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 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 literacy and language programmes for children 3-12 years old using Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar. Beverly holds Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar training workshops for parents and teachers quarterly and is a speaker for inclusive education at a local university. She also helps local and international kindergartens and primary schools implement Jolly Phonics and Grammar in their curriculum. Parents, teachers and school principals who work with Beverly are amazed at Jolly Phonics’ excellent results.
Beverly also delivers Jolly Phonics training to schools and teachers in South East Asia (Macau, Philippines and Thailand), and is keen on effecting change on the teaching of reading and grammar so young children can benefit from the advantage that Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar bring.
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.