"Speekee uses what's known as a 'spiral learning' approach, in which new language is presented and then revised when the next set of language comes up. With this methodology the child does not lose contact with what he/she has learned before, the learning being both structured and gradual. Therefore, we suggest each episode is viewed in sequence: 1, 2, 3 etc..."
Our family found the episodes interesting and informative. We visited: the market, the park, a home, school and many more sites. The episodes last from 13-18 minutes long. We downloaded the program so that my children could access it easily without needing to log on each time. After the first time through the series my children watched random episodes.
There is a catchy introduction and repeated Spanish phrases throughout each program. And while this is a very quality program and a great introduction to the Spanish language my two students, 3rd and 5th grades, thought the program was "babyish", but they did learn Spanish phrases which they have been practicing with some bilingual friends! Which is the point!
You can subscribe to Speekee Spanish through this link. The US subscription is $7.95 a month and the first two weeks are free. So I would definitely recommend trying out the trial offer.
Here are 10 reasons why Speekee is chosen by parents:
- Great fun and extremely effective
- Created by specialist linguists and musicians
- Accelerated learning methodology for natural success
- 100% in Spanish (English and Spanish subtitles available)
- Simple presentation style
- Lively, engaging characters
- Real Spanish children in real Spanish locations
- Concise, essential Spanish vocabulary, with lots of repetition
- Catchy songs
I felt the product meets all of those claims. The price is reasonable and I would recommend that you try it out to see if it fits your families learning needs. I would recommend contacting the company via their website, but you can also subscribe through Twitter and Facebook. A newsletter is available from the site also.
- tel: 01422 820263
- fax: 0871 714 2336
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lingua4 Ltd
- Swift Cross Farm
- Sowerby Bridge
- HX6 4LQ
- United Kingdom
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