Aida Muhammad Yasin has been teaching with Jolly Phonics since 2004. Her teaching career started in Kuala Lumpur, and continued from 2000 in Brunei. She has seen a huge difference with Jolly Phonics, especially with the younger children. She gives training and shares experience with other teachers in order to beat illiteracy!
Creena Alison Wong is a Synthetic Phonics Professional Trainer and Literacy and Educational Advisor, and has been teaching since 1992. She implemented Jolly Phonics as part of her literacy programme in 2004. She saw children who had concerned her become confident readers and enthusiastic learners. Creena now offers full day training, seminars and short talks to parents, teachers and potential educationalists regionally.
Victoria Carlton, is the director of The International Centre for Excellence (ICE), and extensively uses Jolly Phonics to help West Australian children improve and succeed at literacy skills. She frequently travels to the UK to meet the authors and publisher of Jolly Phonics and to check on current research in this area. She developed and conducted her own programmes which are used with great success at her own centre in Australia and now in her licensed centre in Singapore. Victoria has conducted many professional training courses for teachers and parents in Australia and S.E.A., all of whom are attracted to her pragmatic and clear approach as it provides a clear pathway through the educational “maze”. She has trained thousands of teachers and educators for more than 10 years jointly with September 21 Enterprise Pte Ltd in Singapore. Her workshops are so popular that she has now committed to travelling to Singapore 4 times annually to conduct the highly successful Jolly Learning training workshops. Her workshops are attended by participants from all over the Asia Pacific region. Victoria is convinced that Jolly Phonics is the most effective literacy programme available to teach literacy skills and was featured on the TV current affairs program, Today Tonight, to demonstrate and discuss the approach.
Gail Zobrist is a native English speaker from the UK and lived Hong Kong from 1999 to 2012. She has taught English as a second language and Jolly Phonics since 2000. Gail has completed a Montessori Teacher Training Course and a Diploma in TESOL. She worked in HK in a Special Needs School as a Teacher Assistant for two years and completed the Basic Brain Gym 101 course. Gail also worked in a Chinese Kindergarten and introduced Jolly Phonics to K1, K2 and K3, which was very successful and produced excellent results. Holding training sessions for schools and learning centers is also something else that Gail has been involved with during her time in HK with a colleague Jane McKenzie. Gail is now living in Singapore and is available for private tutoring lessons for both Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar.
Raiwin is currently a Jolly Phonics coach and PYP EAL teacher at the IB Trilingual International School in Bangkok. Mentoring struggling students brought her to attend Jolly Phonics courses and she gained one-on-one training from Sue Lloyd, the co-author of Jolly Phonics programme. After successfully using Jolly Phonics for several years, she is thrilled to share fantastic results with other educators: Jolly Phonics has managed to help children and adults learn to read English with clear pronunciation in such a fun and easy way!
Debbie Jones is a UK teacher currently employed at Shrewsbury International School, Bangkok. Since introducing Jolly Phonics at Shrewsbury, she has found the programme hugely successful and easy to deliver. Debbie offers a range of training packages for schools wishing to introduce Jolly Phonics and for those who would like further training.
Saturday, 29th June 2013 – Jolly Phonics Programme (1-Day)
Sunday, 30th June 2013 – Reading with Phonics (1-Day)
Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 – Jolly Grammar Programme (1-Day)
Extrazeal have also organised Jolly Music training with co-author Cyrilla Rowsell:
Monday, 1st July 2013 - Jolly Music Programme (1-Day)
Tuesday & Wednesday, 2nd & 3rd July 2013 – Jolly Music Programme (2-Day)
For further details, please contact:
Extrazeal (M) Sdn Bhd
Tel: 603-7880 0118/7880 0119 Fax: 603-7880 0128 Mobile No. 012-2835782 (Cynthia)
Alison Wong talks about training in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, in July 2011
“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!
Coral 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.”
Following on from Chris Jolly’s recent visit to the Philippines, training for a Jolly Phonics trial in the Philippines has taken place in early October 2011.
On 7th October, Frances Scobie, Jan Polkinghorne and Beverly Sace held Jolly Phonics training at the launch of the training & research project “My Eyes Can Read”, in observance of the World Sight Day.
On 8th and 11th October, the Department of Education hosted a training day on: “Multisensory Approach to Teach Phonics for Effective Reading and Writing”. The day was led by Dr Tess Yambot, with assistance from Beverly Sace, and was a HUGE success! Well done Bev and everyone else involved!
On 10th October, Professor Rose Mallari, Jan Polkinghore and Frances Scobie held a training programme for teachers and parents on “How to Achieve Proficiency in Reading, Writing and Spelling: A Multisensory Approach with Jolly Phonics”.
In addition on the 12th October, the DepEd held a follow-up training day for “Multisensory Approach to Teach Phonics for Effective Reading and Writing” with Dr Tess Yambot
For further information contact :
Civitan Philippines, Inc.
Dr. Fe Del Mundo Medical Center
Room 306, Medical Arts Bldg, 11 Banawe, Quezon City
Tel : 3534448 or Mobile 09228628517
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