English as a Second Language
AVKO's Speech to Spelling book is excellent for the student learning English. Generally they learn as a child does - to speak first, then learn the letter and sounds building small words in the beginning.
The older the student the faster they progress in the letter-sound recognition and speed on to vocabulary building. Often the English language learner recognizes phrases they have heard when others speak.
Repeating what they have heard they say and spell it the way they have heard it. So we often see, sentences like this: "I am s'posta meet the guys here" or "Dooya wanna go see a movie?" The Speech to Spelling book helps the student to recognize how we native English speakers talk. The fact is, even young native English speakers can have the very same problems, hence our book, Speech to Spelling saves the day!