Digital Democracy in Hong Kong Protests

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 17 July 2019 > In the News

Hong Kong citizens have been protesting for weeks against a law they say would stifle political opposition by allowing activists to be extradited to mainland China for trial. In the face of surveillance, activists in the former British colony are turning to web apps to anonymously organise protests, or even vote on their next actions. … Continue reading “Digital Democracy in Hong Kong Protests”

Free Online Course on Digital Language Teaching

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 26 April 2018 > Pedagogy

Grenoble University is offering a free online MOOC on using digital technology to aid language teaching and learning. The six-week Massive Online Open Course will look at four different approaches to integrating technology in language teaching. The philosophy of the course is not just to assume that anything using digital technology is good, but to … Continue reading “Free Online Course on Digital Language Teaching”

Polar Adventurer Video Resources

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 12 March 2018 > Webpicks

Sixteen-year old Jade Hameister from Melbourne, Australia, has undertaken a series of physical challenges from climbing to the base camp on Mount Everest to skiing to the North and South Poles. She is also an inspiring speaker and wants to encourage other young people, and particularly girls, to have the courage to test themselves, even … Continue reading “Polar Adventurer Video Resources”

Taylor Swift: Reputation

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 17 November 2017 > Ready to Use

A new album by one of the most popular singer-songwriters in the world is big news. And the themes of Taylor Swift’s album Reputation is a great opportunity to discuss rumours, bullying and online security with your pupils. In this A2 article, some of your students will learn about Taylor Swift, while others will probably … Continue reading “Taylor Swift: Reputation”

Histoires virtuelles entre professeurs

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 17 November 2017 > Pedagogy

C’est l’histoire d’un enseignant qui se dit que le temps passé à faire des photocopies et corriger les exercices du workbook effectués plus ou moins sérieusement par ses étudiants pourrait être bien mieux investi. Mais il ne connaît personne pour l’aider à faire autrement, il n’en a pas le temps. Pourtant, en prenant son temps … Continue reading “Histoires virtuelles entre professeurs”

Word of the Year: Fake News

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 10 November 2017 > In the News

Each autumn, Britain’s Collins Dictionary announces a Word of the Year, a word or expression that has been omnipresent. For 2017, the WOTY is “fake news”, a term often associated with President Trump. The expression was used a lot during the election campaign. Since his inauguration in January, President Trump has brandished it regularly, on … Continue reading “Word of the Year: Fake News”

My Kingdom for a GIF!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 27 September 2017 > Celebrate

What’s the link between a GIF and Game of Thrones? illustrator and animator Eran Mendel! Throughout Game of Thrones’ seven seasons, he has created GIFs, each focussing on an iconic moment of the show and it is really cool to watch. Today, the Internet loves using GIFs. 2017 marks the 30th birthday of this file … Continue reading “My Kingdom for a GIF!”

Postcrossing: Postcards Project

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 30 August 2017 > Pedagogy

Postcrossing est un site internet. Il s’agit un réseau social qui permet de recevoir et d’envoyer des cartes postales partout dans le monde. Comment l’exploiter en classe d’anglais ? Pourquoi ne pas organiser un concours de cartes postales ? Le premier projet décrit ici a été organisé deux années de suite au Lycée Albert Camus de Bois-Colombes. … Continue reading “Postcrossing: Postcards Project”