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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Schoolhouse Crew Review: Speekee TV

For the past six weeks, we have been trying out Speekee TV, a Spanish immersion course for ages 2-11.  I think it's important for my kids to learn another language, and learning Spanish could definitely come in handy for their futures.  Speekee TV was created by specialist linguists and musicians, and is 100% in Spanish!  When we first logged in to Speekee, I was expecting my child to learn one word at a time.  That's not how this program works-your child is immersed in watching real Spanish children in real Spanish locations speak!  At first I thought it would be too difficult, but this program works!!

Speekee is a puppet, and I thought my nine year old would say it was too babyish for him.  Surprise-he really enjoys Speekee and the other puppets in the program!  With Speekee TV children can learn at their own pace.  There are lots of fun videos and songs, and all the repetition helps them remember the words. There are English or Spanish subtitles, which also helps improve reading skills. Here is what you will get if you subscribe to Speekee:

*10 episodes of Spanish
*Over 150 minutes of pure Spanish learning
*Learn Spanish from real Spanish children in real Spanish locations
*Features songs, animation and puppets
*Optional subtitles in Spanish and English
*Free activity sheet downloads
*Great fun and extremely effective
*Created by specialist language teachers
*Free optional curriculum
*Songs you can't stop singing

That last sentence-'songs you can't stop singing' is so true!  Both Chad and I always end up singing and humming the cute songs long after we've watched a video.  We used Fasttrack, which is a 40-week plan with each week's learning all laid out for you.  I received an email each week, with links to the videos to watch, and corresponding activities, flashcards, and worksheets.  Fasttrack is a great program that comes free with your subscription. 

You can try Speekee TV out for two weeks free!  A subscription to Speekee TV is only $7.50 per month or $60 per year, and you can cancel any time.  Speekee is also available on DVD

I recommend this program-Chad has enjoyed it and has learned many Spanish words and phrases.  To read more reviews of Speekee TV, click the banner below:

*Disclaimer: I received a free subscription to this product in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

Jim said...

Hola Athena, This is Jim from Speekee checking in to say a big GRACIAS for your review. Much appreciated!