English lessons for kids in Staten Island, New York

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

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

Our step-by-step, downloadable lessons are print-ready and easy to teach. They are part of a transformational teaching system that’s been taught millions of times, and proven over 26 years in 27 countries worldwide.

Our workbooks will enable your son or daughter to catch up, keep up and 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 workbook that’s suitable for them.

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

For several decades, 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 tens of thousands of parents, tutors & teachers around the globe & teach your son or daughter RTL English today?

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

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

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

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

But, in order to guarantee a bright future for your child in New York, 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 child when his or her brain development is at its maximum.

The cerebral cortex in your son or daughter’s brain is responsible for his or her 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 & level off to adult levels (*Ref). It’s extremely 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 his or her success in school in Staten 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 and vocabulary at 3 years old might predict his or her success in school in Staten 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 Staten Island (*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 & 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 Staten 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 low level (*Ref).
  • It’s not very 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 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 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 New York. So, if you’ve decided that you want to become a proud parent of a happy and 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 son or daughter to catch up, keep up and stay ahead! Our lesson workbooks also challenge more advanced students; so whatever your child’s ability, there’s sure to be an RTL English lesson that’s suitable for them.

THE RTL ENGLISH CURRICULUM CONSISTS OF FIFTEEN YEARS (LEVELS) OF TEACHING MATERIALS WHICH INCLUDE SIX HUNDRED WORKBOOKS COMPRISING FOUR THOUSAND WORKSHEETS & NINETEEN THOUSAND 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 Staten Island, New York

Elementary Stage

Includes Level 4, 5 & 6.

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

Intermediate Stage

Includes Level 7, 8 & 9.

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

Upper Intermediate Stage

Includes Level 10, 11 & 12.

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

Advanced Stage

Incl. Level 10, 11 & 12.

Suitable for kids aged 15-18 years old in Staten 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 child’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 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 child’s learning at their school in Staten 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.

Staten Island () is a borough of New York City, coterminous with Richmond County, in the U.S. state of New York. Located in the southwest ration of the city, the borough is on bad terms from New Jersey by the Arthur slay and the Kill Van Kull and from the perch of New York by New York Bay. With an estimated population of 476,143 in 2019, Staten Island is the least-populated of the boroughs but is the third-largest in land area at 58.5 sq mi (152 km2).

Home to Lenape natives, the island was fixed by Dutch colonists in the 17th century. It was one of the 12 indigenous counties of New York state. Staten Island was consolidated once New York City in 1898. It was the Borough of Richmond until 1975, when its name was untouched to Borough of Staten Island. Staten Island has sometimes been called "the forgotten borough" by inhabitants who atmosphere neglected by the city government.

The North Shore—especially the neighborhoods of St. George, Tompkinsville, Clifton, and Stapleton—is the most urban allocation of the island; it contains the designated St. George Historic District and the St. Paul's Avenue-Stapleton Heights Historic District, which feature large Victorian houses. The East Shore is home to the 2.5-mile (4 km) F.D.R. Boardwalk, the fourth-longest boardwalk in the world. The South Shore, site of the 17th-century Dutch and French Huguenot settlement, developed suddenly beginning in the 1960s and 1970s and is now mostly suburban in character. The West Shore is the least populated and most industrial allowance of the island.

Motor traffic can achieve the borough from Brooklyn via the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and from New Jersey via the Outerbridge Crossing, Goethals Bridge and Bayonne Bridge. Staten Island has Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus lines and an MTA terse transit line, the Staten Island Railway, which runs from the ferry terminal at St. George to Tottenville. Staten Island is the isolated borough that is not amalgamated to the New York City Subway system. The pardon Staten Island Ferry connects the borough to Manhattan across New York Harbor. It provides views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Lower Manhattan.

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