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WE HAVE THE BEST READING PROGRAMME!


Why is I Can Read the world's best reading programme?  Why is I Can Read the parent's system of choice?

It is because no other reading programme can make the following claims:
  • Created by educational psychologist following years of research.
  • Created by educators with the following qualifications: PhD, BA, MA, Hons, DipEd, Master of Letters, Literature, Linguistics and Psychology majors, thesis based on research into reading acquisition and over 20 years field work.
  • ICR creators are also the authors of “Dealing with Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties” published by Pearson Education.
  • Is a proven programme trialled in Singapore and overseas and backed by statistical data.
  • Has successfully taught over 270,000 students.
  • Has been hailed by Professor Brian Byrne (author of The Alphabetic Principle) as being in line with current research into optimum ways to teach reading.
If you choose I Can Read, you are choosing a reputable system which has proven itself over 19 years, is the market leader and is supported by professionals in the field.  The evidence is clear: you can't go wrong with I Can Read!

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ENGLISH TALENT HUNT

SHOWCASE YOUR TALENT IN ENGLISH

Choose your English skills, add some razzle and dazzle, and get ready to impress with your star quality. From singing to news presenting, poetry to public speaking, acting to comedy. The choice is yours!

STEP 1 - ELIGIBILITY
  • The I CAN READ English Talent Hunt is open to all Indonesian citizens aged from 3 to 16 years old.
  • Contestants may perform solo, or as a duet or group act. The maximum number of people in one group is 8.
  • All kinds of Performances are welcome. Anything goes, from singers to public speakers, poets to news presenters, etc.
  • All Performances must be in English. This is a must! 
  • Contestants must be amateur performers, or performers involved with the entertainment industry on an informal or part-time basis only. Contestants must not belong to any professional organization(s) connected with the entertainment industry. Contestants must not have any albums of any kind out in public.
STEP 2 - REGISTRATION
  1. Register yourself using the I CAN READ English Talent Hunt 2020 Registration Form.
  2. Download the Registration Form here. Print the Registration Form using A4-sized paper and fill it in completely.
  3. Contestants who are performing as a duet or group act should only submit one Registration Form with all contestants’ information on it.
  4. Once the Registration Form is completely filled and signed, scan it to PDF format and send it via e-mail to eth@icanread.asia together with your Talent Video link and the Proof of Payment of the Registration Fee.
Registration Fee:
Solo Act: Rp. 41K | Duet or Group Act: Rp. 61K

Payment Guidelines for Registering:
All payments must be transferred to the Bank Account below:

Account Number : 309 144 3480
Account Holder Name : PT. Indonesia Can Read (BCA)

The deadline to e-mail a completed and signed Registration Form, the link to your talent video and the proof of payment of the registration fee is by the closing date which is 30 July 2020.
STEP 3 – MAKING YOUR TALENT VIDEO
  1. Turn your camera on and get ready to perform your talent!
  2. Make sure you choose and record your best talent! No changes to your act will be permitted. The act submitted in your talent video is what you will be performing on the LIVE SHOW! (if you are chosen to perform on the LIVE SHOW).
  3. No profanity, lewdness or vulgarity in any vocal, dance, or other performance will be allowed. This is a family, friendly environment, please be respectful.
  4. Attire must be respectable and age appropriate. No logos or blatant branding.
  5. No lip-synching, nor the use of auto-tune apps like Smule or StarMaker.
  6. Singing with a backing track is allowed as long as we can hear your voice clearly.
  7. Shoot your video in a bright/well-lit setting. We want to be able to see you!
  8. Check your video before submitting and make sure the audio can be heard clearly.
  9. Keep it short! A three- four minute video should do the trick! 
  10. Do not submit a highly edited video, sizzle reel, or video with highly processed vocals.
STEP 4 – SUBMIT YOUR TALENT VIDEO
  1. Once you are happy that your video is ready! You are good to submit!
  2. Upload your talent video to https://streamable.com/, copy the link and send the link via e-mail to eth@icanread.asia using the following format as the subject: ETH_FIRST NAME_LAST NAME_CITY, e.g, ETH_MICHAEL ADIPUTRA_JAKARTA
  3. The deadline to email the link of your talent video, the completed and signed registration form and the proof of payment of the registration fee is by the closing date which is 30 July 2020.
  4. You will receive a confirmation of receipt e-mail.
  5. Through-out the entire English Talent Hunt, the decisions of the organizer and the judges are final and will not be open to discussion.
THE LIVE SHOW – The information you must know if you are chosen to enter the LIVE SHOW!
  • The LIVE SHOW will be performed on the Grand Finale stage. For the LIVE SHOW, the 20 best contestants will be invited to perform their talent LIVE in front of the judges and a live audience. You might be chosen, so be prepared! We will announce the top 20 contestants via Instagram and website.
  • The Grand Finale that was planned to be held on Sunday, April 19th, 2020 at Emporium Mall Jakarta, has been postponed until further notice. Additional information will be released soon.
  • All eyes will be on you! Make sure you prepare a stunning act!
  • The LIVE SHOW performance time is strictly limited to 5 to 8 minutes per contestant.
  • The Event Committee will be providing all contestants with standard band equipment and sound system. Other equipment, preparation and/or instruments for your act must be provided by yourself.
  • Contestants must provide their own recorded music, instruments, props, etc. (for the LIVE SHOW, your track quality must be at a professional level). 
  • For singers: the background music must be karaoke style (we want to hear you, not the original singer!).
  • All music tracks must be prepared in a flash disk to be given to the Event Committee on the day of the LIVE SHOW. (please always bring a backup).
  • Contestants are responsible for their own performances and will be screened for appropriateness by the Event Committee.
  • The contestant/parent/guardian must agree to the terms of the Event Agreement and will be required to sign a photo release and a liability waiver at the LIVE SHOW!
  • No profanity, lewdness or vulgarity in any vocal, dance, or any other performance will be allowed. This is a family, friendly environment, please be respectful.
  • Attire must be respectable and age appropriate.
  • No logos or blatant branding!
  • No lip-synching permitted!
  • All expenses are the responsibility of the contestant.
  • There will be 6 winners and 2 favorite winners. A 1st, 2nd and 3rd place chosen from the solo acts, and a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place chosen from the duet/group acts. Plus a ‘favorite’ winner from each category, chosen by an online audience.
  • Winners will be announced at the end of the LIVE SHOW! You must be present to receive prizes.
  • All contestants will receive an “I CAN READ – ENGLISH TALENT HUNT 2020 CERTIFICATE” for their participation. 
  • Be creative, be brave, be involved and show off your true English talent to the WORLD!
Got questions?
For quick response
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WHY CHOOSE I CAN READ WEB-CLASS

As one of the schools with the best English literacy system in the world that has been proven for 20 years, I CAN READ is now launching a new online learning program, I CAN READ Web-Class. With the latest conditions where health and safety are everyone's priorities, I CAN READ Web-Class aims to be able to facilitate children to learn effectively and efficiently and keep doing positive activities from home.


Here are a few advantages of I CAN READ Web-Class compared to the others:


CUSTOMIZED I CAN READ CURICULLUM
By continuing to use the I CAN READ’s learning method that has been adapted to suit the children's level and learning ability, students can absorb the learning material effectively and efficiently. It will also increase their abilities rapidly.


FUN AND INTERACTIVE LEARNING
Just like at the Centre, there are a lot of interesting and fun learning activities in the I CAN READ Web-Class. That is why the students will not feel bored at all.


COLLABORATIVE ONLINE ENVIRONMENT
All I CAN READ’s teachers will collaborate to make the environment as comfortable as possible. The Q&A session will not be difficult, and the teachers will catch all the questions and complaints from the students during class. In the I CAN READ Web-Class, all the students will be able to communicate with each other.


SMALL CLASS SIZE
The number of students in one class will be limited; one teacher will teach a maximum of 4 students at lower level and 5-6 students at higher level. This is done to ensure the effectiveness of learning and teaching activities.


INDIVIDUAL PROGRESS REPORT
The individual progress report will still be given periodically. It contains student’s skills development and the feedback from teacher. This can be used as a reference by parents to measure the effectiveness of learning activities.


EASY TO USE!
I CAN READ Web-Class has been designed as great as possible so that it can be easily used by children. Just prepare the equipment and follow some simple steps to start the learning activities in the I CAN READ Web-Class.





ONLINE LEARNING TIPS WITH I CAN READ WEB-CLASS


Do you want to start studying online, but you are still confused about what to prepare? Here are a few useful tips to make your online learning process more effective and fun.


MAKE A SCHEDULE
Even though you will not go to school, make a schedule as usual. For example, wake up early, eat breakfast on time, wear proper clothes, and take a break in the afternoon. Aside from that, make sure to set a fixed time when the learning process begins and ends.


MAKE SURE THE STUDY ROOM IS COMFORTABLE AND CONDUCIVE
The different atmosphere at home, compared to school, sometimes make children become less focused so the learning process is not optimal. Therefore, choose a place in the house that is most comfortable for children so they will not easily be bored. Also, use a comfortable desk and chair and make sure the study room is free of distractions or sounds that can interfere the learning process.


PREPARE THE TOOLS
The basic tools you must prepare for I CAN READ Web-Class are a PC/laptop (recommended) that is equipped with a camera or tablet, headset and stable internet connection. For the next step, please follow the instructions in the guide sheet I CAN READ Web-Class Easy Guidelines for Students (Parents).


BE ON TIME
Enter the class of I CAN READ Web-Class 10 minutes before it starts. Make sure all the devices are functioning properly.


OPTIMIZE THE LEARNING ACTIVITIES
The direct interaction and collaboration system in I CAN READ Web-Class and the limited number of children in one class allows children to be more active in learning, asking the teacher, and interacting with classmates.


ACCOMPANY CHILDREN DURING THE CLASS
It is recommended for parents to accompany their child during the I CAN READ Web-Class (especially for the lower level’s students). This opportunity can also be used to understand children's learning habits better. Then, re-practice what your child has learned together.


For more information and registration, contact the nearest I CAN READ Centre now.
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HOLIDAY WEB-CLASS

A short, fun, and creative enrichment programme during this "different" holiday!

Let's improve your English skills and have a lot of fun with I CAN READ Web-Class interactive tools!

Batch A: June 29th - July 3rd 2020
Batch B: July 6th - July 10th 2020

  • Simon Says
  • Jumbled Jigsaws
  • i-Spy! Mad-libs
  • Spelling Bees
  • News Reporting
  • And many more!

JOIN NOW!
STARTS FROM 650K*
IT'S OPEN TO PUBLIC!

Contact your nearest I CAN READ Centre for more details.

*T&C Apply
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WE MISS YOU, HOW ARE YOU?

Do you have any favourite photo taken when you were at our ICR Centre or at any ICR events? Post it on your Instagram feed and get a special cashback up to 1.000.000 and a free registration!

We hope you are doing fine! We can't wait to see your lovely smiles again once this pandemic is over. Do you have any favourite photo taken when you were at our ICR Centre or at any ICR events? Post it on your Instagram feed and get a special cashback up to 1.000.000 and a free registration. Also, we are curious about what have you've been doing during this quarantine. Do you learn any new skills, get into some good habits, or acquire a new hobby? Tell us by writing about it in the caption of the photo!


How to participate:
  • Follow @icanread_indonesia and your chosen ICR Centre.
  • Upload your favorite photo taken at any ICR Centres or at any ICR events to your Instagram feed.
  • Let us know what you've been doing during this quarantine and what you miss the most from our ICR Centre by writing it in the caption.
  • Don't forget to tag us and use hashtag #ICRTHROWBACK
  • Show your post to the chosen ICR Centre to redeem the cashback and the free registration.
  • Let’s join the fun!


Here is the example:


Contact the nearest ICR Centre for more information.
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WHAT IS THE BEST APPROACH TO LEARNING LITERACY SKILLS?


A good instructional approach to reading lessons will make explicit the manner in which sounds combine to create words. It will teach students that accessing the sounds accurately makes pronunciation clearer.

As students become aware of how sounds blend together, they realise that whole, meaningful words are actually an array of smaller sounds which can be added or subtracted, stretched and blended in the process of word construction. Thus by the time these students move on to looking at letters, what they are able to demonstrate is that letters representing sounds combine, as do sounds and are in fact pictures of sound. This is the first essential stage on the way to learning to read the English language. 

However, it is by no means the end of the story. English is a hybrid language and lacks an agreed rule system for its grammatical constructs, its syntactical outlines and most confusing, for the pronunciation of strings of letters or combinations of letters that combine to complete words. 

Take the letter a. It can represent several different sounds, as in words like cat, gate, was, any, tall, bath and area. Or take the combination of letters ough. It is impossible to know the correct pronunciation of these letters. In the word cough, the sounds are /k/-/o/-/f/.

Now take the word bough. The sounds are now /b/-/ow/ (as in cow). With the same letter sequence in words like though, through and enough, one can see that learning to read in English means knowing how to access the sound array accurately at all times. To not be able to do this means having to guess and hoping to get lucky in the attempt, frequently resulting in reading difficulties.

As English is not rule-bound, it cannot be learned by rules. The challenge faced by educators in recent times is how to empower children to accurately access the sound sequence. Once the foundational requirement to accurately manipulate the phonological array has been taught, the next challenge is how to guarantee accurate pronunciation of the sequence. 

As you saw by the example above, pronouncing the same group of letters is not always straightforward. Many words in English are unpredictable with regard to pronunciation. There has been a need for some time to create an instructional approach that would remove the confusion and ambiguities that can arise when group of letters combine in unpredictable ways. 

Children must know whether to say /off/ or /ow/ (for example) in a word like cough. Additionally many words in written English contain letters that seemingly make no contribution to the pronunciation of the word. This can lead to confusion and reading difficulties for any student. A word like apple could as easily be written /apl/ where the three sounds are all present and eliminating the remaining letters /p/ and /e/.

Historical conventions are not easy to override and few have tried or succeeded. Webster managed to eliminate a few anomalies in written English and changed colour to color for instance, but what has happened is that generally the spelling conventions established by the 17th century have remained in place since and have been impervious to change, notwithstanding the differences between written British English and written American English.


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WHY DO SOME STRUGGLE WITH READING?


There are a number of contributing factors as to why many children have reading difficulties. They are comprehensively covered in the book, Dealing with Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties, written by registered psychologists and founders of I Can Read Antony Earnshaw and Annabel Seargeant and published by Pearson Education.

The authors, who have spent nearly 20 years investigating reading development as research psychologists, support the view that in general, poor reading skills are the consequence of ineffective and inadequate instructional approaches.

What this means is that, in general, children fail to learn to read English easily or well because they are not taught properly. Well-meaning teachers may have exposed students to the alphabet prematurely, making it confusing for a beginner reader who has not yet developed sufficient pre-reading skills such as syllabic and phonemic awareness.

Through our reading programmes taught by Reading Specialists, I Can Read ensures that learning how to read is a rewarding and fun process for children.

Contact an I Can Read Centre near you today for more information or to book a diagnostic reading assessment. 


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