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 French 101 (SPRING TERM) : 101-E

Wednesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/03/2019 to 06/05/2019
Instructor: Julie Nelson

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

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