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English Writing & Reading Class For 5 Year Old

Hello,

I am looking for somewhere to take my 5 year old too for her to grasp the basic grade 1 reading and writing. We are moving back to the UK in November and as our child has been in Swiss kindergarten she has missed out on Primary one education. I would like her to attend a class room enviroment 1-2 times per week till we leave, ideally afternoon. She has a late birthday so we will be able to put her back into primary one but as she will be missing out on two months worth of teaching, we would like to help her to have a basic understanding before we move.

We are based in Adliswil but we have a car, so somewhere within a 30 minute drive would be suitable.

Look forward to hearing from you!!
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Re: English Writing & Reading Class For 5 Year Old

Try Fun-tastic English Club at Affoltern or Hand on Kids at Effertikon
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There's Little Poppets in Ehrendingen, but that may be a bit far from you.
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Re: English Writing & Reading Class For 5 Year Old

Hi, You could check this website which is located in Zug.

www.thelearningplace.ch/english_as_second_language.html

I am considering taking my kids there - actually have an appointment next week to discuss my kids requirements and see what they can offer.
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Re: English Writing & Reading Class For 5 Year Old

http://www.fun-tastic-horgen.ch/
Funtastic English in Horgen, friend of mine sends her children there to maintain their written English skills & grammar whilst they study in the Swiss School system.

For those on the other side of the lake possibilities are Tandem with schools in Zollikon, Uetikon & Zurich http://www.tandem-ims.ch/en/
I heard they have afternoon English class for children too.
or www.apple-tree.ch
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Re: English Writing & Reading Class For 5 Year Old

IMO you can keep your money and let your daughter start school in November without tutoring, she will pick up everything she missed very quickly as she is at such a young age. When we moved our then almost 5 year old from the US to the Netherlands he didn't speak a word Dutch but he understood it (we never stopped speaking dutch to the kids, they only didn't want to talk back in dutch)

It took him 6 weeks to speak full out accent free Dutch
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Re: English Writing & Reading Class For 5 Year Old

Hello,
I have enrolled my English speaking 5 year old at House of Kids in Adliswil. http://www.houseofkids.ch/ It's a Montessori school. They have two teachers in each class, one that speaks only English to the children and one that only speaks German. Montessori educations is a little different than public school as it allows the child to work independently on subjects. Give Jessica at the school a call. She is fantastic.

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Re: English Writing & Reading Class For 5 Year Old

If you want to do it on your own, my 4.5yo was learning such skills in pre-school/daycare before we moved here in February and they were using the 'Writing without tears' materials ( see http://www.hwtears.com/hwt ) which all the kids appeared to really like. Amazon sells a number of their products, too.

I went ahead and bought some myself since CH schools don't teach it until 1st grade and my daughter is so well along in the writing and reading that I didn't want to make her wait two more years.
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Re: English Writing & Reading Class For 5 Year Old

Thanks for the info. This looks great!

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If you want to do it on your own, my 4.5yo was learning such skills in pre-school/daycare before we moved here in February and they were using the 'Writing without tears' materials ( see http://www.hwtears.com/hwt ) which all the kids appeared to really like. Amazon sells a number of their products, too.

I went ahead and bought some myself since CH schools don't teach it until 1st grade and my daughter is so well along in the writing and reading that I didn't want to make her wait two more years.
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BERN

For future searches, in Bern http://esp-bern.ch/classes.html
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Re: English Writing & Reading Class For 5 Year Old

Thank you all who replied to my post. We have been on holiday for the last two weeks and now I really need to get all of this sorted out. I got books from Amazon when we moved here and I keep that up along with reading together at home. I just want to help my daughter adjust a little easier back into the UK schooling system. Thank you all again!!
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