Summer School 2019

About the Summer School

Each summer, children from all over Bulgaria join the Summer School of the American College of Sofia. Participants get to master their skills in English in one of Bulgaria’s top educational institutions with the support of innovate teachers, who transform learning into an unforgettable experience. ACS exists in a picturesque campus in a quiet, protected area. Our century-old park becomes the classroom for most of our summer school activities.     

We offer an immersive environment to all summer school participants regardless of their age and level of knowledge. We believe that this is the only way for the children to get the feel of the language and to start using it naturally. The daily program includes 4 academic hours of English and additional subjects like sports, performing arts and applied science. All subjects are taught in English.     

This summer, our English language training will be based on the 2019 Teachers’ Choice award-winning platform, MyON® Reader.  MyON® Reader is a modern, student-centered, personalized literacy environment that gives students access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books and news articles. Learning new grammar, learning new vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing, develop effortlessly through the vivid and colorful worlds offered by this diverse and interactive platform, packed with texts of all kinds. 

Lunch and afternoon snacks are served at the College cafeteria. There is also a medical team on site.

Who is it designed for?

Children aged 6 to 14 years are welcome to join us. They are divided into groups according to their level of English knowledge and their age. The program is suitable for all levels, from absolute beginners to advanced.

Children from outside of Sofia may stay at our dormitory.

Timeline

The program starts on June 17th and will go on until August 23rd, 10 weeks in a row. You can register your child for any of the ten weeks or for a longer period; the shortest period being one week. We encourage you to choose a period of four weeks, as it is most beneficial in terms of acquiring skills. 6 weeks of the summer school covers a full year’s worth of training in English for children. We are very flexible. It is possible to have a week or two with us, then leave for a vacation and return later.

The program runs every day from 9:30 am till 4:30 pm. Lunch is served at 12:30 pm, afternoon snack – at 4:30 pm.

Price

All learning materials, cost of teaching, lunch and snacks and VAT are included in the price. The longer you stay with us, the lower the price per week becomes.   

Number of Weeks

Price in BGN  

1 week

625

2 weeks

1250

3  weeks

1650

4  weeks

1800

5  weeks

2250

6  weeks

2700

7  weeks

3150

8  weeks

3600

9  weeks

4050

10  weeks

4500

*2nd and 3rd child from the same family get a 10% discount.

How to register
1. Contact our Coordinator to answer your questions and book a placement test.
2. Bring your child to the College for a placement test.
3. Book a place by signing a contract with the External Programs Coordinator and paying the program fee.
*Please note that your child’s place is reserved only after the payment is received.

WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO BOOK THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF YOUR CHILD’S STAY EARLY. PLACES FILL UP QUICKLY.

Dates for Placement tests

April 2019

May 2019

June 2019

20.04.2019 – 10:00 – 12:00

7.05.2019 – 16:00 – 18:00

4.06.2019 – 16:00 – 18:00

23.04.2019 – 16:00 – 19:00

10.05.2019 – 12:00 – 13:30

05.06.2019 – 13:30 – 17:00

25.04.2019 – 17:00 – 19:30

14.05.2019 – 16:00 – 18:00

06.06.2019 – 17:00 – 19:30

 

16.05.2019 – 17:00 – 19:30

07.06.2019 – 12:00 – 13:30

 

17.05.2019 – 12:00 – 13:30

08.06.2019 – 10:00 – 12:30

 

18.05.2019 – 10:00 – 12:00

11.06.2019 – 16:00 – 18:00

 

21.05.2019 – 16:00 – 18:00

12.06.2019 – 13:30 – 17:00

 

30.05.2019 – 17:00 – 19:30

13.06.2019 – 17:00 – 19:30

 

31.05.2019 – 12:00 – 13:30

14.06.2019 – 12:00 – 13:30




PROGRAM

English
Studies show that reading makes a huge difference to children's educational performance. Reading is a much more complex task for the human brain rather than watching TV, for example. Reading strengthens brain connections and builds new connections. Children learn new words as they read. Subconsciously, they absorb information on how to structure sentences and how to use words and other language features effectively in their writing and speaking. 

This summer, our English language training will be based on the 2019 Teachers’ Choice award-winning platform, MyON® Reader.  MyON® Reader is a modern, student-centered, personalized literacy environment that gives students access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books and news articles. Learning new grammar, learning new vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing, develop effortlessly through the vivid and colorful worlds offered by this diverse and interactive platform, packed with texts of all kinds. Guided by our highly qualified and experienced teachers your child will explore texts and complete a range of exciting projects and dramas. 

Natural Science
The world of science is all around us. It’s exciting that naturally we are surrounded by science. Children accept science with curiosity and without any fear. They love nature and are genuinely interested in its living and non-living creatures. At ACS, we take the children on a journey through our park’s wildlife, and teach them to respect and value it. A large part of the lessons is taking place outdoors where kids can observe, touch and experience nature. This is the best way to learn.     

Music
Music lessons supplement and assist the English language classes. By learning songs children seamlessly and easily memorize phrases and sentences. Learning songs aids the introduction and usage of language models – conversational, as well as written forms. In addition, music lessons offer an emotional experience for the students while they dance, play, and make new friends within their group.

Drama
Have you ever had a part in a drama performance?  Kids love it. They are born actors. Drama contributes substantially to the development of skills that your children are going to need for their entire lives. Speaking, behavior in front of an audience, team work, and presentation skills are among the abilities that we will master in our drama classes. In addition, it’s really fun and children enjoy it immensely.

Sports
Within the summer school sports program we offer a wide range of games outside in our green park and inside in our modern indoor sports facilities.

Consistent with the students’ capabilities, they play football, volleyball, basketball, softball, Frisbee, badminton, and table tennis. They enjoy also games like ball-over-rope, dodgeball, relay (race) games, cognitive games, and gymnastics.