Certificate of Educational Studies – Phonics


logo03 Certificate of Educational Studies – Phonics
(Accredited by The College of Teachers, U.K.)
The course emphasizes the importance of phonics as a tool in effectively teaching young children to read. Participants will know the 3 types of decoding strategies. The strategies help beginning readers determine the oral equivalent (pronunciation) of a written word context knowledge, phonics knowledge, and sight-word knowledge. It provides techniques on how to develop the children’s early literacy skills in word recognition, pronunciation, reading and writing by using the concept of Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences.
Introduce phonics principles and awareness through dramatic reading, reinforced by structured language arts games, songs, and play activities.
Participants will:

  • be equipped with further understanding of phonics and decoding strategies
  • get familiar with conceptual framework where they can create original lesson plans
  • deliver lessons that develop language skills through songs, movement, games, talking and reading to children
  • Different Methodologies and Approaches to Phonics
  • Various Phonics Instructions
  • Decoding Strategies
  • Semi-Vowels
  • Long and Short Vowels Sounds
  • Hard and Soft Sounds
  • Blending
  • Consonant & Vowel Diagraphs
  • Vowel Diphthongs
  • Onset and Rime
  • Prefix and Suffix
  • Contractions
  • Syllabications and Spelling Rules
  • Word Families
8 weeks on a part-time study for 4 hours per session. Sessions include classroom discussions/participation, hands-on training activities and peer teaching practice.  
  • Classroom and Online Forum Participation
  • Lesson Planning
  • Peer Teaching
  • Written Theory Examination
  • Minimum 3 “O” levels with credit in English
  • Any other recognised Certification, Diploma or Degree
  • Mature candidates by interview and approval from the School