Happy Birthday, Professor Hawking

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 20 January 2017 > Ready to Use

In this B1-level article, students will learn about Stephen Hawking, one of Britain’s most famous scientists, as he unexpectedly reaches his 75th birthday in spite of a terrible neurological disease. The film The Theory of Everything , released in 2014, pays tribute to this exceptional man, played by Eddie Redmayne who won a Golden Globe, … Continue reading “Happy Birthday, Professor Hawking”

No to Bullying

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 03 November 2016 > Webpicks

Thursday 3 November is anti-bullying day in French schools (Journée nationale “Non au harcèlement”) and 14-18 November is anti-bullying prevention week in the U.K. This selection of sites and videos from across the globe will help you broach this important subject in the classroom. The Education nationale’s Non au harcèlement site has excellent resources in … Continue reading “No to Bullying”

U.S. Presidential Election Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 07 September 2016 > Webpicks

We’ve sifted through the many resources online about the U.S. elections to find the ones best adapted for use in collège and lycée classes. The U.S. presidential elections is a hot topic and information is constantly changing. A lot of what is available online is too difficult for non-native speakers, who, as well as the … Continue reading “U.S. Presidential Election Webpicks”

Guy Fawkes Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 09 January 2017 > Webpicks

To “remember, remember the fifth of November”, as a children’s rhyme says, A1+-level pupils can view a video, read about the tradition, and do an interactive activity. At A2-A2+, useful links can be made with the history curriculum, with an online game and fireworks to round off the subject.  It’s worth giving pupils a few … Continue reading “Guy Fawkes Webpicks”

International Day of the Girl Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 11 October 2016 > Webpicks

In 2011, the United Nations declared 11 October the International Day of the Girl. It’s a day to celebrate girls and raise awareness of the problems they face. The UN, Plan International and USAID all have excellent resources for working on gender equality and education in class. Many of these topics would work well as … Continue reading “International Day of the Girl Webpicks”

Election Time

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 15 September 2016 > Ready to Use

These A2+ and B1-level articles and boxes will enable your pupils to have an overview of the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. It can be an opportunity to compare with elections in other countries (their own country as well as how it is organised in the United Kingdom for example). There are worksheets for A2+ and … Continue reading “Election Time”