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Old 18.01.2017, 11:40
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Re: Moving to German speaking Switzerland with a 9 yo kid not speaking German !

Thanks Anahe.

She settled in quickly with the help of a very helpful teacher and some nice friends. It took around 6 months for her to be comfortable with communciating.

The school suggested that she repeat the school year to enable her German to improve so she would feel confident to sit the exams and this is what we did. It is quite a common thing.
She also took part in activities outside of school such as swimming club and gymnastics and this extra interaction also helped, not just with the language but also with her confidence.
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