About Pronics

Our
story

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. 

Team Members

Catherine Carpenter

Catherine Carpenter

project leader
Catherine Carpenter has a B.ed Hons. RSA Diploma, (DTEFLA) and an MA in TESOL. She has worked as a teacher in the UK, Greece, Cyprus and Italy. She was responsible for the Young Learners at British Council Rome for 20 years. She left in 2019 and has been working on Pronics ever since.

Natascia Tomassi

marketing manager
Natascia  Tomassi has the CELTA (Cambridge Certificate of Teaching English to Adults.). She has always been passionate about languages and linguistics.  She holds a degree in Linguistics, Russian and French, speaks Spanish and is a bilingual Italian English speaker. She has a particular interest in contrastive analysis and pronunciation. She has an MA in business  and marketing.

Emily Tomassi

graphic designer
Emily Tomassi has the CELTA (Cambridge Certificate of Teaching English to Adults.) and a degree in product design from Brunel University, London. She is a bilingual Italian English speaker. She is passionate about sustainability and eco farming and combines this interest with teaching English to children and working with Pronics.