Intake 51: July 2017
"A very practical approach to phonics. The course is designed to address the term limitations and needs in a classroom."
"Each session was precise and went into detail to ensure full understanding."
"Alice Tang is very well prepared for her lessons and always willing to help instead of criticising. She makes learning fruitful. Lastly, her professionalism is admirable. This was a well-prepared workshop. Thank you!"
"Eye opening, strategies taught were easy to understand and easy to use in a classroom setting. "
"After attending these workshops, I learnt more about how to simplify and make sure that the child understands the instructions clearly/better. And that the sound is very important. It was a very interesting course and very practical (+ useful)."
Lee Poh Yi
"It's a bit rushed at the time maybe extending for another ½ hr will help from overloading especially day 2 with the alternative spelling. It was fruitful 3 days where everything is systematic and sequential. A lot of strategies were taught as well."
"It was really overwhelming but at the end of the day, it was all worth it. So glad that I have already equipped myself with the right foundation and able to pass on the knowledge to my student. Thank you, Dr Alice."
Siti Nur Nabilah
Intake 50: April 2017
“Was enlightened with proper sounds of the letters, better than using “products” that teach letters on characters style. It really helped me become equipped to teach phonics at the young age group.”
Paredes, Lara Jane
“It was an intensive workshop but indeed it was all worth it! I am more confident to face the children and learn the phonics together. Hope to continue this workshop for the future teacher. Thank you! ”
"The workshop was very interesting and Ms Alice delivered the workshop with great clarity!"
"The course gave me a new perspective on the concept of reading and spelling and is very helpful to our course of work."
"After attending this workshop, it was really much clearer for me to teach my children phonics. At least now I know the correct sounds for the letters & words."
Suriati Binte Samsudin
"At first I was very worried that I could not catch up with the lessons for W1 & W2. But after W3, I am able to grasp well for all the letter sounds & also able to blend well with the help of the dots. I am very thankful to be able to attend this workshop as it is very helpful and I hope I’m able to apply what I learnt to my Nursery children! Thank you!!"
"Recommend for preschool teachers in learning the Phonics Foundation to teach preschoolers in reading and spelling."
"From zero to hero! I learnt a lot from this course. Thank you so much, Dr Alice Tang! You inspire us, new teachers! I definitely see a ‘brighter light’ to teach the children confidently."
"It was very insightful and an eye-opener. Heard many positive reviews about the workshop and after experiencing it for myself, I do agree how it is very important for us to implement it for the children’s learning. Awesome workshop – wisely recommended attending!"
"This workshop was very informative and helpful for teachers like us. Ms Alice gave opportunities and enough materials that will help us enhance our teaching skills (phonics) for the foundation of young children. Thank you so much. God Bless!"
Intake 49: February 2017
“Dr Alice conducted the 3-day course in a very systematic manner. She explained clearly the sounds and the rules. I like the part where each participant had a chance to present the teachings as this exercise helps to make us more confident in carrying out a phonics class. I definitely have a better understanding of what synthetic phonics is now.”
“The teaching methodology is very structured & clear. Helpful for teachers teaching phonics. I appreciate the precision and clarity of Dr Tang.”
“This is my first ever workshop since I joined early childhood industry recently. I am truly grateful for the well-equipped workshop, with many tips and sharing experiences from the instructor. Useful resources too. I am more confident in teaching basic phonics with my playgroup children.”
“I had a better & clearer understanding about Phonics. Really enjoyed this course with this batch of Intake 49. Thank you!”
“The hands-on teaching practice on the last day was beneficial. It boosts up my confidence in teaching phonics to the children. Knowing the proper sounds for the phonemes enable me to blend and spell with much ease.”
Liaw Wan Ling
“Amazing teaching skills and techniques Dr Alice! Thank you!”
Erikka Sunico Clarianes
“I came into the course feeling quite lost as I’m teaching N1, but after the 3rd day, I feel much more confident about teaching my little ones the sounds of the letters and also blending. The instructor was also very entertaining and she made the session very interesting.”
Tan Si Xuan
Intake 48: March 2017
“It was an enriching 3-day course and I have definitely gained a lot of knowledge from Dr Alice Tang. She was very engaging throughout the course and helped us a lot in learning about the phonics rule and letter sounds.”
Chong Sze Min Edwyna
“A 3 days intensive workshop that teaches us the skills/knowledge needed to teach phonics. A lot of practice was provided to facilitate us in our learning. Overall, I have indeed learnt a lot from Ms Alice and would highly recommend her to my friends. Thank you for the encouragement!"
“Great practices to share will teachers to apply the lesson. This should be compulsory for all teachers.”
“I am really grateful for this course. The level of consistency and passion you have for phonics is amazing! Almost touched me. Thank you for not only teaching us the skill but also imparting your heart in doing everything that you have taught/”nagged” at us for. Thank you, Ms Tang!”
“I am able to learn how should I teach the children using appropriate sounds and teaching techniques. Although I am still learning, this course definitely helps to enlighten and develop knowledge of phonics – letter sounds, blending and more. Would love to attend the course again if I can. Thank you for teaching me and the rest. I appreciate it a lot. Thank you.”
Casandra Chen Yi Ting
“The workshop helped me to know the letter sounds more appropriately as well how to blend it. I also got to know the different types of rules and when to apply it. I also learnt how to teach phonics to various age-group. (Nursery to Pri 1)”
Intake 47: July 2016
“It was a very straightforward course. I liked that we had a lot of practice with the techniques and the different sounds. and has improved the way I conduct literacy now. It makes me more reflective of the way I carry out my lessons with the different groups of learners in the class.”
"This workshop has prepped me with the adequate skills and knowledge to better carry out my literacy lessons at school. It is very practical in our classroom context as well. Will definitely recommend all teachers for this phonics course. Thank you, Alice, for being so clear in your teaching."
“One of my enjoyable and fun learning experience, I ever had. I have fallen in love with phonics and am sure my way of teaching will never be the same. I am so blessed to be in this training.”
“Despite the potentially “dry” nature of the course content, Alice more than managed to reignite my interest in this area, Thanks a lot.”
Alex Chin C.N
Intake 46: June 2016
“It’s never a boring moment, Dr Alice Tang has made the workshop very lively and interesting. I’ve definitely gain much from this and will apply all techniques taught in my class.”
“I have a clear understanding on how to sound all the letter(s) and it really helps my son in his language development. Yesterday, when I picked him up from school, he showed me his drawing with a word “Sentosa” on it. He said he drew Sentosa and wrote it himself. Obviously, he sounded the letter to figure out how to spell it. I was so proud of him and thanks to Dr Alice who gave me a deeper insight in Phonics. THANK YOU!”
“Dr Alice is a very jovial, spontaneous and responsible trainer. She has been maintaining a very good interest among us during the classes. These lessons had built the foundation for my knowledge of phonics that I believe will enable me to share with my children in the near future. Thank you so much, Dr Alice!”
“After attending this workshop, I am able to apply to my class. I was also able to spot the mistakes I had made and taught to my children prior to this course.”
“Very helpful and concrete examples were given to address the issues that I experienced in the classroom. Surely will use the techniques learned.”
Lesly Ann Chiu
“Besides learning the strategies in blending & segmenting, the “lesson planning” section has been indeed very useful for me. I have learnt how to prepare a lesson plan in a very structured manner. Also, the section on “alternative spelling” has strengthened further my initial limited knowledge in this.”