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LATEST IN LEARNING

The Cambridge English Certificate

New Standpoints interviews Anthony Harvey about the Cambridge assessment tests that the French Ministry of Education has implemented for CLIL pupils in Seconde Européenne.

TO THE POINT

McDonald’s: A True Vocation?

September sees the start of a new qualification in England that, by trying to please everyone, seems doomed to please no one. Seònaid Cruickshank explains.

INTERACTION

Racontez-leur des histoires

Tout professeur sait qu’il doit s’abstenir de prendre la parole à la place de l’élève. Claudine Martina explique qu’il existe toutefois des moments où le professeur doit se faire écouter, prendre la parole, y compris pour raconter des histoires à dormir debout !

PANORAMA

2008: Electoral History in the Making

Vincent Michelot explains the deep contradiction in American culture that the presidential election reflects. New values and political aspirations have surfaced… but many of the old rules still remain.

YESTERDAY

Electing Miss Ms. America

On the anniversary of the 1968 Miss America protest, Elaine McCarthy explains how American feminists went from being bra-burning women’s libbers to supporting an awe-inspiring presidential campaign.

GOING PLACES

Blue Bear in the Mile-High City

Attention was focused on Denver, Colorado, recently, for the Democratic Party Convention. As Mary Ellen Gallagher writes, “The Mile-High City” offers visitors many opportunities to enjoy the arts — even as the city fights to protect the environment.

SEASONAL

Cool Britannia? Maybe… But School Will Be School

As school resumes all across Europe, Paul Giggins revisits two very British school traditions.

LITERARY HORIZONS

Censorship: The End of the Second Golden Age of British Drama

Like all verbal arts, drama has always been closely watched by political regimes in fear of public scrutiny. Agathe Torti examines the history of censorship on the British stage.

E-MAIL FROM AMERICA

The U.S. Presidential Elections Trivial Pursuit…

The current campaign in the U.S. has generated more interest and enthusiasm, especially among young people, than any since the 1960 Kennedy/Nixon contest. Try our quiz to check your knowledge and fill in the gaps!…

CAMEO

Red Ken, Boris & the Doughnut

James Payne sketches the portrait of Boris Johnson, recently elected Mayor of London and a controversial figure on the political scene.

TOP OF THE CLASS

Films, books, art exhibits and more on the themes of the issue or simply of interest to ESL teachers.