Monthly Archive: January 2012

How Speekee TV watchers leave feedback

How Speekee TV watchers leave feedback

Subscribers to Speekee TV receive an email from us when they unsubscribe, asking for their comments on the Speekee TV experience. About 30% of users kindly reply with their opinon, which helps us improve...

Teaching languages to young children. Keep it simple!

Teaching languages to young children. Keep it simple!

Did you know that you won’t find a single verb form uttered by Speekee which is in any other ‘time’ than the present? Let me explain why… As the development stages for Speekee got...

Spanish pronunciation vs English pronunciation

Spanish pronunciation vs English pronunciation

Which is easier for the learner who doesn’t yet know the target language? (As a native English speaker learning Spanish, Spanish would be my target language). Well, there is no doubt about it in...

The Homeschooler’s Speekee Adventure – 11

The Homeschooler’s Speekee Adventure – 11

Week 11 This week we continued on with the lesson about the home.  We spent time learning the names for immediate family members.  My 9 year old enjoyed introducing each of us. We also...

A look inside the Speekee Parent Guide

A look inside the Speekee Parent Guide

With so much talk these days about Speekee TV, our online service, it would be easy to ignore the DVD set and its accompanying 68-page Parent Guide. So here are some of the features...

When Speekee worked… for Spanish kids!

When Speekee worked… for Spanish kids!

Don’t be fooled by the glum looking expression; this guy is Andrés Bautista and he is a very nice chap! Andrés worked for the now-defunct SierraVision TV service in Arcos de la Frontera, the...

Spanish for kids

Spanish for kids

Spanish for kids is becoming more and more important, much as we at Speekee would expect as the world gets ever ‘smaller’; travel between countries increases, jobs are sought abroad, and the internet’s growth...

Will the English language die out?

Will the English language die out?

Apparently there are almost 7000 languages in the world, half of which have fewer than ten thousand speakers. I heard this in an interview with Nicholas Ostler of the Foundation for Endangered Languages on...