Combien de bises? In a recent bulletin we featured a video on the French custom of kissing on the cheek. A website has collected data on the number of "bises" by region - click here to view the site.
CERCLE FRANCAIS: Jeudi 23: Éric John Kaiser, troubadour et musicien français de Portland, nous fera part de ses expériences dans le monde mouvementé de la musique contemporaine.
Host families needed: Andeo Homestays, a local non-profit, is looking for welcoming families to host a French teen for 3-4 weeks this summer. These teens have been studying English for several years. Students bring their own spending money and are covered by health insurance. Contact Paulene Hedgpeth 503-274-1776, firstname.lastname@example.org or apply at www.andeo.org.
Seeking Teachers: The Alliance of Portland, the 8th largest in the U.S., is currently accepting applications from qualified teachers. Applicants must already have the legal right to work in the United States. Send resumes to email@example.com.
Summer Camp Enrollment: The summer camp schedule is posted online (click here) and registration is underway. In addition, remember that customized private tutoring or small-group classes can be tailored o students' needs. Call 503.223.8388 to discuss with Education Manager, Kathryn Mascorella.
Tutor Sought: Alliance members in Beaverton are seeking a tutor for 30-45 minutes per week to spend time with their three-year-old son, to introduce him to the language. Native fluency is preferred but near-native would also be considered. Tutor will need to provide their own transportation to the family's home. Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and put "Beaverton" in the subject line.
Dans la maison - "In the House" - A lucky group of 40 enjoyed the sold-out premiere screening of "Dans la maison" at Living Room Theaters last Wednesday. Film-goers described the movie as "fascinant," "excellent," and "provocant." Catch the film now at Living Room Theaters.
Haitian Creole: Alliance member, Oregon Translation, is seeking a person who is a native speaker of Haitian Creole to assist with translation on a video editing project. The work will be paid. Contact email@example.com for details.
Alliance member Cheryl Wakerhauser of Pix Pâtisserie will mark the ten-year business anniversary with festivities on May 18. Click here for more details. Félicitations, Cheryl!
St Honoré on NW Thurman will celebrate St Honoré Day - a very French tradition - on May 16, 5:30pm to 8pm with live music (Heather Kaizur), special wines and more. Click here here for details.
Families with infants: If you are interested in a parent-child playgroup for infants 6 months to 18 months, coordinated by an Alliance teacher, fill out this quick survey.
French Immersion at the Oregon Coast: The application deadline is May 20 for the sixth annual French immersion program at the Oregon coast, Aug. 19-24. Emphasis is on developing fluidity of expression through targeted exercises that focus on specific challenges for Anglophones. Note that the program is for intermediate-level adults in the range of B1/B2. Questions? Call the Alliance director at 503.516.5914 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.