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IN THE FIELD

Une semaine bien remplie : Semaine des langues en STS

Laurence Caillarec présente une équipe de professeurs de langues vivantes d’un lycée d’Evreux, ayant proposé à leurs élèves une semaine intensive de langues en présence de locuteurs natifs d’horizons variés.

YOUNG LEARNERS

Une heure à l’école primaire

Monique Picaud nous éclaire sur la liaison primaire / collège.

INTERACTION

Le CECR au quotidien

Claudine Martina explique dans cet entretien les effets de l’intégration du CECR dans la salle de classe. Elle y fait allusion au Tome 3 d’Aide à l’Evaluation et à la Grille de référence.

E-MAIL FROM AMERICA

Defining the American Family: An Exercise in Folly

Robert Frye explores how the examples of TV shows and public figures have evolved popular conceptions of the American family in recent years.

BACK TO LITERATURE

Doris Lessing: The Fifth Child

In Doris Lessing’s novel The Fifth Child, one family confronts the challenge of having an abnormal child.

PANORAMA

Broken Families, Broken Society, Broken Britain?

From the royal family to regular households, the notion of the traditional British family is changing. Sarah Pickard discusses the societal impacts of this change and the ongoing debate that has resulted. More information from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

YESTERDAY

Back to the Future

Elaine McCarthy compares the reality of the 21st century with past predictions.

CAMEO

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

Elaine McCarthy describes the phenomenon of news parodies, such as The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, and how they differ from “real” news shows.

SEASONAL

Easter Feasts, April Fools

Paul Giggins’s explication of spring celebrations in English-speaking countries.

GOING PLACES

The Sinking of the City

Sarah Pickard’s account of how the current financial crisis has changed London.

CULTURAL HORIZONS

The Causes of a Catastrophe: The US Economic Crisis

Romain Huret discusses various aspects of the crisis, such as finance, housing, and the economy, and their effects on American life.

TO THE POINT

How It Happened

How did Barack Obama overcome the odds and win the American Presidential election? Vincent Michelot analyses the events that led up to this historic event.

TOP OF THE CLASS

Reviews of the books Spook Country by William Gibson and A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. More about Spook Country can be found on Gibson’s website. You can also watch the trailer for the new movie My Sister’s Keeper. Finally, take the virtual tour of the exhibit Warhol’s Wide World, currently at the Grand Palais, and find out more about the artist, as well as lesson plans, here.