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Your child will learn naturally through play and Timmy's stories

Introducing English to your child between the ages of four and six allows them to learn the language when it comes to them most naturally. 

The British Council's early years specialists have designed Learning Time with Timmy to be fun and engaging for your child. Our approach to learning nurtures your child's creativity, critical thinking and social skills as they learn English. It boosts their self-confidence and helps them develop communication skills and good pronunciation. Find out more about how we teach.

We have partnered with Aardman animation studios because the stories of their world-famous character Timmy, star of Timmy Time, enable your child to learn new words in context. Timmy and his friends will capture your child’s imagination. This connection deepens their engagement in the learning process. It gives your child a more memorable and motivating experience, and a stronger foundation in English.

Improve your child's learning with our world of English expertise. 

Course overview

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

Format: 2 x 1.5 hours/week x 16 weeks x two terms. Maximum of 12 students in each class.

Timetable: Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday 17.00-18.30.

Our promise to you

  • if we need to close the teaching centre in line with government guidelines, we guarantee that your child’s classes will continue online. Find more details on the format. 
  • online classes will be with the same teacher, same classmates and at the same time

Aged 4-5, your child will:

  • Build confidence in speaking and singing in English through interacting with others  
  • Develop and build their vocabulary  
  • Continue to lay foundations for developing literacy in English  

They will do this by: 

  • expressing themselves in English  
  • by saying the alphabet, counting to 15 and using number names in play, talking about size of everyday objects, e.g. 'big' and 'small' 
  • joining in with familiar songs and stories in English by using pictures and props, and being able to recall and anticipate key events 
  • extending vocabulary by grouping and naming objects 
  • giving meaning to the marks they make as they draw, write and paint 
  • using three fingers (tripod grip) to hold writing tools when ready 
  • counting and recording using marks they can interpret and explain
  • looking at similarities, differences, patterns and change 
  • recognising and reciting numbers in order to 15 and use some number names in play  

Aged 5-6, your child will:

  • Increase confidence to speak in sentences English by playing with stories   
  • Develop creativity and begin to express his/her own ideas  
  • Develop literacy skills to begin reading and writing in preparation for primary level 

They will do this by: 

  • describing, imitating and changing familiar stories  
  • inventing stories and expressing them through art, drama, dance, movement, information technology or writing 
  • being aware of own feelings and describing some of them 
  • describing him/herself and expressing preferences and opinions 
  • forming recognisable letters and attempting to write short sentences 
  • extending vocabulary by grouping and naming objects 
  • linking sounds to letters, beginning to segment sounds in simple words and blending them together to read 
  • recognising numbers and counting up to 20 
  • counting items in two or three groups, and recording them using marks they can interpret and explain 
  • ordering familiar events in stories and familiar steps in everyday tasks 
  • recreating roles and experiences in play situations 

Term dates

Term Dates Registration for 
new students
1 24.09.2021 - 25.01.2022 from 09.08.2021
2 08.02.2022 - 17.06.2022  to be confirmed

Course fees

  Fee for one term (BGN) Fee for two terms (BGN)
New students One payment: 1,200
Instalments: 600 + 600
One payment: 2,160
(Discount: 10%)*

Returning students**
Returning customers pay 100 BGN less for one term or 240 BGN less for two terms.

One payment: 1,100 
Instalments 600 + 500

One payment: 1,920
(Discount: 20%)*

Family discount

If immediate family members enrol on courses in the same term or at the same time, the relevant one-payment fee for each student will be discounted by an additional BGN 50.

All prices are in Bulgarian lev and include all learning materials. 
*Discount % is based on full one-term or two-term fee for new students
**Students who have studied with us for at least one term since September 2020

All images © Mat Wright 2018.