Phonics is a method for teaching reading and writing. It helps learners hear, identify and use different sounds that distinguish one word from another.
Written language can be compared to a code, so knowing the sounds of individual letters and how those letters sound combined will help learners decode words as they read.
Understanding phonics will also help learners know which letters to use when writing.
A comprehensive, 1-year programme that trains teachers to teach and assess phonic sounds through a mobile phone.
All Primary schools in England have a statutory requirement to teach synthetic phonics.
The UK Department of Education states that deploying a phonics education at an early age can also help children develop culturally, socially, and emotionally. Research shows that when phonics when taught correctly, it is one of the most effective ways of teaching children to learn to read and write.
PhonicsChina is a year-long training programme targeted at teachers in schools and education establishments around the world.
The project draws on almost 30 years of best practice in the UK with the expertise of experienced educators and resource publishers.
The scheme teaches 44 English sounds but is specially adapted to suit each country’s national kindergarten curriculum and policies on mother tongue teaching.
Teachers are trained to listen, speak and read English accurately. This accuracy can then be passed on to students.
Students will not need to memorise a word in order to read it the next time. They will be able to work out what the word says – what it looks like, and what it sounds like – without any help.
They will be independent readers. And Independent readers can read to learn!