in the power of education
Each of our summer school programmes encourages students to engage in the learning process by connecting language learning to life in the world beyond the classroom. Our lessons focus on developing the learning competencies and skills necessary to become a positive, confident global citizen in the 21st century.
every child is unique
We offer an unrivalled quality of teaching and learning to ensure each of our students feel that their experience is designed especially for them, with a sense of progress being achieved each and every day.
Young Explorers Programme
(For ages 7-11)
For our younger students, with fun, creativity, plenty of support, and safety in mind.
This course provides a fun, safe, and structured learning environment for children to improve their level of English, by engaging with the wider world. Lessons and activities are carefully matched to the age and interests of the students, incorporating the well supported view that young children learn best through direct interaction and multi-sensory experiences.
The academic, social, and cultural programme is carefully designed to educate and inspire young children.
In total, there are 15 hours of lessons per week, including English Skills, StoryTime, Explorations, and extracurricular activities.
The morning has been organised into specific sessions, focused on developing the four key language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. There will a variety of fun warm-up activities to start the day on a positive foot, progressing into work focused on developing reading and writing skills, with each day finishing with special activities designed to encourage students to use their newly learnt language in conversation and build their confidence.
Kinetic movement is very important to learning a language at this young age, as is connecting language to meaningful, real-world tasks and activities, and so each day planned out with this in mind.
It’s also summer, so it’s extremely important to make learning fun, which means getting students up and moving around both inside and outside the classroom.
Please see below a daily activities schedule example.
📚 09.00 – 10.00 | Warm-up activities/English Lesson 1 (Focus: Daily Theme/Vocabulary Building)
☀️ 10.00 – 10.15 | Break
📝 10.15 – 11.15 | English Lesson 2 (Focus: Reading/Writing/Grammar Extension)
☀️ 11.15 – 11.30 | Break
💬 11.30 – 12.30 | English Lesson 3 (Focus: Speaking/Listening)
Our Summer School Programme
Small Class Sizes
Classes start with a minimum of 4 students to ensure a variety of interaction between the students, and also between the students and teachers.
The maximum number of students in each class is 12, to make sure our teachers have time to attend to the individual needs of each student, getting to know their strengths and weaknesses, to be in the very best position to help our summer school students make maximise progress in their learning.
Qualified and experienced staff working full-time at the International British School of Bucharest during the normal school year will be teaching this programme, with the support of additional staff as needed. All teaching staff are fluent in English, with Native English speakers present as speaking role models, to focus student attention on working toward oral fluency.
The placement test will be arranged one week prior to the start of the school programme, on Monday, June 28 (10:00-12:00), to ensure students are placed into classes based on two criteria: their English level and age. As much as possible, classes will have a mixture of nationalities.
Placement Test Results will be split into the following categories:
|A0 Beginner||A1 Elementary|
|A2 Pre-intermediate||B1 Intermediate|
Certificates of Attendance
Upon completion of their summer school programme, each student will also receive an ‘IBSB Summer School Certificate of Attendance’, giving out on the Friday that they depart, including a short report with a brief overview of the content covered during their participation in the programme.
1 Week Programme
2 Week Programme
3 Week Programme
4 Week Programme
Fill in the form below to book your child’s place and you will receive a confirmation by email, as there are limited places available.