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PANORAMA

Why Generation Y?

What does it feel like to be born in Generation Y?
Sarah Pickard gives an analysis.

TO THE POINT

Spanning the Digital Divide

Baby-Boomers struggling through the Internet while younger people’s fingers deftly slide on touch screens is a common enough cliché: yet the digital divide also concerns younger generations.

LITERARY HORIZONS

« Reader, I married him » The Great Love Stories of British Literature

For Valentine’s Day, NewStandpoints asked Vanessa Guignery, our Literary contributor, to suggest a choice of her favourite love stories in British Literature.

GOING PLACES

Dublin’s Wit, Wisdom and Writers

Recently designated a UNESCO City of Literature, the Irish capital is as famous for its wicked wit as for its four Nobel-prizewinning authors.

SEASONAL

Three Hundred Years Ago, Lawrence Sterne…

For the Hundredth anniversary of Lawrence Sterne’s birth, Paul Giggins invites us to rediscover his works, whose humorous digressions were actually a very modern interrogation of the creative writing process.

YESTERDAY

The 1964 Civil Rights Act

Half a century ago, after decades of fighting and protest, the Civil Rights Act was finally passed: a new era had begun for The United States.

WORDWISE

From Spinsters to Singletons

From spinsters, to swinging singles, to singletons, the way people talk about being single has evolved.

SAFE…

To be or Being – That is the Question

Choosing between two seemingly comparable grammatical tools may be something of a puzzle even for advanced learners.

…AND SOUND

To Fall or not to Fall..

Stephen Wilhelm looks at upspeak, a new intonation pattern that seems to prevail among the Y generation, but not only…

INTERACTION

Les verbes irréguliers, un point très rebelle.

Ils ne sont pas plus de 300 dans une langue de plus de 500.000 mots, mais ils causent beaucoup de soucis aux élèves comme aux professeurs : voici les verbes irréguliers.

YOUNG LEARNERS

Wow, Splash, Purr

Les récentes recherches sur l’origine possible du langage permettent de tisser un lien encore peu exploré entre gestuelle articulatoire et apprentissage phonologique de l’anglais au primaire.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Histoires virtuelles vraies – Les réseaux sociaux dans l’apprentissage de l’anglais

Simon Ensor a découvert les possibilités que peuvent offrir les réseaux sociaux pour développer les compétences linguistiques chez l’élève et professionnelles chez le professeur. Il partage ici son expérience et invite les professeurs à le suivre… pourquoi pas sur Twitter ?