English lessons for kids in Baltimore, Maryland

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

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

Our step-by-step, downloadable lesson workbooks are print-ready & easy to teach. They are part of a transformational teaching system that’s been taught millions of times, and proven over 25 years in 27 countries worldwide.

Our workbook lessons will enable your son or daughter 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 that’s suitable for them.

RTL English is a leading English language learning organisation that’s recognised around the globe for its transformational and proven method of teaching English to kids.

For over 20 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 1000000’s of parents, tutors & teachers around the globe and teach your child RTL English today?

Teaching your child to use English fluently might very well be the key to their success at school in Maryland, at exams, in his or her career and beyond.

Imagine your child several months or years in the future … in Baltimore 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 and developed an air of confidence that will last them a lifetime?

Or is your son or daughter struggling to read, underperforming at school & set-up for a lifetime of frustration & failure?

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

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

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

The cerebral cortex in your son or daughter’s brain is responsible for their sight, hearing, & smell. It also controls his or her 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. & that number remains high until the eighth birthday when it begins to gradually decline and level off to adult levels (*Ref). It’s ​very important to take the opportunity to teach children during this time when brain development is at its maximum.

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

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  • Early & advanced English skills will make your son or daughter smarter.
  • Early & advanced English skills will improve problem solving.
  • Early & advanced English skills will improve planning, & 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 and vocabulary at 3 years old might predict his or her success in school in Baltimore 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 son or daughter’s reading ability at 7 to 8 years old might determine their graduation from senior school in Baltimore (*Ref).


ON THE OTHER HAND:

  • Children who can’t read proficiently 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 Baltimore …

  • 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, and 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 all too frequently don’t know how to teach English language concepts
  • There just aren’t enough qualified teachers
  • Classes are too over-crowded
  • Kids don’t get enough 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 & 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 child.

By Teaching your child to read your son or daughter will develop early reading skills that will help put them years ahead of other children in Maryland. 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 child 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 lesson workbooks will enable your son or daughter to catch up, keep up & stay ahead! Our workbook lessons also challenge more advanced students; so whatever your son or daughter’s ability, there’s sure to be an RTL English lesson that’s suitable for them.

THE RTL ENGLISH CURRICULUM CONSISTS OF 15 YEARS (LEVELS) OF TEACHING MATERIALS WHICH INCLUDE SIX HUNDRED WORKBOOK LESSONS COMPRISED OF 4,000 WORKSHEETS & 19,000 TEACHING INSTRUCTIONS & WILL SAVE YOU OVER 2,000 DAYS OF LESSON PREPARATION TIME!

Foundation Stage

Includes Level 1, 2 & 3.

Suitable for kids aged 3-6 years old in Baltimore, Maryland

Elementary Stage

Includes Level 4, 5 & 6.

Suitable for kids aged 6-9 years old in Baltimore, Maryland

Intermediate Stage

Includes Level 7, 8 & 9.

Suitable for kids aged 9-12 years old in Baltimore, Maryland

Upper Intermediate Stage

Includes Level 10, 11 & 12.

Suitable for kids aged 12-15 years old in Baltimore, Maryland

Advanced Stage

Incl. Level 10, 11 & 12.

Suitable for kids aged 15-18 years old in Baltimore, Maryland

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 son or daughter’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 and language forms your son or daughter will need to have a richer, more successful educational experience. RTL English will also supplement your child’s learning at their school in Baltimore.

The RTL English Curriculum consists of 15 years (levels) of teaching materials which include 600 workbooks (comprising 4,000 worksheets & 19,000 teaching notes) & 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.

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Prior to European colonization, the Baltimore region was home to the Susquehannock Native Americans. British colonists traditional the Port of Baltimore in 1706 to support the tobacco trade, and expected the Town of Baltimore in 1729. The Battle of Baltimore was a pivotal raptness during the War of 1812, culminating in the bombardment of Fort McHenry, during which Francis Scott Key wrote a poem that would become "The Star-Spangled Banner", which was eventually designated as the American national anthem in 1931. During the Pratt Street Riot of 1861, the city was the site of some of the earliest exploitation associated afterward the American Civil War.

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the oldest railroad in the United States, was built in 1830 and cemented Baltimore's status as a major transportation hub, giving producers in the Midwest and Appalachia right of entry to the city's port. Baltimore's Inner Harbor was with the second leading harbor of right to use for immigrants to the United States. In addition, Baltimore was a major manufacturing center. After a terminate in major manufacturing, heavy industry, and restructuring of the rail industry, Baltimore has shifted to a service-oriented economy. Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins University are the city's top two employers. Baltimore and its surrounding region are house to the headquarters of a number of major organizations and processing agencies, including the NAACP, ABET, the National Federation of the Blind, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Social Security Administration.

With hundreds of identified districts, Baltimore has been dubbed a "city of neighborhoods." Many of Baltimore's neighborhoods have rich histories: the city is home to some of the prehistoric National Register Historic Districts in the nation, including Fell's Point, Federal Hill, and Mount Vernon. These were added to the National Register amongst 1969 and 1971, soon after historic preservation legislation was passed. Baltimore has more public statues and monuments per capita than any extra city in the country, Nearly one third of the city's buildings (over 65,000) are designated as historic in the National Register, which is beyond any further U.S. city.

English lessons for kids in Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland

Academic References

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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