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 Saison 103 (SPRING TERM) : 103-E

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

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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French for Travelers - BEGINNER - Part 1 Thursday 02/07 : A1 FT PART 1 - 02/07

Thursdays at 1:30-3:30pm
02/07/2019 to 02/07/2019
Instructor: Laure Dutirou-Mason

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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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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