teachers propose a new method to facilitate learning

teachers propose a new method to facilitate learning
teachers propose a new method to facilitate learning

Four Catalan teachers from a primary school in Perpignan have developed a new method for learning to read, based on national education recommendations. Tested for two years in their classes, it has just been published in the form of a manual.




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Four Catalan teachers from a primary school in Perpignan have developed a new method for learning to read, based on national education recommendations. Tested for two years in their classes, it has just been published in the form of a manual.



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“He plays the saxophone.”. Lauriane Torvisco, teacher at the Jean Zay-Marie Curie public primary school in Perpignan begins the day’s little dictation. “Taxi”, “xylophone”, “horn” … You understood, today’s lesson concerns the letter X.

The Alfi method aims to facilitate learning to read by level group, autonomy and mutual assistance between students.

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One day, a grapheme. That’s the whole goal of these teachers. The idea is to start from the grapheme, the letter and its sound before gradually associating it with others to make new sounds. This is how the method proposed by Lauriane and three other teaching colleagues works.

The letter A only makes the sound A. The letter O only makes the sound O. Whereas before we did the O, the AU and the WATER, the sound O did all that but it created a cognitive overload for the students .

Fanny Camborde, School teacher


Alfi and his friends

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The Alfi project is a syllabic reading method which is based on a differentiated pedagogy in three levels in all its learning materials, to adapt to all students. Its development was born following the reform of learning to read.

With a colleague, we went to sixty first grade classes to see what method of learning to read they used. We noticed very heterogeneous teaching practices. We had teachers who did not have textbooks, teachers who used a textbook but which did not correspond to the specifications recommended by the Ministry of National Education.

Fabienne Condamin, National Education Inspector


Four teachers from Perpignan have developed a new method for learning to read.

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Alfie and his friendsit is an approach by workshops in line with the 2024 programs, to be as close as possible to the needs of each learner and to encourage cooperation between students.

When we have finished, we can be independent, that is to say drawing or making modeling clay, but we can also do a bonus exercise, repeat the exercise or help friends.

By combining the letters they know, children are able to decipher the texts offered. To achieve this, they are divided into groups of three levels and each progress at their own pace.


Alfi method: one day, one grapheme.

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We are in a reading group if we read quickly or if we read slowly. And sometimes we race to finish the job first.

Already proven for two years, the Alfi method was recently published in its version Student’s book published by Nathan. The fruit of experience, personal reflections, consultations and meetings every lunchtime between the four teachers.

We have worked together for years but at the same time we each have our own point of view. This is what makes our group rich, the fact of being four teachers and having had CPs for years. We really manage to refine each area.

Lauriane Torvisco, School teacher

The new guide is expected to be released this June. Alfi and his friendsthis time in its version Teacher’s book.


With the Alfi method, each student learns at their own pace.

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