Conversation, Pronunciation, Review - CPR (FALL TERM) : 206-A

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
09/12/2019 to 11/14/2019
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

Required: 205 or equiv.. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Conversation: Daily life, the city, food, fashion, the arts, and current events.

Pronunciation: Includes: the nasal vowels, intonation, /ø/, /o/; /ks/, /gz/; /j/ /w/

Review: Passé composé and imparfait, plus-que-parfait, subjunctive, prepositions, conditional and hypothesis, pronouns.

Note: CPR206 - Comprehension, Pronunciation, Review. This class has been designed as a juncture between the 200 and the Edito 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 (Edito B1). This class is also a great choice for students currently enrolled in 205/Edito B1 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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Perfecting through Edito B1 (FALL TERM) : ED-A:3

Wednesdays at 1-3:15pm
09/11/2019 to 11/13/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

Required: 206 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Description: Edito is a method geared toward adults and mature adolescents wishing to gain mastery of CECR level B1. 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 (text and exercise book) are used for several terms. Each Edito class covers a different thematic unit. 

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Perfecting through Edito B1 (FALL TERM) : ED-B:3

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
09/13/2019 to 11/15/2019
Instructor: Alice Beauvallet

Required: 206 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Description: Edito is a method geared toward adults and mature adolescents wishing to gain mastery of CECR level B1. 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 (text and exercise book) are used for several terms. Each Edito class covers a different thematic unit. 

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Art-ADV: Onsite at PAM : ART-ADV

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
09/10/2019 to 10/08/2019
Instructor: Elene Zedginidze

Required: B1 or equiv.

Description: Bring your walking shoes and notebooks for five weeks of Advanced art critique and Portland Art Museum visits. This class will enrich your vocabulary and improve your communication skills through close observation of artworks and slow looking. During each museum visit, students will have the opportunity to present individual critiques or share as a group. The first class will be held in the Kamm House; the following four will meet at the PAM.

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Perfectionnement (SUMMER TERM) : Perfectionnement 2

Thursdays at 3:30-5:45pm
08/01/2019 to 08/29/2019
Instructor: Francine Martinie Chough

Required: 203 or equiv.

Description: The series is back! Following the coursework of our summer immersion week, Perfectionnement will help you develop more spontaneity of expression, improve your pronunciation, expand your grammar skills, and hone your listening comprehension.  This is an ideal course to take in conjunction with any  intermediate class (200-level or higher).  Enroll in five or ten weeks of successive lessons.

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Littérature: Paroles du Terroir (FALL TERM) : LITT

Mondays at 1:30pm-3:45pm
09/09/2019 to 11/12/2019
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

Required: 203 or equiv.

Description“Paroles du terroir” a pour but de faire découvrir 10 textes importants par 10 auteurs majoritairement du 20ème siècle tout en sensibilisant les étudiants à la richesse culturelle de la France au travers de sa littérature régionale. Compréhension écrite, découverte de nouvelles expressions et de vocabulaire, expression orale constitueront le déroulement de ce cours de niveau intermédiaire.

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Sounding French-B (FALL TERM) : SN-FR-B

Wednesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
09/11/2019 to 11/13/2019
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

Required: 103 or equiv.

DescriptionPerfect your pronunciation and the challenging French /R/, nasal vowels, final consonant pronunciation and much more. Correct articulation is essential!  You will study the phonetic alphabet as well as basic transcription.

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Intensive Verbs (FALL TERM) : INT-VB

Tuesdays at 1:30pm-3:45pm
09/10/2019 to 11/13/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

Required: 203 or equiv.

DescriptionIt’s time to get serious about conjugations, modality and nuances of tense and usage through written and oral practice. This class will advance your speaking, listening and writing skills through exercises, drills and selected readings.

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Conversation & Dialogues (FALL TERM) : CONV

Tuesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
09/10/2019 to 11/12/2019
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

Required: Edito B1 or equiv.

DescriptionConverse, discuss, argue and wield your speaking skills as you address current and traditional topics through readings and short videos. This is a class where you have la parole. Each week, you and your classmates will communicate in pairs and small groups, enriching your vocabulary while improving your fluency.

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Grammaire En Dialogues (FALL TERM) : GRAM

Thursdays at 1:30pm-3:45pm
09/12/2019 to 11/14/2019
Instructor: Nathalie Gerts

Required: Edito B1 or equiv.

DescriptionConverse and discuss practical themes and situations while focusing on a different grammar lesson each week. Exercises and student dialogs will reinforce each lesson.

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Regions et Légendes (FALL TERM) : REG-LEG

Wednesdays at 10-12:15pm
09/11/2019 to 11/13/2019
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

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

Description: Explorez les splendides régions de la France en découvrant les légendes et mythes du patrimoine français à travers la lecture de contes et de légendes telles que la légende de la ville d’If et celles d’Auvergne, de Bretagne et de Berry. Chaque semaine vous visiterez une nouvelle région. Présentations et compte rendus des étudiants.

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Chantons! : Chant

Wednesdays at 6:15-8:30pm
09/11/2019 to 10/09/2019
Instructor: Alice Beauvallet

Required: B1 or equiv.

Description: Find out what’s new and what’s traditional in the wide, wonderful world of French-language songs as you examine the latest “tubes” and classic songs from the 60’s-90’s. Singing along is optional!

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Danse & Culture : DANSE-CULT

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
10/22/2019 to 11/23/2019
Instructor:

 

Required: B1 or equiv.

Description: This seminar offers a multifaceted look at dance from its French origins through its development in the 20th century, including visual arts and the role of the French state.

Following a celebrated seminar in partnership with PAM, we will next honor dance in partnership with White Bird as they present France's National Center for Contemporary Dance/Angers, under the direction of former Cunningham dancer Robert Swinston. For the last session of the seminar, students will attend CNDC-Angers' performance of two masterworks by the legendary Merce Cunningham: “Biped” and “Beach Birds” at the Newmark Theatre. (Ticket price included in seminar tuition.)

Each session will be led by a different, specialized instructor.

Seminar Dates:

Tuesday October 22, 10am-12:15pm, The Role of Visual Arts in Live Performance - Elene Zedginidze

Tuesday October 29, 10am-12:15pm, French Ministry of Culture and Its Impact on the Arts and Audiences - Emmanuel Laurin

Tuesday November 5, 10am-12:15pm, Historical Look at French Ballet, Miss Ella

Tuesday November 12, 10am-12:15pm, Modern Dance in the Western World - Céline Bouly

Saturday November 23, 6:30pm pre-show class gathering (show starts at 7:30pm), A special performance of Cunningham masterworks Biped and Beach Bird - Newmark Theater

No homework will be assigned for this class.

This seminar will welcome up to 20 participants.

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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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