Description: intorducing the Letterland english learning system to 15 Kindergarten’s in Jordan.

 

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Fifteen schools were selected in central and northern regions of Jordan to pilot the Letterland system. This pilot falls in line with the public-private partnership (PPP) that builds the foundation of the current education reform. By piloting the Letterland resources and system in 15 public schools, the MoE then had an informed idea of the importance of quality resources and training in developing the capacity of teachers resulting in positive students outcomes. The project also highlighted the vital role that the private sector plays in assisting the Ministry of Education in their drive towards excellence in education.

The Letterland system is a multi-sensory phonics program for teaching young children to read and write. It has a proven track record of success over 25 years and in over 100 countries. The Letterland system uses simple stories and characters that are very child-friendly and are in-line with best educational practice and scientific research.

Letterland ELT is specially designed for young KG students where English is their second language. It meets all the required Jordanian KG competencies in a single package. It is exceptional in combining phonics, vocabulary development and play-based learning. Its characters are especially helpful for young children who are unfamiliar with English letter shapes and direction. There are also excellent computer based resources.

Training was carried out by international Letterland international trainer- Lesley White. Training focused on daily teaching routine keeping in mind the duration of the English lesson in public school kindergarten.

The Letterland system in the Pilot school changed the attitude of students towards English language. Students found the classes engaging and began to enjoy learning the subject. Students in the pilot schools identified the sound of letters in the lower case and were able to recognize at least 11 vocabulary words. They were introduced to 60+ vocabulary words and most recognized them. Most of the students were able to de-code words and attempted to read. They felt more confident and were singing and chanting the letters names, sound and shape.