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Old 26.06.2008, 16:35
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my kid's german for your kid's english

hello everyone!

I am a mum of a 4 year old girl and a 1 year old boy from Austria, currently living in uk. we have been living here for 3 years and are going to move to zurich in sep/oct. my daughter is going to nursery school here and her english is pretty good, but i am afraid that she might forget a lot when moving to zurich.
since she also speaks german (but no swiss german) i thought it might be a good idea to get in touch with english speaking children in/around zurich. like this she would still hear and speak english, and at the same time another child (and her mother?) could benefit from our german.

if anyone is interested, I would be happy to hear from you!

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Re: my kid's german for your kid's english

experience shows that if two children (and often adults) start conversing in one language they tend to stick with it and speak it each time they meet. so if they start in English they will speak English between themselves, not English/German. but I agree that it's helpful for our kids to play with other English speaking children so as to maintain their level of English.
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Re: my kid's german for your kid's english

Rokoko,
There are quite a few English based baby/toddler groups in Zurich/Zug where your daughter/son will find English speaking kids. All are of course private, some cost a small fortune others not. The expat-expo might be a good place to start ...
http://www.expat-expo.info/
http://www.ziwc.ch/recentActivities/ sometimes have young moms & kids events.
This post looks your best bet!
Mother and baby groups - "park" side of the lake
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