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Who it’s for:

English language teachers (EFL / EAL /ESL) who teach learners with dyslexia and other SpLDs.

Teachers don’t need to be experienced or specialised in the field as the teacher’s book offers explicit guidance. Teachers can also attend a training course on the ESF method if they wish.

 

The 3 English Sounds Fun books (‘Ready’, ‘Steady’ and ‘Go!’) cover the same language content as Junior A and Junior B, but follow a different path from existing materials.

 

English Sounds Fun is an innovative and holistic language teaching programme designed for working with dyslexic learners who need a different approach to learning.

It can be used in 1:1 situations as well as small groups, with learners from 8 – 15 years of age, and older if appropriate. It can also be used with learners who have complex difficulties, and any learner who has not benefited from conventional tuition in the past.

Ideally, the learner would have 2 or 3 lessons a week, but ESF can also work on one lesson a week, so it fits with any schedule.

The first book in this programme Ready…’ contains the materials for 6 preliminary lessons, designed to prepare the learner for the programme, and the first 38 core lessons. After 5 or 6 lessons there is a consolidation session and a chance for the learner to show what s/he can now do. There are also additional grammar activities for those learners who are ready to learn in a more structured way, and need some explicit input.

The next two books in the programme (‘Ready, Steady…’ and ‘Ready, Steady, Go!’) further develop the student’s vocabulary and grammar use through dyslexia-friendly and fun activities. They will be available later this year.

Methodology


 

Book 1 ‘Ready! contains the materials for 6 preliminary lessons, designed to prepare the learner for the programme, and the 38 lessons that form the core of the programme. These 38 core lessons are divided into 7 units (A – G). After each of these there is a consolidation session and a chance for the learner to show what s/he can now do.

There are also additional grammar activities for those learners who are ready to learn in a more structured way, and need some explicit input.

Each core lesson highlights a sound from English, and then matches it to a common spelling choice.

It guides the learner through the process of:
1) recognising and producing a sound, both isolated and in the context of a common word
2) recognising a letter
3) matching a sound to a letter
4) forming the letter
5) writing the letter
6) writing words that contain the sound spelled in that way.

 

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Purpose and Aims

ESF is designed for teachers who are working with dyslexic learners and want to try a different approach. It can be used in 1:1 situations as well as small groups, with learners from 8 – 15 years of age, and older if appropriate.

It can also be used with learners who have complex difficulties, and any learner who has not benefitted from conventional tuition in the past.

Ideally, the learner would have 2 or 3 lessons a week, but ESF can also work on one lesson a week, so it fits with any schedule.

 

Training and Information

If you would like to know more about ESF, continue browsing the website, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Also, look out for training courses which are coming soon, to show teachers how to make the most of the programme.

 

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