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All our group and private classes are running and will be taught online throughout the end of April. We will then evaluate the safety of switching to in-person classes. If you have any questions please contact

Rachele Avolio

Rachele holds a B.A in French and a Master of Arts in Teaching French as a foreign language from Portland State University, and has taught in Oregon universities and public schools. Before her teaching career, Rachele spent fourteen years in France, where she raised her two children and worked for a baker’s yeast company in Marcq en Baroeul near the Belgian border.

Beginning 103 (SPRING TERM) : 103-B

Mondays at 6:15-8:30pm
03/30/2020 to 06/01/2020
Instructor: Rachele Avolio

Required: 102 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Communication: Communication: Daily activities; telling time; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices; arranging an outing; accepting/refusing an invitation; making reservations by phone. 

Grammar: reflexive verbs; adverbs of frequency; passé composé with avoir; imperative mood; verbs: pouvoir, vouloir. 

Phonetics: Nasal vowels; /i/ -/y/, /y/ - /u/.

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Beginning French 101 (SPRING TERM) : 101-B

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
03/31/2020 to 06/02/2020
Instructor: Rachele Avolio

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing  personal information; finding one’s way; taking public transportation; discussing professions, city landmarks, buildings; days, months, seasons; counting.

Grammar: Definite articles “le, la, les”; adjectives of nationality; negation “ne…pas”; prepositions before cities/countries; verbs: “avoir, s’appeler, être, aller, prendre, descendre ».

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; intonation.

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Parking Information

Street parking on SW 20th St. facing the Kamm House is limited. Free parking is available in Lot B 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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