Letterland from the UK is the main programme used to teach phonics at Learning Tree. The programme provides fun & creative ways to help children learn how to read, write & spell with confidence. Its friendly letter characters provide strong visual memory cues so children learn and retain phoneme/grapheme correspondences, making learning simple and fun. Letterland pictograms work in accordance with recognised principles of memory. They act as memory aids.
The Letterland phonics program covers all 44 sounds of the English language and all the major spelling patterns, as well as word building, spelling and reading through multi-sensory activities, songs, games, animations, art & crafts and stories. Using the new Fix-it Phonics programme specifically designed for second language learners, our centre uses a fully-developed interactive computer program each lesson so children can learn in an enjoyable, interactive way. The pronunciation aspect will be the main focus to ensure your child pronounces words with the clarity of a natural English speaker.
|Level 1||N1 to K1|
|Level 2||N2 to K3|
|Level 3||K1 to P1|
|Level 4||K3 to P2|
*Levels may vary depending on English background and is subject to English assessment by our teachers.
Phonics & IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet)
Apart from the basic knowledge of phonics, IPA is another key for learning English speaking; especially with an accurate pronunciation. This course is targeted children whose levels between primary three and secondary two. We aim to improve children’s understanding of English pronunciation, IPA symbols and basic theories.
- Vowels and consonants
- Syllable and stress
- Application of phonetic symbols in dictionaries
- Weak-forms and strong-forms
- Listening skills : Level 5 - P3 or above
- Dictation skills