Quoi de neuf / Infolettre

Gods and Heroes Exhibit Opens Soon  
The Alliance is pleased to promote the Portland Art Museum's summer exhibit of masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. The Gods and Heroes exhibit, opening June 13, features works by Europe's most renowned artists since the seventeenth century and will include 140 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper dating from antiquity through the nineteenth century. The exhibition will focus on epic themes such as courage, sacrifice, and death. Buy tickets online and look for more news soon on French-language tours and workshops centered on the exhibit.
Portes Ouvertes on Thursday, June 11  

Visit the Alliance open house (Portes Ouvertes) on Thursday, June 11, from 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm. The public is invited to meet with Alliance teachers, register for upcoming summer classes and workshops, and find out more about Alliance cultural programs. Visit with the special guest, singer Eric John Kaiser. The open house is the deadline for 10% off early bird registrations for summer term classes. Register online anytime or at the open house on June 11 to receive your discount. No need to reserve to attend the open house - just drop in. Questions? Email info@afportland.org.  

Summer Enrollment Is in Full Swing
Enrollment is in progress for the summer term, including standard 10-week and 5-week classes for adults and children, as well as summer AfClass camps for children and concentrated immersion programs (week-long and weekends) for adults. Visit the website for all the options and call the office with questions at 503 223.8388. Remember, too, that private lessons are always available, whether as one-on-one lessons or in small groups. Finally, the "conversation à la carte" program is popular with folks at the intermediate level who'd like pure conversation practice with native-fluent Alliance staff.       
More Jobs Where French is a Plus 
Here's a snapshot of current jobs in the region where French is an advantage or, in some cases, a requirement:
  • Systems Engineer, native French speaker in Redmond, Washington - click here.
  • SEA-TAC Airport is seeking folks speaking French, English and a third language, for serving as Ambassadors of Passenger Services - VIP Hospitality -  click here
  • Le Monde French immersion public charter school is accepting applications for teaching and administrative positions - click here.
  • FAIS has several openings where French would be a benefit - click here and look under the column, Current Openings.
  • Xtreme Consulting in Portland is seeking a Lead Technical Writer where French fluency is a plus - click here.
Online Auction Draws Folks from 20 States
The spring French Flair auction drew the largest pool of bidders that we've ever had, in the eight years of running online auctions. Bidders from more than 20 states competed to win the unique items which included fine wine, a bottle of a rare Hardy Cognac, and the best French immersion programs in the world. The auction raised close to $13,000 for the nonprofit missions. Many thanks to all who participated by donating items or by bidding. One item that did not sell during the course of the auction was a week in the beautiful Languedoc home. If you missed that opportunity and would like to look into a possible late bid, email linda.witt@comcast.net.  
Links to Recent Online News   
 Love Locks: Click here for the recent Wall Street Journal coverage of the problem of the weighty love locks on bridges in Paris. Just yesterday the locks were removed, as detailed in this AP report, "Not Eternal: Paris removes love locks from famed bridge."
  Travel Crush in Europe: The Wall Street Journal warns of epic travel crushes in Europe this summer due to the favorable exchange rate - click here.
 Resistance: The recent induction of four resistance heroes into the Pantheon is accompanied by some moving photos - click here
 June 11 - Alliance Open House / Portes Ouvertes
Quick Web Links

 Enrolling now for the summer. Call 503.223.8388.    




Some are hosted by Alliance staff, board members or other volunteers. Drop-ins welcome; membership is encouraged but not required.

NW, N, or Central   

St Honoré on NW Thurman on

Wed., 6pm, June 3 & 17        

Philippe's Bread on N. Williams on Sat., June 6, 11am, for B2/C1 levels (advanced) 

SE Portland

At Chez Machin, Mon., June 8, at 7p.m.

At Vie de Bohème weekly on Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m.


At Gustav's in Vancouver, Tues., June 2 at 5:30 p.m.









Last Chance for Three Months Free

Call 855 209.8333 or click here for more info on this rare offer of three months' free. Promo Code: FRANCOPHILE. Offer ends June 5, 2015. 


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