1917

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 31 January 2020 >

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”

Discovering Tolkien’s World

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 22 November 2019 > Ready to Use

A review of the Tolkien exhibition currently on at the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris is the occasion for pupils to learn more about the author of The Lord of the Rings and the extraordinary universes he created with languages, maps and illustrations. This B2-level article and its B1 satellite columns can be used for two different … Continue reading “Discovering Tolkien’s World”

Reading Guides for Your Students

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 20 December 2019 > Pedagogy

We promised them and here they are. Our first four Reading Guides are available for books on the 1ère LLCER curriculum by Edgar Allan Poe, George Orwell, Harper Lee and Mark Haddon. Designed for class or home use, they will help pupils successfully meet the challenge of reading their first full fictional works in English. … Continue reading “Reading Guides for Your Students”

Greta’s Speech

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 20 December 2019 > Webpicks

The speech young climate activist Greta Thunberg made to the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019 is a great example of a speech for students. It can be added to work on several Shine Bright 1e themes. Greta Thunberg would also be interesting to study in connection with the LLCER literature curriculum The Curious … Continue reading “Greta’s Speech”

Tolkien’s World

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 22 October 2019 > What's On

Anyone who has read The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings knows that JRR Tolkien was a past master at creating astonishing  worlds and civilisations. A new exhibition in Paris shows that his published work was merely the tip of the iceberg. Detailed maps, chronologies, and dozens of illustrations give a glimpse of the … Continue reading “Tolkien’s World”

Language and Literature: English Speciality

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 31 July 2019 > Pedagogy

Are you teaching LLCER this year? We can help! Shine Bright 1e has four sequences covering both themes. Look out for LLCER resources on Speakeasy-news. And in November we’ll be publishing reading guides to four of the literary works on the curriculum. Watch our video to find out more!   You can find up-to-date resources … Continue reading “Language and Literature: English Speciality”

Virginia Woolf Love Story

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 10 July 2019 > What's On

A new biopic, Vita and Virginia, tells the story of author Virginia Woolf’s relationship with aristocrat Vita Sackville-West, which resulted in one of the most innovative novels of the early twentieth century, Orlando. Apart from an interest in literature and writing, nothing destined Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West to meet, never mind form a relationship. … Continue reading “Virginia Woolf Love Story”

Tolkien the Storyteller

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 04 June 2019 > What's On

JRR Tolkien’s stories of Middle Earth, hobbits, wizards and dragons have captured the imagination of generations. A new film looks at his experiences of friendship, love and war as a young man, and how they may have influenced the man and work. Tolkien the film opens with a young officer, Tolkien, ill with a fever, … Continue reading “Tolkien the Storyteller”