Can you accelerate a child's early speech & literacy by 2 years?
Phonics is a method for teaching children to read by sounding out letters and combining the sounds rather than by memorising words; and studies have shown this method to be very effective. It is an open secret that introducing children to phonics and phonetics at an early age can increase their speech and reading ability by up to two years.
"... the year two class of seven-year-olds were on average 28 months ahead of their age for reading and 21 months above their age for spelling."
As importantly, it provides early identification of learning disorders and gives educators and parents a huge head start in finding and implementing the correct measures to help the child realise their speech and language potential.
You will learn about the concepts and functional skills in teaching phonics and phonetics, giving you the necessary skills and methodologies to advance and develop children's pronunciation and command of the English language.
The International Phonetic Alphabet
Manner & Place of Articulation
8 Stages of Phonics
Phonology of English
Connected Speech Process
This course is aimed at current educators who want to deepen their knowledge of English phonetics and phonology, as well as those who are looking to enter the educational sector or who want to support children in language acquisition and literacy.