Giving children the gift of language and culture
Cultural Diversity / Culture / In English / Language in Society

Giving children the gift of language and culture

Every year, students travel all around the world to pass on their own culture thanks to the CIEP organization. At the CIEP, a team takes over the challenge of the language assistants and makes this wonderful exchange possible. Among this team, we talked to one of the oldest members: the very British Jennie Burke.  For … Continue reading

From Graham to Maggie Boogaart
Art / Culture / In depth Analysis / In English / Language in Society / Portraits / Reportage in English / Society / Uncategorized

From Graham to Maggie Boogaart

Knowing, understanding, and mastering your body’s movements will liberate your creative potential. These are the fundamental principles of contemporary-dance groundbreaker Martha Graham. At the Paris Marais Dance School, Maggie Boogaart, one of the few certified teachers in the Martha Graham Technique, preaches and practices all of them.  A tall and thin woman with a sophisticated … Continue reading

Australian Culture / Cinema / Language in Society

Beyond Words : Non Verbal Communication in Samson and Delilah

One of the most puzzling elements in Thornton’s movie is the almost complete nonexistence of dialogue. Still, the absence of spoken words is counterbalanced by the use of a wide range of other means of communication, such as gestures, actions, gazes and sign language; an alternative range of communication means very popular in Aboriginal culture. … Continue reading

Aussie Lingo: “They’re a Bloody Weird Mob!’
Australian Culture / Cinema / Culture / Language in Society

Aussie Lingo: “They’re a Bloody Weird Mob!’

In 1966, English filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger adapted for the screen the Australian comic novel They’re a Weird Mob. The story of Nino Culotta, an Italian immigrant coming to Australia with the promise of a job at his cousin’s magazine, allows the directors to play with the Australian slang and portray a stereotypical Aussie … Continue reading