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LATEST IN LEARNING

Action ! Le tournage vidéo au service de l’apprentissage

Grégory Reynaudo apporte une réponse très personnelle à la question de l’authenticité des échanges dans la classe. Comme promis dans le magazine, voici aussi quelques documents qui lui servaient pour ce travail : un « mindmap » sur le vocabulaire de tournage, un storyboard simple, un arborescence de repérage et un document d’auto-évaluation.

IN THE FIELD

Une cuisine très internationale

Yann Dano décrit l’échange Comenius entrepris par le Lycée Hôtelier Guillaume de Tirel avec trois autres lycées hôteliers, en Finlande, en Estonie et au Royaume-Uni.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Un Cahier de texte retrouvé

Le cahier de texte en ligne est plus qu’un outil administratif. Il permet de personnaliser le travail de chacun et d’ainsi développer l’autonomie.

INTERACTION

Erreurs, ratés et rires… Corriger les erreurs rebelles

Claudine Martina ouvre quelques pistes pour corriger les erreurs « rebelles » celles qui reviennent sans cesse.

YOUNG LEARNERS

En avant la musique ! La phonologie de l’anglais au primaire

Michel Freiss développe l’apprentissage du rythme et de l’accentuation dans ce premier volet d’un article dédié à la musique de la labgue en primaire.

PANORAMA

Transport in the United Kingdom

The British can fairly to be said to have invented one of the best transport systems in the world. Here is an overview of both its history and its current situation.

TO THE POINT

Keeping Europe Moving

As a corollary to the above, Jacqueline Karp looks at ways the EU is truing to reduce congestion and « green » Europe’s roads.
Listen to an interview with Ruth Kelly, who was the British Minister for Transport. Click here to listen, or to download, right click then choose « save target as ».

YESTERDAY

Route 66

Elaine McCarthy explains how America’s first super-highway became its song of the open road.

BACK TO LITERATURE

Herman Melville’s Billy Budd

Cédric Gauthier suggests some approaches to the challenge of studying Billy Budd, a complex, winding narrative.

GOING PLACES

Nantucket: The Faraway Island

Robert Fry introduces us to Nantucket, past and present.

LETTER FROM LONDON

British Elections: A Movable Feast

With Britain having gone to the polls recently, we look at some of the quirks of the « Mother of Parliaments ».

SEASONAL

Heavy Rain with Bright Intervals

Paul Giggins looks at that iconic British element: rain!

TOP OF THE CLASS

Films, books, art exhibits and more on the themes of the issue or simply of interest to ESL teachers. All of the books reviewed in this issue can be ordered (in English) from Amazon.fr. This issue, we review two travel-themed books, The Routes of Man: How Roads are Changing the World, musings about roads and their effect on society, by Ted Conover, and the surprise best-seller, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society a charming blend of Pride and Prejudice and 84 Charing Cross Road… with a history of war-time Guernsey thrown in for good measure! We also recommend two useful books about « anglais oral »: Manuel de l’anglais oral, de Jean-Michel Fournier and Nouvelle grammaire de l’anglais oral, de Ruth Huart, former contributor to New Standpoints. and Long Lost, both of which are set in schools and involve bullying.
On a more visual note, we also recommend the excellent exhibit of portraits by Lucian Freud at the Centre Pompidou in Paris through July 19th. The exhibit, which is focused on the theme of the studio, includes some striking photos of the artist’s London studio.