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PANORAMA

Immigration Ins & Outs

François Vergniolle de Chantal provides an overview of a century of American immigration law — torn between ideals, needs and prejudice.

YESTERDAY

From the Golden Door to the Gold Mountain: A Tale of Two Islands

Didier Aubert introduces Angel Island, its less welcoming counterpart on the West Coast.

GOING PLACES

Miami, City of Refugees

Jacqueline Karp shows how the Cuban and Haitian communities transformed Miami from a sleepy little backwater into a bustling, cosmopolitan city.

TO THE POINT

Geneaology

Once the domain of those with noble ancestry, Regan Kramer explains how geneaology has become a popular pursuit with people of all ages and from all walks of life. Some related links: Ellis Island, and Who Do You Think You Are?, which offers great tips for getting started.

SEASONAL

Britain’s Got Talent

As Paul Giggins reminds us, not all TV series are made in the U.S.A. The British also have some serious know-how when it comes to entertaining — or info-taining — an audience.

SAFE & SOUND

Hear We Go!

Starting from an authentic interview on New Standpoints Live, Ruth Huart advises on constructing listening strategies.

BACK TO LITERATURE

Willa Cather

Antony McDermott provides an introduction to the classic Amercian novelist’s life and work.

WORDWISE

Everybody Lies… D’oh!

From Star Trek to Seinfeld, Regan Kramer takes a look at the origins of television catch phrases that have entered the language.

STARTING OUT

Les groupes de compétences, quoi de neuf ?

Cherchant à mettre à la disposition des professeurs le plus possible de points de vue ou expériences sur les groupes de compétence, New Standpoints s’est entretenu avec Frédéric Chotard, IPR-IA de Nantes.

INTERACTION

Le socle — un édifice commun

Quel casse-tête, ce socle commun !? Pourtant, comme Claudine Martina le montre, les interrogations sur les démarches possibles s’avèrent fécondes.

SCHOOL TRIP

À vos marques, prêts ? Partez ! Organiser un court voyage scolaire

De plus en plus de professeurs font appel à des agences de voyage pour organiser un court voyage de classe au Royaume-Uni. Ce qui ne signifie pas que le professeur n’ait plus rien à faire… loin s’en faut !

TEACHERS’ LOUNGE

Extra information, films, books, art exhibits, websites and more on the themes of the issue or simply of interest to ESL teachers. All of the books reviewed in a given issue can usually be ordered (in English) from Amazon.fr.
Just click here to find out more about National Geographic’s Genographic Project.