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Do you need some French for an upcoming trip ?  Do you want to refresh your skills ? Would you like to be able to speak with French friends and family ? You can take a weekly class in the evening or daytime, a short-term special focus class, or get some individual help. Think creatively; French lessons or a class make a great gift!      

     

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Where do I go ?

The French With Amey center is in the Island Park office complex in Springfield, just blocks from the bus station, and with easy access by EMX, bike or car. There is no address for one building, so type in Mill & A street if you need to use a GPS. The easiest access is from A street off Mill, which leads directly into the parking lot. There is ample parking and the complex is located next to a park. There is limited space, so you have to sign up in advance (at least two days before event). Payment by cash or check, in full or partial for term. Please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before scheduled start time.  

Spring 2018 Evening Classes 

Brush Up Your French

Mondays 6-8pm  April 9-June 11       French restaurant with tables outside

LEARN ABOUT FRENCH FOOD & WINE

Thursdays  6-8pm     starts May 3  Want to know more about when, why, how and what the French eat ?  Let's talk about this essential component to life, and you'll learn the correct pronunciation for common French words found in cookbooks and on menus. This class is held at LCC Downtown (Mary Spilde Center), across from the Eugene Public Library on 10th Street. Register directly through LCC: lanecc.edu/ce

the famous Deux Magots café in Paris

Daytime Classes

Build your speaking and listening comprehension skills while reviewing essential grammatical structures and vocabulary. Songs, short readings, games and more. These classes are at French With Amey, in the Island Park office complex in downtown Springfield, between A & B streets off Mill. More details about each class when you click on the title. Contact Amey if you would like to join a class before April. These same classes are ongoing each term.  

BEGINNER

The Beginner level is focused on the absolute basics: essential vocabulary for traveling or speaking in the simplest of conversations. Emphasis on speaking and listening comprehension practice, reading short flyers and announcements, and writing short messages.   Wednesdays  10-noon
  • spring 2018:  April 4-June 6   
  • summer 2018:  June 20-August 29      

MID-BEGINNER    

The Mid-Beginner level focuses on simple conversation covering daily conversation in present, past and future tenses. Short reading and listening comprehension activities during class.     Tuesdays  10:30-noon    
  • spring 2018: April 3-June 5
  • summer 2018:  June 12-August 21               
Downtown square of Eymet in the Dordogne / Périgord region of southwest France

The bastide town of Eymet in the Dordogne or Périgord (Eymet is pronounced like "Aimée")  

INTERMEDIATE

The Intermediate level works on more difficult structures in present, past and future tenses. Short reading passages and listening comprehension activities during class. MONDAYS & THURSDAYS   10-11:30  
  • spring 2018: April 2-June 14  
  • summer 2018:  contact Amey; dates TBD
MONDAYS  12:30-2    
  • spring 2018:  April 2-June 11  
  • summer 2018:  contact Amey; dates TBD
TUESDAYS  2-3:30      
  • spring 2018:   contact Amey if interested   
  • summer 2018:  contact Amey if interested
FRIDAYS   10-noon      
  • spring 2018: April 6-June 8 
  • summer 2018:  contact if interested; dates TBD

green fields and a river in rural France

The patchwork green countryside of the Dordogne.

ADVANCED

Tuesdays  8:30-10 am       
  • spring 2018:  April 3-June 5    (8:30-10 am)
  • summer 2018:  June 19-August 21  (8:00-9:30 am)
This class is through River Road park district and is held at Emerald Park in North Eugene. If you are able to participate in a conversation but need practice, this is the right level for you! Register directly through River Road: River Road Park  

Schedule your own class! 

For 2 people:   1 hr = $36     1.5 hrs = $45     2hrs = $60 For 3 or more:  1.5 hrs = $15/person    2hrs = $20/person                                     Grab a friend and let's have fun with French! Classes can be organized on any topic. 

TRIP PLANNING 

Set up a consultation with Amey to discuss your trip and any questions you have. Amey has many resources and can direct you to hidden gems to help make your trip memorable, unique and thoroughly enjoyable, whether you are traveling by yourself or on a tour. Rates as listed above.

Ressources: 

forum (intermédiaire) 

lundi/jeudi 10h

lundi 12h45

mardi 10h30

mercredi 13h

vendredi 10h

histoire française  

la télé en français 

la radio française (France Culture)

Beginning / Débutant

Mid-Beginner  / Mi-Débutant 

What's my level ?

TACIFF-color-vert-v2-Small   In Spring 2017, the Archaeology Channel festival held in Eugene showed many films related to France. Click on the titles to watch the trailers for each film. Fatal Alchemy Chambord: The Castle, the King & the Architect The Enigma of the Great Menhir The Grand Masters of the Chauvet Cave The Bridge Recovered Gyptis: A Greco-Massalian Boat (6th century BC)            

Want to sign up?

Send a message through the contact page with your name and the event you'd like to attend. The French With Amey Center is in downtown Springfield, off Mill St. between A & B, right next to Island Park. It is easily accessible by car, bus or bike. See below for complete directions. 

Need to work on your own ?

If you prefer to work at your own pace or the evening language classes don't fit your schedule, you can take Amey's individualized program. Offered at three levels: Débutant, Mi-Débutant, Intermédiaire. Includes course packet with text and workbook, access to online flashcards, quizzes and listening activities for practice. Includes projects, assessment and feedback from Amey on completed work throughout course. $150 per course. No time limit for completion. Amey believes everyone can speak French, no matter your age, time restraints, personality, or other perceived limitations. Studying with her develops your speaking, listening comprehension, reading and writing skills through a variety of fun activities both in and out of class. If you're looking for some practice exercises, there are many organized by level and subject directly in this website. There are also a few more on the blog, along with articles on cultural topics.   About Amey Amey Herman has a B.A. in French and a Master's in foreign language education. She studied in Avignon for an academic year in full immersion. She taught English at a French business school near Lille.  She has experience teaching all ages: students in elementary, middle and high school, college, and adults, and has worked with students of all abilities from many backgrounds. Amey also plays music! She plays violin in a classical setting with the Eugene Community Orchestra and various chamber ensembles, and traditional music with her partner Doug Heydon. If you would like to know more about Amey's albums and upcoming performances, visit the D'n'A site: Our D'n'A Music