Elvis. Just his first name is enough for everyone to know who we’re talking about! Or certainly for adults to know. The King of rock ‘n’ roll is still alive thanks to not only his fans but also Baz Luhrmann whose latest movie takes us into the King’s world. Luhrmann explores the dark side of … Continue reading “Elvis”
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Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 23 May 2022 > Pedagogy
If you teach 3e classes, you should be receiving your specimen copy of Shine Bright 3e right around now. And to find out more, many of you joined us online on 25 May for a webinar where two of the authors presented the textbook, the first in our new collection for collège. Corinne Escales and … Continue reading “Meet the Authors: Shine Bright 3e Webinar”
Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 12 May 2022 > Pedagogy
And in our series Your Students Have Talent, here are three excellent song lyrics written for Shine Bright Terminale Short File 20 Chicago Swing, considering how the city of Chicago uses music as a means of inclusion in a very multicultural urban space. Thank you to Lounès, Flavie and Rosalie for their excellent lyrics. Lounès: … Continue reading “Your Students Have Talent: Chicago Swing”
Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 12 May 2022 > Ready to Use
The UK is getting ready for a very special “Trooping the Colour” in June… 2022 marks Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th year on the throne! The longest reign ever, even Queen Victoria didn’t reign that long. Famous worldwide for her colourful dresses and hats, Queen Elizabeth embodies the British monarchy and everyone – even beyond Great … Continue reading “Seventy Years a Queen”
Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 11 May 2022 > What's On
The Entente Cordiale Cultural Centre at the Château d’Hardelot, Condette (62) is hosting a season from 12 to 28 May exploring women and gender in Shakespeare’s works. Shakespeare Nights will be filled with characters such as Ophelia, Lady Macbeth, Beatrice and Juliet through nine theatre pieces and a live film projection of A Midsummer’s Night … Continue reading “Shakespeare’s Women at the Entente Cordiale Cultural Centre”
Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 15 April 2022 > In the News
On 7 April, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as a Supreme Court Justice — the first ever African-American woman in the court’s 233-year history. Despite hostile Senate hearings, three Republican Senators gave their votes to confirm the nomination. When he fulfilled an election promise by nominating Ms. Brown Jackson, … Continue reading “Historic Supreme Court Nomination”
Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 14 April 2022 > Pedagogy
We have news! Our Shine Bright textbook collection is going to be available at collège level, starting this year with Shine Bright 3e. A talented team of teachers and publishers have been working hard to bring you a book full of motivating themes and eye-catching visuals. Specimens will be arriving in schools before the end … Continue reading “Announcing: Shine Bright for Collège”
Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 13 April 2022 > Celebrate
Do some armchair travelling with the Big Jubilee Read: a list of 70 books, ten for each decade of Queen Elizabeth II’s record-breaking reign. As befits its head, the authors and settings range all over the Commonwealth: representing 31 countries on six continents. It includes eight Nobel Literature Laureates, and a lot of Booker Prize … Continue reading “The Big Jubilee Read”
Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 11 February 2022 > In the News
The Australian government has announced that it now considers koalas an endangered species in three out of five of the states and territories where they are native. Palace populations have declined precipitously in just a decade. The 2019-20 bushfires were the last straw. Koalas, like kangaroos, are marsupials only found in the Australian continent. Because … Continue reading “Koalas in Danger”
Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 07 February 2022 > Celebrate
Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee this year, marking 70 years on the throne, a milestone no other British monarch has reached. The Queen marked the anniversary of her accession on 6 February with a quiet ceremony. It is always a sad occasion for her as it was the day her beloved father … Continue reading “A Historic Milestone”