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My family and I have recently moved to Nyon from Canada. I have visited this site often and I find it a great place for information. Thank you.

At the moment, I am looking for tutors/teachers who can help my 12 and 14 year-old children learn german--so they can catch up in their grade-- but I am finding it difficult. Can anyone help me, I appreciate it. ty
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Old 14.01.2015, 23:28
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Welcome! Check with your canton or local government to see if they offer German classes. I know Jura and Jura Bernois both offer really cheap French classes as well as non-local languages.
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I checked it out but with no luck. Thank you.
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We faced a similar issue with our 8 yo son when moving him into a public school from int'l this year. First, we worked with a high school student. This was okay and less expensive, but she did not really have the skills to keep him engaged - she is only 17 after all. As a result, we decided to go with a student who is studying to become a teacher.

I emailed the Secretary at our local primary school teacher training college, and she posted the notice for me. We have had one response from someone who also lives in our village, and we will see how it goes.

Your children's school should offer your children extra help as part of their curriculum. In my experience, though, that has not been enough. My son has four 1/2 hour lessons a week with a German teacher one-on-one. They happen during the school day. This is great, but to really get them up to speed with reading, writing and speaking, something more intensive is needed.

Also, get yourselves and your children involved in as many local activities as possible. This is a big help in helping them integrate and feel at home.

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My family and I have recently moved to Nyon from Canada. I have visited this site often and I find it a great place for information. Thank you.

At the moment, I am looking for tutors/teachers who can help my 12 and 14 year-old children learn german--so they can catch up in their grade-- but I am finding it difficult. Can anyone help me, I appreciate it. ty
If they're in Nyon why are they learning German? French is the language spoken there.
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Thank you. If we don't find one by next week, this may be an option. I received a tutor's name from someone we know. We are meeting with her tonight. Fingers crossed.
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Our children are in the public system and it is required course to graduate. Unfortunately, they have a steep learning with 1 and 2 years to graduate.
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Thanks for your response. You seem to know what we are going through. Yes, they have a 30-minute support class during the day, once a week. Now the school has advised us that we need to get extra help if they are to pass the course this year. In fact today, through the school, we got a name of a tutor and we are meeting with her tonight. I hope it will work out.

And yes, I agree to get the children involved in the community so they feel more at ease in a new country. Right now we have them in a community sport. They seem to like it.
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