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Beech Grove Primary School - School Context, Ethos and Values Our School Context Beech Grove is a larger than average primary school with 328 pupils on roll. Attainment on entry has historically been below average in terms of language for communication and social and emotional development, although there are variations. 22% of pupils at Beech Grove are eligible for Pupil Premium, 11% are on the SEND register and 8% have English as an additional language. Our School Ethos - "Limitless Learning" Our school motto, "Limitless Learning" was chosen by the school community to demonstrate our commitment to enabling every pupil to achieve their potential through stimulating and meaningful learning experiences. Distinctive to the ethos of Beech Grove Primary School is our commitment to citizenship and to increasing pupils’ aspirations. We aim to provide a creative and balanced learning curriculum designed to enable each child to gain maximum progress, socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically. Our School Values - REACH For The Stars!

Home EasyBib: Free Bibliography Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles Le Français: Histoire d'un dialecte devenu langue - R. Anthony Lodge Comment s'est formée la langue qu'on nous enseigne à l'école? Pour quelles raisons le dialecte dont elle est issue a-t-il fini par s'imposer aux autres, à se standardiser d'une façon aussi stricte? Pourquoi investissons-nous tant de passion dans la langue nationale? Pour comprendre la singularité française, Anthony Lodge a entrepris de raconter l'histoire du français depuis ses origines gauloises jusqu'à nos jours. Tout commence avec la latinisation de la Gaule, suivie, sous l'influence des invasions barbares du Ve siècle, de la formation des langues gallo-romaines (comme l'occitan et le picard), chaque région réalisant une synthèse originale. Mais l'histoire n'a pas pris congé pour autant, et le français est toujours le lieu d'une tension permanente. Cette superbe fresque de notre histoire, politique autant que linguistique, est enrichie de nombreuses citations de textes anciens, modernes ou contemporains et d'une cartographie originale. R.

English: Understanding Shakespeare | Ben Crystal | Guardian Masterclasses William Shakespeare is considered by many to be the greatest playwright of all time. If you wish you knew a bit more about the Bard, or want to reawaken your passion for his plays and poems, don’t miss out on this fabulous masterclass with Ben Crystal. In the space of just two hours, you’ll receive fascinating insights into Shakespeare’s working processes – from how his famous sonnets were constructed to how his plays were rehearsed and performed. Plus, you’ll learn about some of the clues he left behind in his writing, including how he used cue-scripts and the ways he directed his actors. Ben is one of the world’s leading experts on Shakespeare, having founded the Passion in Practice theatre company and co-written many books on the subject. During this unique class, Ben will argue that the works of the famous “Bard of Avon” are tools to be used and stories to be performed – not books to be read. More about your teacher… Details

School Context | Chiltern Primary School Chiltern Primary School is a rural school of 57 students in a town of 1300 located approximately 30 km south of Wodonga. Our school has a Principal, 3 classroom teachers, specialist part-time teachers (French and Music), a Business Manager, a Primary Welfare Officer and an Education Support Officer who are engaged to support and extend students with wide ranging learning opportunities. We also receive fortnightly visits from the MARC Van (Library) and MACC Van (Art). The school is looking to build on home-school-community partnerships relationships. Our school wishes to strengthen our community of learners to maximise the participation of all stakeholders – students, families and the wider community and promote our school as a centre of excellence and opportunity. Chiltern Primary School enjoys high standards of literacy and numeracy based on state-wide benchmarks. Community engagement that builds on the strong foundations of literacy and numeracy are a priority for our school.

The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us Demonstrations, videos from our research, videos of us speaking, etc. Dan's YouTube Channel includes most of these videos as well as favorites from around the web that are related to or mentioned in our book. You can view more videos on his personal website The original selective attention task This video is the one that started our collaboration and inspired the book. You can read more about it here. The Monkey Business Illusion This was Dan's submission to the 2010 Best Illusion of the Year contest. A movie perception test - conversation This video illustrates how movie perception works and is from a study by Dan and his colleague Daniel Levin. A movie perception test This video illustrates how movie perception works and was from a study by Dan and his colleague Daniel Levin. The original "door" study This video shows a subject in a person-change study conducted by Dan and his colleague Daniel Levin. Dan's presentation at TEDxUIUC 2011 Dan's talk entitled "Seeing the world as it isn't."

A Brief History of the English Language The English language belongs to the West Germanic branch of the Indo-European family of languages. The closest undoubted living relatives of English are Scots and Frisian. Frisian is a language spoken by approximately half a million people in the Dutch province of Friesland, in nearby areas of Germany, and on a few islands in the North Sea. The history of the English language has traditionally been divided into three main periods: Old English (450-1100 AD), Middle English (1100-circa 1500 AD) and Modern English (since 1500). Over the centuries, the English language has been influenced by a number of other languages. Old English (450 - 1100 AD): During the 5th Century AD three Germanic tribes (Saxons, Angles, and Jutes) came to the British Isles from various parts of northwest Germany as well as Denmark. Through the years, the Saxons, Angles and Jutes mixed their different Germanic dialects. The influence of Celtic upon Old English was slight. The arrival of St.

L’espéranto et les langues construites Imprimer L’espéranto et les langues construites Langues construites En cours… L’espéranto L’espéranto est sans doute la plus célèbre des langues humaines « construites », celle qui possède le plus grand nombre de locuteurs aussi. Comment l’espéranto a-t-il été créé ? L’inventeur de cette langue, Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof, ophtalmologiste, a grandi à Bialystok, ville actuellement située en Pologne, mais qui faisait alors partie de la Russie. Le premier congrès d’espéranto a eu lieu en France, à Boulogne-sur-Mer, en 1905. Actuellement, plusieurs dizaines de rencontres ont lieu chaque année, on peut trouver en espéranto une littérature originale aussi bien que traduite, des journaux, des magazines, des CD, des émissions de radio et des milliers de sites internet. Où est parlé l’espéranto ? Le principe même de l’espéranto est d’être une langue qui n’est ni rattachée à un territoire ni à un peuple en particulier. Nombre total de locuteurs (estimation) À quelles langues est apparenté l’espéranto ? Twitter