Category: Language

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Learning Speekee by heart

Funny expression that, “learning by heart“. Have you ever thought about its meaning? I found this online: How does it happen we say we learn things ‘by heart’ instead of ‘by head’? It’s because...

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Once a Foreigner, always a Foreigner?

Chris Tarrant is a British TV presenter who first became a household name via a children’s programme called Tiswas. “Madcap mayhem” for children, on the set of Tiswas In later years he would present the...

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I, Guiri

Here in Andalusia Spring doesn’t always come early. This year, after a Winter which seemed not to exist, the weather became unsettled and cool in March, those conditions lasting until very recently. Then Wham!...

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Does a single letter make all the difference?

Take a look at this: What do you notice first? The people, the backdrop, the blackboard? You may recognise two famous YouTubers on show. Yes, it’s Zoella (10 million subscribers), boyfriend Alfie (5 million)...

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Teachers and Positive Reinforcement

There are teachers, and then there are TEACHERS… You have been watching Special Needs teacher Chris Ulmer talking to his students. He’s a man who knows the value of positive reinforcement in the classroom. He...

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Spanish videos for children, Speekee style

You’ll know by now that Speekee is video based Spanish learning. Yes, the videos – there are 41 of them – form the ‘bedrock’ of your child’s Spanish learning, but should they be perceived...

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Spain’s new Eurovision song is entirely in English. So what?!

For the first time ever a song written entirely in English is to represent Spain at the Eurovision song contest after viewers of state broadcaster RTVE and a celebrity jury earlier this week picked...

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Your personality DOESN’T CHANGE when you speak a different language

Now here’s a guy who knows what it means to learn a language. Or rather, languages. 15 of them in fact. “It’s not that your personality changes when you speak a different language. It’s...

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Listening with a Mind’s Eye

Play this sound clip: What was it you just heard? A seagull perhaps? Yes! It was definitely a seagull wasn’t it! You even ‘saw’ that bird through your mind’s eye. You actually pictured a...

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