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Teaching Adults and Teenagers to Read in Record Time

Beyond Butterfly – A Fast Track to Literacy

Our Butterfly reading classes are very popular with children and are extremely effective in improving their literacy. But we find that teenagers sometimes respond better to a more mature presentation of synthetic phonics and overall literacy development.

What is more, poor literacy is not a problem which only affects the young: it is also a huge and often hidden problem for many adults.

For these teens and adults we have our Fast Track reading and writing classes, run from the Learning Store (see where we operate for further information).  Just like our children’s classes these are structured, scripted, fast acting – and transformative. They are free to our students and are volunteer-led.

From Zero to Independent Reading in Twelve Weeks

Using the Butterfly method to get beginners off to a fast start, and then the American Corrective Reading Programme, our literacy students normally get from zero to independent reading in about twelve weeks. The classes are also attended by English Express students who are on-course to speak English, but unable to read and write.

Find out how you can volunteer on the Fast Track project or otherwise support us in this important work.