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 and at our new teaching centre in Business Park Sofia.

Format: 2 x 1.5 hours/week x 32 weeks. 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.
  • 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 

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 

Academic year 2024-2025

*Please note we are no longer registering students for academic year 2023-2024. Next courses for young learners will be in the summer. 

Dates Registration for new students
To be confirmed To be confirmed

 

Course fees

  Fees and instalments (BGN) Pay in one go
New students

 

2990 BGN
Four instalments 747,50 BGN х 4 

2691 BGN
(Discount: 10%)

Returning students*

Returning customers pay 299 BGN less than new students and an additional discount of 299 BGN when paying in one go for the whole academic year.

2691 BGN
Four instalments: 672,75 BGN х 4 

2392 BGN
(Discount: 10%)

Family discount

  • 2840,50 BGN for new students (710,13 BGN х 4 instalments)
  • 2541,50 BGN for returning students (635,40 BGN х 4 instalments)

If siblings enrol on courses at the same time and wish to pay in four instalments, the according fee will be discounted additionally

 
2541,50 BGN for new students

2242,50 BGN for returning students

All prices are in Bulgarian lev and include all learning materials. 
*Students who have studied with us for at least one term since Term 1 2023

All images © Mat Wright 2018.