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Old 17.11.2008, 14:23
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English reading and writing lessons for children

Hi there,

I am really struggling to find anyone (group or private) who teaches reading and writing to children (5yrs) in the Zurich city area.

I have 2 younger children and between the kindergarten/krippe and 3 hourly feeds I am not able to trek out to the WAC in Uster or down the coast to one of the private kindergartens that offer weekly classes.

We do read at home and practice letters and shapes, but just like I was when my mother tried to teach me to drive, my son is not so "amenable" to my style of teaching! Sometimes a third person is needed - someone who is not mummy or daddy

Is there really no-one offering classes in central zurich?

I would appreciate any help or suggestions....

Max and Xav - who would loev to write his own name if it wasn't so bloomin' long
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Old 17.11.2008, 14:38
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Re: English reading and writing lessons for children

Hi, I know that Children First (childrenfirst.ch) offer kindergarten classes in the afternoon, and I assume they are readiing and writing in English, but you would have to check. I also don't know what kind of commitment they want, either, in terms of how many days etc. But could be worth a look. They are very close to Kreuzplatz.

Depending on where you live the WAC could be a good option. I get the train out there twice a week (once for German class for me, with childcare) and once for preschool for my daughter, and by train it's ten minutes then a walk of a few minutes. But I know it all depends on timing and all the other things you have to juggle!

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Re: English reading and writing lessons for children

Hiya!

I may be able to help...I have recently moved to Switzerland from the UK and although I am not a qualified teacher, I am currently teaching a 7 year old Swiss boy English for one afternoon a week. His family pay me 25CHF an hour and also my train fare from Bern to their home.

If you are interested in something similar for your son, let me know!

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Re: English reading and writing lessons for children

I would suggest Karen Mortons group called "Little Poppets" in Ehrendingen. People from ZH come here. The school year starts in August, but you could give her a call to discuss as a new girl did start a few weeks ago.
They teach kids aged 5 to 12 I think. Reading and writing classes. My 5 year old has been going there for just over a year.
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Re: English reading and writing lessons for children

Hi Max

I know exactly what you mean about your son - I am currently teaching my almost 5 yr old daughter to read, which is going MUCH better than it would ever have done with my 'yeah, yeah, I know all that already, boring, boring, can I go now?' son.

But just in case it's of use to you, or to anyone else you round up to help with the actual teaching, here's a post I did about the teaching resources I'm using with my kids:

Teaching/ improving kids' reading in English

Best of luck.

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Re: English reading and writing lessons for children

Hello,

Firstly I would be more than happy to help people who are looking for an English teacher for their children. I am located in Luzern. I am a qualified English Teacher and still completing my Bachelor of Education for Primary School Students.

Secondly I have had a family with two young children, the girl is in grade 3 and the boy grade 2 request I give them private lessons once a week. Can someone please give me a rough idea of a reasonable hourly rate?

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Re: English reading and writing lessons for children

It depents on what you like to earn net

A full time teacher job is 39 Weeks by 28 lessons a week. So for a year its 1092 lessons.

If you like to earn 50K as a salary then its

50 000 / 1092 = CHF 45.-- a lesson.

As you will have to register with AHV to be self employed count with an additional 5% of the amount - so CHF 2.25 per lesson. Next you will have to do bookkeeping for your tax papers and you will have expenses for telephone bank account a.s.o. So it’s up to you how much you count for that.

From the adult education association the recommendation is CHF 120.-- to 250.-- per hour for teaching to cover all expenses as a private teacher. But language courses will be lower as there are many who can do it. So most private school have rates of CHF 80.-- to CHF 100.-- per lesson.



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Hello,

Firstly I would be more than happy to help people who are looking for an English teacher for their children. I am located in Luzern. I am a qualified English Teacher and still completing my Bachelor of Education for Primary School Students.

Secondly I have had a family with two young children, the girl is in grade 3 and the boy grade 2 request I give them private lessons once a week. Can someone please give me a rough idea of a reasonable hourly rate?

Kind regards,

Charde
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Re: English reading and writing lessons for children

Hi every one ,as I have read post on teaching English , I would like to share with you all ,I am well qualified ,experienced teacher. I am Science Graduate and have done my Bachelor of Education in teaching. I have teaching experience , specially in science and maths to middle school children, BUT I also teach English to kids(3-10yrs old).
currently I am giving classes at my plase(SEEBACH)
But I am moving to Luzern on 1st of August.
thanks and regards.
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Re: English reading and writing lessons for children

There are Reading and Writing classes in Bulach which is 20 mins from Zurich at a Pre-School called first-steps they start from 4yrs upwards, my boys go and enjoy it!!!

The website is called www.first-steps.ch

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Re: English reading and writing lessons for children

Yes, Children First Association do still offer an English Kindergarten afternoon programme, and also an after-school 'English club' for primary-schoolers.

Also a day programme in English-only for children Toddlers, Preschool and Kindergarten.

www.childrenfirst.ch

Email enquiries welcome
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Hi there,

I am really struggling to find anyone (group or private) who teaches reading and writing to children (5yrs) in the Zurich city area.

I have 2 younger children and between the kindergarten/krippe and 3 hourly feeds I am not able to trek out to the WAC in Uster or down the coast to one of the private kindergartens that offer weekly classes.

We do read at home and practice letters and shapes, but just like I was when my mother tried to teach me to drive, my son is not so "amenable" to my style of teaching! Sometimes a third person is needed - someone who is not mummy or daddy

Is there really no-one offering classes in central zurich?

I would appreciate any help or suggestions....

Max and Xav - who would loev to write his own name if it wasn't so bloomin' long
@Maxhd

Did you manage to find a reading and writing class? Maybe I could help you or anyone else interested in tuition in English. I am a UK qualified teacher (QTS) and I am also TEFL registered. I am currently tutoring privately in Zurich.

PM me for further info.
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Re: English reading and writing lessons for children

Hi there Max, Xav and Finkle

The good news is that YES - there are CLASSES in central Zürich for English-speaking children to learn reading, writing and spelling. Please let me know by PM if you would like more information.

Cheers,
Elise

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Re: English reading and writing lessons for children

Hi , please contect me for english reading session for my son 7 year and daughter 4 year. my phone number is 078 3626740


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