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Old 05.12.2010, 20:15
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Re: Looking at International School of Lausanne for 13 and 15-year old sons

At that age, you should ask them the question of their lives:
- school in English => International IB school
- school in French => Public Swiss school
For the latter, be prepared to repeat one year: the first year is language-year, then repeat for the academic part and go on in French, working on English language and litterature at home in order to keep up and have an "adult" English before going to universities.
If they choose IB school in English, make sure they do not totally pass by the whole country and make with them a space for learning French, in formal and/or informal environment.

You might as well give them the choice. But in any case, they will have to work on the language they do not have schooling in if they want to make the best out of their stay in Europe. It's a life opportunity, a real biggy. They are old enough to reflect and participate in the whole process. It's their lives.
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