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Trainers‍‍‍

UK and International

Lesley White

Lesley has man‍‍‍y years of experience both as a Letterland trainer and as an Early Years educator and has been running phonics training sessions in the UK and overseas since 1992. Working closely with Lyn Wendon, the originator of Letterland, she has developed and implemented various types of training course.

Email: [email protected]

Australia and ‍‍‍New Zealand

Lara Stiller

Lara is passionate about‍‍‍ literacy and teaching young children. She has been actively involved in Early Education for over 16 years using Letterland in her daily teaching practices to nurture her students love for reading and writing. For the past 8 years Lara has thoroughly enjoyed presenting a variety of Letterland professional development workshops to educators and parents. Lara and her 8 committed Letterland consultants across Australia are able to assist people interested in developing a deeper understanding of Letterland either through corporate events or private seminars.

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Canad‍‍‍a

Cindy Egberts

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China‍‍‍

Rich Portman

Rich first encountered Letterland as a primary school student in the UK. He has fond memories of the characters and classes, and believes that his lifelong love of reading stems from these positive experiences. Upon graduating from university, Rich completed his Cambridge CELTA qualification before teaching in South Korea. Encountering Letterland as a teacher furthered his enthusiasm for the material and made him realise what an effective tool Letterland is when teaching literacy to second language students. Since then, Rich has gone on to teach and train in Honduras, Thailand and Vietnam. Along the way he’s picked up a Cambridge Young Learner Certificate and gained a wealth of experience teaching and training using Letterland. Alongside his work as a Letterland trainer, he is Director of Studies for a language centre, and is currently working towards a Master’s degree in TESOL.

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Costa Rica‍‍‍

Julie Godfrey

Julie is a firm believer in strong literacy skills as a means for children to enjoy learning and consequently do well in school. Julie has been involved with Letterland since 2006 and remains impressed at its effectiveness in giving children solid literacy skills whilst allowing them to have so much fun. Julie is an approved Letterland trainer and sole distributor of Letterland products within Costa Rica. She runs various workshops aimed at school, preschool and day care teachers as well as parent groups. You may join a programmed course or request a customised workshop for a group.

Email: [email protected]

Egypt

‍‍‍Lesley White

Lesley has many years of experience both as a Letterland trainer and as an Early Years educator and has been running phonics training sessions in the UK and overseas since 1992. Working closely with Lyn Wendon, the originator of Letterland, she has developed and implemented various types of training course.

Email: [email protected]

H‍‍‍ong Kong

Connie Chen & Lesley White

Connie Chen and Lesley White run phonics training courses in Hong Kong for both parents and teachers. Connie is also an approved Letterland trainer and is the distributor for the region.

Email: [email protected]

India

Hemangini Babla

Hemangini has been a teacher and educator since 1968. She has a wealth of experience guiding parents and training teachers on how to help children evolve from Learning to Read, to Reading to Learn. She conducts interactive workshops for teachers and parents in day c‍‍‍are centres, playgroups, pre-primary and primary schools all over India on how to teach reading, writing and spellings using child-friendly phonics. Her other passion is development of Thinking Skills and brain stimulation based on the theory of multiple intelligence using the story logic from Letterland. Hemangini is the approved Letterland trainer for India and owns Spellbound Kid’s Bookstore, which is the exclusive distributor for Letterland products in India.

Email: [email protected]

Japan

Ernie Izumi

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Middle East and ‍‍‍North Africa

Lesley White

Lesley has many years of experience both as a Letterland trainer and as an Early Years educator and has been running phonics training sessions in the UK and overseas since 1992. Working closely with Lyn Wendon, the originator of Letterland, she has developed and implemented various types of training course.

Email: [email protected]‍‍‍

Nigeria

Singapore

South Africa

Kofo Karunwi

Kofo is an experienced early years and primary school teacher of about 30 years and education consultant who insists on giving the development of literacy skills adequate focus as the key to all further academic work. Letterland’s fun, child friendly, cross curricular and whole child development outlook first drew her attention in 1991. The constant development of further resources over the years has made it even more appealing as both teachers and children not only enjoy the fun but also its effectiveness at teaching what could otherwise be confusing or even boring concepts to children.Kofo is the sole approved Letterland trainer in Nigeria and also stocks Letterland products. You can join a programmed workshop or have her design a workshop specific to the needs of your setting.

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Julienne Cheok

Julienne has a passion and is trained in early childhood education, and she has also worked with children in various preschools in Singapore. As a curriculum developer, she uses Letterland Phonics to enhance the teaching and learning experience for teachers and students alike. Julienne is an approved Letterland trainer working with the appointed Letterland educational distributor and training provider in Singapore. She has conducted teacher’s training sessions in the region to teachers from more than 50 preschools. Customised sessions can be conducted in-house for preschools looking for half-day or full-day teacher’s training.

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Hilary Peche

Hilary has been involved with Letterland since 1993 when she first imported the product to‍‍‍ South Africa. Over the years she has shared the value of Letterland and has changed the lives of many children and teachers alike. Hilary is absolutely passionate about Letterland and approximately 6 years ago Hilary went into partnership with Pearson Education in SA, as Sole Educational Reseller, and since then has carried out many training sessions for their sales reps throughout the country to try to encourage their own passion for the product. Hilary carries out many training/workshops with Pre Primary/Primary and also parents and has enormous pleasure in seeing how the simple stories about each letter engage attention, develop listening and speaking skills and strengthen phonemic awareness as well as expand children’s vocabulary and develop a love of reading. Hilary continues to do what she loves by telling more and more people about Letterland!

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South Korea

Joanne Lee

Joanne Lee, from Nawon Education is running a series of Intensive Letterland Phonics training courses. Designed for head teachers and branch owners, parents and homeschool teachers, the courses offer Letterland phonics combined with Korean expertise.

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Tai‍‍‍wan

Jimmy Chen

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USA

Vickie Norris

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Russi‍‍‍a

Oksana Yaverbaum

Oksana first met the Letterlanders in 1995 when she was teaching primary school children in South Africa while completing her MA degree in theory of literature at UNISA. After returning to Russia she founded a language centre for teaching EFL to pre-school children using Letterland products as she had been so impressed with its effectiveness in teaching young learners. Now, Oksana is an approved Letterland trainer and sole distributor of Letterland Fix-it Phonics products within Russia. She runs workshops in Moscow and also offers online courses for teachers and parents. If you are interested in joining a programmed course or wish to request a customised workshop for a group, please ask for further details.

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Our approved trainers are highly knowledgeable in phonics and building foundational literacy skills. With a selection of different training sessions available Letterland Training can provide you with the support you need.

Contact your local trainer below:

Indonesia

Inda Ariestiya

Inda has a masters in English Language Teaching for young Learners. Her major interest is in teaching English and reading to young children. Having enjoyed many training sessions and workshops, she is very happy to share knowledge and experience with other teachers including how to teach English to non-native English speaking children.

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Poland

Hanna Meijer

Born in Warsaw, Hanna Meijer’s specialism is in preschool and early year’s education. She has published a book about the British system of education of under 7’s (Brytyjski system edukacji dzieci do lat 7 znaczenie reformy z 1988 roku, 2012) and several articles in Polish education magazines. Since 2001 she has run numerous education related classes, for graduate students at the University of Warsaw. After working in British Schools in Warsaw and Egypt, where she gained practical experience in the use of the Letterland program, Hanna now resides in Poland with her family and as well as acting as a translator and trainer for ‘Zippy’s Friends’, a PSHE program licensed by the Partnership for Children, she has established herself as a Letterland expert. She runs various workshops and presentations on the use of Letterland for both teachers and parents and distributes Letterland products in Poland. As an experienced teacher she has knowledge of different methods and programs to teach literacy and ESL to young students but finds Letterland to be the most effective. Please Email Hanna if you are interested in attending training sessions or presentations in Poland.

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