Betty’s background is in Education, specialising in the English language. She is currently employed with a Non Government Organisation (Care International in PNG) where she will be facilitating Jolly Phonics Training for early child and elementary teachers in a Papua New Guinea context. Betty has spent time developing a phonetic programme for Papua New Guinea which emphasises the correct pronunciation of the letter sounds.
Betty has been teaching with Jolly Phonics for the past 4 years. From the beginning, she soon witnessed children being able to read short sentences after only 6 weeks of teaching with the programme. The children continue to demonstrate high grading in English compared to other subject classes. The parents continue to be amazed to see how well their child is performing at home.
Betty passionately believes the Jolly Phonics programme is well designed to cater for multi and diverse language speakers. She notices how it includes the principle of teaching from known to unknown whereby the children are exposed to multi-sensory activities. Betty would recommend Papua New Guinean teachers to use the programme as it is well designed to cater for both teachers and parents.