Summer School 2020

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 innovative 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 BrainPop, an English language learning program appropriate for all ages. It offers an interactive and entertaining way to learn the language, contains a huge variety of study materials, a library of educational games and resources. BrainPOP is a great solution for keeping students interested and learning in a child-friendly way - through games and entertainment.

Every day 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. The program is suitable for all levels, from absolute beginners to advanced.

Group Formation
The kids are divided into groups according to their level of English knowledge and their age. Being a friend with another child is not a primary criterion taken into consideration by forming the groups. Kids who know each other can be in the same group only if their English language level is the same. All children are tested prior to starting the school. 

Timeline

The program starts on June 17th, 2020 and will continue until August 21st, 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 (5 days). The only exception of this rule is the 1st week, as we start on a Wednesday.

We encourage you to choose a period of four weeks, as it is most beneficial in terms of acquiring skills. Six 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 4:00 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.   

While the first week is shorter, please pay attention to the prices below. If your child starts attending as of June 17, then the first column of prices applies to you. If your starting period is June 22 or later, the second column of prices applies to you.  

Number of Weeks

Price in BGN*

Price in BGN** 

1 week

375

625

2 weeks

1000

1250

3  weeks

1430

1650

4  weeks

1620

1800

5  weeks

2070

2250

6  weeks

2520

2700

7  weeks

2970

3150

8  weeks

3420

3600

9  weeks

3870

4050

10  weeks

4320

 


All prices are inclusive of VAT.

*This column applies to you when your child starts the summer school on June 17, 2020.
**This column applies to you when your child starts the summer school on June 22, 2020 or later.

Discounts:

-        5% for the students enrolled in both Spring and Summer School 2020 (refers to all spring and summer programs)

-        10% for the current ACS year-long courses participants

-        10% for 2nd and 3rd child from the same family

 

*Each participant can take advantage of no more than one discount.

How to register

  1. Contact our office to ask for information and book a placement test.
    2. Bring your child to the College for a placement test.
    3. Book a place by signing a contract 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 in the period March – May 2020

Every working day we offer placement tests in the periods specified below. A test takes about 15–20 minutes. Afterwards the teacher gives feedback to the parent. Tests take place only with reservation.

The information you need to provide when booking a test is:
1) Name, family name and age of the child
2) Name and family name of the person who accompanies the child to the test
3) Which entrance you’ll use to enter the College – Mladost or Malinova dolina. 
  
every Tuesday – from 12:30 pm till 6:30 pm
every Thursday – from 12:30 pm till 6:30 pm
every Friday - from 12:30 pm till 6:30 pm
every Saturday except March 28 and May 9 – from 10:30 am till 12:30 pm

PROGRAM

English

Topics and stories become more vibrant when you read them with your friends. In our English language training the children are not only students but become authors and main characters in adventures and projects. English language learning is intensive - 80 academic hours for four weeks. The work aims toward:

  • developing language skills
  • improving reading and writing skills
  • enriching vocabulary
  • upgrading the children’s communication skills on various topics and 
  • creating a real environment for practicing the language.

This summer, our English language training will be based on BrainPop, an English language learning program appropriate for all ages. It offers an interactive and entertaining way to learn the language, contains a huge variety of study materials, a library of educational games and resources. BrainPOP is a great solution for keeping students interested and learning in a child-friendly way - through games and entertainment.

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.

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

Contact Details
External Programs Office
Work days: Monday – Friday (July – September) and Monday – Saturday (October – June)
Tel: + 359 2 974 41 44, 02 434 10 12, 02 434 10 10 
E-mail: courses@acs.bg