Thanksgiving Parade

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 21 November 2022 > Celebrate

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York City is almost 100 years old, and is an integral part of the annual holiday for millions of Americans. Celebrating Thanksgiving and launching Christmas celebrations, it includes giant balloon figures, floats, and marching bands from schools around the country. This year it will take place on 24 November. Macy’s … Continue reading “Thanksgiving Parade”

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”

New Reading Guide: Brooklyn

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 09 August 2022 > Pedagogy

A new addition to the programme limitatif LLCER anglais Terminale is Brooklyn by Irish novelist Colm Tóibín (2009). It’s a very approachable novel covering themes of exile, homesickness, first love and personal choice. We’re preparing a Reading Guide for the novel, coming out just after the Toussaint holidays. Brooklyn is set in 1950s Ireland and … Continue reading “New Reading Guide: Brooklyn”

World Music Day

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 21 June 2022 > Celebrate

France’s Fête de la Musique is 40 years old this year, and it has inspired other countries to celebrate music on the longest day of the year, 21 June. Make Music Day, as it’s dubbed in English, made it to New York 15 years ago and has spread across North America, helped by a non-profit, … Continue reading “World Music Day”

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”