Thanksgiving Stories

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 22 November 2019 > Webpicks

A Thanksgiving intergenerational project in the U.S.A. would make an excellent language activity anywhere. StoryCorps is an innovative oral history project that has been recording ordinary Americans having conversations with people they love since 2003. The concept is simple: the mobile StoryCorps recording booth sets up in a town. Anyone who wants to can come … Continue reading “Thanksgiving Stories”

Audio and Video Resources for Thanksgiving

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 17 November 2017 > Webpicks

As Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s a good time to introduce, or remind pupils about this major event in the U.S. calendar, and give them a little refresher about the foundation of the United States. These video and audio resources are just what you need. You can find  these videos and audio recordings with interactive comprehension … Continue reading “Audio and Video Resources for Thanksgiving”

It’s Christmas Jumper Day!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 12 December 2018 > Celebrate

Christmas Jumper Day has been a big charity event in the UK for several years. The U.S. is catching up with Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. Either way, it’s a great way to get in the Christmas spirit and make a donation to a children’s charity. Christmas Jumper Day in the UK is organised by the … Continue reading “It’s Christmas Jumper Day!”

The Week of Languages 2018

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 03 May 2018 > Pedagogy

La troisième édition de la Semaine de langues vivantes se déroulera dans des établissements scolaires du 14 au 19 mai 2018 autour du thématique “Partageons les langues”. C’est l’occasion de sortir les langues des salles de classe, ou d’y faire rentrer des langues ou des locuteurs différents. Quelques idées d’activités d’établissements participants aux éditions précédentes … Continue reading “The Week of Languages 2018”

St Patrick’s Day on the Web

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 02 March 2018 > Webpicks

St Patrick’s Day, 17 March, is a great time to inject some Irish culture into your classroom, with these videos, audio and interactive activities. Happy St Patrick’s Day – some of the figures may be a bit approximate in this promotional video, but it’s great for becoming familiar with some Irish traditions and traits, and … Continue reading “St Patrick’s Day on the Web”

May the Fourth Be With You

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 03 May 2018 > Celebrate

May 4 is international “Star Wars” Day in honour of the pun on this date: “May the fourth be with you.”
 In the movies the phrase “May the Force be with you” is used to wish an individual good luck and good favour with The Force. Since it began in 1977, Star Wars, an epic … Continue reading “May the Fourth Be With You”