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Immersion - Why, Where & How Much?  

If you're curious about French immersion programs, here are questions you'll nImmersion Program Overview 2013eed to ask:  * Format and quality of the instruction, * Duration and parameters of the experience, * Class sizes and levels, * Student orientation and ages, * Types of lodging, * Pricing, * Location, access, and transportation. On Friday, April 5, 6-7:30pm, get the answers to all those questions at an overview of four top programs. Only 9 seats left for this event; click here for info and to reserve.

Portland-Paris Delta Air Lines Raffle!

As the official airline sponsor of the Soirée Belle Epoque Dinner & AuctiDeltaNew2012on, Delta Air Lines is proud to donate two round-trip Economy Class Tickets between Portland, Oregon and Paris, France. The tickets, representing a retail priEiffelze value of $2,280, are valid on Delta designated flights operated by Delta, Air France, and KLM between Portland and Paris beginning April 20, 2013 through April 19, 2014. Both tickets must be used on the same flight and same travel dates. Raffle tickets are $10 each or five for $40 and are open to the public to purchase, from now through April 20, by calling the Alliance office at 503.223.8388. A maximum of 999 will be sold; all proceeds benefit the nonprofit missions of the Alliance and the FACC PNW.

Breaking Records Around Portland

Portlanders are again breaking records this year with a 20% increase in Alliance memberships and a record spring term enrollment oAccentsf over 320 students in small-group classes. The average class size remains at a very manageable 6-7 students; some openings are available. The term launched on Monday, April 1, so call the office at 503.223.8388 to join in. Remember that complimentary make-ups/tutoring are available for adults who have to miss the occasional class, so it's easy to keep your learning on track. View class lists online.

Movie News of All Kinds  

THE WAR WITCH:  The War Witch (Rebelle) is now showing at Living Room Theaters. For an excellent online review on the film, including the trailer, click hRebelle2ere. This film (photo of the lead character is below) is recommended by Alliance staff. STARBUCK: Nearly 100 members will enjoy a free screening of the Canadian comedy, STARBUCK, this Thursday, April 4, at Regal Fox Tower on Director Park. Sorry, this event is only available to those who pre-registered. Registrants will receive email reminders about logistics. NEW TITLES: Several new films have just been added to the free DVD library, based on member and staff recommendations.  These include Brice de Nice, The Concert, Two Days in Paris, and the Piano Teacher.

Job Posting, Promotions and Freebies Too!   

    BSoiree BElogs about Alliance Events: Portland Palate and Portland Food Press have been blogging about the Soirée Belle Epoque event, which is nearly sold out; click here for details. 

    Recent Winners! Congratulations to Ana Rinck, Lindsay Pour and Samer Hakimeh for winning free copies of Les Misélesmizrables on Blu-Ray, from the free Facebook contest. Also congratulations to Cathy Cramer and Anmol Madan, winner of film tickets from last week's Dis-Moi Dix Mots crossword puzzle contest.

   Free Les Misérables Coasters and Ear Buds: Stop by the Kamm House for free coasters and ear buds, compliments of the film.

   Music Teacher Needed: Portland French-Immersion school is seeking a part-time music teacher for the fall. French fluency desirable but not requirWineandwared. Email info@afportland.org to be connected.

    Seeking Historian/Biographer - The Alliance is seeking a biographer or historian (or other suitably knowledgeable person) to discuss the topic of the book, Wine and War, for a local book club. Email info@afportland.org or call 503.223.8388.

   Special Offers: New Alliance OrganNeilKellyization Member, Neil Kelly, is launching three promotions - in-home design consultation, home energy audits, and handyman services - for bulletin readers. Click here to know more. 

Cabrel & Listening Comprehension   

We frequently get questions from learners of French who are frustrated in their efforts toiconicsingerCabrel  understand the lyrics of French songs. If you fall in this category, consider Francis Cabrel, an iconic singer-songwriter and guitarist. His album, Des roses et des orties (roses and nettles), released in 2008, deals with social issues, includes French adaptations of popular Bob Dylan and Creedence Clearwater songs, and - very important - the singer's diction is very clear and thus aids comprehension. One of the album's songs, La robe et l'échelle, is known for its poetic coming-of-age line, "J'ai senti glisser le manteau de l'enfance."  Click here for a nicely done online version, complete with lyrics to read as you listen. 

Dates to Remember
April 1: Spring Session Now Underway
April 2: War Witch (Rebelle) Now Playing at Living Room Theaters
April 4: STARBUCK Film at Regal Fox Tower
April 5: Immersion Programs Overview
Quick Web Links

 Openings Available in the Spring 10-Week Term.

 Visit www.afportland.org 

or call 503.223.8388. 


Conversation Groups

Hosted by Alliance staff or board members. Drop-ins welcome; membership is encouraged but not required.

 NW Portland

St Honoré on NW Thurman on Wed., Apr. 3 & 17 at 6:00 p.m.

SE Portland

At Chez Machin, Mon., April 8 at 7:00 p.m. & at Vie de Bohème weekly on Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m.

Downtown PDX

At Little Bird Tues., May 7 at 3-4 p.m.

SW Portland

St Honoré in Lake Oswego (Lakeview Village) Tues., Apr. 16, 6-7 p.m.


At Lapellah Restaurant on Tues., April 9, at 5:30 p.m.






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