- French Classes
- French Classes for Adults
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/02/2019 to 06/04/2019
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts
Required: 102 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.
Communication: Describing clothing, a past outing, a film; expressing one’s opinion, congratulations; writing a recipe, invitation, correspondence; ordering in a restaurant; conversing at table, in a store.
Grammar: Demonstrative adjectives; adverbs of frequency; reflexive verbs; imperative; partitive article & quantities; passé composé w/ être; imperfect tense; negation - ne…plus, ne…jamais; en; il faut.
Phonetics: Intonation; /o/ / ɔ̃ /; /a / / ã /.
Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/01/2019 to 06/03/2019
Instructor: Emmanuel Laurin
Required: Edito B2 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B2/C1 level.
Description: Ce cours de'actualité se concentrera sur le monde francophone : lecture, écoute, compréhension et discussions sur de récents événements politiques, sociologiques, environnementaux, sportifs et culturels avec supports des différents médias : journaux, podcast, radio et vidéos.