Frequently Asked Questions

faq

1. How does Speekee work?
2. What Spanish is included?
3. How effective is Speekee?
4. How much does Speekee cost?
5. How do I sign up?
6. Do I need separate accounts if I have more than one child?
7. Is my child at the right age to learn Spanish?
8. Can I get involved in my child’s Spanish learning?
9. How do I cancel my account?
10. What happens when my child finishes learning Spanish with Speekee?

 

1. How does Speekee work?

We use an ‘Accelerated’ learning approach which immerses your child in Spanish at all times – primarily through video featuring real Spanish children in real Spanish locations.

Spanish is learned step by step, starting with the easiest, most commonly heard Spanish first.

There are five learning options with Speekee:

Speekee® TV showcases all 40 videos which form the basis of how children learn Spanish with us.
Speekee® FastTrack is a very ‘hands on’ 40-week program for homeschoolers of children aged 4-7. It features 160 lesson plans.
Speekee® Accelerate – FastTrack’s older sister! A 40-week program for homeschoolers of children aged 8+.
Speekee® Play is a totally interactive, totally safe ‘virtual world’ in which your child can play games, take challenges and interact with other children in Spanish.

Speekee® Scheme of Work for Schools is a full Spanish Scheme of Work plus resources exclusively for primary / elementary schoolteachers.

Speekee has been a leader in Spanish learning for children since 2006.

 

2. What Spanish is included?

Greetings, Introductions, Food and Drink, Transport, Weather, Time, Birthdays, Numbers, Colors, Clothes, At home, Hobbies, Days of the Week, Months, Seasons, Family, Feelings, and much more!

There are two series of videos providing a total of 10 hours of step-by-step Spanish learning. Series 2 builds on the language presented in Series 1 but it also works for children who have not been exposed to Speekee at all. Therefore it starts at the beginning with the simple language you would expect, such as Hello and Goodbye in Spanish.

As to the type of Spanish presented, here’s what about.com’s Spanish expert says in his review of Speekee:

‘The Spanish here is of the variety you’ll hear in Spain rather than Latin America. But that shouldn’t be of any concern even if you’re more interested in Latin American Spanish. None of the vocabulary here would be out of place wherever Spanish is spoken. And the pronunciation differences are so slight that if the children can understand what’s in these lessons, they’d have no difficulty understanding the same things said with a Mexican or other Latin American accent.’

 

3. How effective is Speekee?

Over to our customers!

‘All my children go around the house speaking Spanish and using the words appropriately. They really love the program.’

‘Amber age 9 and Delaney age 8 loved the videos and the worksheets. They would watch the videos over and over again and once they were finished with their worksheets they would make a list of all the Spanish words they new from memory. In less than a month they could remember and spell over 60 words. They loved Speekee so much they wanted to make some videos with the new words they learned.’

‘All three of my kiddos {ages 8, 6, and 4} are loving this program! When it’s “Speekee time” they all gather around the computer and sing along {and speak along} with the familiar songs and phrases that they’ve learned.’

‘For a low monthly fee (seriously, $7.50/month, what a bargain!!!) , you can watch the videos on your computer and download and print several great worksheets to go with each video.’

‘Tornado Boy LOVES Speekee. We’ve watched all 10 lessons and he is always excited when I tell him that it is time for Speekee. The interface is easy to use and TB likes to watch the videos in full-screen with the closed captions on. This allows him to read what is being said in both Spanish and English. The music used in Speekee is very catchy and he will often sing along with several of the songs including the intro and closing that are used in all of the episodes…I really wish that there were more than 10 episodes of Speekee!’

‘My 8 and 2 year olds were singing along and repeating (and retaining) words like a pro.’

‘My kids, all of them, ages 2, 4, 7, 9, 11 and even the 13 year old really liked Speekee and I will admit, Speekee grew on me as well.’ 🙂

‘I have a video of my 2 year old asking, quite emphatically for Speekee. “”Please Mama, Speekee?”” over and over and over. While watching each episode, she is completely engrossed and at the end will wave and attempt an “Adios”” as Speekee says goodbye.’

 

4. How much does Speekee cost?

A single subscription to Speekee costs $7.50 per month or €5.49 per month or €4.95 per month, depending on where you are in the world.

That single subscription gives you access to four different products!

The first two weeks are absolutely free and even after the free trial you can cancel at any time. Our flexible terms underline our confidence that your high expectations for your child shall be met. 

Not included in a Speekee subscription: Speekee® Scheme of Work for Schools (for schoolteachers)

 

5. How do I sign up?

Wherever you are in the world, simply visit www.speekee.com and click on the Speekee option which best suits your child. The sign-up process is completed in a matter of seconds.

 

6. Do I need separate accounts if I have more than one child?

A single subscription allows access to four different Speekee products, so there’s great flexibility if you want to use one subscription for more than one child.

Speekee® Play monitors your child’s progress in Spanish, so the value of one account per child is clear in this case.

 

7. Is my child at the right age to learn Spanish?

There’s a wealth of information online about when children should start learning a foreign language. Put simply, the best time for your child to learn a second language is the same time they are learning their first one. And if that’s not possible then the sooner the better. The child’s brain is different from the adult’s brain: it is a very dynamic structure that is constantly evolving, so it’s no wonder we often refer to children as ‘sponges’ when it comes to language learning!

 

8. Can I get involved in my child’s learning?

Yes you can and we positively encourage it with our Speekee® FastTrack and Speekee® Accelerate programs. They are designed for homeschoolers but many other parents who like to give their child a helping hand use FastTrack and Accelerate because they offer practical advice, precise and easy-to-follow lesson plans, and valuable back-up material such as worksheets and flashcards.

 

9. How do I cancel my account?

Instructions for cancelling your Speekee account via PayPal can be found here.

 

10. What happens when my child finishes learning Spanish with Speekee?

This is a question we have thought long and hard about over the years, and it’s one of the reasons why we developed Speekee® Play: to allow your child to push on with their Spanish learning in a fun and challenging way. Play gives your child a platform to express themselves using the Spanish they have learned, so in a sense there is no finishing point to learning Spanish with Speekee. ‘Ever evolving’ would be a more accurate description!

Is there a question you have which has not been answered here? Please email us: hola@speekee.com