Josephine Baker: An Incredible Life

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 26 November 2021 > 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 on Josephine Baker as she enters the French Panthéon. For more information on Baker, see our article. You can download the biobox below to use it offline with your pupils.  

Josephine Baker Enters the Panthéon

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 18 November 2021 > Celebrate

On 30 November, Josephine Baker will become the sixth woman, and the first black woman, to enter France’s Panthéon, where the country honours its greatest heroes. The Franco-American dancer and singer was an active member of the Resistance in WWII and civil-rights activist in the U.S. Freda Josephine McDonald was born into poverty in St … Continue reading “Josephine Baker Enters the Panthéon”

Escape Game Pack: What’s Inside?

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 13 September 2021 > Pedagogy

So you’ve heard of our Escape Games pack, but what does it really look like? We reveal all in this short video!  

Escape Games Webinar

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 28 May 2021 > Pedagogy

Thank you for all your interest in our new Escape Games pack for collège. Now it’s time to find out more as two of its authors present the concept and answer your questions in the replay of our 2 June webinar. Emma and Patrick describe their experience testing the games in class with their pupils … Continue reading “Escape Games Webinar”

Time to Escape

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 26 April 2021 > Pedagogy

Immerse your students in an adventure that will get them working in teams, and in English, without even noticing! Three escape games set in a haunted Scottish castle, on the Titanic and in London during evacuation from the Blitz are easy to put in place and full of cultural content for cycle 4. The Escape … Continue reading “Time to Escape”

Rockwell, Roosevelt and Freedom

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 04 June 2019 > Ready to Use

This B1-level article will introduce your pupils to the Rockwell and Roosevelt Four Freedoms Exhibition (Caen Mémorial, June-October 2019). It focuses and expands on a very specific passage from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s State of the Union speech delivered in January 1941 in which he put an emphasis on freedom, or rather freedoms: freedom from fear, … Continue reading “Rockwell, Roosevelt and Freedom”

Michael Morpurgo at Shakespeare and Co

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 06 December 2018 > What's On

The War Horse author is one of Britain’s most popular children’s literature writers, although his books are far from lightweight, tackling difficult emotional themes. Michael Morpurgo will host an evening at the legendary English-language bookstore Shakespeare & Co on Tuesday 18 December. The veteran author, now 75, has written more than 150 books for children and teens. … Continue reading “Michael Morpurgo at Shakespeare and Co”

Space Pioneer Dies

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 09 December 2016 > In the News

John Glenn was both the American to orbit the Earth, and the oldest human to go into space, when he participated in a Space Shuttle mission at the age of 77. He died on 8 December at the venerable age of 95. In 1962, the U.S.A. was losing the Space Race. The previous April, the … Continue reading “Space Pioneer Dies”

Measure for Measure

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 08 December 2016 > Pedagogy

Comment deux matières comme les mathématiques et l’anglais peuvent-elles se rencontrer ? Hamid Belhadia et Cécile Clavilier, professeurs en 3ème section européenne en ZEP, témoignent de leur expérience. Nous avons mené ce travail commun sur l’année de troisième, en anglais et en mathématiques, la DNL (Discipline Non-Linguistique) pour cette classe. “From Measures to Bridges” s’ancrait sur … Continue reading “Measure for Measure”