Phonics Foundation™ (Online via Zoom)
The Definitive Phonics Course.
Develop Effective Phonics Teaching Techniques with Dr Alice Tang.
Course title: Intake 67
Phonics Foundation™: Developing Early Literacy Skills through Explicit and Systematic Phonics Instruction (Online via Zoom)
11, 18 & 25 Feb 2022 (Fridays), 9.30am to 5.30pm
In this comprehensive 3-day course, you will gain practical and invaluable skills across multiple phonics domains, from lesson planning to implementation and assessment.
Dr Tang quickly cuts through the confusion commonly associated with the phonics teaching process. Don't know your sounds? Can't say them accurately? Where do I start? How do I instruct so that my children can understand? It's all covered. You will emerge confident, understanding the exact scope and sequence down to the exact words to say. The mystery is history!
The Phonics Foundation™ method trains and equips children with word recognition strategies that significantly strengthen their visual ability to identify word patterns, apart from the essential training of blending to read and segmenting to spell. The programme begins with prior knowledge of phonemic awareness to learning the letter sounds and culminates with decoding skills that give children a systematic strategic plan to read unknown words.
Who should attend: Principals, Senior Teachers, EC Practitioners, Literacy Teachers and Parents.
Enquiries: 6345 2324 / 9773 8680 | Read Reviews
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Trainer Profile: Dr Alice Tang
Alice completed a Doctorate in Education at The University of Western Australia. She holds both a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Management from RMIT University and a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College. For the last 17 years, Alice has been actively involved in the design, implementation, assessment and intervention of school wide literacy programmes. Alice has established a reputation as a highly perceptive and knowledgeable educator with an uncommon adroitness in addressing the nuances of teaching and managing in a multi-cultural Singaporean setting based on sound pedagogy.
Reviews"Initially I thought that this was a strict way to support children’s phonics learning but it really changed my view over the sessions. Dr Alice emphasised the need for consistency, clear instructions and ways on how we can develop and tackle children’s literacy potential. It does not have to be fancy, it has to be clear, systematic and fast to suit to children’s needs. Dr Tang was also consistent in her teaching and she has provided many useful insights to learning and teaching phonics for myself. I will definitely support my team if they pronounce anything wrongly and would recommend the course to many others who are looking for phonics classes to attend. Thank you, Dr Alice!"
Umairah Nursyakireen Intake 62, 2021
"This course should be a pre-requisite for educators, I wished I started off my journey in the EC sector with the knowledge and concepts that Dr Alice Tang has equipped me with. To those who haven’t attended, please make time for this! No regrets, trust me. Thank you so much for everything!" Muhammad Aliff Intake 61, 2021
"I find this course a good refresher, while gaining a deeper understanding of how phonics is being carried out in the classroom. There is also greater understanding to the 'why' behind why certain things are done the way it is - keep out redundant language. I have benefitted greatly and I cannot wait to provide a greater (and clearer) support to my children. Dr. Tang is hilarious and I love the way she teaches. Though the topic is dry, she brings life through the way she jokes (they are really quite funny, I laughed at almost all of them) and how candid she is. She makes us feel 'at home' quickly, and able to stay focused throughout the sessions (though the hours are long). I would highly recommend Phonics Foundation to others, especially to teachers/parents who are teaching phonics. It is important to do it the right way, or not to do it at all."
Priscilla Chua Intake 60, 2021
"This course is really helpful. Kudos to Dr Alice Tang, she is very dedicated and professional! This class is definitely worth your time. Dr Alice Tang has conducted the course with great precision and humour. Thank you very much for teaching and motivating us to teach phonics and bring it to another level, to impart great knowledge and skills to our kids in the classroom!" Lim Bee Shan Intake 59, 2021
"I have learnt new knowledge about Phonics that I have never learnt before. I enjoyed and had fun attending this class and look forward to attending the next course. Thank you very much (knob khun ka)" Aiaosathitwong Chonlada (Chonly) Intake 59, 2021
"The whole workshop was very beneficial and useful to me. I have learnt that using the proper way to blend the sounds would be very effective for the children. It also gave me the chance to learn why the sounds were taught that way.
Lots of thanks to Dr Alice Tang for making this workshop an interesting one even though it was quite packed."Siti Junaidah Binte Jasni Intake 58
"This workshop has aided me a lot in my literacy teaching for the class as I am able to conduct the lessons using the techniques taught during this workshop. The children will benefit like how I have benefitted. Thanks! ☺" Stephanie Seah Intake 57
"The programme is very comprehensive and it has allowed me to not only appreciate synthetic phonics as a tool for accelerated reading but had given me practical ways to share this method with preschool children." Eudora Tan Intake 56"Thank you, Dr Alice, for helping me discover the depth and beauty in teaching children literacy. Indeed, you’ve done a great job in making me understand more than I’ve expected in Phonics." Nurhafizah Ramle Intake 55