English lessons for kids in Ashford, Kent

RTL English will help you teach English to your child or student in Ashford.

RTL English enables parents, tutors & teachers to teach English to students aged 3 to 18 years old, so that they can excel at school, in exams and beyond.

Our step-by-step, downloadable workbook lessons are print-ready & easy to teach. They are part of a award-winning teaching system that’s been taught millions of times, & proven over 27 years in 23 countries worldwide.

Our lesson workbooks will enable your child to catch up, keep up and get ahead! Our lessons also challenge more advanced students; so whatever your son or daughter’s ability, there’s sure to be an RTL English workbook lesson that’s suitable for them.

RTL English is a elite English language learning organisation that’s recognised around the world for its award-winning & proven method of teaching English to children.

For nearly 30 years, RTL English has been taught in tutorial centres, homes & at schools both as part of the curriculum & as a supplementary activity. RTL English is growing in popularity worldwide, so why not join tens of thousands of parents, tutors & teachers around the world & teach your son or daughter RTL English today?

Teaching your child to use English competently might very well be the key to their success in school in Kent, in exams, in his or her career & beyond.

Imagine your son or daughter several months or years in the future … in Ashford or elsewhere …

Is your child a smart child because he or she became an early reader, acquired a passion for knowledge, obtained early language & literacy skills & developed an air of confidence that will last them a lifetime?

Or is your child struggling to read, underperforming at school & set-up for a lifetime of frustration & disappointment?

Of course everyone wants to be the proud parent of a happy & confident son or daughter, & every parent can.

But, in order to guarantee a bright future for your child in Kent, it’s often necessary to take your child’s education into your own hands.

If you want your child to grow up to be smart and successful, then you need to underst& how crucial it is that you teach your son or daughter when his or her brain expansion is at its peak.

The cerebral cortex in your son or daughter’s brain is responsible for their sight, hearing, and smell. It also controls their speech, thinking, & memory. In fact, the cerebral cortex is what makes them – them! At birth, the cells in your child’s cerebral cortex were poorly connected (they are for everyone). However, by 2 to 3 years old, the cerebral cortex contains 100 trillion connections. and that number remains high until the 8th when it begins to gradually decline and level off to adult levels (*Ref). It’s extremely important to take the opportunity to teach children during this time when brain development is peaking.

Teaching English to your son or daughter might be the key, not only to their success in school in Ashford, but also their sense of self-worth, both in Kent and beyond.

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  • Early & advanced English skills will make your child smarter.
  • Early & advanced English skills will improve problem solving.
  • Early & advanced English skills will improve planning, and abstract thinking skills.
  • Early & advanced English skills will help develop complex idea comprehension.
  • Early reading can help children compensate for modest levels of ability in other areas. (*Ref)

ON A PRACTICAL LEVEL, HOW IMPORTANT IS EARLY READING?

  • Your son or daughter’s reading ability & vocabulary at 3 years old might predict his or her success in school in Ashford when they are 6 to 7 years old (*Ref).
  • Your son or daughter’s reading ability at 6 to 7 years old might predict his or her success at 17 to 18 years old (*Ref)!
  • Your child’s reading ability at 7 to 8 years old might determine his or her graduation from senior school in Ashford (*Ref).

 

ON THE OTHER HAND:

  • Children who can’t read competently by 7 to 8 years old are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma/results than proficient readers (*Ref).

and:

  • Children who are not taught Phonemic Awareness, & therefore have to rely on memory have difficulty beginning to read and continue to have difficulty with new words.

 

BUT, SURELY SCHOOL WILL TEACH MY CHILD TO READ? SO, WHY DO I NEED TO BOTHER?

If this is what you are thinking, then you should know that you cannot rely on schools, including those in Ashford …

  • In the USA, almost 70% of children at school who are aged 9-10 years old cannot read proficiently (*Ref)!
  • And, of those children, 33% of them read at only a very basic level, & 34% are reading at a very limited level (*Ref).
  • It’s not so different in the UK, where over 100,000 children leave school illiterate(*Ref).
  • Or in Australia, where 33% of students aged 11 years old fail to meet literacy benchmarks (*Ref).
  • Or in Canada, where 42% of the entire adult population is only semi-illiterate (*Ref).

 

NO, YOU CANNOT RELY ON SCHOOLS.

But, why not?

  • Teachers don’t always understand the basic units of language and reading
  • Teachers often don’t know how to teach English language concepts
  • There just aren’t enough qualified teachers
  • Classes are too large
  • Kids don’t get enough one-on-one attention from teachers in the classroom
  • Schools aren’t using the correct teaching systems – i.e they rely on rote learning or sight words
  • Schools are overwhelmed and have tried to shift some of the burden of teaching onto apps and computers

 

UNFORTUNATELY, IT IS A FACT THAT:

Being illiterate is a guaranteed ticket to a dead end.

YOU NEED TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION – TODAY!

BUT HOW?

You can begin by teaching English to your son or daughter.

By Teaching your son or daughter to read your child will develop early reading skills that will help put them years ahead of other children in Kent. So, if you’ve decided that you want to become a proud parent of a happy & smart son or daughter, then you owe it to your son or daughter to teach them to read and improve their English.

WE HELP PARENTS TEACH ENGLISH TO CHILDREN

RTL English™ offers 600 easy-to-teach & downloadable English lessons for parents to teach to their child at home. Our lessons will enable your child to catch up, keep up & get ahead! Our workbooks also challenge more advanced students; so whatever your child’s ability, there’s sure to be an RTL English workbook that’s suitable for them.

THE RTL ENGLISH CURRICULUM CONSISTS OF FIFTEEN YEARS (LEVELS) OF TEACHING MATERIALS WHICH INCLUDE SIX HUNDRED WORKBOOK LESSONS COMPRISING 4,000 WORKSHEETS & NINETEEN THOUSAND TEACHING NOTES AND WILL SAVE YOU OVER TWO THOUSAND DAYS OF LESSON PREPARATION TIME!

Foundation Stage

Includes Level 1, 2 & 3.

Suitable for kids aged 3-6 years old in Ashford, Kent

Elementary Stage

Includes Level 4, 5 & 6.

Suitable for kids aged 6-9 years old in Ashford, Kent

Intermediate Stage

Includes Level 7, 8 & 9.

Suitable for kids aged 9-12 years old in Ashford, Kent

Upper Intermediate Stage

Includes Level 10, 11 & 12.

Suitable for kids aged 12-15 years old in Ashford, Kent

Advanced Stage

Incl. Level 10, 11 & 12.

Suitable for kids aged 15-18 years old in Ashford, Kent

Winning Awards  Since 1996

With 24 years of research, development, dedication and experience, RTL English is committed to offering the best possible start to English language learners worldwide. RTL English is part of the Ready To Learn group, an international educational organisation with students worldwide.

Elaine Shannon founded Ready To Learn in 1996, and is an internationally respected author, language expert and School Principal with more than 40 years of specialist experience. Elaine & her team of instructional designers, linguists and educational experts developed the RTL English Curriculum.

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What Happens In A Lesson?

  • Each lesson is designed to last approximately 60 minutes. Normally, your child will spend 55 minutes participating in learning activities, and 5 minutes completing an achievement exercise that’s used to reinforce the lessons’ learning designs & objectives.
  • Each lesson is accompanied by an RTL English lesson workbook. The workbook consists of six worksheets of instructional content and one reinforcement exercise page.
  • You will use the workbook & teaching notes to guide and lead your child through the variety of learning activities in the workbook.
  • Although all of our workbooks follow a similar format, each one is slightly more challenging than the last in the sequence. As a result, your child will be able to advance in small manageable steps & acquire English language skills that will last them a lifetime.
  • There are 5 learning stages, 15 learning levels and 600 lessons in the RTL English curriculum.
  • Your child will need to complete 36 lessons to finish one learning level – which lasts approximately 1 academic year.

What Will My Child Be Taught?

It depends on your child’s age and their English language ability. To find out what your child will be taught, please click the grey button & then click the book cover that’s closest to your child’s current age → Lesson Workbooks

The RTL English Curriculum teaches all the communicative functions and language forms your child will need to succeed in school, exams and beyond, including:

  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Alphabetic Principle
  • Systematic & Explicit Phonics
  • Fluency with Text
  • Proficient Grammar Knowledge
  • Creative Writing
  • Expanded Vocabulary
  • Advanced Comprehension, and
  • Confident Speaking Skills

The RTL English Curriculum: Kids 3 to 18 Years Old

Whatever your child’s age or English language ability, there is sure to be an RTL English course (aka ‘level’) that will help your child learn or improve his or her English. This is because our curriculum provides 15 years of learning for child aged 3 to 18 years old and teaches all the communicative functions & language forms your child will need to have a richer, more successful educational experience. RTL English will also supplement your son or daughter’s learning at his or her school in Ashford.

The RTL English Curriculum consists of 15 years (levels) of teaching materials which include 600 workbooks (comprising 4,000 worksheets & 19,000 teaching notes) and saves over 2,000 days of preparation time.

Level 1

Kids: 3-4 years old

36 lessons. 36 workbooks. 252 worksheets. 1134 teaching instructions.

Level 2

Kids: 4-5 years old

36 lessons. 36 workbooks. 252 worksheets. 1134 teaching instructions.

Level 3

Kids: 5-6 years old

36 lessons. 36 workbooks. 252 worksheets. 1134 teaching instructions.

Level 4

Kids: 6-7 years old

36 lessons. 36 workbooks. 252 worksheets. 1134 teaching instructions.

Level 5

Kids: 7-8 years old

36 lessons. 36 workbooks. 252 worksheets. 1134 teaching instructions.

Level 6

Kids: 8 -9 years old

36 lessons. 36 workbooks. 252 worksheets. 1134 teaching instructions.

Level 7

Kids: 9-10 years old

36 lessons. 36 workbooks. 252 worksheets. 1134 teaching instructions.

Level 8

Kids: 10-11 years old

36 lessons. 36 workbooks. 252 worksheets. 1134 teaching instructions.

Level 9

Kids: 11-12 years old

36 lessons. 36 workbooks. 252 worksheets. 1134 teaching instructions.

Level 10

Teens: 12-13 years old

36 lessons. 36 workbooks. 252 worksheets. 1134 teaching instructions.

Level 11

Teens: 13-14 years old

36 lessons. 36 workbooks. 252 worksheets. 1134 teaching instructions.

Level 12

Teens: 14-15 years old

36 lessons. 36 workbooks. 252 worksheets. 1134 teaching instructions.

Level 13

Teens: 15-16 years old

36 lessons. 36 workbooks. 252 worksheets. 1134 teaching instructions.

Level 14

Teens: 16-17 years old

36 lessons. 36 workbooks. 252 worksheets. 1134 teaching instructions.

Level 15

Teens: 17-18 years old

8 lessons. 8 workbooks. 56 worksheets. 252 teaching instructions.

Can I See A Lesson Workbook?

There are 600 workbooks like the one below. Lesson 19, Level 1 below suits children between 3 and 4 years old. To see an example of a lesson workbook that is likely to suit your child, please click the grey button & then click the book cover that’s closest to your child’s current age → Lesson Workbooks

What Method Do You Use?

  • We teach using a Step-by-Step method. The content of each lesson is determined by an 8-page workbook that’s slightly more challenging than the last in the sequence. Lessons ‘scaffold’ and build upon the learning of the previous lesson. As a result, students advance in small, manageable steps and acquire English language skills that enable them to achieve better results in school, exams & beyond..
  • Sequenced instruction is organised into 5 developmentally appropriate stages, 15 levels of increasing difficulty and 600 lessons. Each lesson provides one hour of learning per week and follows a workbook that consists of six worksheets with instructional content and one reinforcement exercise page.:
  • Each lesson is accompanied by a workbook follows a similar plan:
    • Page 1 :: Communication/ Discussion/ Topic orientated
    • Page 2 :: Grammar/ Language
    • Page 3 :: Phonics/ Vocabulary
    • Page 4 :: Reading (Ongoing Story)
    • Page 5 :: Story Comprehension/ Language
    • Page 6 :: Grammar/ Language Exercise
    • Page 7 :: Achievement Exercise / Assessment
  • Depending on your child’s age and their English skills, instruction will typically consist of a variety of activities including speaking, listening, letter-sound correspondence, sight words, guided oral reading, text comprehension, creative writing, grammar and critical thinking.
  • You don’t need to prepare anything or create teaching materials for an RTL English lesson. It’s all been done for you. Each page of this workbook contains teaching notes to enable you to guide and lead your child through the learning activities. Once your son or daughter has finished their lesson, record their achievements in the progress report form and then simply print the next workbook in the sequence.

Will My Child Learn Phonics?

  • Yes! We teach synthetic & analytical phonics which includes 44 basic phonemes, 22 beginning blends and 15 ending blends.Our students learn and practise phonics throughout our Foundation, Elementary, Intermediate and Upper Intermediate stages. Our Advanced stage uses phonics to teach pronunciation. 
  • We pay particular attention to blended consonant sounds (that are located at the beginning and end of many words). We teach vowels first and then consonants. As soon as possible we teach children to read. In practice this means after students have learnt 5 vowel sounds and 2 consonants they can read a few words by themselves. Children are also taught how to decode words, so from the very beginning they can see new simple words and know how to read them.

Kent is a county in South East England and one of the house counties. It borders Greater London to the north-west, Surrey to the west and East Sussex to the south-west. The county next shares borders taking into consideration Essex along the estuary of the River Thames (connected by home via High Speed 1 and the Dartford Crossing), and bearing in mind the French department of Pas-de-Calais through the Channel Tunnel. The county town is Maidstone.

Kent was one of the first British territories to be granted by Germanic tribes, most notably the Jutes, following the invalidation of the Romans. Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, the oldest cathedral in England, has been the seat of the Archbishops of Canterbury in the past the conversion of England to Christianity that began in the 6th century next Saint Augustine. Rochester Cathedral in Medway is England's second-oldest cathedral. Located amongst London and the Strait of Dover, which separates England from mainland Europe, Kent has been the quality for both deed and diplomacy, including the Battle of Britain in World War II and the Leeds Castle harmony talks of 1978 and 2004.

England relied upon the county's ports to manage to pay for warships through much of its history; the Cinque Ports in the 12th–14th centuries and Chatham Dockyard in the 16th–20th centuries were of particular importance. France can be seen usefully in Good weather from Folkestone and the White Cliffs of Dover. Hills in the form of the North Downs and the Greensand Ridge span down the county and in the series of valleys in amongst and to the south are most of the county's 26 castles.

Because of its relative abundance of fruit-growing and jump gardens, Kent is known as 'The Garden of England'.

Kent's economy is greatly diversified; haulage, logistics, and tourism are major industries. In northwest Kent, industries increase extraction of aggregate building materials, printing and scientific research. Coal mining has furthermore played its portion in Kent's industrial heritage. Large parts of Kent are within the London commuter handbag and its mighty transport contacts to the capital and the user-friendly continent make Kent a high-income county. Twenty-eight per cent of the county forms share of two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty: the North Downs and The High Weald.

Academic References

  1. The Cognitive Foundations of Learning to Read: A FrameWork Sebastian Wren
  2. The relatonship of phonemic awareness to reading acquisiton: more consequence than preconditon but still important. Wimmer H, Landerl K, Linortner R, Hummer P. University of Salzburg, Austria.
  3. NAEP 1998 Reading Report Card for the Nation and the States March 1999 Authors: Patricia L. Donahue, Kris n E. Voelkl, Jay R. Campbell, and John Mazzeo
  4. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. (2000). Report of the National Reading Panel. Teaching children to read: An evidence-based assessment of the scientific research literature on reading and its implications for reading instruction (NIH Publica on No. 00-4769). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Prin ng Office.
  5. Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Functional_illiteracy
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  11. Double Jeopardy How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Gradua on Donald J. Hernandez, Hunter College and the Graduate Center
  12. What Reading Does for the Mind ANNE E. CUNNINGHAM and KEITH E. STANOVICH