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Old 29.05.2019, 19:15
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Re: 10 year old fitting in at school with no Zurideutsch

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10 years should be no problems at all. In Zürich they will give him intensive German classes for as long as deemed necessary either in the school or in a separate school especially for this purpose (Allegra).

At that age it makes no sense at all to put them in international school in my opining. Expensive and hinders the integration.
And what about making it to a Gymnasium eventually. For this he would need to first get into Sekundarschule it seems and that is already at age 13. From what I have read, sometimes not having a perfect level of German can hold you back. Perhaps he would need to repeat a year. Or am I being too pessimistic. Of course Gymnasium may not be for him.. but if its something he wanted... it would be a shame if he was strong enough in sciences but never strong enough in German to make it.
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