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YOUNG LEARNERS

Memory Challenge: A Trivial Pursuit?

The Memory Challenge is an enjoyable event that introduces primary-school pupils to pupils from the secondary school they will be attending soon.

STARTING OUT

In the Mood for Musicals

Learners of any age need motivation to get into the mood for speaking a foreign language. Claire Griffin shows how musicals can trigger exchanges in a class of primary school trainee teachers.

IN THE FIELD

Dubbing Videos in Class

How can sitecoms and soap operas be of any use to students in the English class? By turning the sound off and letting students speak instead! Frédéric Chotard explains how he uses TV in his classes.

TODAY

Fat, Fast and No Flash in the Pan: The New Indian Economy

Indian econmy is impressively thriving, yet the question remains whether Indian society, with its age-old traditions will adjust as rapidly as figures grow.

LITERARY HORIZONS

The Indian English Novel

Indo-English or Anglo-Indian literature? Florence Cabaret shows that the Indian novel written in English is the reflection of a century marked by colonialism, post-colonialism and diaspora. Western and Indian influences can never be disentangled.

GOING PLACES

Delhi’s Delights

Having lived in Delhi in the 1970s, Chandrika Casali returns to rediscover Delhi — Old and New.

WORDWISE

« Overtakers Beware of Undertakers »: A Survey of Indian English

India is a medley of language and Englishes as well! And as Alain Diana shows, the younger generation has adjusted pretty well.

YESTERDAY

We Love the Musical

From time immemrial, audiences have enjoyed light entertainment, musical and dancing shows. The distance beetween Ancient Rome and Broadway is not that far when it comes to musicals.

BACK TO LITERATURE

October Love: Notes on Paul Auster’s The Brooklyn Follies

Books and Brooklyn, this is what Brooklyn Follies is about, as Catherine Pesso-Miquel shows. Yet the two poles are never dealt with separately but are constantly intermingled, which makes Paul Auster’s works unique.

BLOG FROM BRITAIN

The Silly Season in Britain

Though it seems that planeloads of British tourists fly abroad every summer, there’s still plenty to do in Britain during the so-called « silly season ».

LANGUAGE AWARENESS

Don’t Be Too Possessive!

Can we rally say that a farmer owns a wife? Indeed feminists would agree with Ruth Huart who shows that « possession » is not a satisfying concept for explaining the use of the genitive in English.

Mettons-y bon ordre : le génitif en anglais

A travers l’emploi du génitif, Claudine Martina montre que la différence dans l’ordre des mots est un des facteurs les plus perturbants dans l’apprentissage d’une langue vivante.

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