Until recently, the dominant phonics material to teach Iranian Young Learners of English was Jolly Phonics originated by Sue Lloyd and Sara Wernham in 1970s. However, a growing body of national and international researches has questioned the efficacy of Jolly Phonics in over 100 countries where they are being taught either in public educational institutions or private ones. In Iran, orthographic and phonological differences between Farsi and English are accounted as the main cause of such inefficacy. Therefore, after a period of two years of field observation, library research, and learners__ assessment, the researcher set seven unique linguistic and pedagogical principles ahead to develop a new phonics material, Magic Phonics (2012), which has been greatly welcomed by private language schools specializing in early literacy of Iranian EFL Young Learners. In this presentation, the researcher shares with the audience the __Seven Linguistic and Pedagogical Principles__ that has been considered as the foundation of his work in authoring Magic Phonics series.
Mehrdad Moloudi, Islamic Azad University-Karaj Branch, Iran
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