Jack Seiber

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 French 101 : 101-E

Fridays at 10-12:15pm
01/11/2019 to 03/15/2019
Instructor: Jack Seiber

Required: none. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Greetings; introducing oneself and others; understanding phone calls, contact details; providing  personal information; discussing seasons, months, days of the week, dates; sharing one’s likes, dislikes; counting  0 – 100.

Grammar: Definite articles “le, la, les”; adjectives of nationality; negation “ne…pas”; prepositions before cities/countries;  verbs: “avoir, s’appeler, être”.

Phonetics: Alphabet; rhythmic groups; word stress.

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Conversation, Pronunciation, Review (CPR) : 106-B

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
01/10/2019 to 03/14/2019
Instructor: Jack Seiber

Required: 105 or equiv.. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Conversation: Travel, communication, the media, food, and current events.

Pronunciation: Includes: [r] and [l], [y], [u], nasal vowels, intonation, and accentuation patterns.

Review: Irregular verbs, passé composé, articles, pronouns, the negation.

Note: Comprehension, Pronunciation, Review. This class has been designed as a juncture between the 100 and the 200 levels. It is perfect for those who want to build strong conversational and pronunciation skills and review some grammar before moving on to the next textbook (Saison 2). This class is also a great choice for students currently enrolled in 105/201 who are interested in attending class twice a week, and in augmenting their textbook-based class with a course focusing on conversation and pronunciation.

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Conversation, Pronunciation, Review (CPR) : 206-A

Wednesdays at 1-3:15pm
01/09/2019 to 03/13/2019
Instructor: Jack Seiber

Required: 205 or equiv.. Prepare for CECR B1 level.

Conversation: Daily life, the city, food, fashion, the arts, and current events.

Pronunciation: Includes: the nasal vowels, intonation, /ø/, /o/; /ks/, /gz/; /j/ /w/

Review: Passé composé and imparfait, plus-que-parfait, subjunctive, prepositions, conditional and hypothesis, pronouns.

Note: CPR206 - Comprehension, Pronunciation, Review. This class has been designed as a juncture between the 200 and the Edito levels. It is perfect for those who want to build strong conversational and pronunciation skills and review some grammar before moving on to the next textbook (Edito B1). This class is also a great choice for students currently enrolled in 205/Edito B1 who are interested in attending class twice a week and, in augmenting their textbook-based class with a course focusing on conversation and pronunciation.

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Intermediate Saison 202 : 202-B

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
01/10/2019 to 03/14/2019
Instructor: Jack Seiber

Required: 201 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2 level.

Communication: Speaking of one's studies and career; building a network; social media.

Grammar: Passé composé and imparfait; direct and indirect object pronouns; inverted questions; reported speech. Verbs - mettre, suivre. 

Phonetics: Silent /e/; vowels.

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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
or by appointment

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