Carousel and Rainbow Working: Ideas from Britain

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 18 December 2018 > Pedagogy

Travail de groupe : S’assurer que tout le monde participe Si le travail de l’oral dépend du climat quotidien de la classe, où se pratique le développement de la confiance en la parole de l’individu, il est également essentiel qu’il soit accompagné du respect de l’écoute des autres et de la prise en compte de leurs … Continue reading “Carousel and Rainbow Working: Ideas from Britain”

Brexit Confusion

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 19 September 2018 > In the News

As the Brexit negotiations between Britain and the EU race towards the March 29 deadline, what is the state of play? The two-year negotiation period for Brexit expires on 29 March 2019 and many points still haven’t been settled. Many of the problems with the negotiations come not from the EU-UK discussions but from tensions … Continue reading “Brexit Confusion”

Oral Participation in Class: Ideas from Britain

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 18 June 2018 > Pedagogy

Parmi les idées d’évolution du Baccalauréat figure la perspective d’un « grand oral » qui valoriserait les compétences de l’oral. Or, la confiance nécessaire pour parler devant ses camarades, toute la classe, voire un jury, n’est pas innée et les élèves doivent y être régulièrement entrainés. Les langues peuvent jouer un rôle non négligeable dans … Continue reading “Oral Participation in Class: Ideas from Britain”

Funding for Exchanges with the U.K.

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 06 March 2018 > Pedagogy

A scheme administered by the British Council offers funding for school exchange projects for  17-to-19-year-olds: up to £10,000 per project. The deadline for applications for the next awards of funds is 19 November 2018. The Charles de Gaulle Trust grants are awarded to French and British schools working on projects together. They must be applied … Continue reading “Funding for Exchanges with the U.K.”

Winston Churchill’s Darkest Hour

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 12 January 2018 > Ready to Use

Darkest Hour, a new award-winning film about Winston Churchill’s role as Britain’s WW2 Prime Minister, gives an excellent opportunity to work on this historical figure and historical period with pupils at B1 level. The resource and the film focus on some of Churchill’s most famous speeches and their morale-boosting effect. The theme  can be related … Continue reading “Winston Churchill’s Darkest Hour”

The Miracle of Dunkirk

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 04 July 2017 > What's On

Dunkirk tells the story of one of the most extraordinary events of the Second World War: the evacuation of 338,000 men from the beaches of Dunkirk in northern France, against incredible odds. In May 1940, the Nazi Army was on the offensive. Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and Belgium rapidly fell, then they set their sights … Continue reading “The Miracle of Dunkirk”


Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 04 July 2017 > Ready to Use

This B1-level article focuses on an important yet little recounted moment during WWII, the evacuation of British and Allied forces from the beaches of Dunkirk by the Royal Navy, aided by hundreds of civilian boats. This symbol of solidarity has been adapted into a movie by director and screenwriter Christopher Nolan. Language and structures Historical … Continue reading “Dunkirk”