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LATEST IN LEARNING

pour… Mieux Parler : encourager l’expression orale…

Stéphane Busuttil présente une approche systématique de la construction de l’autonomie de parole prenant appui sur la fonction dictaphone du MP3.

EUROPEAN VIEWS

Teaching Foreign Languages in English Primary Schools

Claire Griffin describes some of the differences between foreign-language teaching methods on the two sides of the Channel. Find out more about the possibilities for teacher-exchange programmes, support for innovative language projects and more on the EEF site (in French).

INTERACTION

Un bout de chemin ensemble

« Tout nouveau, tout beau » : ce proverbe illustre parfaitement les propos de Claudine Martina, qui se réjouit de la nouveauté de la rentrée et des possibilités de l’exploiter en classe.

STARTING OUT

Un bon début

Richard Renou nous parle de l’importance de la rentrée, et confirme que la pédagogie a toujours été une question d’humanisme.

SEASONAL

What’s in a Name? A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet…

Paul Giggins looks at how complicated the answer to the question “What’s your name?” can be.

PANORAMA

American Painting & 50 Years of the Guggenheim

Vanina Géré examines a turning point in American painting, the 1950s and early 60s, while Regan Kramer celebrates 50 years of iconic architecture for the Guggenheim Museum, from Frank Lloyd Wright to Frank Gehry in Bilbao and beyond. Find out what’s up at all 5 Guggenheim’s (NY, Venice, Bilbao, Berlin and the up-coming Abu Dabhi) at guggenheim.org. or watch video interviews with Gehry on the TED site.

GOING PLACES

The Spirit of New Orleans

Mary Ellen Gallagher describes how New Orleans is recovering from both the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina; and the administrative disaster that followed in its wake. Find information about New Orleans tourism on NewOrleansonline.com.

IN THE FIELD

The Worst is Yet to Come?

Are tsunamis, hurricanes and cyclones going to happen more often? Odile Michel compares and contrasts these natural disasters as well as examining the possible impact of global warming and human activity on both phenomena.

LITERARY HORIZONS

A Summing Up: Virginia Woolf’s Short Stories

Marc Porée shows how Virginia Woolf’s short stories participate in the author’s creative pursuit, and thus should not be overlooked.

YESTERDAY

And the Wall Came Tumbling Down

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Greg Farne looks back over the Wall’s brief but significant history.

TO THE POINT

What Price U.S. Universities?

Vincent Michelot debunks some common misconceptions about the cost of tuition at American universities.

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.
See the Tate’s site for more information about Pop Life: Art in a material World at the Tate Modern (1 October 2009 — 17 January 2010)