Sunday, September 9, 2012
From their website:
Spanish learning without effort. All the multi award-winning Speekee videos PLUS real-time 'virtual' friendships with the Speekee characters.
Speekee FastTrack is a 40 week plan that maximises every child's Spanish learning. Every week we've suggested 4 activities for you, with corresponding video clips, worksheets and other downloads. Taking just a few minutes, each activity accelerates understanding and use of Spanish.
Many of the activities have worksheets associated with them. Sometimes these are referenced explicitly in the activity; other times they are extra activities that you can do if you choose. Many of the worksheets and downloads are in .pdf format, so you'll need Adobe Reader.
We'll give you some flashcards to download and print. You can use these flashcards any time you want to reinforce the everyday language that you'll be learning as you move through Speekee FastTrack."
Cost: $7.50 per month (try the first 2 weeks for FREE - no obligation!)
The Bentz Test Laboratory has been introduced to Speekee before, and they loved it. I got big cheers when I asked them if they would like to spend some more time with Speekee and his friends!
Each episode is full of bright colors, fun characters and catchy songs. It's an immersion program - so everything is in Spanish with English subtitles. They visit familiar places like:-El parque (The Park), -El cafe (The Restaurant),-La casa (The House), -El zoo (The Zoo), -La clase (The Classroom), -El mercado (The Market), -La estacion (The Station),-La playa (The Beach), -El jardin (The Garden), -La fiesta (The Party) in the 10 lessons. The episodes are short and fun.
My children enjoy watching, and I see results - they are learning Spanish - and with the correct accent! I catch them singing all around the house.
My favorite part of this review, the FastTrack curriculum plan! Speekee's creators listened to us and created a VERY user-friendly curriculum plan to accompany the Speekee TV episodes. I get an email each week with all the details plus worksheets, flashcards, craft suggestions. I have found the perfect use for all the mismatched socks - we made Speekee puppets!
I highly recommend you check this program out for yourself!
See what the other members of the TOS Review Crew thought here.
I was sent a complimentary subscription in exchange for my honest opinion as part of the TOS Review Crew.