Alphabet or Phonics?

Where ever you teach English, there is always a debate about which is better to help students read, learning the Alphabet, or learning Phonics. There are countless studies to support the merits of both, pros and cons to both sides and a lot of experts of each. Would you agree, that’s is a good idea to teach both? The real question should be, “when” or “how” do we teach it, that’s what we should be focusing on, which should we teach first, do we