Courses2_resizedThe THRASS Institute provides three levels of training in Phonetics Instruction.

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As well as the regular venue courses listed on our website, each course type can also delivered in-school. Click here for details.

A THRASS Accredited Certificate is issued on completion of each level.

Instruction time is recorded with The THRASS Institute.

 

Certificate 1

Foundation level

Participants receive the Introduction and Implementation Certificate

Course Structure: Ten hours over two consecutive days. This course has been designed to give an understanding of the phonetic principles of English and their practical application.

Includes course materials and basic resources.

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The course objectives

Provide participants with an initial introduction to –

  • Linguistic concepts and terminology
  • Explicit phonics teaching using the THRASS charts and resources
  • Explicit teaching of oral language skills
  • Explicit teaching of written language skills
  • Explicit teaching of basic grammar skills
  • Introduction to the MASUTA spelling model
  • Strategies for implementation of the THRASS SPP into the classroom

*Course Length: Ten hours of instruction over two consecutive days. 

Certificate 2

Foundation to Proficiency Level

Course Structure: Five hours over one day. This course has been designed to further develop teaching strategies for the implementation of the THRASS SPP into the classroom. This course has been structured to revise, consolidate and extend the knowledge gained from the Foundation Level. Completion of the Foundation Level course is a prerequisite for entry to this course.

Includes course materials and basic resources.

The course objectives

Provide revision, consolidation and further instruction in –

  • Linguistic concepts and terminology
  • Explicit phonics teaching using the THRASS charts and resources
  • Explicit teaching of oral language skills
  • Explicit teaching of written language skills
  • Explicit teaching of basic grammar skills
  • Introduction to the MASUTA spelling model
  • Strategies for further implementation of the THRASS SPP into the classroom

It is suggested that this course be done at least a term after completing the Foundation Level course.

*Course Length: Five hours of instruction over one day.

Certificate 3

Mastery and Lead Level

This three-day course has been designed for those who wish to further extend their knowledge of THRASS.

Participants receive complimentary resources as their tool kit, for the continuing implementation of THRASS. Theses resources total over $700.00 at retail.

On completion of this course, participants will have an advanced knowledge of the philosophy, teaching methodology and linguistics of THRASS. Completion of this course will enable the holder to mentor and support others in the implementation of THRASS within their own school.

The Advanced Accredited Certificate is also a prerequisite for acceptance to undertake training as a THRASS Accredited Trainer.

To gain the THRASS Accredited Advanced Certificate, participants must attend all three days, complete the required hours and pass the THRASS Accredited Advanced Course Examination.

* Course Length: Approx. 15 hours of instruction over three consecutive days.

(THRASS ADVANCED ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE HOLDERS  are now eligible for credits towards a Graduate Certificate or Masters program, at Griffith University, Queensland.)