English lessons for kids in Long Island, New York

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

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

Our step-by-step, downloadable 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 26 countries worldwide.

Our workbook lessons will help your child to catch up, keep up & 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 lesson workbook that’s suitable for them.

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

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 hundred of thousands of parents, tutors & teachers around the world & teach your son or daughter RTL English today?

Teaching your son or daughter to use English confidently might very well be the key to their success at school in New York, in exams, in his or her career and beyond.

Imagine your child several months or years in the future … in Long Island 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 and 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 and set-up for a lifetime of frustration and 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 son or daughter in New York, 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 understand how important it is that you teach your son or daughter when his or her brain expansion is at its apogee.

The cerebral cortex in your son or daughter’s brain is responsible for his or her 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 starts 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 child might be the key, not only to their success in school in Long Island, but also their sense of self-worth, both in New York 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, & 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 Long Island when they are 6 to 7 years old (*Ref).
  • Your child’s reading ability at 6 to 7 years old might predict their 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 Long Island (*Ref).


ON THE OTHER HAND:

  • Children who can’t read fluently 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 & 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 Long Island …

  • 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 poor 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 appreciate the basic units of language & reading
  • Teachers 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 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 & 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 child will develop early reading skills that will help put them years ahead of other children in New York. So, if you’ve decided that you want to become a proud parent of a happy & smart child, 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 workbook lessons will enable your child to catch up, keep up & stay ahead! Our lessons also challenge more advanced students; so whatever your child’s ability, there’s sure to be an RTL English workbook lesson that’s suitable for them.

THE RTL ENGLISH CURRICULUM CONSISTS OF 15 YEARS (LEVELS) OF TEACHING MATERIALS WHICH INCLUDE 600 WORKBOOKS COMPRISED OF 4,000 WORKSHEETS & 19,000 TEACHING NOTES & 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 Long Island, New York

Elementary Stage

Includes Level 4, 5 & 6.

Suitable for kids aged 6-9 years old in Long Island, New York

Intermediate Stage

Includes Level 7, 8 & 9.

Suitable for kids aged 9-12 years old in Long Island, New York

Upper Intermediate Stage

Includes Level 10, 11 & 12.

Suitable for kids aged 12-15 years old in Long Island, New York

Advanced Stage

Incl. Level 10, 11 & 12.

Suitable for kids aged 15-18 years old in Long Island, New York

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 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 and language forms your son or daughter 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 Long Island.

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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Long Island (locally: ) is a densely populated island in the southeast part of the U.S. state of New York, in the northeastern United States. At New York Harbor it is approximately 0.35 miles (0.56 km) from Manhattan Island and extends eastward beyond 100 miles (160 km) into the Atlantic Ocean. The island comprises four counties; Kings and Queens counties (the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, respectively) and Nassau County ration the western third of the island, while Suffolk County occupies the eastern two thirds. More than half of New York City's residents live upon Long Island, in Brooklyn and in Queens. However, many people in the New York metropolitan area (even in Brooklyn and Queens) colloquially use the term Long Island (or the Island) to talk to exclusively to Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and conversely, employ the term the City to purpose Manhattan alone.

Broadly speaking, "Long Island" may lecture to both to the main island and the surrounding outer barrier islands. North of the island is Long Island Sound, across which lie Westchester County, New York, and the let pass of Connecticut. Across the Block Island Sound to the northeast is the state of Rhode Island. To the west, Long Island is separated from the Bronx and the island of Manhattan by the East River. To the extreme southwest, it is estranged from Staten Island and the permit of New Jersey by Upper New York Bay, the Narrows, and Lower New York Bay. To the east lie Block Island—which is share of the State of Rhode Island—and numerous smaller islands.

Both the longest and the largest island in the contiguous United States, Long Island extends 118 miles (190 km) eastward from New York Harbor to Montauk Point, with a maximum north-to-south distance of 23 miles (37 km) between Long Island Sound and the Atlantic coast. With a land area of 1,401 square miles (3,630 km2), Long Island is the 11th-largest island in the United States and the 149th-largest island in the world—larger than the 1,214 square miles (3,140 km2) of the smallest U.S. state, Rhode Island.

With a Census-estimated population of 7,869,820 in 2017, constituting approximately 40% of New York State's population, Long Island is the most populated island in any U.S. state or territory, and the 18th-most populous island in the world (ahead of Ireland, Jamaica, and Hokkaidō). Its population density is 5,595.1 inhabitants per square mile (2,160.3/km2). If Long Island geographically constituted an independent metropolitan statistical area, it would rank fourth most populous in the United States; while if it were a U.S. state, Long Island would rank thirteenth in population and first in population density. Long Island is culturally and ethnically diverse, featuring some of the wealthiest and most costly neighborhoods in the Western Hemisphere close the shorelines as skillfully as working-class areas in anything four counties.

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