Review ~ Speekee TV
Foreign languages hasn't been one of our main subjects over the years. Yes we have worked on our French, but I would like to do more. I think learning other languages is really important!
Also genealogy is a long time "hobby" of mine and I have found cousins all around the world. Sometimes the language difference makes our conversations a real challenge!
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You never know when you will need to talk to another person, and they might not always speak the same language you do. So I was so excited when we had the opportunity to try out Speekee TV.
What is Speekee TV? It's a Spanish language program, consisting of 10 video episodes, worksheets, and activities.
The videos are done with real Spanish children, who are all speaking Spanish. The videos are subtitled and that was a help to myself and my older children who can read well.
I was surprised that my younger ones caught on easily without reading the subtitles though! The videos include conversations and sing a longs, with catchy music.
From the Speekee TV website:
10 episodes of Spanish
Over 150 minutes of pure Spanish learning
Learn Spanish from real Spanish children in real Spanish locations
Features songs, animation and puppets
Optional subtitles in Spanish and English
Free activity sheet downloads
Great fun and extremely effective
Created by specialist language teachers
Free optional curriculum
Songs you can't stop singing
You can watch each video more then once, I was glad for that! Each video is about 20 minutes long and pretty fasted paced. We watched many of them a few times. Also each video is broken into shorter clips that focus on words or phrases to learn that week.
Included with a subscription of Speekee TV is their Speekee FastTrack. This is a weekly email that covers 40 weeks of lessons. Each week it reminds you to do your lessons and gives you 4 activities to do. There are also printable flashcards and worksheets.
We've been using Speekee TV pretty much the way it was designed, except that we are relaxed with it. Our kids enjoy watching the videos over and over again. They love Speekee, he's just to cute!
I can't think of anything we haven't enjoyed about this program. I just wish they had a French version to!! This program really appealed to my children who loved video, visual, audio and hands on learning.