English lessons for kids in Birmingham, Alabama

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

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

Our step-by-step, downloadable 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 22 countries worldwide.

Our workbooks will help your child to catch up, keep up & stay ahead! Our workbooks also challenge more advanced students; so whatever your child’s ability, there’s sure to be an RTL English lesson workbook that’s suitable for them.

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

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

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

Imagine your child several months or years in the future … in Birmingham or elsewhere …

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

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

But, in order to guarantee a brighter future for your child in Alabama, 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 crucial it is that you teach your son or daughter when his or her brain expansion is at its high point.

The cerebral cortex in your son or daughter’s brain is responsible for their sight, hearing, & smell. It also controls their speech, thinking, and 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 8th when it starts to slowly 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 Birmingham, but also their sense of self-worth, both in Alabama 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 child’s reading ability & vocabulary at 3 years old might predict his or her success in school in Birmingham 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 Birmingham (*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, and therefore have to rely on memory have difficulty beginning to read & 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 Birmingham …

  • 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 low level (*Ref).
  • It’s not much 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 appreciate the basic building blocks of language & reading
  • Teachers frequently 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 1-on-1 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 child to read your child will develop early reading skills that will help put them years ahead of other children in Alabama. 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 his or her child at home. Our lesson workbooks will enable your child to catch up, keep up and stay ahead! Our lessons also challenge more advanced students; so whatever your son or daughter’s ability, there’s sure to be an RTL English lesson 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 FOUR THOUSAND WORKSHEETS AND NINETEEN THOUSAND TEACHING INSTRUCTIONS 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 Birmingham, Alabama

Elementary Stage

Includes Level 4, 5 & 6.

Suitable for kids aged 6-9 years old in Birmingham, Alabama

Intermediate Stage

Includes Level 7, 8 & 9.

Suitable for kids aged 9-12 years old in Birmingham, Alabama

Upper Intermediate Stage

Includes Level 10, 11 & 12.

Suitable for kids aged 12-15 years old in Birmingham, Alabama

Advanced Stage

Incl. Level 10, 11 & 12.

Suitable for kids aged 15-18 years old in Birmingham, Alabama

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 their English. This is because our curriculum provides 15 years of learning for child aged 3 to 18 years old & 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 child’s learning at their school in Birmingham.

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.

Birmingham ( BUR-ming-əm) is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. It is the second-largest city, urban area and metropolitan area in England and the United Kingdom, with almost 1.1 million inhabitants within the city area, 2.9 million inhabitants within the urban Place and 4.3 million inhabitants within the metropolitan Place and lies within the most populated English district. Birmingham is commonly referred to as the second city of the United Kingdom.

Located in the West Midlands county and region in England, approximately 100 miles (160 km) from Central London, Birmingham, as one of the United Kingdom's major cities, is considered to be the social, cultural, financial, and commercial centre of both the East and West Midlands. Distinctively, Birmingham by yourself has small rivers flowing through it, mainly the River Tame and its tributaries River Rea and River Cole – one of the closest main rivers is the Severn, approximately 20 miles (32 km) west of the city centre.

A present town of Warwickshire in the medieval period, Birmingham grew in the 18th-century Midlands Enlightenment and subsequent Industrial Revolution, which saying advances in science, technology, and economic development, producing a series of innovations that laid many of the foundations of highly developed industrial society. By 1791, it was brute hailed as "the first manufacturing town in the world". Birmingham's distinctive economic profile, with thousands of little workshops practising a broad variety of specialised and highly competent trades, encouraged exceptional levels of creativity and enhancement and provided an economic base for material comfort that was to last into the pure quarter of the 20th century. The Watt steam engine was invented in Birmingham.

The resulting tall level of social mobility as a consequence fostered a culture of political radicalism which, under leaders from Thomas Attwood to Joseph Chamberlain, was to meet the expense of it a political assume unparalleled in Britain external London, and a pivotal role in the improve of British democracy. From the summer of 1940 to the spring of 1943, Birmingham was bombed heavily by the German Luftwaffe in what is known as the Birmingham Blitz. The broken done to the city's infrastructure, in accessory to a deliberate policy of demolition and additional building by planners, led to extensive urban regeneration in subsequent decades.

Birmingham's economy is now dominated by the facilitate sector. The city is a major international commercial middle and an important transport, retail, events and conference hub. Its metropolitan economy is the second largest in the United Kingdom later a GDP of $121.1bn (2014), and its six universities make it the largest middle of innovative education in the country outside London. Birmingham's major cultural institutions – the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Library of Birmingham and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts – enjoy international reputations, and the city has active and influential grassroots art, music, literary and culinary scenes. The city will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Birmingham is the fourth-most visited city in the UK by foreign visitors.

English lessons for kids in Birmingham, Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama

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