Dr Luke Prodromou
“I love your book – in a time when the market is full of hastily-produced junk designed to make a quick profit and then churn out more unprincipled junk, your book not only fills a so-called gap in the so-called market but is based on a coherent set of principles – it is obviously a labour of love – for children and education- and is based on research. It looks marvelous and so attractive to use. It is not only an excellent option for dyslexic children but learners with a diverse range of learning difficulties and even learners with no difficulties because of its imaginative use of colour, shapes and practical activities aimed specifically at very young absolute beginners.”
“I never believed that after 22 years of teaching English I would find a method that would inspire me, motivate me and give me confidence to teach learners with SpLDs like dyslexia and SpLDs. I owe this to the outstanding job of the authors, as well as their constant guidance and support whenever needed (after sales service). What I discovered on the way and was not expected, was new knowledge that I can apply in all my classes, to all my students.”
Language school owner and teacher
My Green School, Komotini
Being a teacher, ESF helped me support learners and make them love English by offering a different approach in learning the language and by boosting their self-esteem. All students I have taught ESF to so far have benefited enormously, due to the multisensory and holistic approach. Finally, through the complete and explicit lesson plans, ESF trains teachers, since it explains the aims and objectives of the various activities and how students benefit from them. Right now, it’s the most complete and highly structured method in the field. Can’t wait to use Steady and Go!
English language school teacher
UK School of English, Trikala
ESF is truly a holistic and innovative method and I have found this book and its materials really useful! It’s a unique and different approach to teaching English to students with learning difficulties. I have used this method with learners with dyslexia and ADHD and they really liked the tactile activities and multimedia materials. English Sounds Fun is a marvellous piece of work, as it makes teaching and learning fun. It is aimed at students of diverse ages and abilities. I haven’t found a book as structured and tailored to students’ needs as this one. I highly recommend it!
English language teacher, Greece
English Sounds fun is an amazing initiative that created a useful tool for EFL teachers who teach dyslexic learners.
Having specialized in teaching English to dyslexic learners myself, I was impressed by the fact that this book has incorporated all the latest research on how dyslexic learners best learn to create a carefully structured coursebook. Second language acquisition and multisensory teaching have been combined meticulously taking under consideration the cognitive processes that take place when children learn. Therefore, this book is ideal for both dyslexic and non-dyslexic learners.
EFL Teacher, British Council Greece
MA TESOL (Dyslexia)
Ι’m not happy with ESF… I’m in so many ways more than happy!!! I feel lucky to have this unique and innovative tool in my hands! I feel confident to teach my students with the best and the most helpful method I have ever used. I am positive that any of my students can understand and learn English with this holistic and fun book. I am excited every time I introduce it to my new students and their parents. I am grateful that I have ESF in my teaching life. And from all the above I have realised that once you have tried ESF there is NO WAY BACK! Thank you 🙂
ELT teacher, Crete
Anastasia Metallinou and Dr Anne Margaret Smith are two exceptional educators, noted for their sensitivity towards students as well as their innovative and effective teaching method, in the field of Specific Learning Differences. As the President of the Greek Association of Parents with Dyslexic Children I would like to thank them for their efforts to raise awareness amongst parents and educators, which is also one of the main goals of our association.
President of the Greek Association of Parents with Dyslexic Children
Quote from a mother who has two children with dyslexia
“ESF cannot be compared to other books. It is so multisensory. I had the chance to see part of a lesson once and I was truly impressed. The audiovisual materials are very helpful indeed. My kids listen and repeat the sounds and the words. I can hardly believe my younger daughter’s improvement since last year that she started learning English. She can easily make sentences from singular to plural and she remembers the letters and the sounds from the lesson.”
Quote from a mother who has a child in the autistic spectrum.
“Stefanos learned how to read and write in English within a few months. He has been trying to learn how to read and write in Greek (his native language) for five years and still struggles. I wish there was such a method in Greek as well”.
Quote from a father who has a son with dyslexia and ADD.
“After many years of failure and disappointments, I’m so happy that my son finally enjoys learning English and experiences success. He loves the videos and I’m amazed with his accent. I wish we knew about ESF earlier”.
“The book is perfect. We are asked to make the letter with eyes closed and it is so funny. And the letter names rhyme with the colours!”
8 years old
“Whoever wrote the book tell them that it’s great.”
8 years old
“I can understand and learn from this book much better than from other books. Everything makes sense”.
15 years old
“I can now read and write. It feels great”.
12 years old
“I love it when I close my eyes and have to guess the name of the letter I picked from the bag”.
7 years old