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Old 11.04.2010, 12:49
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Re: Worrying feedback from Kindergarten teacher

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Your child is 5.5 years and you have been in Switzerland for 5 years.

Your child was therfore born as good as a Swiss local child except that the fact that you and your partner do not speak German.

Children pick up languages very quickly (a few weeks) so your child should not really be that far behind on the languages as the other pupils.

You have been in Switzerland for 5 years and it sounds from what you have said that you as parents have not learnt the language and therefore would imply that you have not integrated at all with the Swiss; possibly living in your own little world.

Perhaps your daughter has been subjected to a bit of a reclusive life and therefore becomes hyper active and attention seeking when at school and this is annoying the teachers.

Yes I agree me and my partner have been a bit lazy at trying to learn the local language. The reason being that I have always worked in an International envir with all English speaking friends around.

But, we are now really trying to learn the language. Thanks for your advice though. Really appreciate it.

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