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Coral George

 

Coral is a Jolly Learning, Phonics International and Floppy´s Phonics trainer; has world wide experience and has been trained by Sue Lloyd, Debbie Hepplewhite and Ruth Miskin in England.


Qualified as a teacher in Britain, started her career teaching in England followed by some time in Egypt before finally joining the Spanish Ministry of Education/British Council “Bilingual Project”.


After implementing Jolly Phonics, Coral achieved high standards of literacy, and has founded “Jolly Centres” in Spain, where children, parents and teachers enjoy her lively training.


Coral was providing synthetic phonics teacher-training, years before the UK government.
Recently has been invited by SM. –Spanish Publisher- to work collaboratively to develop a systematic synthetic phonics programme suitable for young learners “Power Phonics”.
Coral is a “Synthetic Phonics Ambassador” and works closely with Education Inspectors, Universities and Local Authorities; jointly with her team of trainers Coral delivers training all over the world.

Coral qualified as a teacher in Britain after obtaining her Final Diploma as a Translator and Interpreter in Spanish – English from the Institute of Linguists, London -Honours Degree- and TESOL Certificate from Trinity College London.

Started her career teaching languages in Secondary Schools in Suffolk and Essex, England in 1991, followed by some time in Egypt (1997) before finally joining the Bilingual Project Spanish Ministry of Education - British Council – 1998 to 2009.

After teaching with Jolly Phonics, years before the UK government itself recommended that this was indeed the way forward for beginning reading and spelling instruction!

Coral achieved high standards of literacy and trained teachers at the British Council, Madrid, jointly with Sue Lloyd.

Currently she advises and trains state and private schools, Local Authorities and Institutions from Infant to Primary and Secondary Education.

She developed units of work integrating “Synthetic Phonics” and assessment for learning into the Spanish Ministry of Education – British Council Bilingual Curriculum. She also collaborates with various Spanish Universities as University of Valladolid and University College Worcester as a tutor and trainer of British students and the University of Alcala in Madrid.

Coral has been invited by SM. –Spanish Publisher- to work collaboratively to develop a systematic synthetic phonics programme suitable for beginners and infants “Power Phonics”, teaching and learning programme which is fully in line with the synthetic phonics teaching principles as described in the UK government's Letters and Sounds guidance manual.

She has trained British Council teachers: Madrid, Bilbao, Barcelona, Valencia, Portugal and Italy.

Coral has been invited to train teachers in England, Egypt, Lebanon, Pakistan, Switzerland, Italy and most recently Malaysia.
 

 

Testimonials

 

Debbie Hepplewhite

Chris Jolly

Sue Lloyd

 
NewsFlash

Jolly Centre - Segovia

Teacher Training Day

Saturday 17th May, 2014

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After using Jolly Phonics in Infants, the Spanish teachers always ask me to start as soon as I can at the beginning of the school year, this helps the reading and writing process in Spanish because it is simpler.

Bilingual Project teacher in Salamanca.


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