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Early Words course

For registered attendees only

Our Early Words training course is for anyone working with children at the very beginning stages of reading and using the Early Words programme.

Parents and non-teachers are always welcome.

The course covers:

• theory about learning sight words
• how to teach the Early Words programme
• implementing the programme

 

This training course is now offered as an online option (webinar) or in-person at locations throughout New Zealand.

 

Course instructor

This course is taken by Yolanda Soryl. For more information about Yolanda, you can read her biography here.

Online courses (Webinars)

What you need to know

Our webinars use Zoom. You do not need a Zoom account to attend but you will need to download and install the Zoom App.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email (check spam folder). This email will contain the link to access the webinar but you must also then register in Zoom to confirm your place prior to the day.

On the day, click on the link in the email 10-15 minutes prior to the course start time. This is especially important so we have time to team up people from the same schools for the chat rooms.

 

WHAT YOU NEED

• pen and paper
• timer (eg: stop watch on your phone)
• a copy of the Zoom instructions – Download
• your computer’s camera and microphone enabled (for breakout sessions)
• a quiet space and a good internet connection
• headphones – recommended if you have them to improve audio

 

COURSE MATERIALS

1) Early Words handoutDownload and printed

2) Early Words word cardsDownload, printed and cut up

3) Early Words manual – preferred but not a requirement for webinar

 

EARLY WORDS MANUAL SPECIAL OFFER

We have a special $5 off discount offer for course attendees for Early Words and Early Words 2 manuals. You can also save a further $5 by ordering both books. Conditions apply. Note these are handy to have for the course but not a requirement.

Having problems with Zoom?

TROUBLE SHOOTING ZOOM

If your are experiencing any problems or difficulties when using Zoom please click here.

Cancellations

CHANGE OF PLANS AND UNABLE TO ATTEND?

Please notify us as soon as possible and see our cancellation policy regarding course withdrawals and refunds.

 

Cancellations

Course participants
1) If a participant is unable to attend, we encourage sending a replacement. To be entitled to a full refund, we must receive written notification no less than 7 days of the course.

2) If a participant withdrawals within 7 days of the course, they will not be eligible for a refund unless there are exceptional circumstances. In these cases, we may accept a full or partial refund.

3) If a registered participant fails to attend a course, nor gives any prior notification, they will not be eligible for any refund.

For withdrawals or changes, please contact info@yolandasoryl.com. Enrolment in a course constitutes acceptance of our terms, conditions and policies.

 

Organisers
While course cancellations are rare, we guarantee a full refund on all courses. Refunds would be made within 14 days unless you request to transfer the funds towards a future course.

Unless there are extraordinary circumstances beyond our control, course cancellations would be notified by email and/or telephone to the person responsible for the booking no less than 21 days prior to the course date.

 

Payment Terms

1) Payments not made at the time of booking are required to be paid by the 20th of the month following date of invoice.

2) If paying by cheque or direct debit, please use the invoice number as a reference when making payment.

3) If you require an extension to pay please contact us immediately as overdue accounts are passed on to our debt collection agency with all collection costs being added to the account.

If you have an account inquiry, please email Carolyn Brown.

In-person courses

What you need to know

ARRIVAL

Our course will start on time at 3:45pm so please arrive at least ten minutes before the start time to register and find a seat.

 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Pen and paper
  • Timer (a stop watch on your phone is fine)
  • Early Words manual (preferred but not essential)

 

 

REFRESHMENTS

We will provide vegan and gluten free snacks for afternoon tea on arrival and/or to nibble on during the course. Teas and coffee will also be provided with a choice of plant milks in most locations. You are welcome to bring your own cows milk.

Food allergies/intolerances?
For those with food allergies or intolerances, please note that our refreshments are always meat, dairy, egg, gluten, nut, onion and garlic free.

Course locations

These are the venues we regularly use for our courses. Please note the full address and parking information is included in the course registration email. This is either sent to you directly or to the person who made the booking on your behalf if they did not provide your email address. If you’re unable to obtain the registration email in time for your course, we recommend just Googling the name of the venue and we’ll see you there.

 

START TIME: 3:45pm – please arrive at least 10 minutes beforehand.

Auckland (central/Epsom): Kohia Education Centre

Auckland (Papakura): Team Sport Centre, Bruce Pulman Park

Christchurch: St Albans Uniting Church

Dunedin: Edgar Centre

Hamilton: Western Community Centre

Hawkes Bay: EIT

Invercargill: Ascot Park Hotel

Nelson/Blenheim: Mt Richmond, Rai Valley

New Plymouth: Quality Hotel Plymouth International

Queenstown: St Johns

Rotorua: Kawaha Point Primary School (for 2019 only)

Tauranga : Tauranga Coastguard

Timaru: Caroline Bay Trust Aoraki Centre

Palmerston North: Cancer Society

Wellington: St Thomas More Church

Whangarei: Sierra Motel

CANCELLATIONS

CHANGE OF PLANS AND UNABLE TO ATTEND?

Please notify us as soon as possible and see our cancellation policy regarding course withdrawals and refunds.

 

Cancellations

Course participants
1) If a participant is unable to attend, we encourage sending a replacement. To be entitled to a full refund, we must receive written notification no less than 7 days of the course.

2) If a participant withdrawals within 7 days of the course, they will not be eligible for a refund unless there are exceptional circumstances. In these cases, we may accept a full or partial refund.

3) If a registered participant fails to attend a course, nor gives any prior notification, they will not be eligible for any refund.

For withdrawals or changes, please contact info@yolandasoryl.com. Enrolment in a course constitutes acceptance of our terms, conditions and policies.

 

Organisers
While course cancellations are rare, we guarantee a full refund on all courses. Refunds would be made within 14 days unless you request to transfer the funds towards a future course.

Unless there are extraordinary circumstances beyond our control, course cancellations would be notified by email and/or telephone to the person responsible for the booking no less than 21 days prior to the course date.

 

Payment Terms

1) Payments not made at the time of booking are required to be paid by the 20th of the month following date of invoice.

2) If paying by cheque or direct debit, please use the invoice number as a reference when making payment.

3) If you require an extension to pay please contact us immediately as overdue accounts are passed on to our debt collection agency with all collection costs being added to the account.

If you have an account inquiry, please email Carolyn Brown.

Exclusive offer

Save $5 per copy by ordering the Early Words books at a special course attendee only discount price. For the books to be delivered to you in time to use during your course, you must order no later than two weeks prior to the date of the course you’re attending.

 

Have a question? Just ask us!