Julie Nelson

Julie received her Bachelor’s degree in French from the University of Oregon and her Master’s in French with a strong focus on second language acquisition and pedagogy from Portland State University. She previously studied FLE and French literature at the Université of Poitiers in France, then spent three years teaching English in Spain. Julie has extensive experience teaching French, Spanish, and ESOL in a variety of contexts to language learners of all ages.

Beginning Saison 103 (SPRING TERM) : 103-B

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/01/2019 to 06/03/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

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 /.

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Beginning Saison 105 (SPRING TERM) : 105-A

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/04/2019 to 06/06/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

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

Communication: Comparisons; speaking of the past & future; quantity; expressing agreement/disagreement; understanding and describing the weather; describing a person; expressing your wishes; writing a letter and a story.

Grammar: Interrogation with inversion; reflexive verbs; imparfait; simple future; present subjunctive; negations with "ne...plus, ne...que" and "ne...jamais"; “sortir, partir, quitter, s’en aller”; “dans” vs. “en” in time expressions; sequence words: “d'abord, puis, enfin”; “en” to express quantity; pronoun placement with the imperative.

Phonetics: Nasal and non-nasal vowel pairs: [a] – [ɑ̃], [o] – [ɔ̃], [ɛ] – [ɛ̃]

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French for Travelers - BEGINNER - Part 1 : A1 FT PART 1

Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
04/24/2019 to 04/24/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

These introductory workshops in English teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country.

Workshop Part 1: For Levels A1

Learn essential vocabulary and phrases, then practice with dialogues and listening exercises. Topics will include:

First Steps: At the airport and taking a taxi.

Getting Around: Taking the metro or train; how to ask for help.

Lodging: Checking in; hotel scenarios.

Dining: Menu reading and ordering.

Shopping: Asking for help in a variety of stores; at the farmer’s market; at the flea market.

Emergency: Talking to a doctor or a pharmacist; buying items at the pharmacy.

Finding Your Way: Asking for and understanding directions.

The workshops are standalone — you do not need to take Part 1 before Part 2.

 

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French for Travelers - BEGINNER - Part 2 : A1 FT PART 2

Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
05/01/2019 to 05/01/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

These introductory workshops in English teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country.

Workshop Part 2: For Levels A1

Learn essential vocabulary and phrases, then practice with dialogues and listening exercises. Topics will include:

First Steps: At the airport and taking a taxi.

Getting Around: Taking the metro or train; how to ask for help.

Lodging: Checking in; hotel scenarios.

Dining: Menu reading and ordering.

Shopping: Asking for help in a variety of stores; at the farmer’s market; at the flea market.

Emergency: Talking to a doctor or a pharmacist; buying items at the pharmacy.

Finding Your Way: Asking for and understanding directions.

The workshops are standalone — you do not need to take Part 1 before Part 2.

 

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French for Travelers - INTERMEDIATE - Part 1 : A2/B1 PART 1

Wednesdays at 3:30-5:45pm
05/08/2019 to 05/08/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

These intermediate workshops in French teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country.

Workshop Part 1: For Levels A2/B1

Learn essential vocabulary and phrases, then practice with dialogues and listening exercises that will focus on these situations and more:

Arrival: At the airport; transferring to your ground destination. Taxis, trains, metro.

Getting Around: Taking public transportation.

Lodging: Checking in; hotel situations.

Dining: Menu reading, ordering, discussing food and drinks.

Shopping: Asking for help in a variety of stores; shopping etiquette; at the farmer’s market; flea market.

Emergency: Talking to a doctor or a pharmacist; buying items at the pharmacy.

Finding Your Way:  Asking for, understanding and (oui!) giving directions.

The workshops are standalone — you do not need to take Part 1 before Part 2.

 

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French for Travelers - INTERMEDIATE - Part 2 : A2/B1 PART 2

Wednesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
05/15/2019 to 05/15/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

These intermediate workshops in French teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country.

Workshop Part 2: For Levels A2/B1

Learn essential vocabulary and phrases, then practice with dialogues and listening exercises that will focus on these situations and more:

Arrival: At the airport; transferring to your ground destination. Taxis, trains, metro.

Getting Around: Taking public transportation.

Lodging: Checking in; hotel situations.

Dining: Menu reading, ordering, discussing food and drinks.

Shopping: Asking for help in a variety of stores; shopping etiquette; at the farmer’s market; flea market.

Emergency: Talking to a doctor or a pharmacist; buying items at the pharmacy.

Finding Your Way:  Asking for, understanding and (oui!) giving directions.

The workshops are standalone — you do not need to take Part 1 before Part 2.

 

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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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