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Baby Phonics

Phonics Courses

The Phonetics Road to Literacy

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Language Is Not Only A Tool For Communication But Must Also Be A Pleasure In Its Own Right. Phonicsland develops a love of language with its structured, play-based approach to learning. It Is Essential That Children Not Only Develop The Skills To Read But That They Become Motivated Readers. Phonicsland creates positive attitudes right from the start. Our program enhances children’s perceptual ability. This leads to early achievement and enthusiasm for reading. If Children Have Difficulties With Spelling Or Handwriting, It Could Hinder Their Creative And Communication Abilities. Phonicsland offers a positive, motivating approach to handwriting and spelling which provides children, at a very early age, with tools with which to express themselves in writing.

Our methodology

Learn Phonics The Fast Way

We offer fast-paced phonics programmes for young learners from 1.5 years old to 7 years old. If your child doesn’t love reading yet, rest assured. We’re here to turn children into book lovers. You’ll be amazed by how in just a few sessions, your child will master word blending. Give it a couple more sessions and they’ll be fluent in reading sentences, meaning you’ll be able to listen to them read TO YOU, their favorite stories!

Started in 2004
First founded in 2004, the PLM method have grown to become one of the foremost phonics providers in Hong Kong. Many unsolicited testimonials from parents and students attest to results and effectiveness — Phonics Land’s students consistently achieve excellent scores at school, ranking among the top 10% in their classes.

It all started with the founder, Bea Koo. Upon recognizing the vast need for simple methods of picking up a new language, she had decided to gather all her experience and the strategies she has used while acquiring six languages herself, to create a method that breaks down reading and writing into simple steps that can be easily followed by any child.

Instant results combined with predictable progress in young learners aged 1.5 to 11 have allowed Phonics Land to be around for more than 14 years. Throughout these years, we have explored the uniqueness in the learning ability of all our children, hoping to bring about methods that would recognize a range of learning styles. To our satisfaction, our own Phonics Land Method (PLM) was created.

We believe that learning occurs more effectively with a powerful tool on hand; with PLM,we strive to reach out to as many children as possible by not only incorporating fun into learning, but making it the heart of education.

Play, Learn and Master (PLM)

If your child doesn’t want to read his or her favorite books to you every day, then the PLM method is for him or her. Long sentences are easily overwhelming in the eyes of a child. If it takes children several attempts to read one word. Guess what? They won’t even attempt to start or persist. If you’re lucky, they may read a few words before they give up. PLM is designed to guide students toward ease-free reading so as to instill a deep love of reading in our children.

We often hear parents say, “My child can read well but is just lazy”. This can be easily fixed. Would a child NOT want to read a story IF he or she enjoys reading? We often forget to show the fun side of reading and learning so it naturally discourages young children. PLM uses the power of storytelling, using special methods to guide children to learn HOW to ENJOY a book so as to trigger their curiosity, making them want to explore more on their own.

PLM Foundation
On recognizing different learning abilities in our children, we strongly believe the key to reading or any form of learning is to break down complex concepts into smaller chunks and deliver them in a “language” children can relate to. These small steps will lead every child to get the same results, despite different learning styles.

The success of PLM is due to the personal energy and interest of the founder to ever improve the PLM method and to keep pedagogical methods holistic, stimulating, challenging and up to date. Bea, being quality-driven herself, holds regular teacher workshops to improve existing curriculum. These are conducted regularly for the sharing of ideas and discussion of teaching methodologies to ensure students are exposed to a variety of approaches. As a renowned methodology, PLM is based on the idea of “if you can read a word, you can most definitely spell it!”

Our students at Phonics Land are taught to use simple yet effective strategies to facilitate learning. With PLM focusing on capturing students’ interest, maintaining their curiosity and creating step-by-step approaches towards learning reading and spelling, we ensure continuous progress of all our students. PLM is a combination of the methods and tricks derived from experienced teachers whose focus has always been on guiding students to find answers on their own. The goal of teachers at Phonics Land is to guide students to learn through Play, Learn & Master (PLM), which we would like to pass on to as many children as possible.

“As teachers, we are very careful not to teach our children that there is only one way to get to the right answer. Ultimately, we want our children to become the “teacher” so they can reteach what they have learned. Our students love teaching their mommies and daddies what they have learned at Phonics Land, allowing the parents to monitor their continuous progress with ease. To make sure our children do not rely on memorization of sight words, we like to confuse them with psuedo words to check their understanding of concepts when taken out of context. It is a method regularly used by all our teachers to check the depth of understanding of any concept taught, making the approach highly result-oriented.” — the PLM teachers

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Phonics Stage 1-2

Phonics Courses

The Phonetics Road to Literacy

Click the above image for larger view

Language Is Not Only A Tool For Communication But Must Also Be A Pleasure In Its Own Right. Phonicsland develops a love of language with its structured, play-based approach to learning. It Is Essential That Children Not Only Develop The Skills To Read But That They Become Motivated Readers. Phonicsland creates positive attitudes right from the start. Our program enhances children’s perceptual ability. This leads to early achievement and enthusiasm for reading. If Children Have Difficulties With Spelling Or Handwriting, It Could Hinder Their Creative And Communication Abilities. Phonicsland offers a positive, motivating approach to handwriting and spelling which provides children, at a very early age, with tools with which to express themselves in writing.

Our methodology

Learn Phonics The Fast Way

We offer fast-paced phonics programmes for young learners from 1.5 years old to 7 years old. If your child doesn’t love reading yet, rest assured. We’re here to turn children into book lovers. You’ll be amazed by how in just a few sessions, your child will master word blending. Give it a couple more sessions and they’ll be fluent in reading sentences, meaning you’ll be able to listen to them read TO YOU, their favorite stories!

Started in 2004
First founded in 2004, the PLM method have grown to become one of the foremost phonics providers in Hong Kong. Many unsolicited testimonials from parents and students attest to results and effectiveness — Phonics Land’s students consistently achieve excellent scores at school, ranking among the top 10% in their classes.

It all started with the founder, Bea Koo. Upon recognizing the vast need for simple methods of picking up a new language, she had decided to gather all her experience and the strategies she has used while acquiring six languages herself, to create a method that breaks down reading and writing into simple steps that can be easily followed by any child.

Instant results combined with predictable progress in young learners aged 1.5 to 11 have allowed Phonics Land to be around for more than 14 years. Throughout these years, we have explored the uniqueness in the learning ability of all our children, hoping to bring about methods that would recognize a range of learning styles. To our satisfaction, our own Phonics Land Method (PLM) was created.

We believe that learning occurs more effectively with a powerful tool on hand; with PLM,we strive to reach out to as many children as possible by not only incorporating fun into learning, but making it the heart of education.

Play, Learn and Master (PLM)

If your child doesn’t want to read his or her favorite books to you every day, then the PLM method is for him or her. Long sentences are easily overwhelming in the eyes of a child. If it takes children several attempts to read one word. Guess what? They won’t even attempt to start or persist. If you’re lucky, they may read a few words before they give up. PLM is designed to guide students toward ease-free reading so as to instill a deep love of reading in our children.

We often hear parents say, “My child can read well but is just lazy”. This can be easily fixed. Would a child NOT want to read a story IF he or she enjoys reading? We often forget to show the fun side of reading and learning so it naturally discourages young children. PLM uses the power of storytelling, using special methods to guide children to learn HOW to ENJOY a book so as to trigger their curiosity, making them want to explore more on their own.

PLM Foundation
On recognizing different learning abilities in our children, we strongly believe the key to reading or any form of learning is to break down complex concepts into smaller chunks and deliver them in a “language” children can relate to. These small steps will lead every child to get the same results, despite different learning styles.

The success of PLM is due to the personal energy and interest of the founder to ever improve the PLM method and to keep pedagogical methods holistic, stimulating, challenging and up to date. Bea, being quality-driven herself, holds regular teacher workshops to improve existing curriculum. These are conducted regularly for the sharing of ideas and discussion of teaching methodologies to ensure students are exposed to a variety of approaches. As a renowned methodology, PLM is based on the idea of “if you can read a word, you can most definitely spell it!”

Our students at Phonics Land are taught to use simple yet effective strategies to facilitate learning. With PLM focusing on capturing students’ interest, maintaining their curiosity and creating step-by-step approaches towards learning reading and spelling, we ensure continuous progress of all our students. PLM is a combination of the methods and tricks derived from experienced teachers whose focus has always been on guiding students to find answers on their own. The goal of teachers at Phonics Land is to guide students to learn through Play, Learn & Master (PLM), which we would like to pass on to as many children as possible.

“As teachers, we are very careful not to teach our children that there is only one way to get to the right answer. Ultimately, we want our children to become the “teacher” so they can reteach what they have learned. Our students love teaching their mommies and daddies what they have learned at Phonics Land, allowing the parents to monitor their continuous progress with ease. To make sure our children do not rely on memorization of sight words, we like to confuse them with psuedo words to check their understanding of concepts when taken out of context. It is a method regularly used by all our teachers to check the depth of understanding of any concept taught, making the approach highly result-oriented.” — the PLM teachers

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Interview Skills 2

Interview Course

Is your child interview ready? Phonics Land offers an interview preparation course designed to help your child present confidence, knowledge, proper behavior, and growth during their admission interview.

Our preparation courses mimic the style of interviews and assessments conducted at all local and international schools in Hong Kong to ensure that your child can adapt to the conditions and become more familiar with the upcoming assessment. We are aware of what is expected from your child during an interview and we know the skills needed for your child to succeed and obtain a spot!

While children may exhibit their knowledge and skills in the comfort of their homes and current preschools, the key to success is to assure they are willing to present their best behavior and potential for growth during the admission interviews.

Our Process
Interview preparation classes are presented in a group setting or on a one-to-one basis. Your child will build the necessary social and communication skills as they learn how to converse with peers and teachers.

Interview Classes

Learning objectives

  • Build confidence in meeting unfamiliar people
  • Develop social and communication skills
  • Respond to typical interview questions
  • Exhibit potential growth

Language Choice

  • English, Cantonese

Interview class content

  • Strengthen cognitive abilities (colors, numbers, shapes, objects, counting and matching)
  • Fine motor skills exercise
  • Daily living knowledge
  • Understanding simple instructions
  • Interactive conversation
  • Proper behavioral training
  • Disciplinary training
  • Self-care training
  • Mental/ Intellectual Ability
  • Screening of aptitude, training (memory, coordination, concentration and EQ)
  • Logical and critical thinking training

Successful acceptance of past students include the following Kindergartens and Primary Schools

  • Paul’s Kindergarten
  • Christchurch Kindergarten
  • St.Catherine’s International Kindergarten
  • Victoria International Kindergarten
  • Braemar Hill Kindergarten
  • HKIS
  • CDNIS
  • C.I.S
  • F.I.S
  • S.I.S
  • I.S.F
  • Sheng Kung Hui Kindergarten
  • D,G.S
  • D.B.S

Interview Courses – Questions & Answers

1) What do the children focus on in the one hour classes?

Teachers will focus on various skills or concepts which are commonly tested during admission assessments at various local and international schools in Hong Kong. The interview practice lessons focus on communication and social skills, and helps students learn to introduce themselves and communicate their thoughts and ideas to others. All skills and concepts are age-appropriate as children are not expected to know more than they should by a certain age. Teachers will be observing and evaluating the children’s responses, interaction and approach to the different activities and tasks, both as individual participants as well as in a group setting.

2) Do children do the same tasks and activities in each class?

The goal is to focus on a different skill or concept in each class. Basic concepts covered include colours, numbers, alphabet & phonics, sizes, and shapes. Children spend the lesson interacting with other students, conversing with teachers, playing puzzles, completing age-appropriate worksheets, reading books and listening to songs and stories. Teachers will be evaluating continuously throughout the programme and if they feel that certain students require repetition to strengthen a weaker skill or concept, then those tasks may be reviewed before the programme is completed. Individual attention is given to children who do need extra support.

3) What should my child be expecting when they join a class?

Many different activities and puzzles are arranged in the classroom. Children may be asked to choose an activity of their choice or teachers may ask them to focus on a specific task at hand. After a while, the teachers may ask children to shift their focus to another activity or work with a certain student to further evaluate their social and interaction skills.

4) How do parents get feedback on their child’s progress?

Our teachers will complete an end-of-course report at the end of each programme which will provide all the details on your child’s progress, strengths and weaknesses.

5) How many programmes do children need to attend before they are prepared for their interviews?

This depends on the individual child. Some children only require one programme to prepare as they are already quite proficient and confident; while other children who are on the shy side may need a few courses to build their confidence and familiarity of engaging in a new classroom with unknown teachers and children.

Interview Preparation Tips

Do

Focus on your child’s communication and interaction skills and help your child to be relaxed in various situations.

Engage your child in activities similar to those that your child might encounter on the day.

Keep on reminding your child of the importance of good manners, and being polite to the teachers.

Encourage your child to greet new people and say goodbye.

Encourage your child to be friendly and cooperative with the teachers and other children during the assessment.

Don’t

Don’t rehearse set replies to questions – this will make your child sound robotic. In addition, it will stress your child if the question wording is different to the style you’ve drilled.

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Academic English 1

Learn Phonics The Fast Way

We offer fast-paced phonics programmes for young learners from 1.5 years old to 7 years old. If your child doesn’t love reading yet, rest assured. We’re here to turn children into book lovers. You’ll be amazed by how in just a few sessions, your child will master word blending. Give it a couple more sessions and they’ll be fluent in reading sentences, meaning you’ll be able to listen to them read TO YOU, their favorite stories!

Play, Learn and Master (PLM)

If your child doesn’t want to read his or her favorite books to you every day, then the PLM method is for him or her.  Long sentences are easily overwhelming in the eyes of a child. If it takes children several attempts to read one word. Guess what? They won’t even attempt to start or persist. If you’re lucky,  they may read a few words before they give up. PLM is designed to guide students toward ease-free reading so as to instill a deep love of reading in our children.

We often hear parents say, “My child can read well but is just lazy”. This can be easily fixed. Would a child NOT want to read a story IF he or she enjoys reading? We often forget to show the fun side of reading and learning so it naturally discourages young children. PLM uses the power of storytelling, using special methods to guide children to learn HOW to ENJOY a book so as to trigger their curiosity, making them want to explore more on their own.

PLM Foundation

On recognizing different learning abilities in our children, we strongly believe the key to reading or any form of learning is to break down complex concepts into smaller chunks and deliver them in a “language” children can relate to. These small steps will lead every child to get the same results, despite different learning styles.

The success of PLM is due to the personal energy and interest of the founder to ever improve the PLM method and to keep pedagogical methods holistic, stimulating, challenging and up to date. Bea, being quality-driven herself, holds regular teacher workshops to improve existing curriculum. These are conducted regularly for the sharing of ideas and discussion of teaching methodologies to ensure students are exposed to a variety of approaches. As a renowned methodology, PLM is based on the idea of “if you can read a word, you can most definitely spell it!”

Our students at Phonics Land are taught to use simple yet effective strategies to facilitate learning. With PLM focusing on capturing students’ interest, maintaining their curiosity and creating step-by-step approaches towards learning reading and spelling, we ensure continuous progress of all our students.

PLM is a combination of the methods and tricks derived from experienced teachers whose focus has always been on guiding students to find answers on their own. The goal of teachers at Phonics Land is to guide students to learn through Play, Learn & Master (PLM), which we would like to pass on to as many children as possible.

as teachers

“As teachers, we are very careful not to teach our children that there is only one way to get to the right answer. Ultimately, we want our children to become the “teacher” so they can reteach what they have learned. Our students love teaching their mommies and daddies what they have learned at Phonics Land, allowing the parents to monitor their continuous progress with ease. To make sure our children do not rely on memorization of sight words, we like to confuse them with psuedo words to check their understanding of concepts when taken out of context. It is a method regularly used by all our teachers to check the depth of understanding of any concept taught, making the approach highly result-oriented.” — the PLM teachers