ENGLISH & SCIENCE
English & Science is a new course developed on the successful experience of our spring and summer programs. English training is more fun when practiced outdoors, or in relation to nature. Half of the course is devoted to acquiring new language skills aiming to teach the young children to read and write, enrich their vocabulary, upgrade their communication skills and use the all-English environment for language practice and immersion. The other half is dedicated to nature. Exploratory educational environments have been proven to be the most communication-rich, making our nature lessons the perfect place to consolidate and strengthen the content learned in our English lessons. Natural Science nurtures a wide range of skills and knowledge essential to developing well-rounded children. Completing projects and investigations fosters concept development, helps children expand their ideas, encourages children to use open-ended questions, and builds advanced language skills. By completing course reports children get extended writing practice. Blessed with rich natural surroundings overflowing with fascinating ecological systems, ACS is the perfect place for exploring the natural world. Wondering, discovering, and exploring come naturally to children.
Who Is It Designed For?
This course is designed for young children: 5 – 10 years of age.
There is a younger group from 5 till 7 years with limited knowledge of English. This is a starter course, an equivalent of pre A1 according to the Common European Framework for Languages (CERF).
There is a group for children who are 8+ years old, who have mastered basic communication skills. This is an A1 level (CEFR) course.
Little Explorers: 5–7 years old
Big Explorers: 8+ years old
2 modules of 60 academic hours each, or 120 academic hours per year
Our team consists of highly qualified teachers: a Bulgarian who is an English language teacher, and a native speaker. Classes are held at the American College in Sofia on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 16:30 to 18:20 and on Wednesdays from 13:30 to 17:00.
|Single-module fee||990 leva|
|Course fee||1800 leva|
|Second family member discount||10%|
Benefits of Taking the Course
Children build language skills over time by thriving in a fun and creative all-English environment. They go on a journey of exploration in our century-old park and gain a wealth of vocabulary related to nature. Children are trained to communicate effectively and gain confidence in everyday situations by a native British teacher. Depending on their age, they either start reading or improve their reading and writing skills, upgrade their vocabulary on various topics, and have the chance for a total immersion in an English-speaking environment.