A Guide for your Language Assistants

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 12 August 2021 > Pedagogy

If you have a language assistant in your school this year, make sure they know about the handy, downloadable guide for assistants produced by France Éducation International. It’s packed full of information about the school system and French administration with everything from social distancing rules in class to advice about finding accommodation. A first section … Continue reading “A Guide for your Language Assistants”

Carson McCullers on the LLCER Reading List

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 26 July 2021 > Pedagogy

One new book has been added to the programme limitatif for LLCER anglais: Carson McCullers’ The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940). McCullers is often associated with Southern Gothic, along with authors like Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner and Harper Lee. The author was born Lula Carson Smith in Georgia in 1917. The Heart is a … Continue reading “Carson McCullers on the LLCER Reading List”

What’s Inside? Reading Guide: To Kill a Mockingbird

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 05 July 2021 > Pedagogy

In our series of author videos presenting our Reading Guides, here’s To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee presented by its author Lynda Itouchène.   Find out more about the guide on the site compagnon.

What’s Inside? Reading Guide: Jane Eyre

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 05 July 2021 > Pedagogy

In our series of author videos presenting our Reading Guides, here’s Jane Eyre presented by its author Lynda Itouchène. Find out more about the guide on the site compagnon.

Collective Storywriting: Well Done!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 03 June 2021 > Pedagogy

As part of the Semaine des langues 2021, schools in the Académie de Nice took part in a collaborative writing project, Histoires communes in English, German, Italian and Spanish. Stories written collectively, often remotely, and across languages and/or across borders. There were three challenges: « Il était une fois dans la forêt… »,  « Mon … Continue reading “Collective Storywriting: Well Done!”

Memory Tricks: Their, There and They’re

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 03 June 2021 > Pedagogy

We stumbled across this simple visualisation to help pupils remember the spellings of the homophones their, there and they’re. We couldn’t resist sharing. It just shows the power of a well-conceived image. “their” refers to a person or people so there’s a little stick man replacing the “i”. “there” refers to a place so the … Continue reading “Memory Tricks: Their, There and They’re”

Escape Games Webinar

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 28 May 2021 > Pedagogy

Thank you for all your interest in our new Escape Games pack for collège. Now it’s time to find out more as two of its authors present the concept and answer your questions in the replay of our 2 June webinar. Emma and Patrick describe their experience testing the games in class with their pupils … Continue reading “Escape Games Webinar”

La mémorisation en présentiel en langues vivantes grâce aux roues numériques

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 25 May 2021 > Pedagogy

Le travail de mémorisation en présentiel n’est malheureusement pas assez pratiqué dans les cours de langues. Est-ce par manque de temps ? Pourtant, les sciences cognitives préconisent un effort conséquent en tout début d’apprentissage pour une meilleure rétention des notions. Cet apprentissage, rebutant pour certains élèves, peut, en réalité, se faire de manière ludique grâce à … Continue reading “La mémorisation en présentiel en langues vivantes grâce aux roues numériques”

Acquérir et retenir du vocabulaire

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 25 May 2021 > Pedagogy

Il est indéniable que, bien souvent, l’autonomie langagière et la capacité à communiquer se mesurent davantage à l’étendue et à la richesse du lexique qu’à la correction grammaticale même si cela peut sembler contre-intuitif dans un pays où les progressions pédagogiques en cours de langue ont longtemps été déterminées par « les points de grammaire » à … Continue reading “Acquérir et retenir du vocabulaire”