EFL Phonics is an easy-to-teach five level series for elementary school students who are learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Through exposure to enriched listening and articulation exercises, students will learn how to connect the sounds of English with single letters or groups of letters more effectively. EFL Phonics also introduces fun phonics stories and chants with common sight words. These allow children to learn sight words more naturally and enable them to build confidence in reading while having fun.
■ Target Sounds and Goals of the EFL Phonics series
Book 1 Single Letter Sounds:
a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x (final), y, z
EFL Phonics 1 teaches students how to sound out and write the 26 letters of the English alphabet. Students will also be introduced to new words helping them better understand the letter-sound relationships.
Book 2 Short Vowels: a, e, i, o, u
EFL Phonics 2 teaches students how to make two and three letter combinations of short vowels and consonants. Students will also be introduced to new words that consist of short vowels.
Book 3 Long Vowels: a_e, i_e, o_e, u_e
EFL Phonics 3 teaches students long vowels. Students will also be introduced to new words that consist of long vowels.
Book 4 Double Letter Consonants:
(1) Consonant Blends: bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl, br, cr, dr, fr, pr, tr, sm, sn, st, sw, nk
(2) Consonant Digraphs: ch, sh, ph, th, wh, ng
EFL Phonics 4 teaches students double letter consonants, such as consonant blends and consonant digraphs. Students will also be introduced to new words that consist of two letter consonants.
Book 5 Double Letter Vowels:
(1) Vowel Digraphs: ee, ea, ai, ay, oa, ow (bowl), oo (book), oo (moon)
(2) Vowel Diphthongs: oi, oy, ou, ow (clown)
(3) R-controlled Vowels: ar, er, ir, or, ur
EFL Phonics 5 teaches students two letter vowels, such as vowel digraphs, vowel diphthongs, and r-controlled vowels. Students will also be introduced to new words that consist of two letter vowels.