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Hong Kong

Professional Development Days in Literacy Teaching using Jolly Phonics with Beverly Sace:

Dates For Your Diary In 2017

EASTER SESSION: April 14 & 17, Saturday & Monday, Modules 1 & 2

SPECIAL MAY SESSION WITH SANTINA DIMAURO on Appling Jolly Phonics to Reading Comprehension and Writing! May 27 & 28, Saturday and Sunday

SUMMER SESSION: August 5 & 6, 9 & 10, Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Modules 1-4

CHRISTMAS SESSION: December 16, 17, 19 & 20, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Modules 1-4 with a special SEN module by Kayoko Yamashita on 21st December.

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Module 1: Getting Started in Teaching Jolly Phonics

Why is Synthetic Phonics important and why is Jolly Phonics the best programme to teach young children? 

Teach the first 42 sounds of English using the five skills of Jolly Phonics, includes practical hands on classroom workshop.

Module 2A: Spelling and Writing with Jolly Phonics

How do children learn how to spell? 

How do we teach dictation? 

How can we encourage children to write independently and creatively? Start teaching spelling and writing using alternative spellings.

Module 2B: Jolly Grammar 1 & 2

Now your students can read and write – what’s next? 

This course will inform you on the teaching of a solid grammar foundation for children in K3 and up. This is important for Primary One and Two children!

Module 3: Jolly Grammar 3 & 4

Children’s knowledge of Grammar is extended, advanced and refined. For teachers of children in P2 and up. Authentic English children’s literature is also used to support grammar teaching.

Module 4: Jolly Grammar 5 & 6 

Advanced grammar teaching for senior primary teachers of P3 and up. Very useful for Secondary School teachers wanting to help their students as well!

Jolly Phonics Trainer Beverly Sace holds training sessions on teaching Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar to parents, primary school teachers, secondary school teachers, language teachers and principals in Hong Kong every quarter. Beverly Sace will guide you step by step and answer all your questions on how to teach and implement Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar at your school (or at home) to raise children’s literacy levels. In-School training sessions are also available.


Applying Jolly Phonics to Reading Comprehension & Writing with Jolly Phonics Trainer Santina DiMauro:

If your students have started Jolly Phonics and/or Jolly Grammar, seasoned trainer Santina DiMauro will help you extend and apply your students’ Jolly Phonics and Grammar knowledge into reading comprehension and writing.

In this workshop, teachers will gain an understanding of:

  • best practice when teaching reading comprehension and writing in the early years.
  • strategies children can use when reading.
  • the importance of vocabulary to enhance comprehension.
  • the relevance of explicit phonics and grammar instruction, which will be highlighted together with strategies to assist students in connecting the phonics and grammar knowledge to their writing .
  • the writing process, which will be explored incorporating a child’s role as ab author and as an editor.
  • hands-on, practical activities to explicitly teach grammar and how these can be incorporates into the context of children’s writing.

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Special Needs Education With Jolly Phonics: 

Supporting The Acquiring Of English Reading And Writing Skills For Children With Spld, Asd Or Adhd.

Training by Kayoko Yamashita (with Beverly Sace):

December 21 2017, 10am to 5pm.


Why and how is Jolly Phonics effective in helping children with Special Needs? 

What classroom activities can help children? 

Join us as Kayoko shares her experience and expertise.

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Jolly Phonics Modules 1 & 2 (with Beverly Sace) are prerequisites for M3-M4 and SEN courses.

Who should attend?

Teachers, especially English teachers and class teachers

School Principals, owners and administrators

Parents and Committee members of PTAs

Other Personnel who manage or deal with children at the nursery to senior primary education levels.


Jolly Faith Learning Centre

Jolly Faith Learning Centre (JFLC) has been a leading professional trainer in Hong Kong since 1998. Since then, Andus Li and the native English teachers maintained regular contact with Jolly Learning developing local teaching methods.

Our main trainers are Jolly Phonics Professional Trainer Andus Li; who has over 20 years classroom experience and author of published text books currently used in more than 30 kindergartens, and Joella Hawley; an experienced teacher of phonics, drama and creative writing.

JFLC has hosted 86 training workshop sessions, providing training to more than 200 teachers from over 100 kindergartens. In the last 18 years, JFLC has delivered training in Dongguan, Guangzhou and Beijing, china. JFLC remains focused on the particular local circumstances and designing the curriculum needed.

Who should attend?

Teachers and assistants serving kindergartens and early primary grades, school principals and parents who are eager to participate in their children’s early education.

Training format

Jolly 1 Practical Workshop for Teachers and Parents

1. Introduction on Synthetic Phonics

2. The Jolly Phonics Teaching Roadmap – 42 letter sounds, blending skills, identification of sounds in words, tricky words, etc.

3. Terminology used in teaching phonics – phoneme, grapheme, syllable, consonant and vowels, digraphs, diphthong, etc.

4. Effective teaching of the 42 basic sounds – storylines, songs, tricky words and basic blending skills

5. Revision and short test

6. Q & A, certificate distribution and light refreshments

Jolly 2 Practical Workshop for Teachers and Parents

1. Revision of the 42 basic sounds – storylines and actions

2. Basic phonology knowledge revision

3. How to teach alternative spellings effectively

4. Enhancements, extension and enrichments for effective teaching – tricky word lists (Level 1-30), magic “e”, storylines and songs, fingering, colours and actions, classroom setting, etc.

5. Reading – introduction to Jolly Readers, levelled books, reading assessment tools (e.g. running record), how to determine the level of a book, etc.

6. Hands-on reading assessment

7. Magic Writing – elaboration on Magic Writing, application, examples, progress monitoring, helping emergent young writers, etc.

8. Teaching plans (for teachers only when needed)

9. Q & A, certificate distribution and light refreshments

Jolly 3 Practical Workshop for Teachers only

Jolly 3 is a review session for teachers who have been trained in Jolly 1 and 2 and applied Jolly Phonics in school for some time.

1. Test on 42 sounds and actions

2. Blending skills III (for children with special needs)

3. Introduction of Jolly Phonics Teaching Plans

4. Rules of Syllabication

5. Reading and Magic Writing (extended)

6. Teachers’ demonstration (in groups)

7. Comments and detailed evaluation of teachers’ performance

8. Q & A, issue of evaluation reports and certificates

Upcoming workshops in 2017

Jolly 1 Practical Workshop for Teachers and Parents

Date: Saturday 8th April, 2017
Time: 2pm-5pm
Venue: JFLC Main Campus (Beacon Heights) or venue to be confirmed

Jolly 1 Practical Workshop for Teachers and Parents

Date: Monday 17th April, 2017 (Public Holiday)
Time: 2pm-5pm
Venue: JFLC Main Campus (Beacon Heights) or venue to be confirmed

Jolly 2 Practical Workshop for Teachers and Parents

Date: Saturday 13th May, 2017
Time: 2pm-5pm
Venue: JFLC Main Campus (Beacon Heights) or venue to be confirmed

Jolly 1 Practical Workshop for Teachers and Parents

Date: Monday 2nd October, 2017 (Public Holiday)
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Venue: JFLC Main Campus (Beacon Heights) or venue to be confirmed

Jolly 2 Practical Workshop for Teachers and Parents

Date: Monday 2nd October, 2017 (Public Holiday)
Time: 2pm-5pm
Venue: JFLC Main Campus (Beacon Heights) or venue to be confirmed

Jolly 3 Practical Workshop for Teachers only

Date reserved: Early December, 2017 (Public Holiday)
Time: 2:30pm-5:30pm
Venue: Campus of the school(s)

For updated information and enquiry, visit the Jolly Faith Learning Centre website here or find them on Facebook here

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