How Can You Help My Child?

RTL ENGLISH has been taught more than 1 million times & been proven over 22 years!

Whatever your child's age or English language ability, there is sure to be an RTL ENGLISH course that will help your child learn or improve their English

  • RTL ENGLISH has been taught more than 1 million times
  • It’s a unique method of learning that’s been proven over 22 years
  • It helps children aged 3 to 18 years old succeed at school & in exams
  • It helps children who use English as a first or second language
  • It helps children who need to catch up & challenges advanced students
  • It is suitable for children at Kindergarten, Primary & Secondary Schools
  • It links to and supports the National Curriculum

  1. Which Course Will Help My Child?
  2. Find About The RTL ENGLISH Curriculum
  3. Find Out About RTL ENGLISH Lesson Workbooks
  4. What Will Happen In My Child's Lesson?
  5. What Will My Child Be Taught In Class?
  6. How Will You Report My Child's Progress?
  7. Can I See A Sample Of A Lesson Workbook?
  8. What Teaching Method Will You Use?

  1. Will You Teach My Child Phonics?
  2. Can My Child Take Cambridge or Trinity Tests?
  3. What Will My Child Learn In Class?
  4. Who Will Be My Child's Tutor?
  5. Where & When Will Classes Be Held?
  6. Which Lesson Will Suit My Child?
  7. Can I Book Or Change A Class Online?

Winning Awards Since 1996

With twenty two years of research, development, dedication and experience teaching English to children aged 3-18 years old, RTL ENGLISH is committed to offering the best possible English language education to your child. RTL ENGLISH and its authorised tutors offer you security and reassurance of working with a well-regarded and award-winning global brand.

Award-wining System

With twenty two years of research, development, dedication and experience teaching English to children aged 3-18 years old, RTL ENGLISH is committed to offering the best possible start to English language learners worldwide. RTL ENGLISH offers the security and reassurance of working with a well-regarded and award-winning brand.

Which Course Will Help My Child?

Whatever your child's age or English language ability, there is sure to be an RTL ENGLISH course (aka 'levels') that will help your child learn or improve their English. This is because our curriculum provides 15 years of learning for children 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 their school. In fact, RTL ENGLISH supports learning at schools worldwide and supports the English language requirements of the National Curricula in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, China, India, Hong Kong SAR & many other countries. It will also holistically prepare your child for Cambridge University’s Young Learner Tests, as well as KETS, PETS, FCE, CAE, IELTS, and Trinity College London's suite of English language tests.

The RTL ENGLISH Curriculum enables our tutors to deliver pedagogically sound and technically executable learning designs (a learning design describes a sequence of learning activities that your child will undertake in order to help them achieve particular learning objectives) and is taught using our proprietary turnkey teaching solution that consists of 15 years (levels) of teaching materials that include 512 student workbooks (comprised of 3,500 worksheets & 16,000 teaching notes).

What Happens In A Lesson?

  • There are 5 learning stages, 15 learning levels and 512 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
  • 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.
  • Your child's tutor 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.
  • 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 enables tutors to deliver pedagogically sound and technically executable learning designs. A learning design describes a sequence of learning activities that your child will undertake in order to help them achieve particular learning objectives.

    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
  • How Will You Report Progress?

    Weekly Student Reports
  • Tutors are encouraged to write a very brief report (Student Weekly Report) about student progress at the end of each lesson, and to post this to their Tutor Dashboard. These notes will be emailed to you and available in the Parent Dashboard.
  • Annual Reports
  • At the end of the academic year, Tutors are encouraged to prepare an Annual Report for students. This report details your child's progress throughout the year, as well as their strengths and needs. Many parents like to show these reports to their child’s current or prospective schools.
  • Student Certificates
  • After your child completes an RTL ENGLISH level, their tutor will issue them with a certificate that shows that they have attained a recognised standard of knowledge and competency. An RTL ENGLISH certificate will assure schools and other organisations that your child has met credible levels of English language performance.
  • Can I See A Lesson Workbook?

    There are 512 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. Each lesson is slightly more challenging than the last. As a result, students advance in small, manageable steps, making sequential progress so that they acquire English language skills that last a lifetime.
    • 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 workbook has a similar structure:
    • 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 student age and their English skills, instruction typically consists of a variety of activities including speaking, listening, letter-sound correspondence, sight words, guided oral reading, text comprehension, creative writing, grammar and critical thinking.

    Who Will Teach My Child?

    Your child will be taught by a tutor who's licensed and authorised to teach RTL ENGLISH in your local area.
    • Your child's tutor will be 100% fluent in written & spoken English.
    • Your child's tutor will be a committed educator, a talented communicator, confident, reliable and organised.
    • Your child's tutor will have been trained & certified to use the proprietary RTL ENGLISH method to teach your child.
    • Your child's tutor will use the RTL ENGLISH lesson workbooks, their page specific teaching notes to guide & lead your child through the variety of learning activities each lesson requires for your child to make sequential progress.
    • The RTL ENGLISH method enables your child to receive a comparable standard of tuition regardless of who is teaching your child or where your child is being taught.
    • Your child's tutor will be eligible to work with children in your country and they will have been trained & certified by a child safeguarding agency based in the United Kingdom.

    Where Will My Child Be Taught?

    RTL ENGLISH classes run worldwide. Please contact us for details of where classes are located in your area/country. Classes are normally available Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm. Most tutors teach a minimum of 4 classes per week. Classes can be taught:

    • at your home
    • at your tutor's home
    • at school - during lunch break
    • in after-school clubs
    • in community centres
    • in tutorial centres
    • in other locations
    • Find a Class

    What Will My Child Learn?

  • Phonological & Phonemic Awareness
  • Teaching children to become phonologically aware is a prerequisite for studying phonics and leads to reading and spelling proficiency. Your child will learn how to notice, think about & manipulate the individual sounds in spoken words.
  • Systematic Phonics
  • Your child will learn that systematic and predictable relationships exist between written letters and spoken sounds. Our students learn sound to symbol relationships in a clearly defined sequence including consonants, blends, segmenting, short and long vowels, consonant and vowel digraphs, diphthongs and variant sound to symbol relationships.
  • Listening Comprehension
  • Your child will learn to understand explicitly stated facts in spoken language, as well as to implicitly understand and draw inferences from spoken passages that feature complicated syntax and advanced vocabulary.
  • Spelling, Vocabulary & Semantic
  • Your child will learn to understand the meaning of word parts (morphology), individual words within the language (vocabulary) and that those words are arranged in phrases, sentences and discourse in meaningful ways. We promote new vocabulary retention and recall by first teaching common spelling patterns and phonetically-regular words, before moving on to more difficult, irregular words.
  • Pronunciation, Speaking & Oral
  • Your child will learn to produce individual sounds and their combinations, first in isolation and then as part of communicative activities and oral presentations. Pronunciation development focuses on the production of native-like English rhythm, stress, and intonation.
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Your child will learn to derive meaning from text. This involves all elements of the reading process working together as a text is read to create a representation of the text in your child’s mind. We use guided oral reading and story structure comprehension strategies to enhance student comprehension.

    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've found that many ESL students struggle with consonant blends and find them the most difficult sounds to pronounce.The RTL ENGLISH system solves that problem by integrating phonics practise into every lesson. Phonics are also used for decoding new words and pronunciation throughout Secondary school. We believe that our intense focus on phonics is the reason for our excellent results in Cambridge University and Trinity College London language tests.

    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 two words by themselves: ‘kick, cock’. We then introduce 1 more consonant -‘t’; the children can then read ‘tick, cat, cot’. We also teach students how to decode words, so from the very beginning they can see new simple words and know how to read them.

    Will My Child Take Exams?

  • RTL ENGLISH does not require it's students to take any tests or exams.
  • However, the curriculum will holistically prepare your child for Cambridge University’s young learner tests: Starters, Movers, Flyers. It will also support their preparation for Cambridge University’s tests: KETS, PETS, FCE, CAE, & IELTS, as well as Trinity College London's suite of English language tests.

  • Over 22 years, our students have frequently out performed other students in Cambridge University tests by 20% despite being up to 2 years younger than other candidates.

  • In fact, in In recent years, an average of 90%+ of our Starters, Movers & Flyers students achieved 4+ shields across all three skill areas examined: reading & writing, listening and speaking.

  • We believe that our intense focus on phonics is the reason for our excellent results in Cambridge University and Trinity College London language tests.
  • Which Lesson Will Suit My Child?

    Before your child starts their first formal class, we will need to find the most appropriate lesson for your child to start their learning with the RTL ENGLISH curriculum. Often a simple exchange of information between you (the parent/guardian) and the tutor can be sufficient to determine your child's starting point. In other instances, it may be necessary for your child to attend a trial class, 'taster session' or assessment. First, the tutor will use a proprietary index to allocate a provisional starting lesson to a student. The tutor will then teach part of the lesson and test to see whether the student finds the supporting lesson workbook to be too easy or hard. If true, the tutor will then move your child up or down the 512 workbook sequence until they find a starting point that's suitable for your child. After that your child will be placed in a recurring class that suits their English standard and is convenient for them to attend on a weekly basis. If no class exists, then the tutor may opt to create a new class, offer you a 1-on-1 class or add your child to their 'waiting-list'.

    Can I Book Or Change A Class Online?

    Yes! You can book and change classes online using your Parent Dashboard on the RTL ENGLISH website. You will also be able to:
  • conveniently access your calendar, lesson history and invoices
  • get lesson reminders emailed to you before lessons begin
  • get lesson notes sent to you after each lesson (if your tutor opts to do this)
  • get booking notifications sent to you and scheduled on your calendar
  • get an online calendar so you will always be up to date
  • be able to see your lesson history, current and past invoices
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