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Jolly Learning in Malaysia

  • Creena Alison Wong

    Creena Alison WongCreena Alison Wong has a Master’s in Education and is a Synthetic Phonics Professional Trainer. She specialises in Early Literacy and is an Educational Advisor. Creena has been teaching since 1992. She implemented Jolly Phonics as part of her literacy programme in 2004. She travels to the UK yearly to meet the authors and publisher of Jolly Phonics and to get updates on current research as well as the latest Materials and resources available in the market. She saw children who had concerned her become confident readers and enthusiastic learners. She currently runs two Nurseries and a Kindergarten in Sabah. And has successfully trained and guided others intending to operate pre-schools and language centres. She presented Jolly Phonics-Malaysia in the 24th MELTA International Conference. During the 2015 Jolly Learning Confrence in the UK, she presented her work in Jolly Phonics Pilot schools in Malaysia as well as her assistance to District Education Heads in the Linus Programmes in Malaysia.

    60 16 840 9055
    Sabah, all Malaysia and Brunei
  • Elaine Marcia Wong

    Elaine Marcia Wong is an experienced pre-school teacher and home tutor, who has been teaching children to read and write with Jolly Phonics since 2006. She has also given talks to parents and schools, spreading the word about Jolly Phonics. She firmly believes in the programme as she has found it to be not only highly effective, but also lots of fun, and she is convinced that Jolly Phonics can work for everyone.  She is looking forward to motivating parents and teachers to effectively help their children to read and write. She can travel across Malaysia, and abroad.

    +6 010 2219422
    Kuala Lumpur, across Malaysia and abroad
  • Jolly Phonics Training in Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur

    Training with Creena Alison Wong:

    Jolly Phonics Workshop

    Date: Saturday 21st April 2018

    Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm

    Venue: Jalan Hujan, Taman OUG, Kuala Lumpur

    In this workshop you will be introduced to the five skills of Jolly Phonics, along with practical ideas and activities.

    For more information or to book a place, please contact Creena Alison Wong on:  60168409055 or email:


    Training with Creena Alison Wong:

    Jolly Grammar 1&2 Workshop

    Date: Sunday 22nd April 2018

    Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm

    Venue: Jalan Hujan, Taman OUG, Kuala Lumpur

    In this workshop you will be taken through Grammar levels 1 and 2, along with practical ideas and activities.

    For more information or to book a place, please contact Creena Alison Wong on:  60168409055 or email:

    Petaling Jaya

    Training with Elaine Marcia Wong:

    Jolly Phonics Training

    Date: Saturday 27th January 2018

    Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm

    Venue: Marist Educate Centre (Next to Catholic High School), 1B Jalan 10/3, 46000 Petaline Jaya

    Registration Deadline: Monday 15th January 2018

    This training session will look at Jolly Phonics and the five skills, including how to apply the methods in the classroom.

    For more information or to book a place, please contact Marcia Wong on: 010 2219422 or email:

  • Jolly Phonics Trial in Sabah

    Alison Wong talks about training in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, in July 2011

    Ministry-of-Education-Kuala-Lumpur“On 11th July 2011, Coral George and myself held a training workshop for teachers from 6 government schools participating in a pilot of Jolly Phonics in Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia from September 2011.

    Ms Julia Jock, Principal of La Salle Secondary School, organized the workshop in partnership with The Sabah State Education Department (English Unit) and Kota Kinabalu District Education Office. 30 English teachers (preschool to Year 3) from the pilot schools attended, as well as English Education Officers from Kota Kinabalu District Education Office and the Sabah State Education Department.

    The participants voiced many common questions about the relationship between Jolly Phonics and their current Primary School Curriculum, how Jolly Phonics could improve pronunciation and increase children’s English vocabulary, and also whether teaching English would interfere with the children learning to read and write in their native language, Bahasa. My experiences of teaching children as young as 18 months, and Coral’s experiences of working on the Spanish Government Bilingual Education project helped to clarify many of their questions. By the end of the training, the delegates fully understood how Jolly Phonics would fit in with their Primary School Curriculum, and thoroughly enjoyed themselves!

    Ministry-of-Education-Kuala-Lumpur guestsCoral and I also provided each school with kit of Jolly Phonics materials, so they could begin teaching it straight away! Myself and Ms Jock, as well as officers from State Education Department and Kota Kinabalu Education Office will be making follow-up visits to the 6 schools in September to support their implementation of Jolly Phonics.
    Since hearing about the Jolly Phonics pilot in Kota Kinabalu, other districts are now very keen to organize Jolly Phonics workshops in their regions in the future.
    We also traveled to Kuala Lumpur to meet with JM Enrichment and Beaconhouse HQ, as well as officers in charge of curriculum development and private education from The Ministry of Education and people dealing with social welfare from The Ministry of Women & Family. We gave joint presentations about Jolly Phonics and talked about education news from UK. The people we met with were very interested in finding out about the research behind Jolly Phonics, opportunities for further training, and follow-up support days.

    We were delighted that the people we met with realized it was not a matter of whether they should implement Jolly Phonics or not, but more a matter of when they would start implementing it! As a result, in August 2011, I am going to meet with ELC International School, Real Education Group, Mutiara International Grammar School and Smart Readers to discuss more about how we can bring Jolly Phonics to Malaysia.”