Classes Now Underway!
As mentioned in earlier bulletins, Alliance classes are now underway for the summer. It's just the first week of classes, so late registrations are available for some classes. View the possibilities online
and call the office at 503.223 8388 to inquire about openings in the classes that would be right for you.
The Alliance in Portland, the nation's 8th largest, will host a visit
next week of two guests from the Alliance's international leadership. One is Isabelle Morieux who has oversight of the Alliance Franç
aise network in all of North America. Morieux is based in Paris at the Alliance headquarters on boulevard Raspail. Another visitor will be Jean-Franç
ois Hans, who is the head of the Alliance network here in the United States (headquartered in Washington, D.C.). Bievenue!
Job Postings in the region, where French is an asset or required:
In Eugene, a Bilingual Education Assistant
for the Eugene School District (must be highly proficient in French) and the University of Oregon is seeking Adjunct Instructors
in French and other romance languages. Here in Portland, Mercy Corps is seeking applicants for a Senior Program Officer
where French fluency is required. Bloomberg Business
reports this week that the French government advises its citizens who visit the U.S. to refrain from "making sex jokes." Click here for the article
. Skype Translator Preview:
Skype now includes French in the languages where you can get real-time translations as you speak with a person in another language on a Skype-enabled device. The software, which enables cross-lingual communication in real-time, is currently in 'preview' (test mode) and is available for download. Click here
for details. Bastille Day Update:
As reported last week in the Oregonian
, this year's Bastille Day on July 11 will not include a Waiters Race. Longtime Alliance president Bev Voytko explains, "Our new location this year doesn't have a suitable space for a waiter's race, but will instead feature other entertainment including aerial dance, live music and educational activities for children of all ages. And of course, all visitors to Bastille Day at the Portland Art Museum will enjoy free entry to the museum's Gods and Heroes
French American International School Summer Camp 2015: Sunny, fun-filled days are just around the corner! Complete camp descriptions, dates, policies and prices are all available online. FAIS has many exciting new offerings as well as some returning favorites. All registrations are made online. Camp dates are July 6 through August 4. If you have any program questions, please contact Luc Bouveur, Summer Camp Coordinator at FAIS which is located in the Cedar Mill area of Portland. Perrier at St. Honoré
: A recent addition to the charming outdoor seating at St. Honoré
's SE Division location are some lovely Perrier umbrellas. The shaded seating is available both in the open-air courtyard and at the sidewalk seating as well. A cool glass of Perrier in the shade of the umbrellas will be just the ticket in the coming days! Portland Pied-a-terre for Rent: Alliance member Betsy Killian is interested in renting out her pied-a-terre near NW 23rd in the period from August 25 through November 30. It's a fully furnished one bedroom (king-size bed), with an open floor plan - perfect for one person or two. Amenities include laundry room, garage, outdoor patio and yard for al fresco dining, as well as city and garden views. $3,700 per month including utilities. Click here for more pictures and contact Betsy at email@example.com.
Member ad: Alliance member Linda Witt is seeking a couple folks who have their server's permits from the OLCC to tend bar at a couple upcoming French-connected events later this summer. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help on a volunteer or paid basis.