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Jolly Learning in Japan

  • David Watkins

    Tokyo

    David is originally from the UK but has been living and working in Japan since 2001, teaching in both private and public schools. In 2013, David set up Yamatalk English school to focus on teaching younger learners. David began to teach with Jolly Phonics in 2014, seeing outstanding results from his students. He finds Jolly Phonics to be a wonderful way not only to teach children literacy, but to also unlock their enthusiasm and motivation for studying English.

    David would like to share his experiences with Jolly Phonics as a means to teach literacy, not just with other teachers, but with parents looking to get more involved in their children’s English learning.

    子どもたちの読み書き力を向上できるように、先生方だけでなく、保護者の方とも一緒にジョリーフォニックスを学んでいけたら嬉しいです。トレーニングは英語で行いますが、配布資料には適宜、日本語を併記いたします。お問い合わせは英語・日本語どちらでも大丈夫です。

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    email:
    yamatalkenglish@gmail.com
    website:
    www.yamatalk-english.com
    travel:
    Japan (and other countries in the region with notice)
  • Shino Abe

    shinoYokohama, Kanagawa

    Shino has been working for Yokosuka Gakuin Elementary School in Kanagawa since 2006. She has seen the impact of Jolly Phonics and the outstanding results that their students have achieved learning English with the Jolly Phonics programme. Shino firmly believes that Jolly Phonics is the best solution for learning to read, write and speak in English, so would love to share her experiences with other teachers, so they too can make a difference to their students and schools.

    小学校でジョリーフォニックスを使って指導していますが、ジョリーフォニックスを習った子どもたちの変化に、一番驚いたのは我々教員でした。ジョリーフォニックスは日本の子どもたちに必要な指導法です。小学校現場での実践を共有しながら、このプログラムを多くの先生方と一緒に学んでいくことができたら幸いです。トレーニングは日本語で行います。

    email:
    shinois@outlook.jp
    tel:
    +81 (0)46852 1920
    website:
    www.yokosukagakuin.ac.jp/primary/YGES/YGES_top.html
    travel:
    All of Japan
  • Georgette Keolanui-Wilson

    Georgette-Profile-PicGeorgette is a native English speaker from Kamuela, Hawaii. She has been an EFL educator in Japan for over 13 years. She strongly believes in teaching synthetic phonics. Since using the Jolly Phonics programme her students have gained the necessary skills to help them become successful readers and writers of English. Her students and their families’ motivation to learn English soars once they grasp the core skills learned through the programme. She would love to share those skills with you and help you and your students build a strong phonetic programme by using Jolly Phonics.

    email:
    FamilyPhonics@outlook.com
    tel:
    090-2218-5961
    travel:
    All of Japan / U.S. Military Installations within the Pacific Region
  • Alex Conley

    Alex-ConleyAlex Conley is from California, USA and he has lived and worked in Japan since May 2011. He is currently the Executive Director of Coar Inc., an English school and education services company, and works as an English teacher and teacher trainer. He has been using Jolly Phonics in an eikaiwa (English conversation school) for the last five years because he believes it’s the most efficient and effective way of teaching students to read and write. He hopes to share his experiences and knowledge with parents and teachers throughout Japan.

    トレーニングは英語で行いますが、お問い合わせ等は日本語でも大丈夫です.

    email:
    al-conley@coar.co.jp
    tel:
    080 6869 7771
    website:
    www.phonicsinjapan.com
    travel:
    Tokyo, Chiba, Hiroshima and other regions of Japan with sufficient notice.
  • Kayoko Yamashita

    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.

    子どもたちが「できた!わかった!楽しい!」と自分の力で英語を読み書きできるようになっていく姿を目の当たりにし、ジョリーフォニックスの素晴らしさを日々体感しています。この素晴らしいプログラムを日本でも日本語で提供できるようになりとてもうれしく思っています。一緒に楽しく学んでいきましょう。

    email:
    info@kayokoyamashita.com
    tel:
    Skype: kayoko.yamashita.jp
    website:
    www.kayokoyamashita.com
    travel:
    Japan and training via Skype
  • April McBride

    April-McbrideApril McBride is from the UK and has lived and worked in Japan for the past 12 years. She has been actively using Jolly Phonics in an International School environment for the last 9 years. Specialising in teaching younger learners, non-native English learners as well as older children who are struggling with their reading and writing development, April has used this programme to achieve fantastic results. As a parent of two bilingual, elementary schools boys she is keen to present her training to parents as well as teachers, especially those raising bilingual children in Japan.

    email:
    april-louise@live.com
    travel:
    Japan and other countries in region with sufficient notice
  • Dave Gracey

    Dave-GraceyDave Gracey is from Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. He is the Assistant Director at IB English Japan. He became a Jolly Phonics Trainer because he knows the Jolly Phonics Programme is the most effective way to teach children to read and write. He has used it in his classes over the last ten years with amazing results. He hopes to share this success with others.

    email:
    davegrc1@gmail.com
    tel:
    080-4378-3022
    website:
    www.phonicsinjapan.com
    travel:
    Chiba, Narita and Tokyo area.
  • Training in Japan

    Hakata

    Training with Kayoko Yamashita:

    Two-day Jolly Phonics Training

    Date: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April
    Time: 09:30 – 17:30
    Venue: Reference Station East Building 5th Floor, v-4

    Two day Jolly Phonics Training! You will learn the difference between the English and Japanese sounds, the five basic skills and 42 letter sounds on the first day. On the second day, you will be learning how to teach the alternative spellings and tricky words in the morning, and will do a micro teaching session in the afternoon. You will also learn how to support the children with Dyslexia as well.

    For more information visit www.kayokoyamashita.com or click here and here to view the flyers.
    For any enquiries or to book a place, please contact Kayoko at jimu@kayokoyamashita.com

     Osaka

     

     

    Training with Kayoko Yamashita:

    Two-day Jolly Phonics Training

    Date: Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April
    Time: 10:00 – 18:00
    Venue: Kani place, Awaza, Osaka

    Two day Jolly Phonics Training! You will learn the difference between the English and Japanese sounds, the five basic skills and 42 letter sounds on the first day. On the second day, you will be learning how to teach the alternative spellings and tricky words in the morning, and will do a micro teaching session in the afternoon. You will also learn how to support the children with Dyslexia as well.

    For more information visit www.kayokoyamashita.com or click here and here to view the flyers.
    For any enquiries or to book a place, please contact Kayoko at jimu@kayokoyamashita.com

     

    Tokyo

    Training with Alex Conley:

    Introduction to Jolly Phonics: From Phonics to Small Books
    Price: ¥16,500
    Date: Sunday March 19th
    Time: 
    10:00 – 17:30 (lunch 13:30 – 14:30)
    Location: 
    Tsukishima/Kachidoki

    This training will be conducted in English, though anyone can contact us with inquiries in Japanese. This is primarily for teachers, but parents and anyone else who wants to learn about Jolly Phonics is welcome.
    Contents of the Workshop
    – The historical teaching methods of reading and writing
    – What is systematic phonics/Jolly Phonics
    – The basic 42 sounds and the Jolly Phonics actions
    – The relationship between letters and sounds
    – The 5 basic skills of Jolly Phonics
    – How to teach a Jolly Phonics lesson
    – Activity ideas for practicing with students and at home
    – Transferring from reading letters, words and sentences to reading short readers

    This training will be given in both English and Japanese Languages.

    To reserve a space or for further information, please contact Alex Conley at al-conley@coar.co.jp or message us on Facebook @phonicsinjapan

     

     

     

    Training with Kayoko Yamashita:

    Two-day Jolly Phonics Training

    Date: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April
    Time: 10:00 – 18:00
    Venue: Reference Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku

    Two day Jolly Phonics Training! You will learn the difference between the English and Japanese sounds, the five basic skills and 42 letter sounds on the first day. On the second day, you will be learning how to teach the alternative spellings and tricky words in the morning, and will do a micro teaching session in the afternoon. You will also learn how to support the children with Dyslexia as well.

    For more information visit www.kayokoyamashita.com or click here and here to view the flyers.
    For any enquiries or to book a place, please contact Kayoko at jimu@kayokoyamashita.com