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Our 8th I Can Read centre has officially opened in Damansara Utama.

A Grand Opening Ceremony for the much anticipated, 8th I Can Read centre in Damansara Utama, Uptown was held on the 13th & 14th July 2019. Over 100 parents and their children joined us for this special occasion! Parents had the first look at our newly renovated centre and they were introduced to our I Can Read methodology. 

Parents and friends of I Can Read were invited to join us during this joyous affair while children enjoyed a range of on-site the activities. Lots of fun, laughter and great food were had by all. Everyone went home with an exclusive I Can Read tote bag and the children participated in our mini demo lesson! 

We would like to thank everyone who showed their support by coming down and sharing this special moment with us! Here’s a look at some of the pictures that were taken during the event.  

For more information, please call 010-403 6618 or e-mail:  

Centre’s address: 37-B FIRST FLOOR, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor


I CAN READ Puchong Grand Opening


Our 7th I Can Read centre has officially opened in IOI Boulevard, Puchong

We are ecstatic to announce the recent opening of our I Can Read centre in IOI Boulevard, Puchong and a Grand Opening Event was held on 29th and 30th of June 2019. 

Over 100 parents and their children joined us for this special occasion! Parents had the first look at our newly renovated centre and they were introduced to our I Can Read methodology.  

All attendees were treated to scrumptious food and the children took part in colouring activities. Everybody was delighted to see the new I Can Read centre come to life! Everyone went home with an exclusive I Can Read tote bag and the children participated in our mini demo lesson! 

For more information on our I Can Read courses, please call 03 8600 6720/011 1076 3268 or

Centre's Address: F-1-17, IOI Boulevard, Jalan Kenari 5, Bandar Puchong Jaya,
47170 Puchong, Selangor



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!


August School Holiday Programme

Hi children, 

I am inviting all of you to fly with me on my magic carpet for the Holiday Programme in August 2019 at I Can Read! But shhhh…! If you sign up by the 1st of August 2019, you will be given a discount of 5%.

Do you know? My best friend, Ali is going to bring you little guys around on his magic carpet too! He is going to take you around to have fun with English!

We are going to fly your brothers and sisters to the animal farm on my magic carpet too! We are going to write and speak about the animals there! It is going to be so much fun and I can’t wait for the holiday programme anymore!

We will be offering 2 distinct courses:

Fun with English: Ali and the Magic Carpet and Writing and Public Speaking: Animals.

Courses will be taught by experienced I Can Read Reading Specialists with a special emphasis on promoting children to the next level of the I Can Read Programme. There will be a transition test for students to complete at the end of the course. A successful result in this test would allow students to progress to the next level. 

Please note that early bird registrants will receive a 5% DISCOUNT on their course fees!


I CAN READ Bukit Jalil Grand Opening



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 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.



A role model is a person who inspires and encourages us to strive for greatness, live to our fullest potential and see the best in ourselves. We learn through their commitment to excellence and through their ability to make us realize our own personal growth.

A role model can be anybody: a parent, a sibling, a friend but some of our most influential and life-changing role models are teachers.

Teacher Minie is empathetic and playful, with many years of teaching experience at private and international schools. She has a beneficial experience in conducting ESL teaching at Cambridge school. In her free time, Minie enjoys reading and cooking.

She began her teaching journey in conducting Speech & Drama and ESL teaching at Just English, Empire Damansara. Minie's teaching ethos is inspired by the quote, "Learning should be fun and creative." Teach a child with empathy and respect.

As a teacher, Jane is dedicated and compassionate. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language from the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). Teacher Jane has 5 years of English teaching experience from pre-school to primary school level, helping children reach their full potential on the four language skills.

Her teaching ethos is inspired by Loris Malaguzzl, “Our task is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible.” She was also once a journalist in an established publishing company for a female magazine, focusing on analysing and writing articles.

Our teachers are very eager to inspire and motivate your child in all academic areas. If you would like to meet with Minie and Jane, don’t hesitate to stop by our Kota Kemuning centre, located at 25-1st Floor, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla BF 31/BF, Business Park 3, Kota Kemuning, 40460, Shah Alam, Selangor. Our friendly teachers are looking forward to meeting you!



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. 


I Can Read Malaysia 2019 Course Calendar