Класна стая | LuckyKids

We’ve been working with kids for over 12 years. How many of them do you think have ever said “ I love grammar”? Well, yes, you are right! None! I must be honest and admit that the word “grammar” has been epitome of long and arduous work, chores if you must, since ages. It has been provoking nothing but sense of boredness and aversion among learners. However, in the versatile world we live, education methods have evolved to a state where we  no more rely only, and unconditionally, on traditional teaching approaches. Moreover, students´ perception is what has made us come up with more integrated, context-basedRead More →

English regular and irregular verbs

There are about 200 irregular verbs in English. We can divide these into four types: Verbs which have the same base form, past simple and past participle Verbs which have the same past simple and past participle Verbs which have the same base form and past participle Verbs which have a different base form, past simple and past participle An irregular verb is a verb in which the past tense is not formed by adding the usual -ed ending. A regular verb will change from present tense to past tense with the simple addition of -ed at the end. For example, “I walk” (present tense) becomes “I walked” (pastRead More →

British and American English

There is an old saying that America and Britain are “two nations divided by a common language.” Basic differences Vocabulary The most noticeable difference between American and British English is vocabulary. There are hundreds of everyday words that are different. For example, Brits call the front of a car the bonnet, while Americans call it the hood. Americans go on vacation, while Brits go on holidays, or hols. New Yorkers live in apartments, Londoners live in flats. There are far more examples than we can talk about here. Fortunately, people can usually guess the meaning through the context of a sentence. Grammar Collective nouns ThereRead More →

Естел Георгиев учител | LuckyKids

What is your full name? My full name is Estelle Georgiev Are you married? Yes, for nearly 18 years. Where are you from? I come form South Africa. What made you move to Bulgaria? I met and married the love of my life in RSA and we decided to move to Bulgaria when our children were ready to leave home, because we loved coming here for holidays. How long have you lived here now? We have been living in Bulgaria for nearly 3 years. Where do you live now? We own a house in a lovely village close to Sofia. Do you like living here?Read More →

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In our english summer camp at Lucky Kids, we offer Horse Back Riding for children in which is a good activity also for the coming summer for your young ones. From a physical development side, horse riding improves ‘’balance’’ and ‘’motor coordination’’. Hand-eye coordination, core strength and muscular development also benefit from horse riding. Horse riding has been shown to improve cognitive abilities in some children. Horses make wonderful childhood companions. Children are naturally attracted to them, and that makes horses a desirable alternative to TV-watching, Internet-surfing, or just “hanging out.” Riding offers much more than equestrian know-how. Here’s why horses can be a life-enhancing choice forRead More →

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As we are approaching the summer months, we at Lucky Kids have a lot exciting activities waiting for your kids, one of it is mountain hiking that gives your young ones a time to spend with mother nature while having the simplest exercise. And while it’s always amazing to see just how many children are having a great time with their english camp experiences, it’s the benefits and the outcomes; the stories of positive impact that really stand out. While that is a lot of young minds absorbing the benefits of their experiences, that’s even more parents witnessing growth and development in their children. Thus, there is plenty ofRead More →

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“Lucky Kids hats! Lucky Kids badges! Lucky Kids T-shirts! Long trousers! Closed shoes! Jacket in the backpack! Vests on & let`s go!” Ok, folks, this is what you would hear at lunch time if you pass by Aparthotel Lucky Bansko from June to August. It has been my 6th year with Lucky Kids International Language Camp, and believe me, it is getting better and better as we grow through our experience, just like our kids are growing their confidence in using English with every activity they take part in. So, where are we heading today? Is it the Horse base? Or, maybe Paintball? Hiking? Well,Read More →

Interactivity at LuckyKids language camp Interactive learning is getting very popular across Europe and America, not just for languages but for all subjects. We are in an INTERACTIVE age, where computers and technologies are getting even more popular and advanced by the year. LuckyKids teaches children English while at camp, but they are also taught computer skills, classrooms have interactive boards, children work on Tablets with key boards. Children do grammar exercises on them; make presentations using Google Slides or PowerPoint. Why does LuckyKids use and teach this way? Well, there are several reasons why, first it saves paper, and it also teaches the childrenRead More →

This article is about how English teachers can manage better with children with learning disabilities in a camp setting. I am a qualified teacher of English as a second language and I am going to tell you about some of the techniques I use in the classroom to support children with ADHD, autism and dyslexia. Autism Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. We now know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, and each person with autism can have unique strengths and challenges. CampRead More →

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At the LuckyKids international camp children learn English at least 22 hours a week. The educational program is based on interesting topics the children discuss during their entire stay. Children practice language in an informal environment all the time, because the official language of the camp is English. Due to the limited time and the need for intensive training, as well as for the program to have an effect, the overall english training in the camp is based on the main suggeopedic principles (reservoir principles). The seven laws of Suggestopedia state: Love Freedom Confidence Repeatedly increased material   Whole-part, part-whole Application of Classical Art andRead More →

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There is no doubt that the children‘s language camp has a number of benefits for children of different ages. Of course, no one can challenge the role of the school for a child. But unfortunately, not always the school classes are enough for the kid to learn a language. The school program follows a traditional educational model that doesn‘t work for every child and doesn’t include enough games and communication which children need. Some children require additional lessons for improvement of the English language level, which doesn‘t always help. The summer language camps provide an incredible opportunity for children to learn English language in aRead More →

Happy children during the transition | Lucky Kids

How do children have fun while studying? The question of whether a child receives a good education in school is intriguing every parent. What to do, however, when our child experiences difficulties in the process of  studying English language? Unfortunately, the traditional educational system doesn’t help much every child to learn a foreign language. Every child memorizes the material with different speed and has a different duration of keeping the attention on it. Some children memorize when they are still in the classroom, while other need additional co-curricular work in order to learn well the material. Therefore, many parents are asking themselves how to helpRead More →

Photo of Vincent Walsh

What is your full name? Vincent Walsh Are you married? No Where are you from? I am from the beautifully vibrant city of Cork, Ireland. What made you move to Bulgaria? After travelling back and forth over many years, experiencing the wonders of Bulgaria. I decided to finally take the plunge and make it more permanent as a part of it had captured my heart. How long have you lived here now? I have lived here, in Sofia for the past year and 8 months. Do you like living here? If so what do you like most and what don’t you like? I find livingRead More →

Yoga for children in a hotel | Lucky Kids

When a child is learning English, they will inevitably sit for a test or exam at some point in the future. Most high schools in Bulgaria now do Cambridge exams, Intermediate or First Certificate or Certificate of Advanced English. Exams could be at their school or a private language centre, or test centre, either way they will be tested in some form or another during their learning.Read More →

Lizzie Simpson teacher | LuckyKids

What is your full name? Lizzie Simpson Are you married? Nope! (But I have a very lovely Bulgarian partner) 🙂 Where are you from? I’m from England; I grew up near a small historical town called Leighton Buzzard, which is 1 hour north east of London. What made you move to Bulgaria? I studied with a Bulgarian friend at university and she called me out of the blue, to ask if I would consider working in an English kindergarten in Sofia. 7 Days later I was on the plane, 8 days later I started working at Tuti Kindergarten in Lozenetes, Sofia! It was just aRead More →

Children ride horses professionally | Lucky Kids

What is your full name? My full name is Neil Andrew Waters. Are you married? Yes, I am. I’m married with two children, one nine year old boy and one four year old girl. Where are you from? I’m from England. I was born in Newcastle and then moved when I was six months old, to Birkenhead, which is near Liverpool on the other side of the river Mersey.Read More →

Which one is best for me or my child? When your child decides to learn English, he or she will need the correct books to learn English with; there are literally thousands available nowadays. There is a lot to consider when deciding which books are best, but lets’ look at just dictionaries for now.Read More →

Did you know that in the Bansko area there are over 140 architectural and historical monuments and more than 130 registered archaeological finds? And did you know that 7 of the sites that are located in the resort town are of national importance and are included in the 100 national tourist sites?Read More →