Biobox: Edward Hopper

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 15 November 2022 > Ready to Use

Our bioboxes are short “Who Am I?” quizzes to help introduce pupils to famous figures in the English-speaking world. This one is about American artist Edward Hopper. It gives biographical information and some of his most famous paintings. It would be a great introduction to the artist if you’re planning to have your pupils participate … Continue reading “Biobox: Edward Hopper”

Creative Writing Competition: Edward Hopper

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 05 October 2022 > Pedagogy

Many of Edward Hopper’s paintings are like mini-narratives of mid-20th-century America. Although he also painted landscapes, he is best known for portrayals of lonely urban life. There are plenty on show in Edward Hopper’s New York at the Whitney Museum in NYC. We’d like to challenge your pupils to write stories inspired by the images. … Continue reading “Creative Writing Competition: Edward Hopper”

Semaine des Langues 2022

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 28 March 2022 > Pedagogy

Are you ready for la Semaine des langues? This year’s edition is from 4-8 April and is on the theme of « Vivre l’Europe, s’ouvrir au monde ». Lots of schools have events planned involving themed menus at the canteen, signs and posters in several languages around the school or short initiation sessions allowing pupils … Continue reading “Semaine des Langues 2022”

Your Students Have So Much Talent

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 04 February 2022 > Pedagogy

Thank you so much to all the dedicated teachers who sent in the stories their students wrote inspired by Vivian Maier’s photographs. We received thousands of stories and they are incredibly imaginative! And we’ve chosen our favourites for publication. We asked students to write an imaginative piece inspired by one of Maier’s photos, which are … Continue reading “Your Students Have So Much Talent”

Vivian Maier Winners A2

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 04 February 2022 > Pedagogy

We received thousands of fabulous entries to our Vivian Maier creative writing contest. Here are our favourite texts entered as A2 and those who chose the 100-word limit.  And the winners are, in no particular order: Iris from Mme Navarro’s class, Collège Jean Jaurès, Castanet-Tolosan; Romain S from Miss Vérot’s class, Collège Henri Scognamiglio, Morcenx; … Continue reading “Vivian Maier Winners A2”

Vivian Maier Winners Collège B1

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 04 February 2022 > Pedagogy

We received thousands of fabulous entries to our Vivian Maier creative writing contest. Here are our favourite collège texts  entered as B1.  And the winners are, in no particular order: Camille, Antonio and Raphaëlle from Ms Le Gendre’s class, Collège Barbey d’Aurevilly, Rouen; Aurore, Bradley and Calvyn, Mrs Guillet’s class, Lycée Français Charlemagne, Pointe-Noire, Congo; … Continue reading “Vivian Maier Winners Collège B1”

Vivian Maier Winners Seconde

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 04 February 2022 > Pedagogy

We received thousands of fabulous entries to our Vivian Maier creative writing contest. Here are our favourite texts from 2nde students.  And the winners are, in no particular order: Théophile from Mrs Malecki’s class, Lycée Jean-Baptiste Corot, Douai; Sidney from Ms Michaud’s class, Lycée Les Bourdonnières, Nantes; Noémie, Mila and Romane Finkler from Mr Adiouani’s … Continue reading “Vivian Maier Winners Seconde”

Vivian Maier Winners Première

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 04 February 2022 > Pedagogy

We received thousands of fabulous entries to our Vivian Maier creative writing contest. Here are our favourite texts entered from première classes. (You’ll also find some LLCER and Euro classes in the C1 winners.) And the winners are, in no particular order: Chamsia and Luca from Mme Cassier’s class, Lycée E. Jamot, Aubusson Pauline from … Continue reading “Vivian Maier Winners Première”

Vivian Maier Winners Terminale

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 04 February 2022 > Pedagogy

We received thousands of fabulous entries to our Vivian Maier creative writing contest. Here are our favourite texts entered from terminale classes. (You’ll also find some LLCER and Euro classes in the C1 winners.) And the winners are, in no particular order: Bryan from Mme Robert’s class, Lycée Lucie Aubrac, Pantin Ilona from Ms Mintrot’s … Continue reading “Vivian Maier Winners Terminale”