Happy Birthday World Wide Web

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 12 March 2019 > In the News

It’s the thirtieth anniversary of the conception of the World Wide Web. In seems incredible to imagine that something billions of us use hundreds of times a day was the brainchild of one man trying to solve a practical problem. British scientist Tim Berners-Lee – he wasn’t Sir back in 1989 — was a software … Continue reading “Happy Birthday World Wide Web”

Valentine’s Day

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 03 February 2017 > Ready to Use

This A1+-level article will shed perhaps a different light on what your pupils think of Valentine’s Day in the U.S.A and in the U.K. The audio activity distinguishing kind and mean messages in Valentine’s poems fits into the media education and citizenship curriculum. Vocabulary and structures friendship, love simple present simple past: irregular verbs rhymes … Continue reading “Valentine’s Day”

Fighting Bullying

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 31 October 2018 > Celebrate

Raise awareness about bullying in November. On the 8th it’s Anti-Bullying Day in French schools. And it’s Anti-bullying Week in the UK from 12 to 16 November. Both campaigns are putting a focus on cyberbullying. The theme for this year’s French Anti-Bullying Day is cyberbullying with sexist or sexual content. The main theme for Anti-bullying … Continue reading “Fighting Bullying”

Did Britain Just Have A Youth Quake?

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 16 June 2017 > In the News

Ever since the surprise result of the June 8 General Election, figures have been flying round traditional and social media claiming that the swing away from the Conservatives to Labour was caused by young voters “taking their revenge” for the Brexit referendum. It’s a good story. But is it true? After the Brexit referendum, there … Continue reading “Did Britain Just Have A Youth Quake?”

Postcrossing: Postcards Project

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 30 August 2017 > Pedagogy

Postcrossing est un site internet. Il s’agit un réseau social qui permet de recevoir et d’envoyer des cartes postales partout dans le monde. Comment l’exploiter en classe d’anglais ? Pourquoi ne pas organiser un concours de cartes postales ? Le premier projet décrit ici a été organisé deux années de suite au Lycée Albert Camus de Bois-Colombes. … Continue reading “Postcrossing: Postcards Project”

April Fools

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 24 March 2017 > Celebrate

Traditionally, on April Fools Day, the media in the English-speaking world love to run hoax stories. But in these days of fake news, how easy will it be to tell the April Fools from the usual run of internet rumours on 1 April? Luckily, April Fools Day this year will be followed by International Fact-checking … Continue reading “April Fools”

No to Bullying

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 03 November 2016 > Webpicks

Thursday 3 November is anti-bullying day in French schools (Journée nationale “Non au harcèlement”) and 14-18 November is anti-bullying prevention week in the U.K. This selection of sites and videos from across the globe will help you broach this important subject in the classroom. The Education nationale’s Non au harcèlement site has excellent resources in … Continue reading “No to Bullying”