Subcribers space

Posted by NewStandpoints -

nsp55-300-400

PANORAMA

The U.S.A & China: Rivals or Partners?

All eyes are on the two giants as China is projected to replace the USA as the world’s largest economy in 2016. Juliette Bourdin takes a look at a crucial, yet tense, relationship.

GOING PLACES

Vancouver

Steve Burgess tells us why he chooses to live in Vancouver.

SEASONAL

We the Ordinary People: Obama & the Legacy of Rosa Parks

Didier Aubert analyzes a photograph of Barack Obama sitting on a legendary bus as a tribute to grassroots politics.
Footnotes for this article refer to the NAACP‘s legal history page, one of Obama’s 2012 campaign speeches and a speech upon Rosa Parks’ death, in 2005, when he was still a senator.
This New York Times op-ed ties together two of this issues themes, civil rights and obesity in an interesting historical overview of soft drinks and race relations in America.

TO THE POINT

Questions on the Table

Obesity presents both health and economic challenges to schools, families, business and political institutions in the USA. We take a good look at the situation, which does afford some hope. The article discusses the media flurry caused by a comment about a (female) news anchor’s weight and discusses the effectiveness of several diets and public-health campaigns, including Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move. Footnotes: About Let’s Move, Healthy Americans, Get America Fit, the National Institutes of Health and their Library of Medicine.
Again, this New York Times op-ed ties together two of this issues themes, civil rights and obesity in an interesting historical overview of soft drinks and race relations in America.

LITERARY HORIZONS

Enfin Godot vint…

Soixante ans après sa création, En attendant Godot n’a rien perdu de sa verve, de sa grandeur, de son génie… Un article bilingue — en hommage au choix linguistique de Beckett — raconte la genèse du Nouveau Théâtre.

YESTERDAY

The British Euro?

Will the UK be celebrating the 40th anniversary of its entry into the European Union this year? The history of the UK’s relationship to mainland Europe is a turbulent one.

SAFE & SOUND

There’s No Mistaking… African-American Vernacular English

Ruth Huart analyzes two interviews about the CIvil Rights movement featuring African-American speakers of different generations.

INTERACTION

Programmes, Progression et Progrès

Ces trois mots ensemble nous amène à poser une question fondamentale pour le système éducatif français : comment faire du cadre non pas une contrainte mais un espace de créativité au service de chacun ?

YOUNG LEARNERS

Entrée dans l’écrit au Cycle 3

Un exemple de scénario : fait faire aux élèves leurs premiers pas dans l’écrit en partant d’une situation authentique dans la vie de classe : les élèves absents.

IN THE FIELD

Quelques usages du logiciel Didapage : Quand les TICE s’immiscent… encore plus dans l’anglais

Ingrid Renou expose les multiples usages qu’elle fait du logiciel Didapage.

WORDWISE

Soup’s On!

Regan Kramer gives an overview of expressions and proverbs about food.

TEACHER’S 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. You may want to visit the following site(s) mentioned in this issue:

Looking Back in Hunger…

A review of Born Round, a memoir by the New York Times’ s former restaurant critic, Frank Bruni.

Lincoln

Stephen Spielberg’s new film about Abraham Lincoln, makes the unusual choice of a British actor, Daniel Day-Lewis, to play the American president. See the trailer.

Sorry, Sir!

British Education Minister Michael Gove’s open letter of apology to his former French teacher..

COVER lock-25

WORKSHEETS lock-25

FOOD

VALENTINE’S DAY

CHARITIES

THE EUROPEAN UNION

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

L.E.L.E.

SINO-AMERICAN TRADE RELATIONS

INTERACTIVE WORKSHEET