: I Can Read
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: I CAN READ was founded in 2000 by Educational Psychologists Antony Earnshaw and Annabel Seargeant who developed the system based on 15 years of researching how children learn to read.
It is structured, cumulative and hierarchical, and is the first system in the world to link clusters of letters to single sounds in a unique manner. During I Can Read’s 16-year history, over 170,000 students have successfully completed the I Can Read courses.
Students are able to use the 26 letters of the alphabet to read and pronounce all 44 sounds of the English language. Once a child can blend single sounds into words, they progress onto more difficult letter combinations, building upon their successes along the way.
I Can Read offers a full range of English Literacy courses for students aged 2.5 - 12 years old. Through these scientifically designed courses students develop their English linguistic abilities in a natural way, similar to the manner in which we learn our first language. This style of learning has proven to be highly effective.
With currently over 80 learning centres across 8 countries, I Can Read is one of the leading English learning systems in the world. Through our unique teaching methodology, we ensure that our students develop long-term excellence in all four skills – reading, writing, speaking and listening.