pm
01/06/2020 to 03/09/2020
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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Grammaire En Dialogues - Part 2 (WINTER TERM) : GRAM

Tuesdays at 1:30pm-3:45pm
01/07/2020 to 03/10/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

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.

This is Part 2 of the fall session class, with no requirement to have studied Part 1.

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French for Travelers - BEGINNER : A1 FT

Mondays at 6:00-8:00pm
12/09/2019 to 12/09/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

This 2-hour workshops in English will teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country. Learn essential vocabulary and phrases, then practice with dialogues and listening exercises.

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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

Register for single sessions for a $50 per class fee. Please contact the Alliance at 503.223.8388 to register for single sessions by the Friday before.

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Beginning French 101/102 ACC (WINTER TERM) : 101-102-A

Wednesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
01/08/2020 to 03/11/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Description: Appropriate for those who already know some French and want to refresh their knowledge rapidly in a well-paced but faster class. True beginners are advised to sign up for 101.This class condenses the 101 and 102 Edito courses, covering 5 units. 

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; discussing the weather, seasons, dates; sharing one’s likes, dislikes; counting  0 – 1 billion; describing people, lodging, leisure and daily activities; responding to ads; telling time; restaurants, shops. 

GrammarDefinite and indefinite articles; adjectives of nationality; negation “ne…pas”; prepositions before cities/countries; gender and number of nouns/adjectives; possessive adjectives; reflexive verbs; futur proche; quel/quelle…; pronoun « en »;  verbs: “avoir, s’appeler, être, aller, prendre, descendre, payer, faire, acheter, faire, manger, venir ”. 

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; word stress; intonation; élision, liaison.

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Littérature intermédiaire (WINTER TERM) : LIT-INT

Wednesdays at 10-12:15pm
01/08/2020 to 03/11/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

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

DescriptionYou will delight in Véronique de Bure’s latest fiction novel : Un Clafoutis aux tomates cerises, described by critics as « du bonheur en mots ! » Spend twelve months in the Auvergne countryside in the company of ninety-year-old Parisian, Jeanne :  the portrait of an enchanting woman who makes us actually want to grow old.

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Perfecting through Edito B1 (WINTER TERM) : ED-B:3

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
01/10/2020 to 03/13/2020
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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Beginning 105 (WINTER TERM) : 105-A

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
01/09/2020 to 03/12/2020
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: comparisons ; imparfait tense ; passé composé with être/ reflexive verbs ; verbs : choisir, partir, falloir, devoir. 

Phonetics: Enchaînement consonantique ;/k/-/g/, /ʃ /-/ ʒ/.

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Intermediate Saison 203 (WINTER TERM) : 203-A

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
01/07/2020 to 03/10/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

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

Communication: 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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Beginning 102 (WINTER TERM) : 102-C

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
01/07/2020 to 03/10/2020
Instructor: Rachele Avolio

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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Intermediate 205 (WINTER TERM) : 205-A

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
01/07/2020 to 03/10/2020
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

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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Beginning 102 (WINTER TERM) : 102-B

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
01/06/2020 to 03/09/2020
Instructor: Rachele Avolio

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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Actualité - Culture (WINTER TERM) : ActuCult

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
01/06/2020 to 03/09/2020
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 French 101 (WINTER TERM) : 101-C

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
01/09/2020 to 03/12/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

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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Intermediate 202 (WINTER TERM) : 202-A

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
01/09/2020 to 03/12/2020
Instructor: Julie Nelson

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

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

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

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

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French for Travelers - INTERMEDIATE : FFT A2/B1

Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
12/10/2019 to 12/10/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

This 2-hour workshop in English and French will teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country. Learn essential vocabulary and phrases, then practice with dialogues and listening exercises.

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Art-ADV: Materials in Art (WINTER TERM) : ART-ADV

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
01/07/2020 to 02/04/2020
Instructor: Elene Zedginidze

Required: B1 or equiv.

Description: Come practice your French and talk about art, whether you’re an expert or just curious. Learn about practical aspects of art; how materials influence both form and content of an artwork; what each one of them brings to the creative process and the finished work; how materials influence an artist’s work and the viewer’s perception. This class is focused on conversation and exchanges between students.

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Beginning 103 (WINTER TERM) : 103-A

Mondays at 10-12:15pm
01/06/2020 to 03/09/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

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. 

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

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Beginning 102 (WINTER TERM) : 102-D

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
01/09/2020 to 03/12/2020
Instructor: Patricia Bourque

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 102 (WINTER TERM) : 102-E

Saturdays at 10-12:15pm
01/11/2020 to 03/14/2020
Instructor: Rachele Avolio

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 105 (WINTER TERM) : 105-B

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
01/10/2020 to 03/13/2020
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: comparisons ; imparfait tense ; passé composé with être/ reflexive verbs ; verbs : choisir, partir, falloir, devoir. 

Phonetics: Enchaînement consonantique ;/k/-/g/, /ʃ /-/ ʒ/.

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Beginning 105 (WINTER TERM) : 105-C

Saturdays at 10-12:15pm
01/11/2020 to 03/14/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

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: comparisons ; imparfait tense ; passé composé with être/ reflexive verbs ; verbs : choisir, partir, falloir, devoir. 

Phonetics: Enchaînement consonantique ;/k/-/g/, /ʃ /-/ ʒ/.

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Intermediate Saison 203 (WINTER TERM) : 203-B

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
01/09/2020 to 03/12/2020
Instructor: Linda Blanchette

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

Communication: 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 Saison 203 (WINTER TERM) : 203-C

Saturdays at 10-12:15pm
01/11/2020 to 03/14/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

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

Communication: 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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Beginning 106 (WINTER TERM) : 106-B

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
01/07/2020 to 03/10/2020
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin

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»; pronoun «y». 

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

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Beginning 106 (WINTER TERM) : 106-C

Saturdays at 1-3:15pm
01/11/2020 to 03/14/2020
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»; pronoun «y». 

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

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Beginning French 101 (WINTER TERM) : 101-D

Fridays at 10:30am-12:45pm
01/10/2020 to 03/13/2020
Instructor: Monique Myhre

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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Revision 101-A : REV 101

Mondays at 10am-12pm
12/02/2019 to 12/02/2019
Instructor: Patricia Bourque

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

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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
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