Matilda Reading Guide

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 03 May 2024 > Pedagogy Shine Bright Collège Shine Bright Lycée

Last year, we started a new collection of Reading Guides to help you introduce your pupils to reading fiction in English in collège and seconde. Our latest title is about to arrive in bookshops: Matilda by Roald Dahl! Matilda was born from the vivid imagination of one of the world’s best-loved and most-read children’s authors: … Continue reading “Matilda Reading Guide”

Your Students Have Talent! Gangsta Granny

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 20 February 2024 > Pedagogy Shine Bright Collège

In our series “Your Students Have Talent”, check out these amazing comic strips created as an intermediate task by pupils using our Reading Guide Gangsta Granny. The 4e Euro students were studying David Walliam’s humourous novel and were tasked with creating an illustrated version of the scene where the protagonist Ben discovers a biscuit tin … Continue reading “Your Students Have Talent! Gangsta Granny”

Our West Side Story Reading Guide Has Arrived

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 19 February 2024 > Pedagogy Shine Bright Lycée

If you are studying the 1961 film of West Side Story with your LLCER 1ère students, our Reading Guide will help them analyse key scenes, explore the background and inspiration to the work, and different iterations of this story of star-crossed lovers. West Side Story is a 20th century retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet set … Continue reading “Our West Side Story Reading Guide Has Arrived”

Analysing Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 28 July 2023 > Ready to Use

This is the first part of an analysis of the 1993 animated film The Nightmare Before Christmas. We’ll be publishing further parts in the coming months so you can study the film with A2-level pupils in class. The film, directed by Henry Selick and written by Tim Burton, focuses on the King of Halloween Town, … Continue reading “Analysing Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”

Author Hanif Kureishi Chronicles Life from Hospital Bed

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 10 February 2023 > In the News Shine Bright Lycée

Buddha of Suburbia author Hanif Kureishi, 68, is hospitalised in Rome after a fall. His four limbs are paralysed and doctors don’t know if he will walk again. But he is using his voice to venture out into the world, and finding nourishment in the responses of his readers. Kureishi’s son, Carlo, encouraged him to … Continue reading “Author Hanif Kureishi Chronicles Life from Hospital Bed”

Irish Population Returns to Pre-Famine Levels

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 09 August 2022 > In the News Shine Bright Lycée

The Irish Central Statistics Office recently announced that the country’s population had surpassed 5 million for the first time since the Great Famine (1845-49). A notable event in a country whose history and culture have been marked by waves of emigration. This excellent infographic would be a great addition to Shine Bright 1e File 9 … Continue reading “Irish Population Returns to Pre-Famine Levels”