Phonetic Reading Instruction

In 2003, President George W. Bush signed a bill into law establishing the Reading First Initiative. This initiative recommended phonics-based reading programs with five essential components: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary Development, Reading Fluency, and Reading Comprehension. A Phonetic Reading Specialist trained in these areas can help combat our nation’s growing 23% adult illiteracy rate as well as the biggest deficiency in 90% of college freshmen—spelling. Believing that illiteracy is ultimately an attack on our nation to keep people from reading the Bible, ILN is now training phonetic reading instructors to teach reading and influence others for Christ.

Advantages of Phonetic Reading Specialist Certification

Using historically successful methods, we present reliable phonics in a logical highly consistent manner that eliminates most “exceptions” to the rules. An ILN certified phonetic reading instructor is qualified to teach spelling, writing, and reading on any level from pre-school to adult. This certification allows teachers to offer remedial instruction that increases vocabulary, reading comprehension, and reading fluency.

Training Offered

The following courses are required for completion of this program:

  • Applied English Linguistics
    Prepares students to teach reading through systematic spelling using intensive phonics. This course equips students to teach phonics, reading, and spelling to young children, struggling teens, adult illiterates, and internationals. An emphasis is placed on modeling and practicing these multisensory instructional techniques.
  • Phonetic Reading Practicum
    Allows students to function as a supervised tutor who directly instructs an assigned pupil for a minimum of eighteen one-hour sessions. Certification requires completion of two semesters of training, instructing students from various backgrounds.

See Special Rate for HomeEducators Summer 2014 Applied English Linguistics: Foundations of Spelling and Reading Course

Classes are offered every fall and spring semester and winter and summer module. Contact us for more information.