Jack Sieber

Jack Sieber holds a Master’s degree in French Studies from Brown University and has been teaching at the Alliance Française de Portland since 2016. He began his teaching career in 2009 as a teacher of English and has been teaching French for a total of 7 years. Prior to arriving in Portland, he worked at the University of Burgundy in Dijon for 2 years and was a teacher in the French public school system for 2 years.

Beginning 103 (SPRING TERM) : 103-A

Mondays at 10-12:15pm
04/01/2019 to 06/03/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

Required: 102 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Communication:  Describing the weather, clothing, sizes and materials, daily activities; expressing appreciation; proposing/accepting/refusing an outing; telling time; asking a price; making a phone reservation.

Grammar:  Gender, number, placement of adjectives; reflexive verbs; adverbs of frequency; imperative mood; near future; recent past; demonstrative adjectives.

Phonetics:  Élision; liaison; /i/ -  /u/ -  /y /.

THIS CLASS REQUIRES EDITO A1 BOOK

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Beginning Saison 103 (SPRING TERM) : 103-C

Tuesdays at 10-12:15pm
04/02/2019 to 06/04/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

Required: 102 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1/A2 level.

Communication: Describing clothing, a past outing, a film; expressing one’s opinion, congratulations; writing a recipe, invitation, correspondence; ordering in a restaurant; conversing at table, in a store.

Grammar: Demonstrative adjectives; adverbs of frequency; reflexive verbs; imperative; partitive article & quantities;  passé composé w/ être; imperfect tense; negation - ne…plus, ne…jamais; en; il faut.

Phonetics: Intonation; /o/ / ɔ̃ /; /a / / ã /.

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Intermediate Edito 201 (SPRING TERM) : 201-B

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
04/04/2019 to 06/06/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

Required: 106 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication:  Proposing/accepting/refusing an outing; understanding literary extracts; writing a postcard or posting an on-line commentary; sharing one’s interests, dislikes, origins.

Grammar:  Passé composé with être; imparfait ; negation; « y », « en » ; adjective placement.

Phonetics:  /s/- /z/; la liaison with « en ».

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Intermediate Saison 203 (SPRING TERM) : 203-B

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
04/04/2019 to 06/06/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

Required: 202 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication: Describing objects; expressing indifference, ignorance, reassurance; writing a for-sale ad; talking about one’s past; identifying stereotypes; conversing on the phone.

Grammar: Comparative & superlative adjectives; demonstrative & interrogative pronouns; subjunctive mood; gerunds; pluperfect; pronouns - en/y/où/dont; verbs – vivre/valoir/accueillir.

Phonetics: / y / /Ø / /oe /; / i / / e / / Ɛ /; / / ã // ɔ̃ /; / j /.

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Perfecting through Edito B1 (SPRING TERM) : ED-A:1

Wednesdays at 1-3:15pm
04/03/2019 to 06/05/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

Required: 206 or equiv. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Description: Edito is a method geared toward adults and mature adolescents wishing to gain mastery of CECR level B1. A variety of societal and cultural themes are presented throughout the book using authentic documents (articles, video and audio clips), including the media, arts & culture, travel, history, the environment, the working world, and more. Edito classes can be taken in any sequence; thus the books (text and exercise book) are used for several terms. Each Edito class covers a different thematic unit. 

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Tous/plus-Silent "s"or not? - A2-B2 : SilentS-A

Mondays at 10am-12pm
03/18/2019 to 03/18/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

Don’t be stumped by this tricky pronunciation! The French language has provided you with rules and tips that will be explained in this workshop.

Levels A2-B2

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Tous/plus-Silent "s"or not? - A2-B2 : SilentS-B

Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
03/21/2019 to 03/21/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

Don’t be stumped by this tricky pronunciation! The French language has provided you with rules and tips that will be explained in this workshop.

Levels A2-B2

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Street parking on SW 20th St. facing the Kamm House is limited. Free parking is available in Lot A at SW 18th and SW Columbia. Please obtain a parking pass from the office.

After 6 pm weekdays, students may park in the Willamette Dental lot at SW 20th and SW Jefferson as available.

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Classes are held until 8:30
Saturday 9:30-1:00
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