ClockBack on May 18th 2009 the children from school #46 that were the beginning of the Time4Tots program started by the Gannon & Gannon Language School put on a play performed in both Bulgarian and English. The play was a huge success and the children performed great. Now as the new school year begins, the Director of school #46 asked the children to perform at the Bulgarian National Theater on September 18th for “The Day of Sofia” a holiday celebrated each year in Sofia, Bulgaria.
With no hesitation the children who put on the play “The Enormous Turnip” were once again ready to perform. This is a fantastic honor for all of the children and a show of appreciation for all of the hard work that they put into their performance and to help celebrate this holiday for the city. We hope that these continued efforts will inspire others to help the children in their communities.

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After a successful finish of the school year and a great week at our first annual English Immersion summer school, Gannon & Gannon Language school is gearing up for a new school year. Preparations are being made to hold what we hope is only the first of many TESOL Young Learners certification classes. The debut class will be held next month at school #46 in Sofia and we anticipate another positive out come.

As a new school year begins we hope to contact more local schools and get more people involved in helping children get more out of school.

On May 27th prior to the achievement awards, we held an open class for the second grade class at school # 46. During this class the children were given an oral examination that is based on the TESOL level 2 Young learners examination. Each question was answered correctly without any repetition or mistakes. This was a welcomed outcome for the Director, Teachers and parents who attended.

The outcome proved that time given to these children was extremely well used. The majority of the classes are learning a third language which is English, and the outcome was astonishing. The class was awarded their achievement awards and the Director gave her approval for the continuance of the program. This is the outcome that we had hoped for so the children can continue to receive the additional help that they need.

Time4Tots Achievement Awards

Posted: May 26, 2009 in Feedback

On May 27th the children who participated in the time4tots program and school play will receive their well earned achievement awards in an open class to be attended by the school director. The awards to be given by Gannon & Gannon Language School.

The play was a huge success and the children performed great. This play was written by their second grade teacher and then translated, the children learned their lines in a very short period. For most of the children in the play, the English language is their 3rd language so it made the task even tougher. Pictures from this event will be posted soon on the time4tots website.

On May 18th 2009 the children from school #46 are putting on a play performed in both Bulgarian and English. The children had participated in the Time4Tots

Time4Tots

Time4Tots

program being held at their school and are performing the play to demonstrate what they have learned in class.

As part of the time4tots.org drive Gannon & Gannon Language School will be holding the first English Immersion camp this year at the Hotel Bojur in Bansko. The hotel is Situated in the heart of the town, the most famous and up-to-date Bulgarian mountain resort in the Pirin Mountain, 150 km. south of Sofia and very close to the National Park Pirin.
This year’s event will take place from July 1st thru July 8th 2009. During the camp the children will be learning and practicing the English language through standard lessons and by participating in enjoyable activities.

PROGRAM FOR THE SUMMER CAMP
Day 1 July 1st – Travel
Day 2 July 2nd

09.30- 10.15 English outside the classroom
10.30- 12.00 English can be fun- games and sports activities we learn while we play

3.00 PM- 4.00 PM I know it, I can do it A competition in English
4.00 pm- 6.00pm Free Time
8.00pm- Welcome Party

Day 3 July 3rd
9.30-12.00 I want to explore the environment
3.00pm-3.45pm English outside the classroom
4.00pm-6.00pm We learn while we play
8.00pm-

Day 4 July 4th
9.30-12.00 The world around me
3.00 pm-4.00pm I know it, I can do it
A competition in English
4.00pm-6.00pm We learn while we play
8.00pm- Mask Parade

Day 5 July 5th
9.30- 10.30 English outside the classroom
10.30-12.00 We learn while we play
3.00pm-4.00pm I want to know
4.00pm-6.00pm We learn while we play
8.00pm- Spooky Stories around the Camp fire

Day 6 July 6th
9.30- 12.30 The world around me
3.00pm-4.00pm English outside the classroom
4.00pm-6.00pm We learn while we play
8.00pm- Disco Night

Day 7 July 7th
9.30-10.30 I know it, I can do it
A competition in English
10.30-12.00 We learn while we play
3.00pm-6.00pm The world around me
8.00pm- Good-bye Party