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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Phonics Classes For P1 Kids At The British Council Malaysia

What Is Phonics?

Phonics is a method of teaching reading, spelling and writing by focusing on how letters make sounds and how these sounds make words. Under this approach, children start by learning 42 letter sounds. Using a fun and memorable multi-sensory approach, they are then taught to form and write the letters. They learn to read new words by blending the sounds together. Being able to identify the sounds helps children in their spelling. Tricky words and irregular spellings are handled separately.

Phonics classes are very useful for beginner English learners especially K1, K2 and P1 students.

Phonics Classes for P1 Kids at The British Council Malaysia

One popular class for young kids at the British Council is the Phonics class. Here's what you need to know about the British Council Phonics classes.

When, Where, How Long and For Whom?
The Phonics for P1 Kids classes are on Wednesdays from 3 pm to 5 pm at British Council @ The Curve or Saturdays from 9 am to 11 am at British Council KL, Wisma Selangor Dredging. Each class is 2 hours long for 36 hours in total or 18 weeks per term.

The Phonics class is open to kids from 5-7 years old at the Curve and 5-year old kids at Wisma Selangor Dredging.

How the British Council Phonics Classes Help Kids in School
Kids that learn to read and write using phonics will be able to handle the weekly spelling workload often handed out by schools with greater ease since they can identify and hear the words to be spelled instead of memorizing the alphabets one at a time.

They will also have the chance to hone their handwriting skills. To have good handwriting is one of the most important things you can teach a child. It is useful in later years for all subjects, not only English. Schools place so much importance on handwriting that marks may be deducted for wrong strokes! Read our previous post on The Importance Of Penmanship in SJKC.

Phonics also helps a child to write out what they say. This skill is an important prerequisite towards sentence formation and writing. It offers a solid foundation for  K1, K2 or P1 kids who are just starting to learn how to read and write.

In short, kids who learn to read and write using phonics at the British Council will

  • Identify letter sounds to form words
  • Gain confidence in reading and writing
  • Improve in their spelling of frequently used words as well as tricky words
  • Develop motor skills and handwriting skills
  • Be able to write short sentences

How to Find Out More About The Phonics Classes For P1 Kids At The British Council Malaysia.

Call +603 2723 7900 for more information about the Phonics course or click on the link to complete the Phonics Course Enquiry Form for KL and The Curve.


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