Sounds Of the English Alphabet

When we teach English in school, both speaking for EAL students and written English for all, we teach the sounds of the letters, not the names of the letters.

This approach is often known as learning by phonics.

To help parents and carers to support the learning in school we would encourage you to do the same at home and have supplied the below sounds as a reference.

Once these sounds are learned they are supplemented by common diagraphs (letter combinations that make set sounds when placed together). You will soon find these are also available on our phonics resources page, along with commonly used words that form the key building blocks of English grammar.

To hear the basic letter sounds click on the players below each of the letters that follow (we have shown both the capital and lower case versions of each letter):

Aa

Bb

Cc

Dd

Ee

Ff

Gg

Hh

Ii

Jj

Kk

Ll

Mm

Nn

Oo

Pp

Qq

Rr

Ss

Tt

Uu

Vv

Ww

Xx

Yy

Zz

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