Featured Portland French Events
The Alliance Française holds cultural events throughout the year, large and small. They are mostly in English and are open to the public. Come join us!
The member discount is applicable for one ticket per member.
Guests must pay the non-member price. Please note that a reservation is only confirmed upon receiving payment.
If tickets are available, the Alliance can accept payment at the door by credit card, check, or cash.
- Registration for Alliance Française events can be made in person at our office, over the phone, by mail, or through the web site.
- Please make all checks payable to: Alliance Française de Portland. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.
Cancellations & Refunds:
- Refunds will be automatically issued if the Alliance cancels an event.
- If you need to cancel your registration for an event, you must do so at least 24 hours prior to the start of the program, and you will be fully credited toward a future event.
- Refunds must be requested in writing no less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled event and will incur a 4% credit card processing fee.
These introductory two-part workshops in English will teach you simple and useful French expressions to use while traveling in a francophone country.
In the first two-hour workshop, you'll be introduced to travel themes and scenarios with handouts on vocabulary and phrases.
In the second two-hour workshop, you'll practice and apply the topics with role playing, oral and listening drills which will put your knowledge of Part 1’s lessons to the test.
Those with little or no French experience will want to take the Level A1 workshops. Those with some knowledge of French will enjoy the A2/B1 level. Visit Workshops in French Classes to register. Classes are held on Monday at 10, Thursday at 1:30 or Friday at 5.
Topics to be covered include:
First Steps: At the airport and taking a taxi.
Getting Around: Taking the metro or train; how to ask for help.
Lodging: Checking in; hotel scenarios.
Dining: Menu reading and ordering.
Shopping: Asking for help in a variety of stores; at the farmer’s market; at the flea market.
Emergency: Talking to a doctor or a pharmacist; buying items at the pharmacy.
Finding Your Way: Asking for and understanding directions.
Fees are $40 for one two-hour workshop...