Learn the best practices in teaching initial reading and writing through Phonics Based and Whole Word Instruction to (Very) Young Learners (aged between 4 and 12).
In this course you will learn:
- phonics terminology
- what phonics objectives are
- how to prepare Very Young Learners for phonics level
- how to teach phonics
- how to teach non-phonic words
- how to build rapport with (Very) Young Learners
- how to create interest among (Very) Young Learners
- how to plan a phonics lesson
- how to play variety of phonics games
- how to scaffold learners to become skilled readers
- how to assess (Very) Young Learners in phonics programs
Upon completion of the course you will be able to:
- dispell the biggest phonics myths
- have a better understanding of the Phonics Based Instruction
- plan a phonics lesson creatively and effectively
- utilize a variety of tasks, games and techniques for teaching phonics
- make learning an enjoyable experience for the learners
Divided into eight modules, this foundation level course is scheduled as follows:
- Week 1: ABCs of Phonics – Preparing Learners for Phonics
- Week 2: Teaching Phonics – Going Beyond the Alphabet
- Week 3: Playing Phonics Games – Planning a Phonics Lesson
- Week 4: Assessing Phonics Learners – Evaluating Phonics Materials
The course will begin on Sept 30, 2020, and spans until Oct 21, 2020. Throughout the course, you will be able to learn at your own pace and at your convenience to suit your schedule. Participants will have four weeks to complete the course. However, they can access the program content for a period of five weeks.
Phonics Teacher Training Course (Foundation) is designed for pre-service and in-service teachers, administrators, and even caring parents looking for superior foundation skills in teaching learners aged between four and twelve. If you are already a teacher of (Very) Young Learners, or you wish to begin your career as a teacher of (Very) Young Learners, this course is for you to unlearn outdated practices, learn the latest trends, and the best practices in teaching reading and writing through the Phonics Based Instruction.
To enroll in this course, you should be at least at the Independent User B1 level (CEFR). To evaluate your English proficiency, click on the link below and follow the instructions:
MLA24.com online courses are asynchronous (i.e. you can log in any time). You should plan to spend approximately ten hours a week. Each module offers a variety of interactive tasks including video clips, readings, discussions, projects, and quizzes. You must score 70% or higher on each module’s quiz to qualify for the next module. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion detailing your hours of professional development during the program. All course materials are available via the Learning Management System accessible through MLA24.com. Please note that the registration fee covers the cost of the materials and the e-certificate.