ENGLISH & SCIENCE

ENGLISH & SCIENCE

English & Science is a course we introduced last year based 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 science. Exploratory educational environments have been proven to be the most communication-rich, making our science lessons the perfect place to consolidate and strengthen the content learned in our English lessons. Natural and experimental science nurture 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 – 11 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.

Groups
Little Explorers: 5–7 years old
Big Explorers: 8+ years old

Course Duration
2 modules of 60 academic hours each, or 120 academic hours per year

Course Plan
Our team consists of highly qualified teachers: a Bulgarian who is a science teacher, and a native speaker. Classes are held at the American College in Sofia on Wednesdays from 13:30 to 17:00. There might be an opportunity for a Saturday morning group. Please contact us to check about it.

Fees in BGN

Early registration fees
(Valid until August 31, 2019)

Early price per module

990

Early course price

1800

2nd & 3rd family member discount

10%

 

Regular registration fees
(1 September – 12 October, 2019)

Price per module

1050

Course price

1890

2nd & 3rd family member discount

10%

*VAT included

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 of the world of science and gain a wealth of vocabulary related to nature and surrounding environment. 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.