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Speekee® Accelerate Review: Weeks 27 – 32

Weeks 27 & 28

Audio files have now been added to the entire programme which is great as it gives additional listening practice to each video.

As a change to the previous videos, week 27 is a silent movie about being in a fairground. We discussed the different types of rides, which are our favourites and which go “rapidamente”, “arriba” and “abajo”.  We set up an obstacle course at home to practice the words “arriba” “abajo” in Spanish.  Read more…

Speekee® Accelerate Review: Weeks 23 & 24

Weeks 23 & 24 were fun to do…all about musical instruments!  We started off looking at the different musical instruments on the worksheets and talked about what they are and asked ¿Qué instrumento es? (What instrument is it?).  The lesson evolved and before we knew it the children we playing and tuning the ukulele!

This is one of the things I love about Home Education – seeing the children’s Spanish learning-journey evolving with them – there are no limits to where they can take it.  Read more…

Speekee® Accelerate Review: Supermarket Scavenger Hunt

Using the vocabulary learnt in the last unit I prepared a shopping list in Spanish with 10 items that the children had to find in our local supermarket.  It was a race and the first one back to me with all the correct items in their basket was the winner.   Read more…

Speekee® Accelerate Review: Weeks 21 & 22

Units for weeks 21 & 22 are all about animals!

For week 21 we spent time talking about our different animals and which are our favourite, forming questions like “¿Cúal es tu animal favorito?” (What is your favorite animal?). We also played a game of animal charades which was fun!  Read more…

Speekee® Accelerate Review: Weeks 17 – 20

This post marks half-way through our Speekee Accelerate review! We have covered 20 weeks of lessons in just over 12 weeks. We’ve kept up with the worksheets easily and although we haven’t always been able to do all of the additional activities that are recommended we have done most of them in small group!

As a Home Educator myself I’ve found that the small group setting we have developed for this review is working really well for us. Our small group entails my daughter Chloe (6), Timothy (7) and Georgina (11) and my other daughter Carmela (4) but she usually only joins in with the games! We meet every fortnight on a Monday morning. Read more…

Speekee® Accelerate Review: Weeks 11-14

Weeks 11 & 12

Weeks 11 & 12 cover modes of transport, colours and comparing sizes. The worksheets in week 11 are great and easy for the children to get on with.  They include lots of repetition with nice clear instructions.

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Doing the transport worksheets in our new “home ed” space.

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Speekee® Accelerate Review: Weeks 7-10

This post covers weeks 7-10 of the Speekee Accelerate programme. We did pretty well to keep momentum going what with Christmas and New Year, I think there was just one week where we didn’t do anything!  It is definitely important to do a little bit as often as possible with this so as to maintain your child’s interest, even if that means simply watching the videos every day.   Read more…

Speekee® Accelerate Review: Weeks 1-6

 

Weeks 1 & 2

These lessons introduce simple everyday phrases in Spanish such as “Donde esta…” (where is) and “No lo sé” (I don’t know).  They are introduced in the videos without written meaning and repeated often.

We did the name & number worksheet activities that go with these lessons. Read more…

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+.

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