About Us


We have the best English Reading System

Over 270,000 success stories in over 160 centres across 14 countries and cities around the world.

There are currently 7 centres in Hong Kong including Causeway Bay, Tseung Kwan O, Tsuen Wan, Yuen Long, Hung Hom, Ma On Shan and Lai Chi Kok.

OUR BRAND & VALUES

Creative

We harness curiosity by being creative. Our teaching is newly-minted each day.

Supportive

We build readers’ confidence by being supportive. Through small steps, we teach children to leap.

Playful

We make learning joyful because we are playful. Our tools are imagination, laughter and light.

Pioneering

We build understanding with our pioneers’ system. At the juncture of science and art.


Our Brand Personality

Creative

We harness curiosity by being creative. Our teaching is newly-minted each day.

Supportive

We build readers’ confidence by being supportive. Through small steps, we teach children to leap.

Playful

We make learning joyful because we are playful. Our tools are imagination, laughter and light.

Pioneering

We build understanding with our pioneers’ system. At the juncture of science and art.


THE I CAN READ SYSTEM

The I Can Read System originally came about through research conducted between 1995 and 2000 by Antony Earnshaw and Annabel Seargeant. It is structured, cumulative and hierarchical, and is the first system in the world to link clusters of letters to single sounds in a unique manner.

The I Can Read reading programme enables the student to see how letters combine to create invariant sounds and empowers the student to take control of his or her own reading progress.

I Can Read system teaches three essential skills that the new reader needs to succeed:

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Phonics
  • Blending sequences of phono-graphemes

The I Can Read reading programme overcomes the difficulties that new readers have to combine letters into blended sounds. It overcomes the problem of knowing how to pronounce words when so many letters and clusters of letters can be associated with more than one sound. Commencing with simple, straightforward words, the student progresses to learn more difficult phoneme combinations, building upon his or her successes along the way.


WHY IS I CAN READ THE WORLD’S BEST READING PROGRAMME?

Why is I Can Read the parent’s system of choice?

  • Created by educational psychologists 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 15 years field work.
  • ICR creators are also the authors of “Dealing with Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties” published by Pearson Education.
  • It is a proven programme trialled in Singapore and overseas and is backed by statistical data.
  • We have successfully taught over 270,000 students.
  • The system 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 20 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!