Nathalie Gerts

Nathalie has a BA in Philosophy and completed studies of French Literature at the Sorbonne (University of Paris). She earned an FLE (Français Langue Etrangère) Teaching Degree from the worldwide headquarters of the Alliance Française in Paris and is also certified by the French National Ministry of Education. Initially a teacher in French elementary schools, she has also enjoyed a career in the tourism industry in Paris and the U.S., and has taught French in the public school system in Oregon as well as Linn-Benton Community College. Nathalie has been teaching at the Alliance since 2004.

Beginning French 101 (SPRING TERM) : 101-B

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

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-D

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/02/2019 to 06/04/2019
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

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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Littérature: Roman (SPRING TERM) : ROMAN

Mondays at 1:30pm-3:45pm
04/01/2019 to 06/03/2019
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

Required: Edito B2 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B2/C1 level.

DescriptionLa Délicatesse, roman paru en 2011 de David Forenkinos a obtenu dix prix littéraires qui a reçu le prix Conversation et le prix des Dunes. Il a été retenu par la Fédération des Alliances Françaises USA comme le roman préféré de 2019.

Amour, coup de foudre, deuil, culpabilité, travail et jalousie sont les thèmes de ce roman plein de Délicatesse.

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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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