Celebrating Author Jean Rhys

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Jean Rhys (1890-1979) lived and wrote about her extraordinary life in the West Indies, London and Paris before producing her masterpiece, Wide Sargasso Sea, a prequel to Jane Eyre, telling the story of Bertha Mason, the Creole wife Mr Rochester married for her fortune, and who in Jane Eyre is portrayed as the madwoman in … Continue reading “Celebrating Author Jean Rhys”

War Dance

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 20 June 2018 > What's On

Montpellier will see the French première of an extraordinary new dance and theatre piece about the experience of Indian soldiers in World War I on 26 and 27 June. XENOS is the latest creation by British-Bangladeshi dancer and choreographer Akram Khan. The title is ancient Greek for “stranger” or “foreigner” and the piece draws both … Continue reading “War Dance”

New for Sections européennes

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 04 June 2018 > Pedagogy

If you teach in a European section, have you seen the latest addition to the Speakeasy family? Speakeasy Files 3e is designed for sections européennes with six thematic files giving an original angle on the culture of the English-speaking world. Have a look at our trailer! This 48-page book provides six files: Stand Up for … Continue reading “New for Sections européennes”

Introducing Thumbs Up! 5e

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 18 June 2018 > Pedagogy

La collection de manuels Thumbs up! s’agrandit avec l’arrivée dans vos casiers de Thumbs up! 5e. Voici la bande annonce ! Fortement ancré dans la culture anglophone, riche en documents authentiques, Thumbs up! 5e propose de nombreux parcours différenciés pour permettre tous les élèves de progresser. Pour en savoir plus.

Prime Canadian

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 15 June 2018 > Celebrate

As Canada Day approaches on 1 July, the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been in international headlines, though not for the reasons the golden boy of Canadian politics has attracted publicity for in his three years in office. This time it was for crossing swords with Donald Trump over trade tariffs at the G7 … Continue reading “Prime Canadian”

To Find a Dragon

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 18 June 2018 > What's On

Dragons loom large in a lot of children’s literature, from Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter, as well as How To Train Your Dragon and Eragon. The theme of dragons sparked the imagination of thousands of British children, who created designs for giant dragon sculptures on view in London’s Kew Gardens this summer. There … Continue reading “To Find a Dragon”