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LATEST IN LEARNING

Au Tour des langues !

La Rénovation Pédagogique des Langues Vivantes laisse une large part à l’esprit d’innovation et d’expérimentation. La Semaine des Langues au Lycée Fulbert permet d’aborder les langues sans complexe dès la rentrée.

STARTING OUT

Mémoriser: Une question de temps !

Sylvie Dumez explique à quel point la mémorisation des connaissances demande de patience et méthode; si elle requiert en premier lieu la mobilisation de l’élève, il n’en reste pas moins que le professeur a un rôle essentiel dans la mise en place de méthodes sur le long terme.

YOUNG LEARNERS

First Things First: Training Primay Teachers to Teach ESL

Pierre Pinet, a primary-school teacher trainer explains how his training college has taken up the challenge of training non-specialist teachers to teach English at primary school. It all comes down to setting the right priorities, knowing that at an early age, interacting and acquiring correct pronunciation are of paramount importance.

INTERACTION

No French? La place du français dans le cours d’anglais au collège

Les innovations viennent plus souvent de l’expérience vécue que des études théoriques, si cohérentes soient-elles. Claudine Martina ne craint pas de briser le tabou du français en classe d’anglais, mais pas de n’importe quelle façon bien évidemment !

CULTURAL HORIZONS

unhappy Meals

When did food become « nutrients »? And what does that mean anyway? Professor Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivor’s Dilemma, examines the cultural — and cheminal — evolution of food habits in America and takes a critical stange on the phenomenon of nutritionism.

YESTERDAY

Sort and Social Class in England

« Gentlemen » and « players », « that’s not cricket », « Rugby Union », « football hooligans » … class references abound in British sports. Richard Sibley explains.

E-MAIL FROM AMERICA

Tricks, Treats & Turkeys: Labor Day, Halloween & Thanksgiving

From grateful prayer to greedy profit-making — Robert Frye writes about the evolution of American holidays.

PANORAMA

Britain and the Europe: Love it or Leave it

Britain’s relations with its European neighbours are often described as a mixture of ambivalence and pragmatism, as Elisabeth Gaudin Explains.

Britain and Languages; Parlez-vous Rugby Project

Dawn long, of the British Council, comments on the current debate in the teaching of modern languages.

GOING PLACES

The Isle of Skye

The Hebrides, still a dreamland to the last romantics, are experiencing a reawakening, thanks to a new generation going back to their cultural roots and Gaelic Celtic language. Iain Finlay MacLeod is one of them.

TO THE POINT

Scotland: Small Nation, Big Future

The separatism Scottish National Party recently took control of the devolved Scottish Parliament. Neil Stephen, of the SNP, describes his party’s vision of Scotland’s future.

CAMEO

Jamie Oliver: The Naked Chef Goes to School

Elaine McCarthy wonders if Britain will become a nation of gourmets.

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