For many years Catherine Carpenter has been looking into the relevance of existing phonics materials for foreign language students. Her interest in the teaching of reading and how children learn to read best started right back in the eighties when she was doing her Bachelor of Education in the UK. It had always been Catherine Carpenter’s belief that although existing phonics materials could work well with children who were learning English as a First language the material always fell short for children who were learning English as an Extra Language. (EAL). Not being satisfied by any of the existing approaches available for EAL students she set about creating her own method.