La langue des signes américaine pour apprendre l’anglais

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 09 September 2016 > Pedagogy

Enseigner aux élèves la langue des signes américaine peut vraiment les aider à apprendre et améliorer leur anglais. Son partenaire lui répond en signant lui aussi. Sarah regarde et répète ses mouvements, tout en déchiffrant “B…A…S…T…E…”. Bastien secoue violemment la tête et répète son geste, le petit doigt en l’air. Sarah réalise son erreur et … Continue reading “La langue des signes américaine pour apprendre l’anglais”

A “Thrilling” Halloween

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 14 October 2016 > Celebrate

If you’re looking for a fun language activity before the holidays, how about transforming your pupils into dancing zombies? For the tenth year running, Thrill the World will try to break its own world record for the biggest simultaneous dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”: 22,596 people around the world! The song’s video with Jackson doing … Continue reading “A “Thrilling” Halloween”

Projet du souvenir: les champs de bataille de la Première guerre mondiale

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 02 September 2016 > Pedagogy

Les commémorations actuelles du centenaire de la première guerre mondiale sont une occasion parfaite pour construire des séquences mêlant histoire et culture. Le projet Remembrance, destiné aux 3èmes, organisé avec la collaboration d’un collègue en histoire et en partenariat avec un établissement européen, permet aux élèves de deux pays de communiquer régulièrement tout au long … Continue reading “Projet du souvenir: les champs de bataille de la Première guerre mondiale”

Festival America Literary Celebration in Vincennes

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 06 September 2016 > What's On

For its eighth edition (8-11 September), Festival America offers a plethora of activities around literature in the Americas. There is a day for school groups on Friday 9th. This year’s Festival America has something for everyone. Readings, talks, workshops, beautiful exhibitions and translation “jousts” are all part of the programme. Look out for several events … Continue reading “Festival America Literary Celebration in Vincennes”

International Day of the Girl

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 11 October 2016 > Celebrate

In 2011, the United Nations declared 11 October the International Day of the Girl. It’s a day to celebrate girls and raise awareness of the problems they face. Girls face challenges such as violence, child marriage, early pregnancy and its health effects, and limited access to paid work. Gender equality and education for all were … Continue reading “International Day of the Girl”

Michael Moore and James Franco at Deauville

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 23 August 2016 > What's On

This year’s Deauville American Film Festival is going less for the Hollywood glitz and more for subversive, independent voices with tributes to documentary maker extraordinaire Michael Moore and actor-director-producer James Franco. There are of course lots of stars on the red carpet at Deauville, but Moore and Franco show another side of American cinema. Michael … Continue reading “Michael Moore and James Franco at Deauville”