Culture For Teachers

This section is intended to collate suggestions of sources that teachers will find interesting to keep themselves culturally up to date.

currently being edited

French teachers can find news stories / topical reports on this News website for children:
http://1jour1actu.com/

or this one for grown-ups
http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/france.htm

The short (French) clips of Datagueule are highly topical politically, well illustrated with graphics, and very quickfire!
https://www.youtube.com/user/datagueule/videos

Topito does interesting quirky lists of random things. They change regularly so you can always go back for something new.
http://www.topito.com/

http://www.topito.com/top-grands-classiques-bd-lire-avant-mourir-culte
In French culture the comic book (BD) is important; here are some favourites.

http://www.senscritique.com/
This site focusses on popular culture - films, books, TV, games, music in the news; users of the site vote on their preferences… with some quirky things too.
e.g. Top 111 films
Top films of the year
Les films les plus diffusés à la TV en France

I like the list of films where fridges save someone's life!
http://www.senscritique.com/liste/Les_meilleurs_films_de_frigos_qui_sauvent_des_vies/438516

Keeping up to date with events in France and the French-speaking world
http://www.linternaute.com/

also
http://www.linternaute.com/cinema/
http://www.linternaute.com/television/
http://www.linternaute.com/musique/

http://www.linternaute.com/encyclopedie/
Very rich site including
biographies
citations
noms propres
expressions

http://www.linternaute.com/expression/

http://www.linternaute.com/pratique/

https://www.youtube.com/user/datagueule
This uses lots of graphics along with fast-talking French to explore issues in social and political areas.

French literature - bilingual text:
http://adbl.co/1Xzd3bX
£5.99 in UK; 7.33 euros in France.
Album of poems; each poem in the album is first performed in French, then in English.
The MP3 comes with a PDF booklet with info, programme and the full text of both the originals and the (literal) translations.

Spanish

https://www.newsinslowspanish.com/
Spain
https://www.newsinslowspanish.com/latino/
Latin America

http://www.pimsleurapproach.com/resources/spanish/useful-links/spanish-magazines/
Online Resources – Spanish Language Newspapers and Magazines

Multilingual

News in a range of languages from here:
http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/

Interlinguistic texts:
http://leportajauni.free.fr/pages/livres/alifbata.html
L’Alifbata est un alphabet arabe poétique et subjectif.
Chaque lettre arabe évoque un mot qui lui-même inspire un court texte narratif, réaliste ou surréaliste, ludique… Les auteurs (écrivains, auteurs jeunesse, arabisants, poètes) sont libres d’associer le poème de leur choix à leur lettre et à leur mot. L’Alifbata est un recueil bilingue français-arabe, illustré par des peintures épurées.

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