English lessons for kids in Seattle, Washington

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

RTL English enables parents, tutors & teachers to teach English to children aged 3 to 18 years old, so that they can excel at school, in exams & 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, & proven over 26 years in 27 countries worldwide.

Our lesson workbooks will help your son or daughter to catch up, keep up and get ahead! Our lesson 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.

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

For nearly 30 years, RTL English has been taught at home, in tutorial centres & 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 globe and teach your child RTL English today?

Teaching your son or daughter to use English fluently might very well be the key to their success at school in Washington, in exams, in his or her career & beyond.

Imagine your child several months or years in the future … in Seattle 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 & 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 and confident son or daughter, and every parent can.

But, in order to guarantee a bright future for your son or daughter in Washington, it’s often necessary to take your son or daughter’s education into your own hands.

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

The cerebral cortex in your child’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 son or daughter’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 peaking.

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

Elaine Shannon, Author & Curriculum Designer Tweet
  • 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 Seattle 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 child’s reading ability at 7 to 8 years old might determine their graduation from senior school in Seattle (*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 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 Seattle …

  • 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 understand 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 big
  • 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 son or daughter will develop early reading skills that will help put them years ahead of other children in Washington. So, if you’ve decided that you want to become a proud parent of a happy and 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 help your child to catch up, keep up & get ahead! Our workbooks 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 LESSON WORKBOOKS COMPRISED OF 4,000 WORKSHEETS & NINETEEN THOUSAND 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 Seattle, Washington

Elementary Stage

Includes Level 4, 5 & 6.

Suitable for kids aged 6-9 years old in Seattle, Washington

Intermediate Stage

Includes Level 7, 8 & 9.

Suitable for kids aged 9-12 years old in Seattle, Washington

Upper Intermediate Stage

Includes Level 10, 11 & 12.

Suitable for kids aged 12-15 years old in Seattle, Washington

Advanced Stage

Incl. Level 10, 11 & 12.

Suitable for kids aged 15-18 years old in Seattle, Washington

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.

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

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 son or daughter 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 his or her school in Seattle.

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.

Seattle ( see-AT-əl) is a seaport city upon the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. Seattle is the largest city in both the own up of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2019, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.98 million, making it the 15th-largest in the United States. In July 2013, Seattle was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the summit five in May 2015 taking into account an annual enlargement rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle was once more the fastest-growing major U.S. city, with a 3.1% annual enlargement rate.

Seattle is situated upon an isthmus surrounded by Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington. It is the northernmost large city in the United States, located roughly 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canadian border. A major gateway for trade taking into consideration Asia, Seattle is the fourth-largest port in North America in terms of container handling as of 2015.

The Seattle Place was inhabited by Native Americans for at least 4,000 years since the first permanent European settlers. Arthur A. Denny and his group of travelers, subsequently known as the Denny Party, arrived from Illinois via Portland, Oregon, on the schooner Exact at Alki Point on November 13, 1851. The unity was moved to the eastern shore of Elliott Bay and named "Seattle" in 1852, in award of Chief Si'ahl of the local Duwamish and Suquamish tribes. Today, Seattle has tall populations of Native, Scandinavian, Asian American and African American people, as with ease as a wealthy LGBT community that ranks sixth in the United States by population.

Logging was Seattle's first major industry, but by the late 19th century, the city had become a announcement and shipbuilding middle as a gateway to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush. Growth after World War II was partially due to the local Boeing company, which customary Seattle as a center for aircraft manufacturing. The Seattle Place developed into a technology middle from the 1980s onwards as soon as companies in the same way as Microsoft becoming customary in the region; Microsoft founder Bill Gates is a Seattleite by birth. Internet retailer Amazon was founded in Seattle in 1994, and major airline Alaska Airlines is based in SeaTac, Washington, serving Seattle's international airport, Seattle–Tacoma International Airport. The stream of additional software, biotechnology, and Internet companies led to an economic revival, which increased the city's population by around 50,000 in the midst of 1990 and 2000. Owing largely to its hurriedly increasing population in the 21st century, Seattle and the welcome of Washington have some of the highest minimum wages in the country, at $15 per hour for smaller businesses and $16 for the city's largest employers.

Seattle has a noteworthy musical history. From 1918 to 1951, nearly two dozen jazz nightclubs existed along Jackson Street, from the current Chinatown/International District to the Central District. The jazz scene nurtured the to the front careers of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson, and others. Seattle is in addition to the birthplace of rock musician Jimi Hendrix, as well as the parentage of the bands Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters and the alternative stone movement grunge.

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
  6. J Learn Disabil. 2009 Sep-Oct;42(5):392-402. Epub 2009 Jun 19. Why elementary teachers might be inadequately prepared to teach reading. Joshi RM, Binks E, Hougen M, Dahlgren ME, Ocker-Dean E, Smith DL.
  7. Australia Government Department of Educa on, Science and Training: htt p://www.dest.gov.au/archive/schools/literacy&numeracy/charts.html
  8. CBC News: Canada’s Shame – h p://www.cbc.ca/news/background/educa on/canada-shame.html
  9. The Timing and Quality of Early Experiences Combine to Shape Brain Architecture Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University
  10. Vocabulary Development and Instruc on: A Prerequisite for School Learning Andrew Biemiller, University of Toronto iii. Early reading acquisiton and its relation to reading experience and ability 10 years later. Cunningham AE, Stanovich KE.
  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