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Jolly Learning in Latin America

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Argentina

Tatiana Iaconianni

Tatiana-IaconianniBuenos Aires

Tatiana Iaconianni is a graduate English teacher of ISP Dr. Antonio Maria Saenz and is currently attending the Lincenciatura in Linguistics at UNL. She has been working as a primary teacher at the bilingual schools Lomas High School and Saint Michael’s College for the last five years. She has developed a special interest in helping students improve their reading and writing skills and has found Jolly Phonics really useful for that purpose.

Tatiana first began working with Jolly Phonics in the year 2013 and was amazed to find out that there was an abysmal gap between groups that had been taught how to read and write with Jolly Phonics and the ones that had not. Since 2013, she has noticed that using Jolly Phonics has helped students read fluently, produce sounds more accurately and write more independently. She thinks Jolly Phonics provides children with a safe and fun learning environment.

Tatiana would like to share her experience with others so that teachers and parents can realise how much they can benefit from using Jolly Phonics. She would like to show everyone that it is possible for any teacher to take advantage of this programme and make a real difference.

email:
t.iaconianni@gmail.com
mobile:
(+54) 1133 086 644
travel:
Argentina and abroad.

Fernanda Panzitta

FernandaLanus, Buenos Aires

Fernanda Panzitta is a graduate English teacher of ISP DR. Antonio M. Saenz and is currently specialising in the teaching of phonics and phonology to young learners. She has been teaching English in kindergarten and primary levels for the past ten years. When she became aware of the Jolly Phonics programme she was delighted with the results of the method, and immediately decided to apply it with her own students.

Fernanda has been teaching with Jolly Phonics for the past five years, finding it the key to aid students in their reading and writing processes. She has found that children love learning a new sound every day, that they are the ones asking for a new sound as soon as classes begin. She has noticed a wide difference in the way students read, write and pronounce in English. She now cannot imagine teaching without this method.

Fernanda would love to share her experience and ideas with teachers all over the world. She strongly believes that synthetic phonics works with all types of students and she will provide teachers with warm support, guidance and ideas, showing her care for an effective teaching experience.

email:
ayellen.fp@gmail.com
tel:
+54 11 3702-5335
travel:
Argentina and abroad.

Stella Maris Martino

stella-maris-martinoBuenos Aires

Stella is a graduate teacher from the National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina. She has been teaching English for over 25 years to children and adolescents. She has developed EFL classroom projects at both private and state institutions. She works at AACI Certificates (Asociación Argentina de Cultura Inglesa) as an exams developer and she is a Cambridge English Speaking Examiner.

When she came across Jolly Phonics it was ‘love at first sight’. She took part in a pilot experience that was being carried out in some state schools in Buenos Aires in 2014. Since then, she has been applying the Jolly Phonics programme in all her classes with excellent results. She has also spread the word about the benefits of the synthetic phonics method at different lectures.

Stella currently works as a teacher trainer at the government’s professional training centre in the  Autonomous City of Buenos Aires where she coaches  other English teachers on how to use the synthetic phonics method.

You can see recordings of Stella’s students reading words and short texts on her YouTube Channel The Reading Corner.

email:
stellamartinog@gmail.com
tel:
+54 11 4502-0664 / +54 11 6368-0474
website:
www.facebook.com/SyntheticPhonicsArgentina/
travel:
Argentina and neighbouring countries

Gisel Eiriz

giselleBuenos Aires

Gisel graduated as an English Teacher at Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado Técnico. She has taught children, teens and adults for over 18 years. She started using Jolly Phonics in 2013 in primary state schools in the city of Buenos Aires. She saw a huge change in her students as regards their reading and writing skills as well as their pronunciation and comprehension of texts. She has trained teachers on this method at private and state schools for two years now.

email:
gisel.eiriz@gmail.com
tel:
+54 11 4706 0159
mobile:
+54 11 5490 0130
travel:
Argentina and abroad.

Nidia Roxana Igielski

roxanaBuenos Aires

Roxana is a graduate Primary School Teacher and Sworn Translator and has been teaching in both state and private schools and translating for many companies for the past 25 years within Buenos Aires. She has ruled over her own School of Language, Leighton Institute since 1997 and has been the head of the English Department at Adveniat Secondary School since 2015.

Roxana first began to use Jolly Phonics in her teaching in 2013, after becoming involved in a Jolly Phonics pilot project for six state schools in Buenos Aires. The results of using Jolly Phonics was a turning point in Roxana’s professional life. She now feels that her students look forward to their English lessons as they are attractive, fun and more memorable, in turn the students have more confidence and have a complete understanding of what they are reading and writing. Before Jolly Phonics Roxana felt there was something missing and with Jolly Phonics the students have the necessary tools to read and write in English.

Roxana sees a big difference working with synthetic phonics and is convinced of the success in using Jolly Phonics. For that reason she would like to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with others.

email:
roxana_igielski@yahoo.com.ar
tel:
+54 11 4443 0325
mobile:
+54 15 2470 0325
travel:
Provinces of Argentina and neighbouring countries

Sofia Navas


20160113_203332Córdoba

I am an English teacher and have taught in a bilingual primary school and kindergarten in Argentina for more than 10 years. I got thrilled with Synthetic Phonics many years ago and I have been using the method ever since. I lived in México City where I provided Jolly Phonics and Grammar training to several schools and now I´m back in Córdoba, Argentina and would love to share my experience with other teachers. I firmly believe this is the most fun, interactive, efficient and inclusive method for teaching reading and writing as well as spelling and grammar that and every child deserves.

email:
sofianavasd@gmail.com
tel:
351 6 957798
travel:
Across Argentina

Grace Vilar

Buenos Aires

Grace Vilar has over 30  years of classroom experience teaching English to non-natives in bilingual schools of Argentina. Former teacher, headteacher, and now Bilingual Literacy Educational Consultant, teacher trainer, and IFERI Committee Member, Grace’s concern was with the low levels of reading and writing in Argentina. This led her to using Jolly Phonics. Now pupils achieve excellent results, becoming enthusiastic readers and effective writers.

Grace provides literacy and phonics training in Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico and all of Argentina. She also visits individual schools, sharing her experiences and giving sound guidence on developing synthetic phonics.

email:
gracevilar@gmail.com
tel:
+54 11 4544 4253
mobile:
+54 11 5495 8753
travel:
Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru and Mexico

Colombia

Andrés Felipe Vanegas Fernández

Andres-Felipe Vanegas FernandezCali

Andrés Felipe Vanegas Fernández is an experienced teacher and bilingual coordinator who provides training in the synthetic method and the innovation of Jolly phonics from preschool to primary levels; he has been working as an English Teacher and bilingual advisor. Andrés currently works as a bilingual coordinator in Jardín Tía Nora and Liceo los Alpes School in Cali, Colombia. He has literacy training at Dayton University in Ohio, USA, as well as Jolly Phonics Courses on Reading and writing.  He has led two projects establishing the bilingualism Program based on synthetic phonics and jolly phonics method in a Spanish-speaking context. Andrés provides training in Latin America and Colombia; he visits schools sharing his experience and supporting Bilingual Programs.

email:
Andres.vanegasfernandez@gmail.com
tel:
+51 988 888 859
mobile:
+51 968 935 912
travel:
Latin America (based in Colombia)

Uruguay

Gabriela Remedi and Laura Bouzas

Profa. Gabriela RemediDSC_8465_01
Gabriela Remedi and Laura Bouzas are qualified teachers, with over  25 years of vast experience in the field of education.

Since the year 2009, in their role of coordinators of English at a highly prestigious bilingual school in Montevideo, Gabriela and Laura have  established  the implementation of Jolly Phonics as an essential component of the English Programme.

Having taught English to students of different ages, learning styles and needs both of them have  collected all over the years sufficient evidence to prove that the Synthetic Phonics Approach  has helped to boost students’ confidence and enthusiasm at the time of dealing with the reading and writing skills in the second language.

Being aware of the fact that the act of  reading is the result of a combination of processes, which range from the most specific  (segmentation and blending) to the most general ones ( wholeness of words and phrases in context), they are  fully convinced that children’s phonological awareness and phonological abilities play an essential role in learning to read.

email:
gabriela.remedi@gmail.com
email2:
labouzas@gmail.com
travel:
All over Uruguay and abroad