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Letter Sounds.

There are 26 letters in the English alphabet, but 42 main sounds. Spelling and reading is easier accomplished, when the letter sounds are applied rather than trying to memorise the word as a whole.

Therefore, children should learned letter sound first to help them blend or put the sounds together to form words. Names of each letter can follow up later.

A linguist can better differentiate the short and long vowel, and the long and short sounds made by certain digraphs (sounds written with two letters), such as oo and th. I am also yet to master this later stage of the phonics.

By the way, on a similar note, the Jolly Phonics team is back in action again, at the same hotel in Kuala Lumpur, with similar one-day courses. So, if you are interested, contact Ros/Cynthia at:

Extrazeal (M) Sdn Bhd, Registration Dept, 88  Jalan SS 24/2,  Taman Megah, 47301  Petaling Jaya, Selangor D.Ehsan, Malaysia.

(T) 603-7880 0118/0119         (F) 603-7880 0128      E-mail:


December 19, 2009 - Posted by | Literacy |


  1. Hi! I’m one of the teacher whose was working at Montessori house of little capers kindergarten school. I would like to attend this jolly phonics course. Pls give me detail about this course! Thks!

    Comment by Megan | August 24, 2013

  2. Megan: please contact the organiser, Extrazeal, directly.

    Comment by rani | December 1, 2013

  3. Hi is there any jolly phonic class available for kids in kl or sgor? Thx

    Comment by Yommi | July 16, 2016

  4. Yommi: Extrazeal just organised Jolly Phonic classes in July during the Raya holiday.

    Comment by rani | August 13, 2016

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