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Special Workshop: NOEL EN PROVENCE
Better known for its lavender-filled landscapes and its bright sunny blue skies, Provence is nonetheless an enchanted place in all seasons and particularly so around the holidays. Come and discover the holiday traditions of Provence and indulge in the season’s anticipated magic.

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Saturday Workshop: Un mois, un livre: Laëtitia
January Workshop - For those of you who like to read in French and don't necessarily have time for a weekly class. Book discussion. Intermediate/Advanced

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Saturday Workshop: Mieux connaître l'Acadie
Designed for intermediate to advanced students, this workshop will introduce or reintroduce you to the region known to the French as "l'Acadie" through literary work.

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Saturday Workshop: La Phonétique et la Prononciation en Français
Designed for advanced beginning to advanced students, this workshop will help you better your pronunciation of the French language.

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Conversation Class - Pause Café: Beginning levels - Morning
Before-work conversation class at the beginning level for students looking for additional speaking and listening comprehension practice.

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Conversation Class: Café et Nouvelles Fraîches - Intermediate Advanced - Morning
This conversation class is perfect for early risers who want more practice speaking French throughout the week!

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Conversation Class: Déjeuner au musée - Intermediate Advanced - Noon
You enjoy art and the atmosphere of museums but you most particularly enjoy speaking French: join us to discuss art (French or not) and take advantage of what the Portland Museum of Art has to offer!

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Beginning 1 - Introduction to French - Evening Class
This level is designed for students who have NEVER studied French.

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French Faux-Beginner - Evening Class
This level is designed for students who began their French studies just a few months ago or are returning after a long absence and have very spotty memories...

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Advanced Beginning French - Evening Class
This class is a continuation of the beginning levels (for people who have had two of three beginning sessions with us). It is also a level we might recommend for people who studied French in high school and college and feel a bit rusty.

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Low Intermediate French - Morning class
This level is a continuation of the advanced beginning level. It is a level we recommend for people who studied French in high school and college but have not used the language for a long time and feel quite rusty.

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Low Intermediate French - Evening class
This level is a continuation of the advanced beginning level. It is a level we recommend for people who studied French in high school and college but have not used the language for a long time and feel quite rusty.

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Intermediate 1 French - Morning class
This intermediate level class is one we recommend for people who studied French in high school and college and had a fairly good ability to converse but have not used the language much since and feel a bit rusty.

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Intermediate 1 French - Evening class
This intermediate level class is one we recommend for people who studied French in high school and college and had a fairly good ability to converse but have not used the language much since and feel a bit rusty.

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Advanced Intermediate French - Morning class
In this levels, you are able to understand the main ideas of rather complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, able to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party, and able to explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

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Club du livre - Advanced level - Winter Session 2018
Come and discuss the work of various Francophone writers: every 10 weeks or so we offer a new series of weekly meetings to discover and discuss the work of contemporary French or Francophone writers from various parts of the world. You will read approximately 50 pages a week and meet with your classmates on Wednesday nights to share your thoughts.

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Private or Semi-Private Tutoring
If you cannot find a group class, if your schedule does not enable you to attend regular weekly meetings or if you learn better in a one-on-one setting, you may want to consider private or semi-private instruction with one of our instructors.

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Petit Déjeuner du vendredi - all levels
These breakfasts are for beginning through advanced francophones who want to practice French in a relaxed setting. What better way to do it than around good food and in good company!

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On se fait une toile?
This is a well-known expression when you want to know if someone wants to go to the movies with you. Come, watch, and discuss a movie in French. Different movie selections each month.

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Gift Certificate
Gift certificates are available year-round and can be used within 12 months of purchase.

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