Category: Methodology

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Celebrating 10 years of Speekee!

There’s no great fanfare over here at Speekee Central but we’re quietly proud of the achievement: 10 years in operation! I still remember quite vividly the wildly creative brainstorming process in early 2006 – those reams...

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School languages ‘deep in the doldrums’

Joined-up thinking they call it don’t they. If foreign language learning in the UK education system made sense then it would start at primary level, be consolidated at secondary level and flower at university level....

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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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Speekee Spanish Worksheets

Love this pic! Does this look like a happy, healthy learning environment to you? It does to me. These children are in the US of A and they are homeschooled. Here they are shown...

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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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Teaching Spanish through Song

Doesn’t that work well! Here are just some of the reasons why: Songs are great for language learning (you know how quickly you memorise song lyrics in English; the same applies in Spanish) The...

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Speekee® Accelerate

Accelerate your child towards fluent Spanish in just 40 weeks with our new Spanish Homeschool curriculum ideal for children aged 8+ (Yes, that’s me doing the commentary!) Sign up for Accelerate now at www.speekee.com. Until...

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In praise of Facebook’s Languages in Primary Schools forum

Well done Facebook. I know you come in for a lot of criticism from some quarters but you won’t hear me complaining. (Anyway, what would be the point?) I must say, you are certainly...

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Read My Lips (and learn Spanish)

You’ll know there are a great many products in the marketplace – more all the time! – which will help your child learn Spanish. Some are good, some are not so good. Some are brilliant,...

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