Academic Lectures @home for students aged 10 - 18

From September to April learn from inspiring speakers, who have succeeded in their area of expertise. We have a  Principal, Head of Academics,  a teacher trainer, a director of studies, a deputy principal of a prestigious IB school, a business manager, an engaging economics expert,  a university professor and a doctor of social sciences lined up for our series of Spring lectures. They can’t wait to share their expertise with you, help you prepare for your future and start thinking out of the box. ...and the best thing... these lectures are FREE OF CHARGE!

Different topics to broaden your horizons

What are you interested in?
  • CLIL - coming through Covid stronger than before: Nobody wanted Covid and we will all be happy when face masks and social distancing are things of the past. Nevertheless, COVID has changed the way we live and learn - and sometimes, change is for the better. Content & Language Integrated Learning has become stronger because of the pandemic; in this presentation, we will explore how this has happened and how CLIL is empowering learners and teachers.
  • History - a window to the past or a passport to the future: We live in present... we plan for the future... Let's study the past and develop a better understanding of the world!!! History is the key.
  • Insight to Leadership: Gain insight into the skills it takes to become a great leader! We will dive into the different areas of leadership and examine different approaches, methods, and skills needed for you to be the best leader you can be, as no two leaders are the same.


Francisco Bustos - Francisco has over 24 years of experience in international marketing & sales. His work has taken him to countries across the world including Angola, China, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Colombia and all over Europe. Francisco is a linguist, speaking four languages and has a great interest in world history. Francisco has worked for several reputable education providers in Oxford, Cambridge and London. Francisco is an excellent mentor and a great listener.

Giedre Balcytyte - Giedre is a doctor of social sciences, an associate professor of linguistics at Vilnius University, an IPA (UCL, UK) certified phonetician, a researcher, a lecturer and a teacher trainer. Her special research and teaching focus is on the acquisition of English by non-native speakers. Verbal and non-verbal communication including the nuances of vocal skills and the prosodic/musical features of the English language is the area she is particularly interested in. Her empathy and understanding makes her one of the students' most favourite Academic Summer teachers.


Eleonor Calon-Jones - Ellie is Head of Academics and HR Director at Academic Summer, passing her HR qualification as the best in her year. Ellies was one of the first members of staff at Academic Summer and has seen the company grow as a teacher, director of studies and finally experienced HR Director. Ellie is an empathetic and enthusiastic lecturer with a great sence of humour.

Vincent Smidowicz - Vincent is principal of Academic Summer. He has spent the last 32 years in academic management, teacher training and teaching. He has examined for International Baccalaureate and designed and run pre-IB courses. Throughout his career he has inspired many students to think, discover, analyse, explore different angles and pursue their dreams.

Anastasia Vasileiou - Anastasia is the Director of Studies at Academic Summer. She is also a deputy principal at a prestigious IB school in Greece, her homeland. She has more than 30-year experience in teaching and she holds a Master’s Degree in School Management. She has just successfully gained her PhD in the University of Cambridge. Anastasia loves teaching and working with people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities.

Tabby Rogers - Tabby is an experienced primary teacher and the Academic Summer Bristol director. She has developed the accredited Be a leader programme for Academic Summer Camps. She has discovered a way of learning through practical application of theory to real life model.

Paige Phillips - Paige is the Human Resources and Business Manager for Academic Camp Canada. She has her degree in Human Recourses Management and 5 years of experience in the field. She is primarily based in Canada, and has also directed UK half-term courses. She enjoys training and onboarding staff and is fasinated by the what motivates and incentivize people in the workplace.