Laure Dutirou-Mason

Laure is originally from the southwestern region of Gers. She holds a Master's in Applied Foreign Languages from the Université Toulouse-le-Mirail and a Master's in Translation Studies from the University of Ottawa, Canada. She is an experienced French and Spanish translator, and has worked at the Alliance Française de Trivandrum, India. Laure also teaches at Lewis and Clark College, and has helped develop a new pedagogical program for French language study at the University of Chicago.

Beginning 102 (SPRING TERM) : 102-A

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/01/2019 to 06/03/2019
Instructor: Laure Dutirou-Mason

Required: 101 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Describing people, lodging, leisure and daily activities; expressing one’s preferences; responding to ads; telling time.

Grammar: Gender and number of nouns/adjectives; possessive adjectives; reflexive verbs; futur proche; quel/quelle…; prepositions of place – dans/chez/sur/sous; on = nous; verbs: venir, aller, vouloir, pouvoir, devoir.

Phonetics: Plural liaison; /y/, /EU, /E/

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Advanced Ages 11-14 : 11-14ADV

Thursdays at 4:15-5:30pm
04/04/2019 to 06/06/2019
Instructor: Laure Dutirou-Mason

Required: Extensive immersion experience at home or at school

Description: This class is intended for students with extensive immersion experience at home or in school. Oral and written skills are reviewed and reinforced through exercises, games, dictée and weekly assignments. The class materials fee is included in the course fee.

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Beginner Ages 7-10 : 7-10BEG-A

Mondays at 4:15-5:30pm
04/01/2019 to 06/03/2019
Instructor: Laure Dutirou-Mason

Required: n/a. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Description: Designed for students who are Anglophones, these classes offer instruction at an beginner level. Different themes with corresponding vocabulary, songs and games will enrich students' linguistic immersion experience. 

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Beginning French 101 (SPRING TERM) : 101-F

Thursdays at 1:30pm-3:45pm
04/04/2019 to 06/06/2019
Instructor: Laure Dutirou-Mason

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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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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