Hands Up to Speak!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 27 September 2017 > Pedagogy

Pendant la première semaine de cours de septembre, Sarah se tourne vers l’un de ses camarades. Elle glisse le bout de son index du haut de sa paume gauche vers le bas, et dit en même temps “What’s…”, pointe le garçon en face d’elle “your…”, puis tapote les deux premiers doigts de sa main droite … Continue reading “Hands Up to Speak!”

Jeans for Genes Teen Videos

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 13 September 2017 > Webpicks

On Jeans for Genes Day, 22 September, many people across the UK wear jeans to school or work to raise money and awareness of genetic disorders. The Jeans for Genes charity provides excellent videos telling the stories of children living with the disorders. We’ve made a selection suitable for class use. This film is only … Continue reading “Jeans for Genes Teen Videos”

With Love from Loveland on Valentine’s Day

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 03 February 2017 > Celebrate

Valentine’s Day, 14 February, is the day to spread some love. Not necessarily romance, friendship is also celebrated. Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries. Its origins date back to Roman times, spring fertility festivals and two early Christian martyrs associated with love. But each country has its own variations, and special quirks. I Love … Continue reading “With Love from Loveland on Valentine’s Day”

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 14 October 2016 > Ready to Use

Tim Burton’s new film is perfect for a theme on Halloween. It has scary monsters, a gothic Manor House with lots of strange goings-on, and fabulous costumes. It also has a great message about tolerance and vivre ensemble. Vocabulary and structures Developing writing skills by expanding vocabulary use of adjectives to convey a story. Modal … Continue reading “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”

Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Webpicks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 05 October 2016 > Webpicks

Tim Burton’s latest film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, is based on the best selling American novel by Ransom Riggs. The overriding message of the story is one that fits well into any classroom full of teenagers: be different, don’t feel you have to conform to artificial norms, and respect others for their differences. … Continue reading “Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Webpicks”

Tim Burton: Gloriously Peculiar

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 05 October 2016 > What's On

Tim Burton’s latest film is being hailed as his best in twenty years. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children could have been written for the director who has always had a fascination for misfits, from Edward Scissorhands to Ed Wood or Corpse Bride. The film is based on the best selling American novel by Ransom … Continue reading “Tim Burton: Gloriously Peculiar”