U.S Election: J.D. Vance

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 19 July 2024 > In the News

On 15 July, Donald Trump announced his running mate for the 5 November presidential election: Senator J.D. Vance. The new Republican candidate for Vice-President is a conservative serving his first term in the Senate and a former critic of Trump. James David Vance grew up poor in the mid-west, in Ohio, although his family roots … Continue reading “U.S Election: J.D. Vance”

Mission prof’: L’expression orale au collège

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 18 July 2024 > Pedagogy Shine Bright Collège

Notre nouvelle collection de guides pratiques Mission Prof’ accueille son deuxième livre : Stimuler l’expression orale. Une mine d’idées pour aider vos élèves à s’exprimer au collège ! Comme bon nombre d’enseignants enthousiastes et joueurs, Catherine Baudry et Patrick Moore ont toujours cherché à rendre leurs cours d’anglais les plus vivants possibles en favorisant la communication entre … Continue reading “Mission prof’: L’expression orale au collège”

Lee Miller: Photographing World War II

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 04 July 2024 > What's On

Lee Miller was one of the rare women war correspondents in World War II, photographing and reporting on D-Day, the liberation of Europe and some of the first images of Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps. An exhibition celebrates her reporting of the siege of Saint-Malo in August 1944, before a biopic arrives on cinema screens, … Continue reading “Lee Miller: Photographing World War II”

Becoming American on the Fourth of July

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 01 July 2024 > Celebrate

Independence Day is a celebration for all Americans, but for some it has special significance. It’s a traditional day for holding naturalisation ceremonies, welcoming new citizens to the U.S.A. A total of 878,500 people obtained U.S. citizenship through naturalisation in 2023. Ceremonies take place all year round, but a lot take place in honour of … Continue reading “Becoming American on the Fourth of July”

Let’s Dance at the Olympics

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 27 June 2024 > Celebrate

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games welcomes a new sport: breaking, or break dancing. Breaking originated in the Bronx in the 1970s. It has its roots in hip-hop culture, but has long been a competitive sport. In Paris, 16 men and 16 women (known as “B-Boys” and “B-Girls”) will engage in an epic battle for the … Continue reading “Let’s Dance at the Olympics”

The UK Goes to the Polls

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 27 June 2024 > In the News

On 4 July, British citizens will vote in a general election. It is widely expected that the Conservative Party, which has been in power for 14 years, will be defeated. British voters knew they would be called to the polls for a general election at some point in 2024 but Prime Minister Rishi Sunak surprised … Continue reading “The UK Goes to the Polls”

We Are Here: Urban Art  

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 27 June 2024 > Shine Bright Collège Shine Bright Lycée What's On

An exhibition at the Petit Palais in Paris till November would be a great way to get pupils thinking about art. Works by street artists from around the world are on display amongst the museum’s more traditional collection. The artists include, from the U.S., Shepard Fairey (famous for his Obama campaign poster) and Swoon, from … Continue reading “We Are Here: Urban Art  “

Women’s Prize Winners 2024

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 26 June 2024 > What's On

Britain’s Women’s Prizes for 2024 have been awarded. The prize for fiction goes to American author V. V. Ganeshananthan for Brotherless Love, set during the Sri Lankan civil war. And the non-fiction prize, awarded at the same time this year, goes to Canadian author Naomi Klein for Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World, about … Continue reading “Women’s Prize Winners 2024”

Biden and Trump Debate

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 25 June 2024 > In the News

The two main candidates for the 2024 U.S. Presidential election will participate in a TV debate on 27 June, months earlier than in usual campaign years. Donald Trump and Joe Biden aren’t even officially the Republican and Democratic candidates yet: that will happen when their parties hold their national conventions, from 15 July for the … Continue reading “Biden and Trump Debate”