A Webinar on the “Grand Oral” for Your Students

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 11 January 2022 > Pedagogy

To accompany you and your students as they prepare for the Grand oral, there will be a free webinar on the subject on 18 January. Mission Grand oral author Olivier Jaoui will explain how to prepare for, and succeed in the exam, and will also answer pupils’ questions. Webinar: “Comment préparer et réussir le Grand … Continue reading “A Webinar on the “Grand Oral” for Your Students”

Ready to Recite?

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 07 January 2022 > Pedagogy

Why not encourage your pupils to participate in a competition to video themselves reciting a poem or prose text? Practising recitation can be a valuable activity in any language class. The Académie of Orléans-Tours is organising a competition for pupils to recite texts in the languages they are learning, which is open to pupils and … Continue reading “Ready to Recite?”

Your Students Have So Much Talent

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 09 December 2021 > Pedagogy

Thank you so much to all the dedicated teachers who sent in the stories their students wrote inspired by Vivian Maier’s photgraphs. We’ve received thousands of stories and they are incredibly imaginative! We asked students to write an imaginative piece inspired by one of Maier’s photos, which are on show in an exhibition. For example … Continue reading “Your Students Have So Much Talent”

Travel to Dublin or Norwich for Language Training Courses

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 05 November 2021 > Pedagogy

Every year, the Education Ministry finances 400 courses in language and culture in EU countries for language teachers in primary or secondary. Applications need to be in by 17 January 2022. The two-week courses take place during the summer holidays. This year there are two in Dublin and two in Norwich (England), from 11 to … Continue reading “Travel to Dublin or Norwich for Language Training Courses”

Résister à ses automatismes au collège: webinaire

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 04 November 2021 > Pedagogy

Les études de psychologie et de neurodidactique peuvent fournir des outils pratiques pour les enseignants. Vous pourrez découvrir l’importance du contrôle inhibiteur au collège lors d’une conférence interactive le 24 novembre 2021. Le contrôle inhibiteur, c’est la capacité cognitive permettant de résister à un automatisme lorsque ce dernier n’est pas pertinent. Au quotidien, nous avons … Continue reading “Résister à ses automatismes au collège: webinaire”

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”

Your Students Have Talent: Masked Self Portraits

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 13 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”