The First AMI 6-12 Certification Course in Bulgarian ONLINE format


Oct 25-29, Nov 1-5, Nov 22-26, Dec 6-10 2020


800€ or 1 565BGN

Course Director

Cordula Arana

Cordula Arana is AMI Elementary Trainer. She holds AMI diplomas for Assistant to Infancy, Children’s House and the Elementary Level. In addition to teaching 4th to 6th grade at the MSL in Lucerne-Switzerland she gained a lot of experience during the last ten years in preparing adults for their work with children by being an assistant, lecturer and examiner at other AMI courses. Mrs. Arana held some Assistant Courses for MCH in Lucerne- Switzerland.


  • Receive International Certificate by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) recognized all over the world.
  • Learn from a very experienced AMI Training Directress Cordula Arana.
  • Study International AMI Assistants Course from the comfort of your home.


  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • School leaders and administrators
  • All adults interested in child development


  • Become able assistants in a Montessori Elementary classroom.
  • Learn about the depth of Montessori philosophy with regard to child development.
  • Learn how to interact with children in the elementary classroom and with a Montessori trained teacher.
  • Learn about the importance of observation and learn to observe.
  • Acquire ability to support the development of the elementary child.


  • 60 hours of live online sessions and additional independent study.
Independent study
  • Approximately 10 hours of independent study.
  • 9 additional hours of obligatory observations.
COVID-19 Restrictions
  • Specific instructions on how to observe will be given during the course, taking into account the restrictions which may be imposed by Covid 19.


October 25-29, 2020, Live online lectures

November 1-5, 2020, Live online lectures

November 22-26, 2020, Live online lectures

December 6-10, 2020, Live online lectures

Every day of the course: 17:00 – 20:00 (Bulgarian time) 


  • There will be live lectures given by trainers on “Zoom” platform.
  • Course work and course communication will be done on platform “Schoology”.
  • The course requires general ability to use computers and the internet and willingness to learn to use Zoom and Schoology platforms.
  • Students will receive technical support during the period of time when the course is given.


  • English.
  • With interpretation of the spoken word to Czech and Hebrew.
  • All course work, including written assignments, can be done in English, Czech, Slovak and Hebrew.
  • Students need to have an adequate level of spoken and written English, Czech, Slovak or Hebrew to take the course.


I. Introduction to Montessori
II. Introduction to Montessori’s theory of human development
• Needs and tendencies
• Self construction
• Four planes of development
• Characteristics of child in second plane
III. The prepared environment for the second plane
• The elementary teacher
• The materials
• Other adults (assistant, experts)
IV. The plan for the elementary child
• Cosmic education
• The pedagogical techniques (examples of lessons may be included)
• Role of teacher (transmitter of knowledge, inspiration)
• Class composition (mixed ages, suf cient children)
• Story telling/oral introductions (Great Stories/ other stories)
• Content knowledge (key lessons)
• Sensorial/imaginative presentations, leading to abstraction
• Develop imagination, leading to creativity
• Awareness of necessity for social/moral development
• Going Out (implementing the child’s self construction)
• Other adults (there is more outside the classroom)
V. Freedom and responsibility
• Freedom as applied to child in elementary environment
• Responsibility as applied to child in elementary environment
VI. Interacting with the elementary child
• Manner of speaking to a child
• Appropriate direction for a child
• Manner of redirecting child
VII. Assisting the trained teacher:
• Have regular meetings with the teacher
• Observation of the children that supports the work of the teacher/child
• Maintenance of the environment
• Ordering supplies
• Accompanying children on Going Outs
• Role Model for appropriate classroom behaviours (language, movement, activity)
• Maintain confidentiality

Some time will be be dedicated to the reading and discussion of Maria Montessori’s texts relevant to topics given.


To Educate the Human Potential, The Formation of Man, Education and Peace. Other readings may be included.
Obligatory reading texts are available in English language. Some are available also in Czech. Some reading texts will be made available to students during the course.


Three essays
Submission of three papers (500 words) on topics set by the Trainer.
9 hours of observation.
Reports and Notes
Submission of observation notes and observation report.
Submission of handmade materials.
Minimum of 90% attendance.
Overall satisfactory participation in the course
As evaluated by the Trainer.

If you would like to register in the upcoming AMI AC 6-12 or have any other questions, please contact us!

Contact us

Online registration form: click here


Telephone: +359 878 832 823

The course will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation in Bulgarian language.

The course is run by Association Montessori Internationale and is co-hosted by Montessori Society Bulgaria and Montessori Institute Prague.

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