Thursday 15 March 2018 -
11:00 to 12:30
British Council (Iidabashi, Tokyo)

If you are interested in finding ways to help improve your child's English skills at home, then come along to our parents' workshop.

The upcoming session is all about developing reading skills using phonics. Phonics are recognised as a vital first step in developing reading skills in English, and the workshop provides you with the basic ideas of phonics (and why knowing phonics can help develop reading skills), along with some hands-on, practical approaches, games, activities and resources you can use to help your child become better at reading English.

The Importance of Phonics

  • First important step in learning to read
  • The most effective way to teach children how to read
  • Children recognise how letters and words ‘sound’, this also helps with writing / spelling
  • Builds confidence in children

Workshop contents

First half of the workshop is a presentation that:

  • Provides an introduction to phonics (what are phonics?)
  • Demonstrates the importance of developing reading skills through phonics
  • Gives examples of transferable skills (how you learn to read in your first language and what is the same in reading English)
  • Provides an experience of learning the read with phonics

For the second half of the workshop, in smaller groups, you will have hands-on practice with:

  • Games, activities, online resources, and apps that British Council teachers use with students and their own children
  • Techniques to introduce and use phonics in a fun, interesting, and appealing way for children


Date: Thursday 15 March 2018 11.00-12.30

Venue: British Council (Iidabashi, Tokyo)

Best for: Parents and guardians with children of  2-10 years old,  and people who work with children of those ages

English level for participants: Pre-intermediate (CEFR A2) and above is preferred.

Fee: 3,500 yen (current BC students: 3000 yen) Pay with Peatix

Capacity: Maximum of 45

*On the day at the British Council we won’t have facilities for child care so unfortunately we cannot accept bookings from those accompanied by children. 
*You must be at least 16 years old to book this workshop.


British Council English Teaching Centre (Tue-Fri 9.30-20.30, Sat&Sun 9.30-17.00)

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