He is Back*!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 14 January 2021 > Webpicks

On Sunday January 10th, Terminator actor and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a powerful video on Twitter. He denounced the violent mob that overtook the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday 6th. Recounting his childhood in Austria after World War II, he linked the Capitol attack to Nazi Germany. My message to my fellow Americans … Continue reading “He is Back*!”

False News Travels Faster and Further

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 23 March 2018 > In the News

A scientific study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology shows that false news spreads on Twitter much further and faster that true news items. Just like spoken gossip and rumours, people just can’t wait to share or retweet something unusual or shocking. The study found that false news stories are 70 percent more likely to … Continue reading “False News Travels Faster and Further”

Media Literacy Week

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 16 March 2018 > Celebrate

Every year the Semaine de la presse à l’école encourages teachers to work on media literacy with their pupils, by examining the press and having pupils turn their hands to reporting themselves. It’s a wonderfully realistic activity for language learners. There is a really excellent teaching pack with so many ideas in that you can … Continue reading “Media Literacy Week”

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”