Incorporating phonics and meaning-focused phonics activities in the classroom

Ian Bosiak

The power of phonics is undeniable and has gained in popularity in East Asian EFL classrooms. Phonics provides students the basic tools they need for speaking, listening, reading and writing in English. Although not all language programs teach phonics as a distinct subject, it is easy and beneficial to incorporate its study into any foundation-level language program. This presentation/workshop aims to explore why phonics is important to English education and to give teachers practical ways to incorporate fun phonics activities that are both engaging and meaning focused into their classrooms.