The RTL Curriculum
- Our curriculum is made up of 5 stages, 15 courses and 680 lessons of increasing difficulty. Each course lasts 36-42 lessons. Each lesson provides one hour of learning per week and follows an activity book that consists of six pages of instructional content and one reinforcement exercise page.
- The activity book is included in the tuition fee and we encourage children to take them home to share with their parents. This allows parents to review the lesson, keep a learning record and demonstrate your child’s progress & skills to school teachers.
Each activity book 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
- The below shows the Book 1 of 680 books. This book is suitable for children aged three years old who are getting ready to learn phonics in preparation for reading. Please note the index, teaching instructions and achievement exercise.
- A full size sample of an RTL book.
- Our System teaches all the communicative functions and language forms students need, including: Phonemic Awareness, Alphabetic Principle, Systematic & Explicit Phonics, Fluency with Text, Proficient Grammar Knowledge, Creative Writing, Expanded Vocabulary, Advanced Comprehension and Confident Speaking Skills.
- 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.
Phonological & Phonemic Awareness
Teaching children to become phonologically aware is a prerequisite for studying phonics and leads to reading and spelling proficiency. Our students will learn how to notice, think about and manipulate the individual sounds in spoken words.
Our students learn that systematic and predictable relationships exist between written letters and spoken sounds. This enables them to decode unfamiliar words and automatically recognise familiar words. Students learn sound / symbol relationships in a clearly defined sequence including: consonants, blends, segmenting, short and long vowels, consonant and vowel digraphs, diphthongs and variant sound / symbol relationships.
Students 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
Students 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
Students 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.
Students 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.