Collège Jean XXIII
établissement privé catholique
Mulhouse – France

Option "Section Européenne" en Anglais

Depuis la rentrée 2008, une section européenne en anglais a été mise en place dans notre établissement. Cette section accueille des élèves de 4ème et de 3ème motivés par l’anglais et qui souhaitent approfondir leurs connaissances dans cette discipline, tant dans le domaine linguistique que culturel, lors de deux heures de cours supplémentaires dans la semaine. Il s’agit d’apprendre à mieux connaître nos voisins britanniques mais également de partir à la découverte d’horizons plus lointains. En effet, les troisièmes du collège peuvent participer à l'échange avec les Etats-Unis au cours duquel ils sont en immersion totale dans une famille américaine.

Quelques archives de la Section Euro Anglais

Diaporama « If you were » - Avril 2012

Les élèves de 4ème de section européenne ont travaillé sur la chanson "If you were a Sailboat" de Katie Melua. Ils s'en sont inspirés et vous proposent de découvrir leurs productions sous la forme d'un diaporama.



Quiz sur les films - Février 2012

Dans le cadre d'une séquence sur le cinéma, les élèves de la 4ème section européenne ont composé des devinettes sur des films. Ils vous proposent de tester vos connaissances à l'aide d'un quiz...

Cliquez sur l'image pour enregistrer le diaporama.

What bugs me - Janvier 2012

Lors d’une séance de brainstorming, les élèves ont recensé toutes ces petites choses de la vie quotidienne qui les embêtent. Ils en ont fait des poèmes illustrés qu’ils vous proposent de découvrir ici.

From poetry to ITC

Découvrez les illustrations colorées et originales que les élèves de la section européenne ont réalisées, en salle multi-média, après avoir étudié le poème Orange Juice de Michael Rosen.

First, we studied the poem Orange Juice by Michael Rosen, the English children’s poet laureate. In the poem, a young narrator wonders how to get revenge on the thief who keeps stealing the orange juice left on his doorstep by the milkman.

Then, we created word clouds using keywords from the poem. Discover our colourful and original creations !

Alexandre T.




Elise B.





Maxime A.

Maxime A.


Nicolas L.




If you want to read the poem, click on the following link: orange_text.pdf

The students of 3A and 3G,
European section

Girard College, Philadelphie, USA

La section euro présente l'établissement avec lequel elle va faire un échange mail. Découvrez l'histoire de Girard College fondé par un Français originaire de Bordeaux.

Voir le document

Echange avec l'auteur Louise Cooper

Après avoir lu “Emergency Landing”, une nouvelle de l’auteur britannique Louise Cooper, les élèves de la section européenne lui ont envoyé un message. Elle leur a répondu : voici leur premier échange.

» Our message

Dear Louise,

First we want to wish you a very Happy New Year!
We are a group of French pupils. We're 13. Our school is called Collège Jean 23 and it is in Mulhouse, a town near the Swiss and German borders.
We've just read Emergency Landing. Some of us are not too keen on science fiction but we all liked your story, especially the twist at the end. We were so surprised to discover that the passengers were extraterrestrials.We would like to know what happened after the landing because obviously they didn't blow up the Earth!

Do you have other stories that are not too long and not too difficult to understand?

Best wishes.
A class from France

» Louise Cooper's reply

Bonjour - et Bonne Annee!

My French isn't as good as your excellent English, I'm afraid, so I'd better switch to English now... :-)

I'm delighted that you enjoyed Emergency Landing, but you've made me think, because - to be honest - I didn't decide what would happen after the landing! As you say, of course they didn't blow up the Earth. So what did happen...? One idea I've thought of is that, perhaps, the alien ship is extremely small. So they land, make their repairs, set their bomb and take off again. The bomb explodes... but with no more power than a small firework!
Do you have any other ideas of what might happen? If so, I'd love to hear them!

Yes, I have a lot more very short stories similar to Emergency Landing - two books of them, in fact! The titles are "Short and Scary" and "Short and Spooky", and they are published in the UK by Oxford University Press. If your class, or your teachers, would like to get copies, you should be able to order them by giving the ISBN number (a unique number that enables them to be tracked by a bookseller). The numbers are: Short and Scary! - ISBN 0-19-278190-1 ; Short and Spooky! - ISBN 0-19-275412-2. I hope that helps!

And (of course, authors can't resist giving themselves a promotion whenever they can!) I have a number of books published in French. There's a series of supernatural animal stories, titles, "Creatures", published by Editions J'ai Lu, two fantasy trilogies, "Le Maitre du Temps" and "La Porte du Chaos", published by Bragelonne, and a separate fantasy novel, "Notre Reine des Neiges", published by Nestiveqnen. If you have a chance to read any of them I hope you will enjoy them too!

I'm going to the "Trolls et Legendes" fantasy festival in Mons (Belgie) in April - I'm very excited about that!

Thank you very much for writing to me - and let me know about those ideas!

A bientot,

Si vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur Louise Cooper et ses ouvrages, visitez son site web :


From Martin Luther King to Barack Obama  

Each year, on the third Monday of January, Americans commemorate the life of Martin Luther King Junior.

He was born on January 15th, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. He became a pastor like his father and grandfather.He was 26 years old when « the Rosa Parks incident » happened ( Rosa Parks was arrested because she refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man). Martin Luther King decided to do something to make the world a better and fairer place. He organized boycotts, marches, demonstrations and sit-ins. He received the Nobel Peace prize in 1964. Martin Luther King delivered his most famous speech « I have a dream » in Washington D.C. On August 28th 1964. He was assassinated on April 4th 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Thanks to Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964. It made it illegal to treat people differently because of the color of their skin.

This year, Martin Luther King Day falls on January 19th, the day before Inauguration Day!A coincidence that shows how much America has changed in less than 50 years.

On January 20th,at noon, Barack Obama will take the oath of office on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, DC, He will become the 44th American President and the first black President.

The President's oath

«  I do solemny swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States »

Alix Auter et C. D. [retiré]


Thèmes du premier trimestre : monarchie, élections, Noël

Le premier thème abordé visait à sensibiliser les élèves à un aspect important de la culture britannique: la monarchie. Suite à la "webquest" (recherche guidée sur internet) effectuée en salle multimédia, ils vous proposent de tester vos connaissances à l’aide du “Royal Family Quiz” qu’ils ont préparé. D'autres recherches sont effectuées tout au long de l'année. A découvrir sur ce site !

- Connaissez-vous la famille royale d'Angleterre ? Un questionnaire
- Elections aux USA
- Notre page sur Noël : traditions et crackers