Important Announcement

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 info@afportland.org.

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

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
03/31/2020 to 06/02/2020
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 (SPRING TERM) : ED-A:2

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
04/02/2020 to 06/04/2020
Instructor: Benedicte McAlpine

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 (SPRING TERM) : ED-C:4

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
04/03/2020 to 06/05/2020
Instructor: Linda Fuchs

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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Littérature intermédiaire (SPRING TERM) : LIT-INT

Class full, out of stock

Wednesdays at 10-12:15pm
04/01/2020 to 06/03/2020
Instructor: Marie-Pierre Wolfe

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

Description" Les Ecrivains du Val de Loire" un parcours historique et nostalgique à travers les écrits des poètes et des écrivains célèbres qui sont nés ou qui ont vécu dans la Vallée de la Loire.

Nous explorerons cette région en lisant les poèmes de Charles d'Orléans, Pierre de Ronsard, Jean de la Fontaine, Alfred de Vigny et les extraits des textes fictifs de Gustave Flaubert, Honoré de Balzac, Charles Baudelaire, Victor Hugo et François Rabelais.

Nous voyagerons dans le temps et l'histoire depuis la ville de Nantes, jusqu'à Bourges, en passant par Angers, Tours, Orléans et nous visiterons les châteaux : tels que Chambord, Chenonceau, Cheverny, Amboise et Azay-le-Rideau.

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Identité dans la danse moderne : Identité Danse

Class full, out of stock

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
03/31/2020 to 04/21/2020
Instructor:

danse spring

THIS SEMINAR IS CANCELLED FOR SPRING TERM. FUTURE DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

Required: B1 or equiv.

Description: Celine Bouly participated as a reference person for the 20th century dance in the successful cultural seminar “Dance & Culture” and now returns to the Alliance to explore the question of identity in modern dance: how cultural identities, social and political experiences are at play in modern dance from the sixties until now, in America, Germany, Japan and France. This seminar is in French and includes four weeks of seminars at the Kamm house and one outing to Camille A. Brown & Dancers at Newmark Theater. Detailed schedule of sessions:

03/31 – The Kamm House, 10am – The pedestrian movement in Post Modern dance in America, in the sixties.

04/02 – Newmark Theater, 7 p.m. – Performance: Camille A. Brown & Dancers: African identity, today. UPDATE: This performance has been cancelled due to COVID-19 measures.

04/07 – The Kamm House, 10am –  Pina Bausch and the Tanztheater: the dancer interprets his own character, in Germany, in the seventies.

04/14 - The Kamm House, 10am – Butô: dance of darkness, dance of the unconscious, in Japan, in the sixties.

04/21 – The Kamm House, 10am – Maguy Marin, May B, a dance piece about the human condition, in France, in the eighties.

Can't make it to all five sessions? Contact the office and sign up for the seminar date of your choosing for a drop-in rate of $45.

Céline Bouly is a French dancer and choreographer. She has taught in various French institutions and completed advanced programs at Marne-La-Vallée University and Paris 8 University. Residing in Portland since 2009, she has performed with Randee Paufve, Esther LaPointe, Susan Banyas, Jamuna Chiarini, Catherine Egan, and Sarah-Luella Baker. In 2013, Céline staged her ensemble work I am not going to jail! at Conduit. Most recently, she appeared in Under Over Dressed by Gregg Bielemeier in the New Expressive Works residency program.

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La race, parlons-en : Race-Art

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
05/05/2020 to 05/19/2020
Instructor:

colescottRequired: B1 or equiv.

Description: Discuss questions of race with art historian Elene Zedginidze and sociologist Emmanuel Laurin. This 4-week seminar is centered around the subjects explored  by the artist Robert Colescott and includes a tour of his retrospective exhibition on view at the Portland Art Museum. This seminar is in French.

04/28 - Explore the life and the themes in the work of Robert Colescott at the Kamm House with Elene

05/05 - Emmanuel will walk you through the issue of race in French painting.

05/12 - Tour the exhibition at the Portland Art Museum with Elene

05/19 - Meet with Emmanuel at the Kamm House to talk about racial questions in France and bring your perspectives on the global consequences of racism.

Can't make it to all five sessions? Contact the office and sign up for the seminar date of your choosing for a drop-in rate of $45.

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Where Design Meets Technology – French Evening at Wacom Experience Center : Design/Technology

Tuesdays at 6:00-8:00pm
05/26/2020 to 05/26/2020
Instructor:

dan katcher 2 of 13Have you ever wondered how artists, designers and other creative professionals use digital media in their work? Would you like to know how a product is created and what tools are used during the design process?

Join us for a unique opportunity to discover a digital tool that impacts the world of education, business and art with Douglas Little, Wacom’s Senior Manager of Public Relations, and Thomas Belhacene, Nike Innovation Designer. Douglas and Thomas will walk us through the different stages of industrial design process along with a demo. We will be hosted in the beautiful Wacom Experience Center where you will have an opportunity to test drive a variety of Wacom tablets and pen displays! Come immerse yourself in the French language, creativity and a wonderful community.

Refreshments will be provided. Please note that this seminar is in French. 

The seminar will be held at Wacom Experience Center, 1455 NW Irving Street, Suite 110

The attendance is free and open to all, but we kindly ask you to register following this link:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=59hm8ccab&oeidk=a07egxkfqrl8f7a827b 

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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.

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Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00
Classes are held until 8:30
Saturday 9:30-1:00
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