English lessons for kids in Washington City, Washington, D.C.

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

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

Our step-by-step, downloadable workbook 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 27 years in 29 countries worldwide.

Our workbook lessons will help your son or daughter to catch up, keep up and stay ahead! Our 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 leading English language teaching organisation that’s recognised around the globe for its transformational and proven method of teaching English to children.

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

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

Imagine your child several months or years in the future … in Washington City 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 and set-up for a lifetime of frustration & disappointment?

Of course everyone wants to be the proud parent of a happy & confident child, & 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 son or daughter to grow up to be smart & successful, then you need to understand how critical it is that you teach your child when their brain development is at its high point.

The cerebral cortex in your child’s brain is responsible for their sight, hearing, & smell. It also controls their 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 slowly decline & 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 Washington City, but also their sense of self-worth, both in Washington 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, 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 son or daughter’s reading ability & vocabulary at 3 years old might predict his or her success in school in Washington City when they are 6 to 7 years old (*Ref).
  • Your child’s reading ability at 6 to 7 years old might predict his or her 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 Washington City (*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, 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 Washington City …

  • 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 unsatisfactory 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 often 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 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 & 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 son or daughter to read your child 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 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 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 lesson that’s suitable for them.

THE RTL ENGLISH CURRICULUM CONSISTS OF 15 YEARS (LEVELS) OF TEACHING MATERIALS WHICH INCLUDE SIX HUNDRED LESSON WORKBOOKS COMPRISING 4,000 WORKSHEETS & NINETEEN THOUSAND TEACHING INSTRUCTIONS & 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 Washington City, Washington, D.C.

Elementary Stage

Includes Level 4, 5 & 6.

Suitable for kids aged 6-9 years old in Washington City, Washington, D.C.

Intermediate Stage

Includes Level 7, 8 & 9.

Suitable for kids aged 9-12 years old in Washington City, Washington, D.C.

Upper Intermediate Stage

Includes Level 10, 11 & 12.

Suitable for kids aged 12-15 years old in Washington City, Washington, D.C.

Advanced Stage

Incl. Level 10, 11 & 12.

Suitable for kids aged 15-18 years old in Washington City, Washington, D.C.

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 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 and 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 Washington City.

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.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and as a consequence known as D.C. or Washington, is the capital city of the United States of America. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of organization of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, the first president of the United States and a Founding Father. As the seat of the United States federal processing and several international organizations, Washington is an important world diplomatic capital. Located on the Potomac River neighboring Maryland and Virginia, the city is one of the most visited cities in the United States, with exceeding 20 million visitors annually.

The signing of the Residence Act upon July 16, 1790, approved the inauguration of a capital district located along the Potomac River near the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress, and the district is in view of that not a allowance of any U.S. state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated home to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. The City of Washington was founded in 1791 to facilitate as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the house originally ceded by Virginia, including the city of Alexandria; in 1871, it created a single municipal giving out for the steadfast portion of the district.

Washington had an estimated population of 705,749 as of July 2019, making it the 20th most populous city in the United States. Commuters from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs lift the city's daytime population to over one million during the workweek. Washington's metropolitan area, the country's sixth largest (including parts of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia), had a 2017 estimated population of 6.2 million residents.

The three branches of the U.S. federal presidency are centered in the district: Congress (legislative), the president (executive), and the Supreme Court (judicial). Washington is house to many national monuments and museums, primarily situated on or all but the National Mall. The city hosts 177 foreign embassies as with ease as the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, non-profits, lobbying groups, and professional associations, including the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organization of American States, AARP, the National Geographic Society, the Human Rights Campaign, the International Finance Corporation, and the American Red Cross.

A locally elected mayor and a 13‑member council have governed the district since 1973. However, Congress maintains firm authority over the city and may overturn local laws. D.C. residents elect a non-voting, at-large congressional delegate to the House of Representatives, but the district has no representation in the Senate. District voters choose three presidential electors in accordance later the Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified in 1961.

For statistical purposes, the District of Columbia is treated as a state-equivalent (and a county-equivalent) by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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
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