Review – Speekee® Accelerate: Spanish for kids
I am reviewing the Speekee® Accelerate Programme that was launched in November 2015.
Speekee is an Online Spanish resource designed for children that are Home Educated. I subscribed to the Fastrack program designed for 4-7 year olds earlier this year and found it to be very useful in supporting our language learning journey at home. The Accelerate programme is designed for students age 8+.
The 40 week lessons are based around short (approx 15 minute) videos. A complete video is played at the beginning of each new topic then different clips are shown for each unit. This repetition of vocabulary is great and allows for lots of listening practice. Around 50% of the lessons have worksheet activities which match the clip that is shown, there are also suggested additional activities that parents can prepare.
The videos are excellent and of a high quality and we found the children in them to be friendly, easy to understand and are of a range of different ages. We laugh out loud at some of the silly things they do.
I will be posting updates of my review on this blog as I work through the programme with my seven-year-old daughter; Chloe and some students that attend my Spanish Club in Cheshire.
The great thing about Speekee® is that it gives us Educators and Language Teachers the freedom to teach at a pace that best suits our students or children. There is no monthly contract nor minimum length of subscription time required, so we can dip in and out of the programme as much as we like for as long as we like.
A single subscription of £4.95 per month gives parents access to any of the Speekee® programmes: Speekee® FastTrack, Speekee® Accelerate, Speekee® TV and Speekee® Play.
Visit their website www.speekee.com for more information. Click on the links below to read my review.
- Speekee® Accelerate review weeks 1-6
- Speekee® Accelerate review weeks 7-10
- Speekee® Accelerate review weeks 11-14
- Speekee® Accelerate review weeks 17 – 20
- Speekee® Accelerate review weeks 21 & 22
- Speekee® Accelerate review Scavenger Hunt
- Speekee® Accelerate review weeks 23 & 24
- Speekee® Accelerate review weeks 25 &26
- Speekee® Accelerate review weeks 27 – 32
- Speekee® Accelerate review weeks 33-36
- Speekee® Accelerate review weeks 37 – 40