Useful Links

The following is a list of helpful websites for expats in Switzerland:

Information for Parents

Family Matters Switzerland:
Family Matters – Switzerland is providing lots of valuable parenting information to English-speaking parents in Switzerland, including a very useful activities guide for families.

Educational consultants for children with different learning requirements:

Zürich area:

Remfrey Educational Consulting
April provides consulting services for expat families of children with disabilities who are looking into relocating to the United States or to another location.

The Learning Room Zürich is a needs led practice offering speech and language therapy, educational support, assessment and consultation for children and young people with special needs as well as those just requiring a little extra support.

Foundations for Learning offers learning and academic support for children in English-based school programmes

English pre-schools in Zug

Shooting Stars is an English speaking preschool for 2 to 5 year olds, run by a UK qualified teacher. From August 2018, the school will be based in Unterägeri.

English classes for children

Keeping their children’s English skills up to a level in their home country is often an issue for many parents who send their children to local swiss primary school. The following providers offer good quality English lessons for children:

Zug and Luzern

English classes and clubs for children:

Links to Literacy
Annelise Dohr

AtoZ English
provides English classes (mainly native speakers of English) for children from ages three or four through primary school, with a curriculum that teaches the most important reading, writing, grammar and spelling skills.
Jules MacLeod

The Learning Place
(highly recommended by parents)
Amy Davidson

Marlise Meier An experienced tutor, Marlise offers private English and Maths lessons and test preparation in Kanton Zug

Angie Gisler offers English tuition and different clubs, including: story time, constructive play, songs&rhymes, cooking…in Baar and Luzern

Zurich area

Multiple Locations Zürich region:

Reading, Writing & Spelling for English-Speaking Children
Offers classes for children from ages three or four through primary school, with a curriculum that teaches the most important reading, writing, grammar and spelling skills

Happy Nest Oerlikon,en

At the Happy Nest English Club children’s literacy skills are fostered by a qualified teacher basing her methods around the Jolly Phonics system. The class size is kept small (maximum of 10 children for Beginners and Intermediate levels, 6 for the Advanced level) to allow a maximum of personal attention to each child.

Zurich city
Children First Association offers after-school clubs and classes for English and French-speaking children in 8032 Zurich:

Women’s Activity Club (WAC) provides English lessons for native speakers. It’s Learning Tree co-operative school offers a range of classes for children aged 2 until 14, for native english speakers and for those who are learning english for the first time.

Fällanden and online course materials: English for All.
English for All’s aim is to bring English to the local community and to help other English speaking families to get access to English teaching resources and learning programs.

Richterswil/ZH: Links to literacy
Links to Literacy is run and taught by Annelise Dohr, a qualified and experienced UK Primary School and Special Needs teacher, who is now offering group and individual lessons to children aged between 4 and 12 years old.

Zurich area: Laugh and learn
Private lessons in Zurich in English and Maths for primary school children offered by a qualified teacher from the UK.

Kate Paine offers English essay writing and research skills for students who need help with preparing for English exams or to help them with relocating to an English speaking school. She also provides help with extended essay writing for university applications.

Expat forums

All of Switzerland:

International clubs and associations in Central Switzerland

Zug International Women’s Club:

International Women’s Club of Lucerne: