MidiPhonics Express (1-year program) is a dynamic English learning program that provides a multimedia approach to introduce the alphabet, letter sounds, and the blending of sounds. Through the integrated readers, phonics-based activities, songs and multi-platform learning engines, children build a strong foundation in phonemic awareness and develop the ability to read with confidence. The program is designed based on the synthetic phonics approach (also known as blended phonics). Blended phonics is a method of teaching children to link letters or groups of letters to the sounds they represent, and then blend these letter sounds together to read words. With the MidiPhonics Express app, learning is extended from group learning in the classroom to independent learning at home. Children can listen and read along with the animated readers; sing jingles and songs; play word activities; and improve their pronunciation and reading skills with the built-in speech recognition function.