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Old 18.01.2017, 10:55
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Re: Moving to German speaking Switzerland with a 9 yo kid not speaking German !

Agree with Belgianmum, it shouldn't be too difficult to get her into a French speaking school. I don't know how Bienne is split (if at all), but here in French the city is definitely "divided" between the two languages so you'd just need to choose to live in the French speaking part. Granges-Paccot, Villars-sur-Glane, Marly, Belfaux, etc, are all French speaking. Tafers, St Ursen, Giffers, etc, are German. You'll hear both languages being spoken when you're in the city proper as people switch from one to the other depending on who they're talking to. In the city itself French is usually to the left of the river, German to the right if you look at the attached map link. The river's the dividing line in the city.

https://www.google.ch/maps/place/Fri...73!4d7.1619719
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