Coral qualified as a teacher in Britain, starting her career in England followed by some time in Egypt, before joining the Spanish Ministry of Education/British Council Bilingual Project in 1998. While teaching infants, Coral used Jolly Phonics and was amazed at the childrens interest and progress, and the high standards of literacy she achieved. She subsequently founded Jolly Centres in Spain, where children, parents and teachers now enjoy her lively training. Coral also collaborates with various Universities. As a Jolly Ambassador, she works closely with Education Inspectors and Local Authorities. She currently works with her team of trainers to deliver synthetic phonics training all over the world.
Beki is a fully qualified and highly experienced infants and primary teacher; that has had excellent results when teaching English as a second language in Spain, through Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar. As part of her role within the British Council/MEC bilingual project, Beki also taught Art and Science and fully believes that a more creative approach to teaching can motivate young learners in any educational setting.
Becky currently works as a full-time teacher trainer and Literacy consultant for various schools and universities in Spain. She also organises courses in Europe and her enthusiastic and lively seminars demonstrate her passion for effective teaching.
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Philippa Cole is a native English speaker who has taught with Jolly Phonics for many years in Spain. She has a broad understanding of synthetic phonics and the practical ability to achieve outstanding results with non-native young children. She is keen to respond to the needs and requests of teaching staff in the South of Spain.
Mercedes is an experienced teacher who has been working as an English Language Teacher for 12 years. She has been using Jolly Phonics since 2009 and in 2010 she started her own Language School Ensiname, where she Jolly Phonics with children aged 2 – 12 years old. Mercedes is eager to help increase awareness of Jolly Phonics in Galicia and to help provide high quality phonics teaching.
Yvonne is the Head of Infants, KS 1 and Phonics Coordinator at a British School in Jerez. Yvonne qualified as a teacher in the UK, where she first started using Jolly Phonics in 2000.
She has been implementing Jolly Phonics and Grammar in bilingual schools in Spain since 2004 and more recently she has participated on the BEDA bilingual project; promoting the use of Jolly Phonics and Grammar in state schools with C. E. P. teacher training and the Escuela De Idioms in Andalusia. Yvonne participated in the introduction of phonic components with CLIL material endorsed by M. E. C. and has written infant course books for M. E. L. P. project.
Yvonne provides Jolly Phonics and Grammar training and Advanced training for cross curriculum planning and progression with phonics and grammar in the infant and primary years. Her training also uses Jolly Phonics and Grammar materials with ESL, Trinity Young Learners exams, B1 and Cambridge P. E. T.
Yvonne can provide training in Spain and Morocco.
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Joanna has been using Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar with spectacular results in private schools and nurseries with children aged 2-12. Jolly Music is included in the programme at her own academy itSoundsFun. Joanna has a great enthusiasm to spread her knowledge and ensure the correct usage of all the jolly methods, within the English language teaching community across Spain.
Leticia is a qualified Infant and Primary Teacher. She started her career in a Private Bilingual School in Madrid with students aged between 3 and 6. She became a teacher for State Schools in 2005 and she has been doing her best in a Bilingual School in Toledo since then. She has taught to all ages from 3 to 12 and has experienced extraordinary results on Literacy thanks to Jolly Phonics. She will be pleased to share all her achievements in Jolly Phonics with teachers, students and parents that, like her, want to see their pupils, sons and daughters grow up immersed in the amazing world of Synthetic Phonics. She is currently teaching English, Arts and Science and she can affirm that: “A Jolly Student is a happy and successful student”.
Ashley is an experienced and qualified teacher. She has been teaching English to Spanish children for nearly 15 years and has been using her enthusiasm and knowledge, teamed with Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar to achieve remarkable results; in both infant and primary years. During this time she has seen how Jolly Phonics has been strongly introduced into the nursery system here in Spain and has found herself deeply induced within this area and has observed very high results.
Ashley also prepares for Cambridge exams A1-C1 and has found a different way of correcting older students using phonetics and Jolly Grammar.
Premo “fell in love” with the Jolly Programme in 2008, since then she has been joyfully learning and growing with her Spanish speaking students. In her opinion, the multi sensory way of Jolly learning is a twenty-first century approach to the literacy process that each child has the right to go through with joy, and to inspire further love for reading. She has focused her attention on both infant and primary years, not only teaching in different levels, but also coaching other English teachers to successfully implement the programme.