LASTEST IN LEARNING
L’usage du tableau numérique interactif
Le tableau interactif (TNI) combine de nombreux avantagges, dont un confort d’utilisation et la possibilité de « mettre l’élève au coeur du système éducatif ». Ronan Goarzin en témoigne.
Last, but Not Least: Writing in Primary School
Pierre Pinet exposes the risks inherent in the premature introduction of writing at primary school, while also providing a lot of sensible leads for how this fourth skill can be introduced gradually.
Culture Across Countries: Developing Cultural Awareness
From Russia, O.E. Lomanika presents her approach to cultural awareness, making the case that the socio-cultural is essential in a language course.
Putting Pen to Paper
What is the status of writing in a communicative approach? Two of our regular contributors explain how and what they have their pupils write in their notebooks. A third, Ruth Huart, suggests some leads on how to transcribe sounds and rhyhm.
American Crime Fiction
Following American crime fiction over nearly a century, Natacha Lllemand shows how the genre, which mirrors the societal context, has gradually gone from lowly « pulp fiction » status, to a more literary one, thanks to the likes of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and more, and has achieved experimental status with writers like James Ellroy.
Anne Lewis-Loubignac presents an island that is in a class on its own: both for its eventful past, due to its strategic location in the Mediterranean word, and for its commitment to Europe.
EMAIL FROM AMERICA
Dating, American Style
Outdated? Up-to-date? Robert Frye brings us the history of dating.
Forensics: Facts and Fiction
Seonaid Cruickshank shows that in crime, both fictional and non-, forensic science plays the leading part. This is a motivating subject for our pupils, more prone to watch TV series than do their science homework!
BACK TO LITERATURE
The Beats Go On: Kerouac, Snyder & Ginsberg 50 Years Later
Through this short list of his favourite Beat writers and poets, Peter Harris shows how, beyond immediate scandal or provocative postures, their works and attitudes have marked American culture in the long term. Yet back in the conformist 50s, their defiant stance proved more painful than is generally imagined by the generations that have followed.
What is Britishness?
Britishness: Phil Gaskell wonders whether any definition can really be adequate. This will inevitably lead us to the blurred border separating facts from stereotypes.
Determiners in English: Some Notion!
Ruth Huart explains the subtleties of « some », and once again shows that formal rules are often inadequate.
Apprendre à se déterminer
Les déterminants sont une difficulté conceptuelle peu traitée. Claudine Martina montre comment toute situation quotidienne est prétexte à réflexion et action !
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- « Rosie and the Rollerblades » (A2)
- Creative Crime Writing (B2)
- Murder Mystery Weekends (A2+)
- Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (B2)