Your Students Have Talent: Masked Self Portraits

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 15 October 2021 > Pedagogy

We always love to see your students’ work. Adeline Paget sent us photos of her 6e students who did the masked self-portraits activity we suggested. The students from Collège Albert Camus  La Norville made the folded self portraits showing themselves masked and unmasked and including self-describing adjectives, and then displayed them on the doors of … Continue reading “Your Students Have Talent: Masked Self Portraits”

So Many Short Films at the This is England Festival in Rouen

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 13 October 2021 > Pedagogy

The festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary edition a year late from 12 to 20 November. Last year’s edition was postponed several times because of COVID. So the organisers decided to organise a bumper edition this year, with last year’s selection and a new one. And as usual, special attention has been given to school … Continue reading “So Many Short Films at the This is England Festival in Rouen”

Your Students Have Talent: Standard English

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 13 October 2021 > Pedagogy

And in our series Your Students Have Talent, here is just a small sample of an amazing discussion by students studying Shine Bright AMC SnapFile 12 Standard English, about the status of English alongside other languages in the world today. The Terminale students from Lycée Bellevue in Le Mans were participating in the final task … Continue reading “Your Students Have Talent: Standard English”

The Big Reveal: Our Next Reading Guide Will Be…

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 30 September 2021 > Pedagogy

Thank you to all of you who answered our poll about which of the oeuvres intégrales for Terminale LLCER you would like a Reading Guide for first. And the winner is… The Buddha of Suburbia (1990) by Hanif Kureishi, a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story about a boy with an English mother and Pakistani father growing up … Continue reading “The Big Reveal: Our Next Reading Guide Will Be…”

Innovation en Education

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 29 September 2021 > Pedagogy

Venez assister aux conférences, débats et présentations pour découvrir de nombreuses innovations pédagogiques et échanger avec des enseignants et formateurs lors du Congrès Innovation en Éducation les 2 et 3 octobre. Assistez aux conférences et débats en présentiel ou en ligne. Sophie Martinez, la créatrice de la mallette de jeux Still English, participera à un … Continue reading “Innovation en Education”

Creative Writing Competition: Vivian Maier’s Photography

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 17 September 2021 > Pedagogy

Vivian Maier’s extraordinary photos of New York and Chicago streets, portraits and self-portraits, were discovered by chance in 2007. A selection is currently on show at the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris and we’d like to challenge your pupils to write stories inspired by the images. We would like pupils to write an imaginative piece … Continue reading “Creative Writing Competition: Vivian Maier’s Photography”

Teachers Talk: Using “Still English” Games in the Classroom

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 16 September 2021 > Pedagogy

If you’re tempted to use more games in your classroom but aren’t completely sure how, listen to a colleague describe how she uses the Still English game pack with her collège classes. Isabelle Brothier teaches English in a collège de Charente, and has used many of the Still English games with different class levels. She … Continue reading “Teachers Talk: Using “Still English” Games in the Classroom”

Escape Game Pack: What’s Inside?

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 13 September 2021 > Pedagogy

So you’ve heard of our Escape Games pack, but what does it really look like? We reveal all in this short video!  

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”