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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.

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Date: Sunday, August 25, 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

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Get an in depth look at the best way to teach synthetic phonics systematically with Jolly Phonics. In this workshop 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.
We will also look at the transition from phonics to reading and how to build on the basic phonics that students learn in their first year as learners transition into Jolly Grammar. Lastly, participants will also practice demonstrations lessons and give feedback to peers to make sure that everyone is ready to use what they learn in this workshop with their students the following day!

Jolly Phonics Intensive Training


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. 

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(8 minutes on foot)

Access from Tsukishima Station

Exit out the east exit of Kamata Station, go down the escalator and turn right.  Keep left to walk around to the main road and continue straight about 300 meters until you come to a pedestria bridge. Cross over the pedestrian bridge the the far side of the bridge, or continue past to cross the street, then turn left. Walk 100 meters and turn right at the post office. Walk 650 meters and turn right at the 7-11. Walk two blocks later turn right again. Walk 40 meters and Jolly Study Square is on the right. 


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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