Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Marie-Pierre is originally from Lyon and was one of the founders of the French Elementary School program of the Eugene 4-J public school district, She served as a school principal in France before returning to the US where she enjoys teaching at the Alliance in addition to being an adjunct professor at the University of Washington in Vancouver. Marie-Pierre has been with the Alliance since 2008.

Advanced Edito (SPRING TERM) : EDA-BZ2:3/4

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
04/05/2019 to 06/07/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: Edito B1 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B2 level.

Description: Advanced Edito is a method geared toward adults wishing to gain mastery of CECR level B2. 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 are used for several terms.

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Beginning Saison 103 (SPRING TERM) : 103-F

Saturdays at 1:30pm-3:45pm
04/06/2019 to 06/08/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

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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Conversation, Pronunciation, Review (CPR) (SPRING TERM) : 106-B

Saturdays at 10-12:15pm
04/06/2019 to 06/08/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: 105 or equiv.. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Conversation: Travel, communication, the media, food, and current events.

Pronunciation: Includes: [r] and [l], [y], [u], nasal vowels, intonation, and accentuation patterns.

Review: Irregular verbs, passé composé, articles, pronouns, the negation.

Note: Comprehension, Pronunciation, Review. This class has been designed as a juncture between the 100 and the 200 levels. It is perfect for those who want to build strong conversational and pronunciation skills and review some grammar before moving on to the next textbook (Saison 2). This class is also a great choice for students currently enrolled in 105/201 who are interested in attending class twice a week, and in augmenting their textbook-based class with a course focusing on conversation and pronunciation.

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Intermediate Edito 201 (SPRING TERM) : 201-A

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/02/2019 to 06/04/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: 106 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication:  Proposing/accepting/refusing an outing; understanding literary extracts; writing a postcard or posting an on-line commentary; sharing one’s interests, dislikes, origins.

Grammar:  Passé composé with être; imparfait ; negation; « y », « en » ; adjective placement.

Phonetics:  /s/- /z/; la liaison with « en ».

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Le Polar (SPRING TERM) : POLAR

Wednesdays at 10-12:15pm
04/03/2019 to 06/05/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

Required: Edito B1 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B1/B2 level.

Description: Le polar, le rompol, le roman policier sont les étiquettes du genre littéraire fascinant et merveilleux du monde d’Arsène Lupin, de l’Inspecteur Maigret et de San-Antonio. Explorez les oeuvres de Fred Vargas, Maurice Leblanc, Paul Merault, Georges Simenon et d’autres avec des lectures de romans et des extraits des années 1950-1990.

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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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