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.
With more than 20 years of experience in teaching English, Robin (B.Ed., TESOL) has been teaching Jolly Phonics for over 15 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. Robin has recently started teaching Jolly Phonics to adults as well. In addition, Robin would like to teach any interested individuals French phonics.
Beverly is an experienced native early years language teacher and has a British masters in Teaching English to Young Learners, specialising on the second language literacy acquisition of children aged 0-6, in which she investigated the reading and spelling of young children through Jolly Phonics in an ESL context.
Beverly runs Sunflowers Literacy Centre in Kwun Tong and has been providing CPD and inset courses on synthetic phonics (Jolly Phonics of course!), spelling, punctuation and grammar (Jolly Grammar), as well as phonemic awareness for the past 7 years through the training company Literacy Asia. She is an inclusive education speaker and researcher at a local university, a school literacy consultant and ELT author of Vocabfonix, which uses Jolly Phonics to teach spelling of vocabulary and the special Jolly Phonics font. Beverly has taught teachers at the British Council and is currently embarking on doctoral studies in literacy and language.
Beverly personally teaches children with mild learning difficulties using Jolly Phonics, which has yielded spectacular progress for her students. She has also started delivering courses to parents, on how to support their children’s reading at home, thereby increasing and speeding reading acquisition. Jolly Phonics is Beverly’s programme of choice – it works excellently with very young learners, delayed readers, as well as children with special needs.
Hong Kong and China
Angela has been teaching English as a Second Language for over 20 years, and teaching children aged 3-14 with Jolly Phonics. Her English Learning Centre has 3 branches in New Territories, Hong Kong.
She believes that good teachers teach well, but better teachers motivate students to self motivate themselves to learn. By using the songs from Jolly Phonics and Jolly Music, Angela creates a fun environment for the students. By structuring the classroom so students know what is expected of them, Angela creates disciplined and motivated students.
She is currently holding workshops for both teachers and parents, helping to implement Jolly Phonics and Jolly Music, and develop teachers’ skills. She is eager to help other teachers to learn the joys that teaching with Jolly Series can bring as well as ensuring that, once learnt, those skills are used for their further English Language education.
With more than 15 years of experience in education, Winnie particularly enjoys teaching Phonics. Thanks to many of her Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Vietnamese students, she has had lots of joy hearing them blend words when she sounds them out, and watching them write and spell in a language foreign to them.
Winnie believes in transferring Phonics skills to children as well as their parents so that they can use it to help them read and spell, to become confident users of English, and more importantly, to be able to appreciate English books, movies and songs, and of course to make friends. As well as a Teacher Of English at the British Council from 1999 to now, Winnie has also started giving Phonics training to the teachers at British Council Hong Kong. Her two-day certificate course will be available to all from February 2017. Contact Winnie if you would like to find out more about the course.