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Old Nov 6th 2009, 12:06 pm
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I feel sure your kids will pick up the lingo very quickly, it is you and your wife who may struggle.

I would guess there will be few international schools in Almeria. The better ones tend to be in the more affluent regions along the Costa, i.e. for those rich ex pats who can afford the fees live
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Old Nov 6th 2009, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Shaz&Dee
Thanks for that F.

I know my kids are now in the bracket where it's going to be harder for them to learn the lingo, my 9 & 12 yr old seem to have picked up Italian pretty well at school here so you never know!

I suppose it would be an experience for us all, the kids will probably end up teaching us

We're definately going to do a few reccies before we decide on anything.

Thanks again guys for your replies.

Picking up Italian at school is not the same as being taught in it constantly. I have experienced the school thing with my sisters and i can assure you 12 and 14 is too old. Even 9 is pushing it. Won't the 14 yr old be starting gcse coursework soon? This could mess up their future!
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Old Nov 6th 2009, 12:38 pm
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Just `cos you pay money for International schooling, does not mean it is better than state schooling.
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Old Nov 6th 2009, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by jdr
Just `cos you pay money for International schooling, does not mean it is better than state schooling.
Absolutely, in fact many of the international schools along the Costa's have less euros spent per pupil on education than the state schools. This is becuase they get zero tax money from the Spanish government.

By the way, you've got to decide where you're kids future is going to be. Limiting their Spanish education is a disaster if you want them to stay in Spain when they are older, but as others have said 14 years old is too old to be able to pick up the language in time for the Spanish exams, so you may not have a choice.
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Old Nov 6th 2009, 2:32 pm
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Just `cos you pay money for International schooling, does not mean it is better than state schooling.
For sure, I would suggest you could say the same about private schools in UK
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Old Nov 6th 2009, 7:44 pm
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For sure, I would suggest you could say the same about private schools in UK
True, both comments. Equally neither state nor international nor private are by definition better or worse than each other. A school is as good as its head, teachers, parents & pupils (I think I quote Lynnxa fairly accurately).
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