Easy Jazzy Phonology for Children. Followed by Nara JALT’s annual hanami party in Nara Park.

Date and Time:  Sunday, 7 April 2013 – 10:15pm – 11:45pm

Speaker:  Mayuka Habbick

Mayuka Habbick is coming down to Nara to share with us her knowledge and ideas on Easy jazzy phonology for young learners.

This will be followed by our annual Hanami Party in Nara Park. Please bring family and friends (both to the event and the Hanami) and enjoy the beauty of spring. (BYO food and refreshments)

Easy Jazzy Phonology for Children
Followed by Hanami in Nara Park

Location:  Nara Chusho Kigyo Kaikan

Guide to Location:  Guide to Location



Phonological awareness is a vital issue for all English learners to acquire the four skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing.

It determines how well children will move on to reading and writing.

Phonological awareness is not related to the meaning of words, or to letters. 

It is the most important thing to teach, before teaching phonics.

In this presentation, Mayuka will talk about the importance of phonological awareness along with demonstrating activities to use in the classroom.

Chanting is one of the best ways to foster phonological awareness.

It’s fun and easy to make your own with your students.


JJ Education organizer, EPIC (English Pronunciation Improvement Center) chief director, IGS 

(Institution for a Global Society) K-6 director and curriculum designer, GIFTED teacher and advisor, 

E for ju: director,

 LEGO Education certified trainer and educational concept developer.

Teacher and teacher trainer, workshop and seminar organizer and presenter for parents and teachers, and events for children.

Working together with Carolyn Graham for the last seven years, conducting teacher training sessions and children’s concerts.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: