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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

M1 Enseignement cours de rattrapage

Le 25.10 nous n'avons pas eu le cours magistral ni le TD "commentaire dirigé". Ce dernier sera rattrapé le lundi 03 décembre à 15h, et le premier sera rattrapé le lundi 17 décembre à 15h. I will inform you of the room we are in when I am informed.
JM

Musique populaire : The White Cliffs of Dover - Vera Lynn (1942) - YouTube

The White Cliffs of Dover - Vera Lynn (1942) - YouTube

L1 Bloc 2 Social and ethnic identities and conflicts

In a few minutes, you will be able to find here the powerpoint slideshow on Scotland and Wales
here the powerpoint or Ireland and Northern Ireland
and here the MP3 recording of the class on Ireland from the 29th October 

Keywords: history of Ireland, podcast, university lecture.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

L'option "150 ans de musique populaire" est désormais dans la salle 1C, niveau parking, (juste en dessous de  la passerelle en bois).

Is Skyfall a less sexist Bond film? | Film | The Guardian

Is Skyfall a less sexist Bond film? | Film | The Guardian

Musique populaire Gracie Fields 'Shipyard Sally' Wish Me Luck - YouTube

Gracie Fields 'Shipyard Sally' Wish Me Luck - YouTube

Late 1930s.

musique populaire - 1933 Swimmin' With The Wimmin' - George Formby - YouTube

Swimmin' With The Wimmin' - George Formby - YouTube

Dictionnaire français-anglais - Traduction - bab.la

Dictionnaire français-anglais - Traduction - bab.la

Someone asked me to advertize this. Tell me what you think. 

Petula Clark...'Dance Hall' (1950) - YouTube

Petula Clark...'Dance Hall' (1950) - YouTube

A 1950 representation of an earlier dance hall. (During world war two).

150 ans de musique populaire : MARIUS B. WINTER - British Pathé

A 1931 British band

MARIUS B. WINTER - British Pathé

150 ans de musique populaire: British Dance Bands "on the wireless" 1940s - YouTube

British Dance Bands "on the wireless" 1940s - YouTube

British Dance Bands "on the wireless" 1940s - YouTube

An early disc jockey from the Second World war. The music is meant to dance to, but is broadcast on the radio.  

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

L1 Bloc 2 Social and ethnic conflicts

Someone wanted to know more about the format of your classroom test.

There will be two parts to it. The first part will be a few short questions (along the lines of "write a paragraph about the 1926 General Strike).

The second part will be a  longer question which will oblige you to combine and synthesize information I gave you in class with things you have learned in books, etc. In the second section, you will have a choice between two subjects.

The best marks will be available to students who show they understand the dynamic of these phenomena, and have read something on them.

150 ans ... Première guerre Oh It's A Lovely War Sung By Courtland & Jeffries - YouTube

Chanson ironique très populaire de pendant la guerre.

Oh It's A Lovely War Sung By Courtland & Jeffries - YouTube

Music hall : When I take my morning promenade - Marie Lloyd - YouTube

When I take my morning promenade - Marie Lloyd - YouTube

150 ans ... Music hall : If it wasn't for the houses in between - Gus Elen - YouTube

If it wasn't for the houses in between - Gus Elen - YouTube

150 ans de musique ...Rock Choir Yorkshire Flashmob, Junction 32 Outlet - YouTube

Le flashmob donne de nouvelles possibilités aux chorales.

Rock Choir Yorkshire Flashmob, Junction 32 Outlet - YouTube

150 ans de musique populaire ... Un concours de fanfares dans le Yorkshire en 2012

(Part 1 of 2) Whit Friday Brass Band Contest. Denshaw, Saddleworth, West Yorkshire (2012) - YouTube

150 ans de musique populaire britannique : la grande guerre 1914 1918 : The show must go on: Amazon.fr: John Mullen: Livres

Au cas où vous avez manqué la publicité :=) .

La chanson populaire en grande Bretagne pendant la grande guerre 1914 1918 : The show must go on: Amazon.fr: John Mullen: Livres

L3 Britain since 1945, commentary on "The Wind of Change"

In general this was a good commentary. Relevant details of who the speaker was, when and in what context it happened were given. The main points the speaker made and some comments on his style were correctly explained. His colonial attitude, the attitude of the US to the situation, and the cold war  context were higlighted.

Sources were varied (books and recognized media sources). The English was fluent.

Some comments then on weaknesses and possible improvements:

Language :
Pronunciation : although the phonemes were correctly mastered (no difficulties with “h” or with “th”) word stress was rather uneven. Here are some of the words which were incorrectly stressed : Exchequer, Conservative, decolonization, apartheid, opposition, frontiers, and the phrase “above all”.

** For word stress problems, this website will help you enormously http://www.howjsay.com/ **

Vocabulary
- The verb “to precise” does not exist.
- There was confusion between the verb “to remember” and the verb “to remind”.
- The expressions “in a first part” “in a second part” are purely French.

Grammar
Not many difficulties, but the distinction present perfect/ preterite was not always correctly made. A sentence which begins “Fifty years before” will use the preterite. The best book on this, which is hard to find, is “Le prétérit en anglais” by Anne Trevise.

Content
It was not clear why Rhodesia/Zimbabwe were mentioned. They could certainly be linked into this commentary, since the crisis with Rhodesian UDI was only a few years after this speech, and involved similarly White elites who did not want to share power with Black people. However, the link was not made clear.

The characterization of the audience for the speech was insufficient. The dominant presence would be Boer nationalists, who were the main force behind the apartheid system. There had been a war between the Boers and the British at the end of the nineteenth century, and considerable tension since. The Boers came from the Netherlands a very long time before and viewed themselves as pioneers rather than colonists. This is the explanation for the section on “the first African nationalism”. Furthermore, Boer nationalists were fervently opposed to the USSR, and therefore the mention of anti-communism is aimed more at them, rather than being a spontaneous expression of Macmillan’s feelings.

A few sentences on the Suez crisis as a key turning point which made this speech possible would have been useful.

The opposition to apartheid by Macmillan could be seen as a political expedient. To clarify, we can look at what happens later. Partly because of the need for Britain for allies in the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth carried out sanctions against South Africa in order to express their opposition to apartheid. However, British companies and institutions continued to invest large sums of money in South Africa and Namibia, and one of the political features of the 1980s was wide, especially student campaigns for disinvestment from South Africa. Nelson Mandela was officially considered like a terrorist for a long time.

Those are the comments which came to mind immediately.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

L3 Britain since 1945 John Major and Public services

This article that I wrote on John Major and one of his most important initiatives concerning the public sector should help you understand some fo the important aspects of the Thatcherite view of the public sector.

L1 Bloc 2 Social and ethnic identities and conflicts

I have put two powerpoints up on Eprel to help you revise. There are also links to MP3 versions of the first few classes.

I will give more details of the format of the classroom test soon. It is on the 5th November.
JM

Monday, October 22, 2012

L1 Bloc 2 Ireland: Hurling - The Fastest Game on Grass - YouTube

Hurling - The Fastest Game on Grass - YouTube

Another Welsh singer : Charlotte Church - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Live - YouTube

Charlotte Church - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Live - YouTube

L1 Bloc 2 classroom test

Your first classroom test will take place in class on Monday 5th November. More details about it, its format etc. will be available here on this blog in a few days' time.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

L1 LEA Civilisation britannique powerpoint

Powerpoint from first four classes

But remember to listen to the Mp3 file too.

BBC - Podcasts

Listen to English radio on any subject you choose.

BBC - Podcasts

Friday, October 19, 2012

L3 Britain since 1945 Marking

We are on schedule, so your classroom test will be on 12th November. It will last two hours.
There will be a text commentary and another short question.
You need to be reading about the history of Britain since 1945.

The marking for the whole course will be based on

1) The classroom test
2) The oral  "exposé"
3) One piece of homework
4) The final exam in January

'Welsh is a wonderful gift': speakers of the language relish new support | UK news | The Guardian

'Welsh is a wonderful gift': speakers of the language relish new support | UK news | The Guardian

L3 class : Britain since 1945

Here is a recording of class four, in two parts

The first part 

and the second part

It is about the 1960s and the 1970s.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

M1 Enseignement Méthodologie du commentaire de texte de civilisation

J'ai mis l'accent lors de nos cours sur les questions à ne pas oublier quand on commente un texte, commentaire structuré autour de la question "que fait ce document?" Quelques étudiants m'ont posé des questions sur le problématique. Il y a beaucoup de types de problématique qui peuvent être bien utilisé pour le même document, et mon expérience est que la majorité des étudiants qui ont une mauvaise note l'ont parce qu'ils oublient des questions telles que celles dont j'ai parlé, ou qu'ils ne centre pas leur écrit sur le document. Le problématique est rarement, je trouve, le problème principal. Néanmoins, ces conseils sont utiles :

Méthodologie du commentaire de texte de civilisation

M1 enseignement - Liberty in the UK -listen again

You can listen again to the second lecture here.
And you can listen again to the third lecture here

M1 enseignement

So, next class 8 November.
Homework for 15 November - spend a lot of time on it.
There will be replacement classes which will be on  Mondays at 3:30pm in early December. (One week the lecture, and another week the text commentary). I will give you dates as soon as I have managed to find a room.

M1 Enseignement : The Mark Steel Lectures-Lord Byron 1/3 - YouTube

The Mark Steel Lectures are a series of radio and television programmes. Written and delivered by Mark Steel, each scripted lecture presents persuasive, yet witty, arguments for the importance of a historical figure.

They are amusing, but have a serious purpose. There are quite a number of them - choose the ones you like.



The Mark Steel Lectures-Lord Byron 1/3 - YouTube

BBC News - The slow spread of Vegemite

BBC News - The slow spread of Vegemite

BBC News - 30 of your Britishisms used by Americans

BBC News - 30 of your Britishisms used by Americans

The first world war: the real lessons of this savage imperial bloodbath | Seumas Milne | Comment is free | The Guardian

A fierce debat is starting up in Britain in the run-up to the centenary of the First World War. A "savage imperial bloodbath" or (as The Times writes) an "essentially just war"? Historians and journalists prepare their arguments. Every month there are thirty new books published in English on the First World War (and ten in French!). This article from The Guardian sums up the anti-imperial position:

The first world war: the real lessons of this savage imperial bloodbath | Seumas Milne | Comment is free | The Guardian

Six million workers could strike across UK | Politics | The Guardian

Six million workers could strike across UK | Politics | The Guardian

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

M1 enseignement : postes au CAPES



Antoine Mioche, Président du Jury du CAPES externe d'Anglais, nous informe que le ministère de l'Education nationale vient de mettre en ligne le nombre de postes ouverts à la session 2013 normale des concours du CAPES et du CAFEP : respectivement 1050 (2012 : 790) et 120 (2012 : 120).

M1 enseignement - liberties in the UK BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | The 'broadcast ban' on Sinn Fein

BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | The 'broadcast ban' on Sinn Fein

Master professionnel rédaction-traduction


 15 novembre
22 novembre
29 novembre
6 décembre
13 décembre
20 décembre
10 janvier

Above are the remaining dates for your classes, the last one being the exam. However, this leaves one more class, which we will do on a Friday morning in late November or early December.

John Mullen- Teaching blog: 150 ans de musique populaire - lectures

Trois articles sur la musique populaire britannique.

John Mullen- Teaching blog: 150 ans de musique populaire - révision

150 ans de musique populaire britannique

Dans les années 1980 des groupes tels que The Pogues voulaient mélanger punk rock et chanson folk. Notez particulièrement les "anti-héros" genre loser.

The Pogues Streams Of Whiskey - YouTube

150 ans de musique populaire britannique

Une version rock d'une chanson du XVIIe siècle.

Kirsty MacColl - Belle of Belfast City - YouTube

150 ans de musique populaire britannique

Fairport Convention était dès les années 1960 un des groupes anglais les plus importants.

Fairport Convention - Si tu dois partir - YouTube

150 ans de musique populaire britannique

Beaucoup  d'artistes ont voulu mélanger une esthétique rock aux chansons folk traditionnelles.

Runrig - Live in Loch Lomond - Loch Lomond - YouTube

150 ans de musique populaire britannique

En Angleterre, le folk revival produisait des chanteuses telles que Sandy Denny et Maddy Prior.

Sandy Denny & The Strawbs-Who Knows Where The Time Goes-1967 - YouTube

150 ans de musique populaire britannique

The Chieftains se concentraient sur des morceaux instrumentaux.

The Chieftains - O'Sullivan's March - YouTube

150 ans de musique populaire britannique

En Irlande, The Dubliners étaient un des groupes les plus influents et sont devenus des vedettes internationales dans les année 1970.

The Dubliners-Rocky Road to Dublin - YouTube

150 ans de musique populaire britannique

Le revival des années 1960 produit une vague de versions de chansons traditionnelles chantées autrement

The Corries - The Wild Mountain Thyme - YouTube

The King's Singers - Greensleeves - YouTube

Une vision traditionnelle de la façon de chanter des chansons folk. Le folk est conçu comme l'âme de la nation, peut-être.

The King's Singers - Greensleeves - YouTube

Option transversale 150 ans de musique populaire

Il y a eu un problème informatique hier: le logiciel des emplois du temps des enseignants m'a envoyé dans une salle, et l'emploi du temps en ligne des étudiants a envoyé les étudiants dans une autre. Le temps que j'ai eu l'information, j'ai dû commencé le cours presqu'une heure en retard, et plusieurs étudiants étaient déjà partis, ce que je comprends bien.

Rendezvous mardi prochain à 16h précises dans l'amphi bleu en tout cas. Entre temps je mettrai en ligne quelques exemples supplémentaires pour illustrer le cours de mardi dernier, et un enregistrement du premier cours de l'année dernière, à l'intention des étudiants qui ont manqué le cours.

Attorney general blocks disclosure of Prince Charles letters to ministers | UK news | guardian.co.uk

Attorney general blocks disclosure of Prince Charles letters to ministers | UK news | guardian.co.uk

Healthy eating? Hospital spends just £2.19 a day on patients' meals - Health News - Health & Families - The Independent

Healthy eating? Hospital spends just £2.19 a day on patients' meals - Health News - Health & Families - The Independent

Sunday, October 14, 2012

M1 enseignement lectures

From Thursday, the lecture class at 1 pm will be in room i2 219. Don't get lost, and make sure everyone knows.

John Mullen- Teaching blog: option transversale 150 ans de musique populaire

suggestions de lecture John Mullen- Teaching blog: option B 150 ans de musique populaire

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

M1 enseignement Liberty in the UK

Listen again to lecture one here.

L3 Britain since 1945

Listen to class three again here

L1 LEA Civilisation britannique

Listen to class three again here.

M1 Enseignement BBC - Wales - Music - History of Welsh rock and pop

BBC - Wales - Music - History of Welsh rock and pop

Signs of Welsh identity - the history of Welsh rock and pop music.

M1 Enseignement BBC - Graham Stewart's Morning Post: Does the Gaelic language need to be saved?

Questions about Scottish identity

BBC - Graham Stewart's Morning Post: Does the Gaelic language need to be saved?

1960's Offshore Pirate Radio Stations - YouTube

For a long time, the BBc had a monopoly on radio in the UK. Private radio stations got round this by broadcasting from ships, outside the legal restrictions. They were called "pirate radio stations". 


1960's Offshore Pirate Radio Stations - YouTube

M1 Enseignement commentaire dirigé

I have put a slightly modified version of part one of the documents booklet up on Eprel.
If you have already downloaded and printed it, don't worry - the new version only has page numbers added.
At tomorrow's class we will be setting up oral text commentaries. if there is a document you are particularly interested in commenting, tell me tomorrow. However, to respect the reality of the examination, I may choose your documents for you.



Text commentaries should last for a maximum of twenty minutes, so be sure not to waste time with comments which are not winning you points.  You should prepare your commentary very seriously – it is best to record yourself beforehand and listen for problems of pronunciation (especially « h » and « th », which are eliminatory errors.

All students should prepare every document beforehand to get the most out of their classmates’ work.

After each commentary, I will talk about the strong points and the weak points, missing elements and so on. After the class, the student will write up a corrected and improved version of their text commentary, which I will put up on Eprel for everyone to consult and learn from.

Here is the list of documents which students will comment on.


Date
Document
student
11 October (class 2)


18 October (class 3)
Engels on the Land Plan p10

Freedom or death p20

8 November (class 4)
Debate on conciliation bill p16

Mr Callaghan’s desserts p24

15 November (class 5)
Anglo-Irish treaty p26

Let’s set the course p36

22 November (class 6)
Getting it in writing p40

Instrument of government p41

29 November (class 7)
The End of the peer show p44

Edward Heath’s view p56

6 december (class 8)
Crime and sin p7

Civil partnership act p8

13 December (class 9)
Our duty in India p1

Statute of Westminster p5

20 December (class 10)
Debates on the slave trade p32

Leviathan p47

10 janvier (class 11)
Sovereignty of parliament p52

Habeas Corpus Act
17 janvier (class 12)
Contrôle final de contrôle continu

 
We will fix all this tomorrow.