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Social Groups for English Speaking Teenager

Hello Forum,

We are a Canadian family living in Winterthur for the last 3 years.

My 14 year old son finds it difficult to make friends with the local German speaking kids.

I am hoping to find some information on any English speaking groups or families that are looking to connect with other expat families in the Zurich area.

He enjoys sports (especially hockey/skiing), socializing, reading, video games, and just being a teenager.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks

Manolo
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Re: Social Groups for English Speaking Teenager

Here are a few links to look at. The federation of Anglo Swiss Clubs is an umbrella organisation and while there was an English Speaking Club of Winterthur this seems to have gone. The nearest is St. Gallen. But you can give them a call for more info.

The International Club could fit as well. When I presided one of these clubs, we had a policy of three free (or member rate visits) to evaluate the club and see how it fitted the potential members expectations. I'd suggest you ask to go along to a couple of events before deciding to join. Good luck with it all.

https://sites.google.com/site/fasc2014new/
https://sites.google.com/site/fasc20...le---st-gallen
https://www.internationalclub.ch/events
https://www.xpatxchange.ch/clubs/346...hur-area-clubs
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Re: Social Groups for English Speaking Teenager

Just thinking a bit further, he enjoys sports, and hockey is big in Switzerland. Perhaps consider joining the local hockey club. It's often much easier to make friends within a sports team than at school. There may also be other "international" kids there as well.
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Re: Social Groups for English Speaking Teenager

Hello, thanks for the responses

Appreciate it

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