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Old 27.01.2011, 10:47
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Hey there,

we just moved to Lugano (actually not quite as it's a little outside). We're a little family with a 2.5 year old girl and would like to get to know some people, join some activities etc. would be nice to settle in quite quickly. We do not speak any Italian but realised that we urgently need to learn it.

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Old 27.01.2011, 10:59
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Re: New to Lugano

Ciao!

We actually had a little meet'n'greet just last night with some other forum members. Keep your eyes on the Social Activities sub-section for further announcements.

Since I'm de facto a "local" feel free to message me if there is something you need help with...!

All the best,

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Hi there
I am also in Lugano and we just moved in the summer. I have a 3 year old and a 7 year old (2 girls) . Have you looked at the International Womens Club of Lugano and also the American Womens Club ?
www.iwcl.org
www.awot.ch/links.htm

I think they both have mom and kid groups, although I never did get to them myself!

(sorry cant seem to turn off italics!)

I am starting myself a class for 1-4 year olds to learn english in my village (starting thur morn the 10th feb) if you want to go to an english speaking playgroup of sorts.. but its more geared towards teaching english and I imagine your little girls is already flying with that! Although the class is also useful for bilingual children whose parents want them to have the chance to play and interact through english with other kids.

I would strongly suggest for yourself to try to learn italian if you dont speak it already as it opens so many doors for playdates with locals and small talk in the park etc. I am going to Migros Scuola at the moment for 2 mornings and i find it very good.

Good luck in settling in!
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Re: New to Lugano

Dear Naimalara,

You might want to try the Yahoo Expat groups:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Expats-in-Ticino/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Expat-...o-Switzerland/

All you need to do is sign up and you'll be able to meet a bunch of expats living in Ticino.

Good luck.

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