Frequently Asked Questions

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. Do I need to be 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:

1 – Speekee® FastTrack is a very ‘hands on’ 40-week program for homeschoolers of children aged 4-7. It features 160 lesson plans, 160 worksheets, 94 video clips

 

“I was mostly interested in FastTrack, which is a 40 week homeschool Spanish program with lessons! I figured we could review it for a month or so and then put it away for another year. Boy was I wrong. There’s going to be NO putting it away, the kids LOVE it! Seriously, these two beg for the daily lessons”

Carisa, 1plus1equals1 (Homeschooler; 44,000 Facebook followers; 2,700,000 monthly Pinterest viewers)

2 – Speekee® Accelerate – FastTrack’s older sister! A 40-week program for homeschoolers of children aged 8+. It features 160 lesson plans, 160 worksheets, 150 video clips

“Accelerate teaches quite a bit of vocabulary, but it continues to do so in a conversational, immersion style. There are occasional grammatical explanations within the lesson plans, but this is not a grammar-based course. Older children can start with the Accelerate course. It teaches the same vocabulary as does FastTrack but more quickly. It also incorporates the vocabulary into complete sentences so that children can begin to carry on rudimentary conversations in Spanish”

Cathy Duffy Reviews (The world’s premiere site for homeschool reviews)

3 – Speekee® TV showcases all 40 videos which form the basis of how children learn Spanish with us
4 – 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
5 – Speekee® Scheme of Work for Schools is a full Spanish Scheme of Work plus resources exclusively for primary & elementary Spanish teachers.

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 we start at the beginning with the simple language you would expect, such as Hello and Goodbye in Spanish.

As to the type of Spanish presented:

 


“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.”

Gerald Erichsen, ThoughtCo.com’s Spanish expert

 

3. How effective is Speekee?

 

“My kids are 5 and 8 and they both like Speekee a lot… you can vary the levels by adding in more or less work for your kids. We really just love logging in and watching the movies over and over and over… Once you hear the songs you’ll have them stuck in your head for a long time!”

Karyn, Teach Beside Me (Homeschooler, 5,000,000 monthly Pinterest viewers)

 

 

I’ve always heard that immersion is the best way to teach and learn a foreign language and you get that with Speekee. Everything is in Spanish with subtitles in both Spanish and English, so that kids (well, those who are reading) and their parents know what’s being said, but they’re hearing it only in Spanish and getting the concept based on the setting” Kris of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers (Homeschooler; 36,000 Facebook likes)

Kris of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers (Homeschooler; 36,000 Facebook likes)

 

 

“Our opinion of this product is that it is an amazing way to teach Spanish to children without frustration, and I would recommend it to all parents for children 2-12. It’s a simple way to learn Spanish and it draws the children in, the songs and videos are very catchy and not only would the kids randomly start singing or saying some of the songs, I even found myself reciting some of the videos as well. I often overhear the boys having conversations with each other using spanish now, and Anthony has been drinking with a straw saying me gusta (just like they do in the video) for 2 weeks now”

Nicole, Mama of Many Blessings (Homeschooler, 1,500,000 monthly Pinterest viewers)

 

 

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: Speekee® FastTrack, Speekee® Accelerate, Speekee® TV, Speekee® Play.

The first two weeks are absolutely free and even after the free trial you can cancel at any time.

Not included in a Speekee subscription: Speekee® Scheme of Work for Schools (for primary & elementary Spanish teachers)

 

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 an individual 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. Do I need to be involved in my child’s learning?

Speekee works best with a teacher so we encourage you, even if you have no previous teaching experience, to use our Speekee® FastTrack and/or Speekee® Accelerate programs with your child. 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. It’s easier than you think, and so much fun.

 

9. How do I cancel my account?

Instructions for cancelling your Speekee account 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

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