Francine Martinie Chough

Francine is a native of Autun, near the Burgundy region. Following a career in teaching in Autun at the Lycée Bonaparte, then teaching French in an English public school near London for a year, and in the hotel business in Paris at the Paris Sheraton Hotel, she received a Bachelor degree in English and French from Lewis and Clark College. She taught French in a Montessori school in Vancouver, WA, then earned a Master's degree in Education from Loyola College of Maryland with an emphasis on Montessori Education. She taught 3 years as a Montessori Elementary teacher, and taught 1st through 5th grade at the Catlin Gabel School in the Lower School where she developed the French curriculum. She continues to teach all levels of students from elementary to adult, and is a certified in DELF/DALF examiner and corrector. Francine has been teaching at the Alliance since 2009.

Cuisine : Cuisine

Thursdays at 3:30-5:45pm
01/10/2019 to 03/14/2019
Instructor: Francine Martinie Chough

Required: Saison A2 or equiv.

Description: This course is for gourmets and gourmands alike. French gastronomy has been designated by UNESCO as a part of “world intangible heritage,” and as such deserves close study and appreciation. Students will learn about culinary traditions, customs and etiquette through weekly readings, recipes and presentations by the instructor and students. No requirement to have studied the first part of this series Cuisine 1, offered last spring.

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Holiday Sweets : WW2

Start your celebration early with a two-hour workshop on traditional Christmas delicacies: friandises de Noël, fruits déguisés and truffes au chocolat.  

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Perfecting through Edito B1 : ED-A:5

Wednesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
01/09/2019 to 03/13/2019
Instructor: Francine Martinie Chough

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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Parking Information

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.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00
Classes are held until 8:30
Saturday 9:30-1:00
or by appointment

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