1. What are the differences between phonics and IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet)
2. There is another called Jolly Phonics. What is it?
3. It seems that British schools are not using IPA. Then what do we call this?
4. I am getting very confused as I heard people around have been saying, "I know phonics, I learn phonics...." Do phonics apply to all ways in learning English pronounciation?
Great answer.... but I'd change the first part a bit.... phonics don't teach native speakers sounds, they teach spelling to those who already say the sounds correctly.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
Right, but I'd define learning spelling as acquiring the relationships between phonemes (already known by native children) and spellings (in the process of being acquired by the same). The IPA really works both ways, as learners of English use it to acquire the full range of phonemes, which they usually lack to some extent.