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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Queen to request £7m more from the Civil List - Home News, UK - The Independent

Queen to request £7m more from the Civil List - Home News, UK - The Independent

The Queen is asking for a pay rise...

The Big Question: How do Britain's sharia courts work, and are they a good thing? - Home News, UK - The Independent

The Big Question: How do Britain's sharia courts work, and are they a good thing? - Home News, UK - The Independent

In Britain, muslims or Jews may, if they wish, take their disputes (divorce etc.) to tribunals organized by their religious authorities. This article from a Britosh daily newspaper looks at this practice.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Basic Paragraph Construction for ESL Classes and Learners

Basic Paragraph Construction for ESL Classes and Learners

I am in the process of correcting the last few scripts from the exam retakes. It seems quite a few students have difficulties using paragraphs - they sometimes make one paragraph lats more than a page. If you follow the link above, you will see some guidelines on using paragraphs in English.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Histoire pour tous -visite virtuelle au British museum

Histoire pour tous

Faites un petit tour en ligne au British Museum à Londres.
Sur place aussi, l'entrée est gratuite...

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

La rentrée 2009

On prépare déjà la rentrée. En premier semestre 2009-2010, je vais enseigner les cours suivants à Créteil.

L1 Cours magistral (en français) "Identités et conflits sociaux et ethniques en Grande Bretagne 1918-2008"
L1 Projet professionnel (en français)

L2 British Civilization : Britain since 1900
L2 Computer and Internet skills for British civilization study (TICE)
L2 Phonetics
L2 Literary Translation (thème littéraire)

Oxford DNB: Gardeners of the British Isles

Oxford DNB: Gardeners of the British Isles

On this website you can read about leading British gardeners!

The Big Question: What would have happened if Henry VIII had obtained his divorce? - This Britain, UK - The Independent

The Big Question: What would have happened if Henry VIII had obtained his divorce? - This Britain, UK - The Independent

A controversial debate about Henry VIII in a leading British daily newspaper.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Faux-amis

Faux-amis

Meanwhile, have a look at these false friends.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Voyages | Do you speak airport english?

Voyages | Do you speak airport english?

Si vous avez la chance de partir au loin en vacances ... petit rappel de vocabulaire.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

University World News - GLOBAL: Gender perceptions influence performance

University World News - GLOBAL: Gender perceptions influence performance

How do girls and boys succeed in their studies around the world? Are they still held back by ideas of the differences between boys and girls. This article from University World News looks at the situation.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Emmeline Pankhurst - Wikipedia

Emmeline Pankhurst - Wikipedia

Next week is the anniversary of the death of one of the British suffragette leaders, Emmeline Pankhurst, a contradictory figure as you can see in this article - click on the link above.

Poor students 'priced out of university by top-up fees' - Education News, Education - The Independent

Poor students 'priced out of university by top-up fees' - Education News, Education - The Independent

En Angleterre, les enfants de familles modestes vont de moins en moins à l'université. Voir cet article du Independent.

Still struggling – Fela Kuti's family fights on - Africa, World - The Independent

Still struggling – Fela Kuti's family fights on - Africa, World - The Independent