Jolly Phonics & Jolly Grammar

2-Day Training Workshop

Contents of the Workshop:

- The historical teaching methods of reading and writing

- What is systematic phonics/Jolly Phonics?

- The basic 42 sounds and the Jolly Phonics gestures

- The relationship between letters and sounds. 

- The 5 basic skills of Jolly Phonics

- How to teach a Jolly Phonics lesson

- Activity ideas for teachers and parents

- Transitioning to reading books

- Learning about alternate spellings of sounds 

Brief introduction to the years beyond Jolly Phonics

About The Trainer:

Alex Conley is a professional Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar trainer accredited by Jolly Learning, UK.  He has been teaching Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar in Japan since May 2011 with excellent results. After starting an English School in Tokyo, he began to focus on consulting and teacher training. He has been consulting for schools and training teachers over the last five years. He continues to use Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar on a daily basis and hopes to share his experiences with teachers and schools around Japan.

PART 1: Jolly Phonics Intensive Training
Date: Saturday, June 1 , 2019
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm (lunch 1:00-2:00)
Fee: ¥16,500 + tax (tax incl. ¥17,820)
Location:  Tusikishima, Tokyo
Venue:      I's Advanced English School
〒104-0052 東京都中央区月島3-14-9岩崎ビル 301

Participants at our workshop will receive a Certificate of Attendance backed by Jolly Learning and Jolly Study Square.

Certificate of Attendance

Get an in depth look at the best way to teach synthetic phonics systematically with Jolly Phonics. In this seminar participants will: learn about the 5 skills that students must master in order to begin reading; learn the stories and gestures that support learning the letter sounds; gain an understanding of what synthetic phonics is and how it compares to other methods of teaching reading and writing; and share practical activity ideas for in the classroom and at home.
Participants will also practice demonstration lessons where they will act as teachers and students in groups of 2-3, practice model Jolly Phonics lessons and give feedback to each other. The accredited Jolly Phonics trainer will also give feedback to participants about what they are doing well in the lessons, and what they should change to make Jolly Phonics more effective in their teaching to make sure that everyone is ready to use what they learn in this workshop with their students the following week!

Venue & Access

This training will be held in the I's Advanced English School in Tsukishima, Tokyo near Kachidoki and Tsukishima Stations on the Toei Oedo Line. 

Google Maps Link

Follow this google maps link for easy access to Jolly Study Square.

(5 minutes on foot)

Access from Kachidoki Station

From Kachidoki Station on the Toei Oedo line, go out the A1 exit and loop around to the left at the top of the stairs. Go over a small bridge and walk to the next signal. At the signal (across the street from Dai-1 Elementary School), turn left. Walk one block and the building is on the right. I's Advanced English is on the 3rd floor of a brick building. 


(8 minutes on foot)

Access from Tsukishima Station

Exit out the 8a exit of Tsukishima Station.  Continue straight along Kiyosumi Avenue for 400 meters. Turn right at the traffic light across from Tsukishima Dai-1 Elementary School, between two Yakiniku Restaurants. Walk forward 50 meters and I's English School is on the right. Enter the building through the carport and come up the stairs or elevator. The training session will be held in Room 301: あいずアドバンスドイングリッシュスクール. 


By Bus:

- #10 Bus bound for Shimbashi or #33 Bus bound for Toyomi Suisan Futō-iki Station

2 minutes on foot from Tsukishima Dai-1 Shogako bus stop


- #10 Bus bound for Tokyo Sky Tree or #33 Bus bound for Kameido Station

       2 minutes on foot from Kachidoki Station bus stop


- East #16 Bus bound for Tokyo Station Yaesu Exit

       4 minutes on foot from Tsukishima 3-Chome bus stop

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