An online class about West Side Story would be great for students studying Shine Bright LLCE File 13 “Staging Emotions”, or the film West Side Story, which is on the list of oeuvres intégrales for LLCE Première. Or any class interested in musicals, Puerto Rico or Romeo and Juliet. “Amour et rêve américain : quand la … Continue reading “Staging Emotions: West Side Story”
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Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 22 April 2020 > What's On
Evocative American painter Edward Hopper was to be the subject of an exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland this spring. But since visitors can’t go to the museum, the museum can come to them online. Hopper’s paintings are wonderful jumping off points for creative writing, or, as film director Wim Wenders explains, for … Continue reading “Edward Hopper: Telling Stories”
London officially became the first National Park City in July 2019. This article from the London Council website works really well with Shine Bright Première File 2: London is my backyard . After working on reading comprehension, pupils can do a short written expression assignment. Axes du programme : Espace privé et espace public / Identité … Continue reading “London National Park City”
Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 14 April 2020 > Pedagogy
They’re finally here. (Well they’re in warehouses waiting for schools to reopen!) Our teams of teachers, editors, picture researchers, graphic designers, layout artists and more have been hard at work for months preparing two new textbooks. And we can now let you have an exclusive look at them. The new books join Shine Bright 2e, … Continue reading “Time to Shine!”
This short video by Banksy is a great addition to Shine Bright 2de SnapFile 8 Will you get Banksy-ed?. Like the prank studied in the file, when a Banksy work that had just been sold at auction disappeared into a shredder at the bottom of the frame, it questions the art market and what is … Continue reading “Banksy in Venice”
Tate Liverpool is running an exhibition of Keith Haring’s iconic street art, which will then transfer to Bozart in Brussels. We’ve concocted activities to work with Haring’s art at different levels from A2 to B2. It would be interesting to compare Haring with another street artist from a different generation and continent: Banksy, the subject … Continue reading “Keith Haring Street Art”
Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 24 February 2020 > What's On
A new film tells the true story of a battle against endemic racism in the American justice system. It’s based on a memoir by Bryan Stevenson, a lawyer in Alabama, and tells the story of his firm’s battle to prove the innocence of Walter McMillian, who was condemned to death for a murder he didn’t … Continue reading “Just Mercy”
One of the most famous British poets is celebrating his 250th birthday in April! Why not introduce students to Wordsworth by studying one of his iconic poems, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” (also known as “Daffodils”), a perfect start to spring! The following activities will help your students discover Wordsworth himself, through a Biobox … Continue reading “Studying Wordsworth’s Poetry for Spring”
Greta Gerwig’s latest movie based on Louisa May Alcott’s novel will take you into a female world in which conventions are defied, questioned and challenged by four sisters. Indeed, these four women on the brink of emancipation shatter the traditional image of upper-middle class young ladies whose role (and even duty) was to get married … Continue reading “Little Women”
The new World War I drama from director Sam Mendes, 1917, unfolds in real-time, tracking a pair of British soldiers as they cross the Western Front on a desperate rescue mission. Soldiers Blake and Schofield must travel nine miles across the treacherous war zone to deliver orders to stop a regiment attacking enemy lines within … Continue reading “1917”