Category: Spanish

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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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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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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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Spanish teachers! Win a 1-year subscription to Speekee!

We’ve teamed up with teachingideas.co.uk, the massively popular teaching resources site, to offer you the opportunity to win one of three annual subscriptions to Speekee’s Spanish Scheme of Work. Are you a Spanish teacher...

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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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Embracing Bilingualism

Over at sports channel ESPN they are EMBRACING Bilingualism. Watch how these presenters of One Nación switch seamlessly between Spanish and English. This, my friends, is the Future! It’s also proof that it doesn’t...

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