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write a letter requesting permission to take your child out of school... I recently wrote an absence request letter in German for a mum wanting to take her children to…

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Hochdeutsch vs Swiss German

There is much debate going on whether Expats should start by learning standard German or Swiss-German. Proponents of learning Hochdeutsch claim that Swiss German is a dialect at best and…

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Local, bilingual or international school?
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Local, bilingual or international school?

New to Switzerland and not sure which school option is the best for your child? The above table allows you to compare advantages and disadvantages of the different schooling options.…

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Kindergarten – what to expect

Most parents of children starting Kindergarten this year will have attended their schools information event. Since these events are a.) in the national language and b.) offer little meaningful information…

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