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  • Welcome to Jolly Learning

  • Sadia Malik


    Sadia, a teacher from Canada is trained in Montessori Education from Association Montessori Internationale in Toronto. She has a wide breadth of knowledge and international experience within the teaching sector and runs a learning centre called Jolly Good Learning. Here, she teaches Jolly Phonics, Jolly Grammar, Creative Writing and Mathematics. Her students range from the very young to anyone who wishes to learn. Through her experience with Jolly Phonics she has seen tremendous transformation in children and adults alike, especially those with an ESL background.

    An avid educationalist and traveller, Sadia offers trainings to individuals and organisations, both nationally and internationally. Her trainings are informative, animated and interactive resulting in confident and trained Jolly Phonics teachers.

    Request a free demonstration today.

    Throughout Pakistan and abroad.
  • Svetlana Golubeva

    svetlana-golubevaSvetlana Golubeva has devoted her life teaching English as a foreign language to children and adults. Since finding Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar she has achieved amazing results with her current students. They were able to achieve highest scores in their state, international exams as well as Advanced Awards Competitions.

    She has graduated from Saint Petersburg State University with a distinction in MA English Language. Her portfolio includes world recognized certifications such as TKT, CPE Cambridge Certificate in English and she has been Cambridge ESOL examiner.

    Since joining Jolly Phonics team, she has been travelling to many cities in Russia, visiting schools, sharing experience, giving seminars and meeting head teachers and government officials as Jolly Phonics coordinator in Russia.

    Russia: +79217484379 UK +447826869522
  • 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.

    +54 11 4502-0664 / +54 11 6368-0474
    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.

    +54 11 4706 0159
    +54 11 5490 0130
    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.

    +54 11 4443 0325
    +54 15 2470 0325
    Provinces of Argentina and neighbouring countries
  • Khooshi L. Savla


    Khooshi is a Clinical Psychologist and a counsellor by profession from Mumbai. She is running a learning institute in the name of WISE (Smart Edutainment) for the last 11 years in Ghatkopar and Bhandup. WISE teaches over 125 children every year through the two branches with Jolly Phonics. Khooshi has been using phonics in her teaching since 2005 and after being introduced to Jolly Phonics in 2010, she began to use more and more of this method until it became fully integrated in her teaching.

    Khooshi has conducted several workshops on Jolly Phonics for individuals, pre-schools, international schools, young mothers and teachers. She holds regular training in Hyderabad, Baroda, Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore.

    “Jolly Phonics, being a multi-sensory programme provides an enriching environment among children, parents and teachers.”

    089 7651 4108
    Willing to travel across India and beyond
  • Mrs. Preeti Lodaya

    preetiMulund (Mumbai)

    Preeti graduated from Somaiya College and she is a certified holder of Early Childhood Education and has been in the education sector for 18 years. Preeti felt saddened to see children struggling in their reading and writing so she decided to use phonic methodology in her teaching. Implementing Jolly Phonics in her classes gave Preeti tremendous results, her students became excellent readers and creative writers. After seeing the results from using Jolly Phonics, Preeti founded the Star Kids Phonetic and Grammar Workshop centre in 2009, which has since given the students a fantastic opportunity to read and write.

    Star Kids Phonic and Grammar Workshop exclusively teaches language skills to students. Every year many of the students are participants of different competitions and exams including Spell Bee, Spell Quest, Maars and English Olympiad. Students have often won medals and reached an international level within these trails.

    Preeti has experienced the immense benefit of Jolly Phonics and is eager to spread the word to every  corner of the world to help develop literacy skills. Each year she helps more than 250 students learn to read and write. She also organises phonic awareness camps for parents to help their understanding of phonics. Preeti is keen to share her knowledge and experience with other teachers and schools.

    +91 98 3377 2946
    Interested to travel across India and beyond.
  • Elnara Hasanova


    Elnara is a Cambridge qualified primary school teacher, full of energy and passion for teaching small children. She graduated from Khazar University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and has spent 5 years teaching English in government schools before becoming a Head Teacher of Evika School in 2016. From the use of Jolly Phonics in her classes, Elnara has achieved unbelievable results with her students and has successfully developed her knowledge and skill in the English language.
    Currently working as the Director of the Cambridge Primary Department, Elnara controls the training of English teachers within the school. With her background of using Jolly Phonics, Elnara sees this as the key to successfully train teachers so that everyone can achieve greater results in English with their students.
    Elnara is happy to share her experiences on using Jolly Phonics and wishes for all primary school students in Azerbaijan to read English fluently.

    You can find Elnara on Facebook here

    You can following Elnara’s blog page here

    009945 0458 6478
    All of Azerbaijan
  • Mrs. Irechkwu Hannah Kalu


    Irechukwu is presently teaching at Indian International School and has an extensive background of primary teaching in Benin. She obtained her National Certificate in Education at the National Institute, Kaduna where she studied sociology in education.

    Irechukwu was introduced to Jolly Phonics in 2006 and began to implement this method of teaching right away. She has made a tremendous impact to her teaching career since starting to use it as her students were progressing at a quicker and less stressful rate than previously. Both parents of her students and colleagues in the school are keen to learn about Jolly Phonics in order to teach their children at home and in their classes. Jolly Phonics makes learning interesting and simple which has led to enormous and positive results for the students. Irechukwu is happy to share her experiences with others.

    +229 979 89 480
    All Benin and Africa
  • Falak Kashif


    Falak is a teacher and trainer of Jolly Phonics and currently works with Fatima-Tuz-Zahra at Phonics Club; a learning centre specifically teaching with the Jolly Phonics method.  Falak has taught many children over the years, and when using Jolly Phonics she was so impressed with the speed and enthusiasm of the students’ learning that she now uses nothing else.

    Falak is now eager to pass on her experience and knowledge of Jolly Phonics so that other teachers and parents can benefit their students and children they are teaching. Her target is to spread Jolly Phonics across the whole of Pakistan to ensure the country meets international educational standards.


    0092 321 498 6570
    Pakistan and abroad
  • Betty O’Connor-Williams


    Betty studied in both India and America achieving her BA at Bombay University and her ECE from Palomar Community College, San Marcos and certification for Train the Trainer by American TESOL; before she began to teach early years. She became the lead teacher working with 3 and 4 year olds in Virginia, USA until 2009 and returned to India.

    On her return to India, Betty opened her own learning centre called Precious Lil’ Ones Preschool, located in Mumbai, whereby an after school programme called Phonicland was introduced; practicing the Jolly Phonics methodology. This programme greatly benefitted children 4-6 years of age, most of them non-native English speakers. These children learned to speak, read, write and spell in English by using Jolly Phonics. Because of this Betty then implemented Jolly Phonics as the curriculum in her preschool. To date, Betty has taught over 600 3 and 4 years olds with Jolly Phonics.

    Betty has come across ladies from vernacular backgrounds, with limited English who are wanting to learn the Jolly Phonics method to teach their children at home, and to begin small classes at home to earn an income. This impressed Betty so much, she wanted to reach out to adults in India with the Jolly Phonics method, so that more children can benefit from such a successful programme.

    “Jolly Phonics is a fun way to teach and a fun way to learn. When children can read, write and spell they have the power to move forward.”

    919 892 623 348
    Willing to travel across India and beyond
  • Mr. Diego Zaffaroni


    Diego Zaffaroni works as Lower School Principal at Duhok Word School, an authorised IB World School. He is a qualified primary school teacher, teacher trainer and consultant with a particular interest in young learners’ development of literacy skills.

    Diego has worked for five years as Bilingual Education School Coordinator, a project which was supported jointly by the British Council and the Italian Ministry of Education; also, he was the Programme Director at an innovative international school in Milan which is now recognised by Cambridge International Examinations and the Italian Ministry of Education.

    Diego has seen better and better results with Jolly Phonics over the time he and his fellow teachers have used it; Jolly Phonics has demonstrated to be highly beneficial to all children on their way to becoming independent readers.

    Kurdistan Region and Italy
  • Betty Hinamunimo


    Betty’s background is in Education specialising in the English Language. She is currently employed with a Non Government Organization (Care International in PNG) where she will be facilitating Jolly Phonics Training for  early child and elementary teachers in a Papua New Guinean context. Betty has spent time developing a phonetic programme for Papua New Guinea which emphasises the correct pronunciation of the letter sounds.

    Betty has been teaching with Jolly Phonics for the past 4 years and from the beginning, she soon  witnessed children being able to read short sentences after only 6 weeks of teaching with the Jolly Phonics programme. The children continue to demonstrate high grading in their English subject compare to other classes. The parents continue to be amazed to see how well their child was performing at home.

    Betty passionately believes the Jolly phonics Program is well designed to cater for multi and diverse language speakers. She notices how it includes the principle of teaching from known to unknown whereby children are exposed to multi-sensory activities. Betty would recommend Papua New Guinean teachers to use Jolly Phonics Program as the programme is well designed to cater for teachers and parents to use in the classroom and also at home.

    +67 570 482 297
    Within Papua New Guinea
  • Rohini Vij


    Rohini Vij is professional storyteller, educator and teacher’s trainer. She is also the founder of NutSpace Edtech Pvt. Ltd. and brings with her immense positive experience in implementing Jolly Phonics at NutSpace. She has been using Jolly phonics successfully for the last few years as part of NutSpace’s Phonics Stories Program (run in school and as an after school activity). Rohini has seen phenomenal results in children using the Phonics Stories program that uses Jolly phonics at its core and feels it is a fantastic way to help lay a strong foundation in children’s reading and writing skills. She feels confident about spreading this wonderful concept far and wide so as to help children fall in love with reading, writing and speaking English. 

    +919 793 283 333
    Willing to travel anywhere
  • 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.


    +81 (0)46852 1920
    All of Japan
  • Shalinidevi Ramanathan


    shaliniShalini is a passionate teacher and an enterprising woman. She runs ‘Phonics Power’ – an exclusive learning centre for phonics and grammar. She has been using Jolly Phonics extensively in her classroom since 2012. Phonics Power teaches over 300 children every year through its three branches across Chennai.

    Shalini is actively involved in training teachers and has trained 1000 + teachers in Jolly Phonics/Jolly Grammar. She has helped 60+ Primary schools and teacher training Institutes implement Jolly Phonics in their institutions. She serves as the academic consultant and curriculum planner in many of these schools. She also helps them use guided reading & extensive reading effectively in their classrooms.  She attends various workshops, conferences and seminars on ‘Teaching Literacy ‘in India and abroad.

    “Jolly Phonics provides an active learning environment through its simple, step by step, fun-filled approach to teaching literacy and helps many children take a quantum leap in their literacy skills.”

    + 919884088958
    Across India and abroad
  • Khushbu Porwal


    khushbuMs. Khushbu Porwal has been associated within the educational sector for more than 8 years. She is a firm believer of the Jolly Phonics approach and she has immense experience in successfully using it for teaching children in Mumbai. She ran an institute “Phonics Essential” in Mumbai in which has trained more than 350 students and supported 65 teachers in teaching Jolly Phonics. Khushbu has seen exceptional transformations in which Jolly Phonics brings to children and teachers.

    Recently Khushbu relocated to Jakarta. She believes that due to a young and growing population in Indonesia, there is great potential for synthetic phonics to be used in the teaching of English. Khushbu can provide training in Jakarta & Mumbai and can plan for special session in other towns across Indonesia, India and South East Asian countries.

    +62 878 7756 9174
    Indonesia, India and South East Asian Countries
  • Loch C Chapple

    Mr-Lokki-picLoch is a qualified and experienced instructor who has used Jolly Phonics teaching young children and to both private and international school since 2009. He has used Jolly Phonics with outstanding results with students of Russian, Korean, Japanese, and Thai origins. In addition to being a certified Jolly Phonics trainer, he has extensive knowledge and experience teaching primary school grades as well as training teachers at both private and international schools in Thailand.

    Currently, he works as the Head of Kindergarten and Lower-Primary Grades, and also the Head of Development and Planning for Burapha Phatthanasart School in process of becoming an international school.

    089 499 4462
    Across Thailand
  • Nicola Carr-White

    Nicola-Carr-WhiteWestern Australia

    Nicola Carr-White has taught in many and varied roles during her teaching career which spans almost 30 years. She began teaching Jolly Phonics with Kindy/Pre-Primary students followed by Junior Primary for several years and found that the program produced outstanding student results in early literacy. She is available to conduct training in a variety of formats, from staff meeting presentations to full day workshops, throughout Western Australia and further afield by invitation.

    0417 186 074
    Western Australia
  • Ashley Louise Liney

    Ashley-LineyAshley 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.

    (34) 644402309
    Almeria, Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaen, Malaga, Murcia and Seville.
  • Kanthie Jayasekera

    KanthieKanthie is a highly qualified teacher and educationist, currently working as a Phonetics Instructor at Trinity College Kandy in Sri Lanka. She has been teaching pre-primary children phonics for 10 years and has seen that Jolly Phonics gives children the tools and confidence to read and write effectively.

    Kanthie is also a registered teacher for elocution, speech and drama in which she uses these skills to run workshops on basic and advanced phonics with children aged 3-7 years. She specialises in unique learning methods based on the individual needs of students alongside Jolly Phonics which has led to extraordinary results in written and spoken english. She now trains parents, teachers and schools on Jolly Phonics, so that the knowledge can be passed on to help more students achieve higher levels of english.

    0094 77 630 69 66
    To any country
  • Sue Whittaker

    Niagara Falls, New York

    S.WhittakerDr. Susan Whittaker is currently a Curriculum Coordinator in Literacy at an SEN school in Slough, England. Susan works primarily with children within the Autism Provision where she uses Jolly Phonics to secure the reading skills of both verbal and non-verbal children. Susan has previously taught kindergarten and early childhood special education in the US and Canada where she used Jolly Phonics as her foundation phonics programme. As part of her doctorate programme (Ed.D), through Aurora University, Susan researched the use of Jolly Phonics as a whole-group curriculum as weak as its use in small group reading intervention, with remarkable results. Susan continues to conduct ongoing research in the use of Jolly Phonics and offers support in the USA through her business; Jolly Reading, based in Niagara Falls, New York. Susan is eager to support school districts and teachers in the use of both the Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar programmes.

    US, Canada and England
  • Emily Elahi

    E.ElahiEmily is an English as a second langue teacher with 7 years of experience teaching in Morocco and Thailand. Emily believes literacy is the key to lifelong learning and self-realisation and it all starts with learning to decode. As a kindergarten teacher working with English as a second language students in Morocco, success was difficult. By the time students were beginning to communicate in English, the clock was running out on literacy development. Emily was frustrated and felt she was failing her classes. All of that changed with Jolly Phonics. In the first year of using Jolly Phonics, Emily had 3 year old ESL students independently writing decodable messages. She now cannot imagine teaching without it. Jolly Phonics changed Emily’s life as a teacher and she would love to help others find success with the programme.

    (617) 959-2147
    Willing to travel anywhere
  • Cynthia Peiyeong

    Cynthia-PeiyeongCynthia has been using Jolly Phonics since 2007 and is currently working in a literacy centre in Brunei. Cynthia has been amazed with the progress of the children using the programme systematically. She has seen marvellous results in children; even for those with special needs. Cynthia believes it makes learning so much fun and the multi-sensory method is effective for children with different learning styles. Cynthia would like to share her experiences with more teachers and parents un order to help their children to achieve and raise up the literacy standard.

    +673 7128016
    Brunei, Malaysia
  • Tahira Sheikh



    Tahira is originally from London, UK but is now living in Islamabad, Pakistan. She has an MBA in Management from the UK but became more interested in teaching children literacy skills and decided to change her career path.

    Tahira first came across Jolly Phonics in 2004 after doing some research into improving literacy skills; as many of the children were not reading and writing well enough at the pre-school where she was working. After a year’s teaching of the programme, the children excelled in their literacy skills and since then Tahira has never looked back. In 2010 she became a private tutor focusing entirely on Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar and have been using the programme extensively. Tahira has conducted workshops for the private pre-schools and parents in Islamabad including few of the most prestigious schools in town. She has assisted schools in implementing Jolly Phonics and has also supervised teachers using the programme.

    Having experienced the immense benefit of the programme first hand, Tahira is now keen to impart her knowledge and experience and to promote further to the private, public and lower socio economic education sector.

    +92 3005275097
  • Premo de Graaf



    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.

    (34) 608 196 973
    Located in Barcelona and willing to travel throughout Spain and Andorra
  • Nihali Abhinandan Jain

    NihaliMrs. Nihali A Jain is a proud member of Early Childhood Association (ECA), India, currently a Director at Vidhyashram Public School, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, holds dual degrees in Early Child Care and Education (ECCE) and Montessori from Mumbai. She was the owner of an Early Childhood Teacher Training Centre in Mumbai until 2013 and with her breath of experience in early childcare and education, she has been providing teacher training in ECCE, Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar for the past 10 years. Nihali has successfully trained more than 800 teachers in ECCE and more than 500 teachers in Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar.

    Nihali’s main passion lies in teaching the children of her school in Jolly Phonics and watching them excel in reading and writing. She believes that no other programme can do as well as what Jolly Phonics can do for young learners in schools, and that every school on earth must have Jolly Phonics in their curriculum!

    09221000734 / 07023616688
    All over India and other countries
  • 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.

    All over Uruguay and abroad
  • Sofia Navas

    20160113_203332Mexico City

    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 now live in México city and would love to share my experience with other teachers in México.

    All over Mexico
  • Jennifer Bannister


    Having worked as a volunteer teacher in a remote school in Tanzania on and off for several years, she decided that the classroom was where she loved to be. Jennifer has a background in special needs and international education. Her specialist area is EFL, in particular, working with very young learners. Jennifer is passionate about helping children to communicate, and has had the privilege of working with children from many walks of life. She is interested in PECS, Makaton and of course, synthetic phonics. Jolly Phonics is a key feature of her teaching. Jennifer is director and teacher of her own language centre in the city of Varna, Bulgaria. The focus of the school is to provide children with synthetic phonics instruction in the most fun and memorable way!

    She is happy to travel in the Varna region to offer training and support.

    Varna region
  • Sadaf Asif

    Sadaf is an experienced teacher and the Head of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at her school. She is really passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others. Since implementing the Jolly Phonics programme in her school, children have shown tremendous results whilst becoming excellent readers and creative writers. Sadaf strongly believes that the ability to read and write is the basic right of every child and that no child deserves to be overlooked.

    Sadaf has conducted workshops and training sessions for her teachers. She is constantly working on creating fun and exciting activities to fully engage the children in the learning process. She is enthusiastic for shaping young minds to the thrill of learning regardless of learning styles or difficulties.

    “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.”   (Nelson Mandela)

    0092 3005319089
    Pakistan and England
  • Meliha Chausheva

    Meliha ChaushevaMeliha Chausheva is a highly experienced kindergarten teacher. She has taught in several English kindergartens as the main teacher in Reception class. Her passion to make the learning process fun and exciting for the children made her search for other challenges. She sees the programme as a tool that allows children to develop their full potential through the exciting journey of learning. She is also pleased to observe children gaining self –confidence during the process. Meliha finds Jolly Phonics one of the most rewarding programmes as teachers can see the results of their work shortly after they have made the first steps. She is happy to share experience with other teachers around Bulgaria and on the Balkans.

    359 885 76 42 61
    Bulgaria and the Balkans
  • Olubusola Eshiet

    BusolaNewcastle upon Tyne

    Dr Olubusola Eshiet has facilitated training in Jolly Phonics, Jolly Phonics Extra and Jolly Grammar for several thousand teachers in Nigeria and some in Ghana. Her training and mentoring have helped teachers move from enduring English Language teaching to enjoying the subject. She continues to research the use of Jolly Phonics and is the research leader for Jolly Phonics Extra. She shares the results of her research at local and international conferences. Busola supports government bodies, teachers, and schools through Optimalpath Consulting Limited, her business based in Newcastle upon Tyne, in the North East of England.

    +447538034840 (UK) or +2349092945174 (Nigeria)
    UK and International
  • Mphatso Rejoice Sapulani

    Mphatso-SapulaniMphatso has a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Malawi. As an Early Year’s teacher, she has been using Jolly Phonics for more than three years and has seen remarkable, amazing, quick and encouraging results. Mphatso has seen children of Malawian, Chinese and Indian origin learn how to read English in a space of eight weeks. She recommends it as a vital resource for teaching English Literacy to children who are learning English as their second language

    +265 999360518
    Malawi and abroad
  • What Does Santa Say?

    Choose a selection of people associated with Christmas (Santa Claus, Mrs Claus, the stressed parent, the excitable child). These can either be images on the board, or you can get the children to act out each character. This activity can then be used for grammar or punctuation.


    santa-speechAsk the children to describe how each character is doing something. Eg, Santa is delivering presents merrily; the parent is cooking dinner frantically, etc. Children can even discuss these in pairs, before writing them down as a class or individually. You can even go further and discuss what each character is thinking.


    Ask the children to describe what each character is thinking. Eg, “It’s a busy night ahead,” thought Santa, anxiously. If you get each word of the sentence to be written on a small whiteboard or flashcard, children can stand at the front to build the sentence. Then add in flashcards of the opening and closing speech marks, and the comma, asking children to identify where these need to be placed in the sentence.

  • A Christmas Shopping List

    This is a spelling/dictation activity and can be played as a whole class or in pairs.

    Whole Class

    1. Teacher to dictate an item to add to the Christmas shopping list, children to write their answers.

    2. Children to dictate an item to add to the Christmas shopping list, teacher to write the item (with the children’s help) on the board.

    In Pairs

    One child dictates the shopping list and their partner writes them down. Swap over.


  • Tricky Word Christmas Tree

    christmas-tree-clip-art_03This activity can be adapted for different year groups and can use words relating to Christmas and the festive season, or a selection or tricky and phonetic words for their level.


    The teacher calls out a word to the class. The children work in pairs to sound out and spell the word.
    If the word is a Tricky Word, this word is added to the Christmas tree.
    If the word is phonetic, this word is added as a present box under the tree.


    The teacher shows a word to the class. The children work in pairs to blend the sounds to read the word.
    If the word is a Tricky Word, this word is added to the Christmas tree.
    If the word is phonetic, this word is added as a present box under the tree.


  • Christmas Cookie Mix

    You can either make biscuits that can be cut into letter sounds, or cookies that can be decorated with letter sounds. Get the children to then use their treats to make some simple CVC words before they’re allowed to reward themselves by eating the treats!

    Ingredients to make 6-8 sound shapped biscuits

    100g butter
    50g caster sugar
    1 tsp vanilla essence
    175g plain four
    Spare flour to dust the surface


    1. Pre-heat the oven to 150 degrees (gas mark 3)

    2. Mix the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

    3. Add the vanilla essence.

    4. Mix in the flour well.

    5. Roll out the mix and using a knife, cut out the shapes of sounds.

    6. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

    7. Leave to cool for 5 minutes.


    Ingredients to make 10-12 cookies to decorate with a sound on each cookie

    100g caster sugar
    100g butter
    1 tbsp golden syrup
    1 tsp vanilla essence
    150g self raising flour


    1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees (gas mark 5)

    2. Mix the sugar and butter together to make a paste.

    3. Add the golden syrup.

    4. Add half the flour (75g) and mix.

    5. Add the vanilla essence.

    6. Add and mix thoroughly the remaining flour.

    7. Arrange on a baking tray in 10-12 blobs, do not flatten them.

    8. Put them in the over for 12-15 minutes.

    9. Leave to cool before decorating with sounds.

  • The Three Wise Letter Sounds

    christmas-stocking-letter-soundsUse three wise men – either on the board, as colouring sheets or using children in the class – as individual letters sounds. The teacher can then read out some words for children to segment each individual letter sound, and figure out if they can spell that word using the three wise men.

    For older or more advanced children, you could use Christmas stockings for 4, 5 and 6 letter words, whilst you could progress on to full sentences by using a different word on each reindeer!

  • ‘Glettery’ Sound Flashcards

    glitter-phase-1You can easily make some Glettery (Glittery Letter – get it?) Sound Flashcards with all the children! Get the children to pick a different letter sound, and write this on a piece of card using a glue stick. Children can then sprinkle the page with lots of glitter and leave to dry for a few moments. Then lift the card up for all the excess glitter to fall off, leaving just the letter sound on the page to sparkle!

    The teacher can then say some simple words with the whole class needing to sound out each letter sound. The children with the corresponding letter sounds can come to the front to spell the word out.

    For more advanced, children can do words instead of letter sounds. However, each letter sound in the word should be in a different colour glitter!

  • Christmas Recipe

    christmas-recipe-cardPick your favourite simple recipe, or create your own; perhaps for a Christmas pudding, or how to cook the turkey? (Or you can use our Christmas Cookie Mix recipe!) Unfortunately, Rudolph and his pals have all chewed the cookbook, and all that remains of the recipe are the individual stages, all messed up! Mrs Claus needs the children to help put the recipe back together again in the correct order, which you can get them to do as a class or in pairs/small groups.

    Afterwards, you may want to get children to create their own Christmas recipes that would make something magical to eat for the elves or reindeer! Or why not do something non-food based: a recipe for a Merry Christmas? (One cup of love, 200 grams of smiles, etc.)

  • What’s in Santa’s Sack?


    Collect objects and items that you can put in a sack. These can be objects relating to Christmas, or be possible presents, or can be general objects and items from the home and around school. If playing this activity with small groups or pairs, ensure each group/pair has a sack of objects.
    This activity can be played as a whole class, in small groups or even in pairs. Below are 3 ways to play this activity depending on the year group.


    Take an object out the sack and ask the children to sound out the object, using their fingers to count the sounds. As some objects and items may have alternative spellings, this activity is for practising identifying and listening out for sounds rather than for spelling.


    Take an object out of the sack and ask the children to sound out the object, using their fingers to count the sounds and then spell the object using those sounds. Some objects and items may include alternative spellings.


    Take an object out of the sack and ask the children to spell and describe the object.

  • Draw & Write Christmas Scene

    decorating-treeAsk children to draw a scene at Christmas; perhaps their house on Christmas day. Once they have done this, ask them to describe to their partner what is going on: who’s there, what are they doing, how are they feeling?

    Once they have discussed these, children should then write sentences to accompany and describe the picture. Younger children may only write a couple of simple sentences, whilst older children may wish to write an entire description of the entire scene. These could be adapted for various types of writing: practising different tenses, or writing in a different style (an instruction manual on how to have a ‘Lucy Jones Family’ Christmas, or a script for a Christmas Day play, e.g.).


  • Christmas Action Spelling

    Can be done as a whole class, in small groups or in pairs.

    One person uses actions to spell a Christmassy word – perhaps a present from a set list by the teacher. The rest of the class/group/partner have to guess the word.

    For example:

    Yes, that’s right – Star! (s-t-ar).


  • Training in Ghana


    Training with Roberta Emma Amos-Abanyie:

    Jolly Phonics Training

    Date: 16th and 17th December, 2016

    Venue: Old Council Hall, near Standard Chartered Bank, Obuasi, Ashanti region.

    Workshop includes handouts, certificate and snacks and the chance to purchase Jolly Phonics materials.

    For more information or to book a place, please call +23 35 0904 0966 / +23 32 6917 6285



    Training with Roberta Emma Amos-Abanyie

    3 days Jolly Phonics Training

    Date: 3rd to 5th January, 2017

    Venue: Able Academy School, Community 25. Tema.

    Jolly Phonics materials will be available to purchase.

    For more information or to book a place, please call +23 35 0904 0966 / +23 32 6917 6285

  • Competitions!

    Win one of FIVE copies of My First Letter Sounds!

    We have an fantastic competition to win one of FIVE copies of our fantastic My First Letter Sounds board book.

    This competition is EXCLUSIVE to subscribers of the Bizziebaby newsletter. We’re not going to tell you how you can be in with a chance of winning; details of how to enter are ONLY available with the Bizziebaby newsletter dated Monday 12th September.

    This competition is now closed. Congratulations to our winners, who have all now been contacted via email!

    Deborah Wilson

    Emma Ounsworth

    Sonia Heryet

    Dave Edge

    Sarah Coghill


    Terms & Conditions:
    1) The promoter is Jolly Learning Ltd (company no. 2178683) whose registered office is at Tailours House, High Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 6DL. 2) There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary. 3) Closing date for entry will be 30th September 2016. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted. 4) Winners will be chosen at random and notified within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner. 5) We accept no responsibility for entries not received for whatever reason. 6) Only one entry per person. Multiple entries will be void. 7) No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered, and the prizes are not transferable. 8) The information provided will be used in conjunction with our Privacy Policy which can be found here. 9) Jolly Learning Ltd’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. 10) Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.


    UWE Bristol Primary Ed Students – Jolly Phonics Resources CD Competition!

    Following our recent visit to UWE Bristol to run a workshop with the third year Primary Ed undergraduates, we are giving all students who attended the chance to win a copy of our Jolly Phonics Resources CD in preparation for their final placements!


    Only the UWE students who attended the workshop will know how to enter, keeping it exclusive to these students.

    This competition is now closed; congratulations to our winner… Hayley Rowe!


    Instagram Level 1 Paperback Readers Flash Competition!

    We’re running a flash competition to give away a set of our Level 1 Paperback Readers: Inky Mouse & Friends, Snake’s Amazing Tales AND Phonic’s Fantastic Friends!


    To be in with a chance of winning, simply follow our Jolly Learning Instagram page, and ‘like’ the competition photo. But be quick – this is a flash competition that is only running on Tuesday, 18th October, so you don’t have much time!

    This competition is now closed; congratulations to our winner… Helen Paddon!

    Terms & Conditions:
    1) The promoter is Jolly Learning Ltd (company no. 2178683) whose registered office is at Tailours House, High Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 6DL. 2) There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary. 3) Closing date for entry will be 18th October 2016. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted. 4) Winners will be chosen at random and notified within 3 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner. 5) We accept no responsibility for entries not received for whatever reason. 6) Only one entry per person. Multiple entries will be void. 7) No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered, and the prizes are not transferable. 8) The information provided will be used in conjunction with our Privacy Policy which can be found here. 9) Jolly Learning Ltd’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. 10) Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  • Training in Oman


    Training with Shainaz Jussa

    Jolly Phonics Training

    Date: 17th and 18th August

    An in-depth and interactive workshop with plenty of practical ideas and fun activities.

    Get a glimpse of the training on our Facebook page

    For more information or to book a place, please contact Shainaz at or call (91) 2228490500 or (91) 9892772503

  • Training in Montenegro


    Training with Veselinka Avramov and Snežana Radović:

    Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar in the classroom

    Date: Thursday 25th and Friday 26th August 2016

    Time: Thursday 9:30 – 16:30, Friday 09:45 – 16:30

    Venue: British International School, Arcadia Academy, Tivat

    This course will take you through the basics of teaching Jolly Phonics and Grammar, including lots of practical classroom activities in a fun, multi-sensory way.

    To find out more look here, or to book a place contact Veselinka on, or Snežana on

  • Training in Egypt


    Training with Coral George:

    Jolly Phonics Training

    Date: Tuesday October 11th and Wednesday October 12th
    Time: 9am – 4pm
    Venue: Le Meridien Heliopolis – Marco Polo

    Ideal for teachers who are new to Jolly Phonics, or teachers who want to make sure that they are getting the best out of the programme.

    For more information or to book a place, contact


  • Training in Papua New Guinea


    Training by Betty Hinamunimo:

    Jolly Phonics Training

    Date: 12 – 16th December 2016
    Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
    Venue: Goroka 441, Eastern Highland Province

    The languages of Papua New Guinea today number over 850, making it the most linguistically diverse place on earth.

    The Jolly Phonic Program emphasizes on the correct production of each alphabet letter sounds in any languages to allow for blending of the sounds to read words. Teachers and instructors must be confident and accurate in their own ability to say each sound clearly and correctly. They must hear the sounds produced by students and determine whether the students say the correct sound.

    The training package is designed to allow you to hear the correct sound for each of 42 phonemes (making 20 distinct vowel alphabet letter sounds and 22 distinct consonant alphabet letters sound), to practice saying the sound correctly and to listen to a sound and determine if it was enunciated correctly.

    For more information, please contact Betty via email: or call: 67 570 482 297

  • Training in Bangladesh


    Training with Shainaz Jussa:

    2 days in-depth Jolly Phonics Workshop

    Date: 2nd and 3rd October, 2016
    Time: 0900 to 1600 hours
    Venue: The Learning Tree, Chittagong

    A two-day intensive training in synthetic phonics covering the essential skills and spelling rules. Plenty of practice for the participants to become perfect phonics teachers! Get a glimpse of the training on our Facebook page

    For more information or to book a place, please contact Shainaz at or call 9892772503 or 022 2840500 or visit 

  • Android version of the Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds App NOW AVAILABLE

  • Jolly Phonics in Mexico City

    Synthetic phonics has spread throughout the world as a teaching tool and Jolly Phonics has been seen as an extensive, child-centered, multi-sensory programme that allows for teachers to secure the learning of English for children; including those who have English as an additional language. Schools in Mexico have been finding that in using Jolly Phonics to learn English, it is a quick and entertaining way that children find fun and engaging.

    DESTECA have created a video showing just that! To watch it click here.

  • NOW AVAILABLE: My First Letter Sounds

  • Filming Jolly Phonics in Fiji

    The Jolly word continues to spread across the world, aiming to reach all children to support them in acquiring a high level of attainment in the English language by using Jolly Phonics. These videos from Geetanjali; the Acting Education Officer for Standardised Testing, Examinations and Assessment Unit, Ministry of Education, highlights how underperforming schools can benefit from the child centred, multi-sensory, synthetic phonics programme that is the wonderful Jolly Phonics!

    Watch the video on Literacy and Numeracy Strategies for Years 3 to 8 here.

    Watch the video on the use of Jolly Phonics training materials for Years 1 and 2 here.

  • Training in Russia

    Introduction to Jolly Phonics

    (All 10:00 – 17:00).

    26 November – Moscow

    27 November – St Petersburg

    For more details on the course and how to book click here

    For more information or if you would like to arrange a school visit please contact or +79219031771  

  • Training in Nigeria

    We don’t have any training scheduled at the moment – please check back soon!

  • Training in Sri Lanka


    Training in Sri Lanka with Kanthie Jayasekera:

    Jolly Phonics and Grammar Training Courses 

    Venue: Methodist Church, Wesley Hall, Kandy

    Date: Every Tuesday/Wednesday/Saturday

    Time: 1pm-5pm


  • Training in Indonesia


    Training with Khushbu Porwal:

    Jolly Phonics: Essentials of English reading and writing event

    Date: 29th October 2016

    Venue: Kinderfun Pre School, Bellagio Mall, Mega Kuningan

    This event will discuss the systematic approach to synthetic phonics and is aimed at learning about how phonics can improve your child’s reading and spelling skills and boost their confidence.

    For more information and to book, please contact Ms Lia on 0857-18180048 or (021)-30029864.

  • NEW USA Training Dates

  • Training in Malawi


    Training with Mphatso Sapulani:

    Jolly Phonics Training
    Date: Saturday 8th October 2016
    Time: 8am – 4pm
    Venue: Mzuzu Hotel, Mzuzu
    Course Content:
     This one day course will cover the following:

    • Introduction to synthetic phonics
    • Five skills in Jolly Phonics
    • Digraphs
    • Blending and Segmenting
    • Teaching of tricky words
    • Practising blending and segmenting
    • Teaching practice using all skills

    Please contact Mphatso for more information or to book your place: