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We just recently found an apartment in Langnau Am Albis ZH, which is a few minutes distance from Wildpark-Hofli train station, and we love the area.

We have a 9 year old boy (this is going to be his first year in a swiss school..he doesen't speek german or english). I want to send my kid to a good school and would like to know what parents thought about the primary school from there.

From your experiences, do you think that i should think taking him in a school in Zurich or in Adliswill (also in a public school) because there might be more children like him? (non-speekers of german)
Do you have any advice for someone moving there?

Thanks and have a nice day!
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Hello and welcome. If your son speaks neither English nor German, what language does he speak?
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Re: new life in Langnau am Albis

I'm not sure if you can get a 'choice' of school if it's the local system, but my feeling would be that if you want him to 'integrate' and learn the dialect fast, then it's best to immerse him in the local school and don't worry if there are not kids 'like him' - actually, being the 'novelty' might pay off with his transition...

There are plenty of families from many backgrounds in the Langnau / Adliswil area..but the key to success in the local school system is to get completely immersed in the local language...

I can recommend talking to the Gemeinde in Adliswil. There is a school advice service 'Consultorio' and our experience with the school psychology unit has been good (our daughter sees the psychologist there to talk about how she copes with school and to plan her transition to high school).
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Re: new life in Langnau am Albis

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We just recently found an apartment in Langnau Am Albis ZH, which is a few minutes distance from Wildpark-Hofli train station, and we love the area.

We have a 9 year old boy (this is going to be his first year in a swiss school..he doesen't speek german or english). I want to send my kid to a good school and would like to know what parents thought about the primary school from there.

From your experiences, do you think that i should think taking him in a school in Zurich or in Adliswill (also in a public school) because there might be more children like him? (non-speekers of german)
Do you have any advice for someone moving there?
Hi we also live by the Wild park in Langnau and i'm trying to find out information on the local school in Langnau I have heard mixed reports so far, my child went to the billigal system and speaks 4 languages now so I thought the local school woundn't be to much of a problem , I'm still not sure at this moment.
I heard the upper school is better than the lower one by several people and witnessed one boy being roughed up a bit when he was walking out of the school this put me off a little as my Daughter was punched in the eye by an older boy when she was 8yrs and lost part of her eye sight for nearly a year.

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