Learn English with inspiring National Geographic topics and projects dealing with real-world issues and set yourself up for a bright future!

Every week will be a voyage of discovery with National Geographic Explorations – a series of topic-based courses designed to develop students’ English language skills and their understanding of the world around them – past and present. Topic-based texts, images and videos will inspire students to learn more about how to protect and preserve water, space and technology, giant plants and animals.

Study with us and you will:

  • improve your English skills by practising every day for one, two or three weeks
  • work in pairs and groups to develop communication skills
  • enjoy a range of classroom tasks and activities dealing with real-world issues
  • gain speaking confidence and find new friends.

Summer courses are all in-person at the British Council in Sofia. If you would like to study online during the summer, please contact our Customer Services Team and inquire about our summer Secondary Online International course offer for Secondary students (age 12-17)

Summer International Online (age 12-17)

Our very popular British Council course in which Secondary students enjoy a totally immersive international experience. Our students get English skills for a global world. We help them reach their full potential and speak English with confidence. These online classes take place with British Council classmates from other countries in Europe. Students come from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, and Ukraine. The course will help your child discover different European cultures and raise their awareness of cultural richness and diversity. They will also have a chance to improve their communication skills and experience truly international environment fostering authentic use of English. All this happens in a friendly and inclusive environment with support and attention from expert teachers.

Levels: B1, B2, C1

Course overview:

 Online classes Secondary Plus Speak Out English Extra

2x60 minutes a day

10-min break

8 hours per week Motivating activities which allow learners to collaborate on tasks and projects while communicating in English

2 hours per week

Develop communication skills, pronunciation and imagination while working together to prepare and act out role plays or improvisation activities

1 optional webinar per week

Escape Room to practise English and have fun!

Wednesday after class


  Course dates Timetable Course fee
Summer International 1 1-12 July 2024 Monday-Friday, 11.00-13.10 460 BGN
Summer International 2 15-26 July 2024

 We recommend doing the registration as soon as possible because there are limited places available.


Summer courses 2024

Location: Classes are taught at our Sofia Teaching Centre at 7 Krakra Street.

Format: One-week sessions (you can book one, two or three sessions), 15 hours each

Group size: Maximum 14 students in each class.

Timetable: Summer school classes take place Monday to Friday from 14.00-17.00 

Course Dates Registration
(Session 1) 24 – 28 June Opens 15 April
(Session 2) 1 – 5 July
(Session 3) 8 – 12  July
(Session 1) 15 – 19 July
(Session 2) 22 – 25 July
(Session 3) 29 July – 2 August

Weekly themes

Session 1  Session 2 Session 3
CEFR A1 and A2
Water The City: Past, Present and Future Amazing Space
Life in the Extreme Are You Going to Eat That? Art in the Open
CEFR B2 and C1
Why We Explore Giants Art Connections 

Course fees

Fee for one session Fee for two sessions Fee for three sessions
330 BGN 635 BGN 915 BGN