Category: Miscellaneous

pokemon

Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

Since when did adults become engrossed in games originally designed for children? This advert for the new Pokémon craze features just one child (sandwiched between two adults) and a whole host of hip thirty somethings....

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Then and Now – Maggie from Speekee

Eagle eyed viewers will know that some of the children who appear in Speekee Series One also appear in the second series. Can you name them? They are: Joe, Victoriano, Ana Belén and Maggie....

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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...

speekeebilingualism

What’s the difference between a person and a brain?

One of our most popular recent Facebook posts featured this image: We often post infographics about Bilingualism and for some reason this one went mildly viral. How does that work folks?? Anyway, the infographic got me...

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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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Bilingual Kids Rock… with podcasts!

Look around on the Net for podcasts on the subject of Bilingualism. I can assure you that you’ll find none better than the bank of podcasts by Olena Centeno of Bilingual Kids Rock. Olena is a...

Speekee Spanish for Kids

The Making of Speekee the Puppet

In this age of virtual reality is the puppet maker’s art going unappreciated? Here in a tribute to master puppet maker Neil Sterenberg, we reveal how Speekee the puppet came together thanks to Neil’s...

extinction of languages

How serious is the extinction of a language?

I posed this question in a survey: Is the extinction of an animal species worse than the extinction of a language? It’s a question that has provoked a reaction… “This is stupid. One question?...

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