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 102 (FALL TERM) : 102-A

Mondays at 10-12:15pm
09/09/2019 to 11/11/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

Required: 101 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A1 level.

Communication: Shopping; ordering in restaurants;  understanding store hours; expressing one’s tastes; talking about the weather; describing an object; asking about sizes & prices.

Grammar: Partitive article « de » ; pronoun « en » ; prepositions of place ; demonstrative adjectives ; gender & placement of adjectives; futur proche & passé récent.

Phonetics: Final “e”; final consonants; “élision, liaison”.

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Beginning French 101 (FALL TERM) : 101-D

Wednesdays at 10-12:15pm
09/11/2019 to 11/13/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

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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Intensive Verbs (FALL TERM) : INT-VB

Tuesdays at 1:30pm-3:45pm
09/10/2019 to 11/13/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

Required: 203 or equiv.

DescriptionIt’s time to get serious about conjugations, modality and nuances of tense and usage through written and oral practice. This class will advance your speaking, listening and writing skills through exercises, drills and selected readings.

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Intermediate 202 (FALL TERM) : 202-B

Thursdays at 10-12:15pm
09/12/2019 to 11/14/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

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

Communication: Describing, placing & reading ads for lodging; floor plans; expressing joy, intention. 

Grammar: Relative pronouns; comparison of adjectives, adverbs; possessive adjectives; le futur simple; conditions with “si”. 

Phonetics: /ply/-/plys/-/plyz/;  nasal vowels.

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Intermediate 205 (FALL TERM) : 205-A

Thursdays at 6:15-8:30pm
09/12/2019 to 11/14/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

Required: 204 or equiv. Prepare for CECR A2/B1 level.

Communication: Structuring and adding nuance to proposals; written communication (email/letter); formulating a complaint or a protest; highlighting or placing emphasis, explaining cause and consequence.

Grammar: Using the hypothetical / conditional, adverbial expressions with “en –ant”; passive voice; double pronouns; the subjunctive; verbs - vaincre/conclure/résoudre.

Phonetics: /u/; /w/; oral and nasal vowels.

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Perfecting through Edito B1 (FALL TERM) : ED-A:3

Wednesdays at 1-3:15pm
09/11/2019 to 11/13/2019
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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Revision 204 : REV 204

Thursdays at 6:00-8:00pm
09/05/2019 to 09/05/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

A comprehensive review of the 204 coursework: ideal for finishing out the summer term as well as preparing for the fall.

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Subjonctif Bootcamp : Subjonctif Bootcamp

Tuesdays at 10am-12pm
09/03/2019 to 09/03/2019
Instructor: Jack Sieber

Master the subjunctive mood through practice, drill, review and exercises addressing form and context.

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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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