Gary Yung graduated with an M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Canada and is now a headmaster in Hangzhou, Zhejiang. He introduced Jolly Phonics to a number of kindergartens in Hong Kong with impressive results. He sees the need for a quality phonics programme to bring to China to help improve English language education in the country. He provides training for teachers and parents in the region.
David Calia is an American teacher whose teaching in China first started at a large international school. From there he has moved to a local Chinese Kindergarten and to supporting training centers, using Jolly Phonics in each of these. David has seen the success of this teaching and the confidence of the children in being able to read. He is excited at being able to train teachers to achieve in this way.
大卫·卡利亚（David Calia）是一个美国老师, 一开始执教于在中国的一所大型国际学校。在那工作之后，他已转移到一个中国本地的幼儿园并为一些培训中心作教育顾问，Jolly Phonics一直都为之使用。大卫已经看到了这种教学的成功和目睹孩子们能够阅读的信心。他很高兴能培养教师去实行这样的教学模式。
Andus Li established Jolly Faith Learning Centre in 1998 and has been serving young children in Hong Kong and mainland China. Andus is experienced in using phonics in early literacy development, particularly with English as second language. Andus and JFLC regularly conduct workshops for parents and teachers on how to integrate Jolly Phonics into the local curriculum and culture. JFLC stocks Jolly Phonics products for its own use and purchased by fellow educators. Shipping outside Hong Kong may be arranged.
Jane Mackenzie has been teaching English as a second language in Hong Kong since 1998 and holds the TEFL Diploma and Teaching certificate. She has taught students of all ages in International Kindergartens, Government Primary schools and local Chinese Kindergartens. She is the owner of an English Learning centre in Po Lam called La La Land, where she teaches Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar classes with overwhelming results. Jane has also travelled to Japan to give presentations to both parents and teachers.
With more than 20 years of experience in teaching English, Robin (B.Ed., TESOL) has been teaching Jolly Phonics for over 10 years. He has witnessed how effective using synthetic phonics with young children is, and the wonderful results it produces. As a phonics specialist, Robin is currently involved in one-to-one teaching of Jolly Phonics to K-1 & K-3 pupils in Hong Kong. Robin provides reading assessments for pupils and advice to parents to help develop their child’s literacy. Robin also specializes in teaching English Grammar and writing to children who have mastered phonics skills.
Beverly Sace is a Native English (American) teacher who is passionate about enabling teachers to raise English literacy in Hong Kong. She sees phonics in general, and Jolly Phonics in particular, as central to this. She is thrilled when each child first learns to sound out and blend. Beverly heads Sunflowers Education in Kwun Tong, where she runs Jolly Phonics training workshops for parents every 3 months and training for schools on request. Parents, teachers and school principals who work with Beverly are amazed at Jolly Phonics excellent results.
Angela has been teaching English as a Second Language for the last 15 years, and teaching children aged 3-7 with Jolly Phonics for the last 7 years at her English Education Centre in the New Territories, Hong Kong. She is eager to help other teachers to learn the joys that teaching with Jolly Phonics can bring as well as ensuring that that, once learnt, those skills are used their further English Language education.
Tomoko owns and teaches in Mami EC (Juku) in Nara pref. She graduated from Osaka City University and holds a TEFL Diploma. Having worked as a court clerk for more than 20 years, she became an English teacher because she is passionate about helping children to be confident with their English skills. She is glad to offer Jolly Phonics Training in Japanese and she would like to spread the programme to as many Japanese people as possible, as she believes that it is really wonderful.
Kayoko is a qualified primary, secondary school teacher in Japan, and has worked in schools in Japan and England. She graduated from The University of Nottingham with an MA in Special Needs Education. She has worked with children who need additional support to acquire English or with special needs in schools. As Jolly Phonics is accessible to a wide range of children, Kayoko has seen that it boosts their self-esteem, giving them the confidence to speak English. She firmly believes Jolly Phonics programme will provide a secure and inspiring foundation for children to learn English in Japan. She can give training via Skype or will travel to Japan.
Sung Eun Chung is a vice principal at Agape Montessori Education Center, a private primary school near Daegu. She has a degree in Child Education and English Literature from Myoungji University in Seoul, Korea, and a masters degree in Education from Loyola College in Maryland, USA. She has been teaching with Jolly Phonics for over 10 years during which time she has been amazed how it has been fun and easy to teach phonics to Korean children and teachers. She has seen their English pronunciation improve greatly by learning each sound accurately. She is keen to train in Korea so as to “spread this great method”!
Cindy Pan has 12 years experience lecturing at Tiny Tots Educational Supplies. For 3 years she has taught Jolly Phonics to students from K-3 (and elders 60 to 85 years old). Now she is presenting Jolly Phonics throughout Taiwan so every student can have a fun English learning experience.
David Calia, Trainer in Guangdong China:
“On October 5th 2011, myself and my collegues from Go-Go English Educational Consulting Company were invited to take Jolly Phonics to a housing development event in Guangzhou city, Guangdong China.
It was a fantastic opportunity to speak with many people about education, our company and Jolly Phonics, and we had a great time teaching a whole bunch of kids! We made some great contacts and were able to inform many parents about the importance of teaching English phonics to children.”
Jolly Phonics Training at QSI International School Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, China was a resounding success! 7 teachers from the school were in attendance of the one day training workshop on Tuesday September 4th, 2012. David Calia, The Jolly Phonics Trainer in Guangdong Province, presented information surrounding the five basic skills along with helpful teacher activities and an overview of Jolly materials and resources. The teachers and administration were excited and felt confident to begin using Jolly Phonics in their classes and in their school! We’re all looking forward to working with Jolly Grammar.