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Enrolling english speaking children in Italian schools

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Re: Enrolling english speaking children in Italian schools

Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:42 pm

Hi i am looking to moving to Marche in Italy with a 10 year old, i would love some information on living in Italy and the school life for expats.
My partner is from north ItalyBologna and we are use to going to Bologna but i have never lived in Italy and i wondered how hard it will be for my son and myself.
We speak some italian but it is limited. I am worried that the school transition may be too much for my son, with it not being his native language.
Any advice would be relly apreciated.
Kind regards.
Margie

 

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Re: Enrolling english speaking children in Italian schools

Post Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:16 pm

Hi all,
It's been a few years since you all posted regarding enrolling English children in an Italian school. I wondered if you all still feel the same and how it is for you this many years on?
We are making plans to make the move to somewhere in Abruzzo this time next year, we have two trips planned to travel the region and find where we like.
We have an 11 year old son who is due to start secondary tomorrow and in hindsight we wish we had made this decision sooner but alas that was not possible.
I have many fears regarding school for him and would appreciate as much information as possible.
He is due to start Italian tuition here in the uk next week, we've downloaded podcasts, films purchased books and every object in our home is covered with Italian terms, we don't live in a post it note but it sure feels like it!
I have looked at international schools but the fees are too high for us and trying to find information on local schools isn't easy.
Any information would be greatly received.
Thanking you in advance

 

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Re: Enrolling english speaking children in Italian schools

Post Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:38 pm

- margiegilbert

Hi i am looking to moving to Marche in Italy with a 10 year old, i would love some information on living in Italy and the school life for expats.
My partner is from north ItalyBologna and we are use to going to Bologna but i have never lived in Italy and i wondered how hard it will be for my son and myself.
We speak some italian but it is limited. I am worried that the school transition may be too much for my son, with it not being his native language.
Any advice would be relly apreciated.
Kind regards.
Margie



Hi Margie,
How are you getting on with finding out about schools? I haven't had any replies to my post so I wondered what information you have, if any?
I'm finding it quite overwhelming!
Thanks in advance
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Re: Enrolling english speaking children in Italian schools

Post Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:40 pm

I don't know why loads of question marks showed at the end of my message?

 

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Re: Enrolling english speaking children in Italian schools

Post Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:25 am

Hi guys,
We too are moving to Marche, this summer. We have a 10yr old daughter and are going through the same dilemmas. We want to send her to an Italian state school as we feel this is the best way to integrate into Italian life. But how do you decide which school and how do you go about registering?
Coming from the UK we have no Italian heritage and only speak a little of the language.
Any experiences you can share and advice would be greatly appreciated.
Any fellow adventures who want to talk please get in touch.
any thanks
Chris

 

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Re: Enrolling english speaking children in Italian schools

Post Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 11:42 am

We have made a half-plunge into our move! We came to Firenze a month ago and are going to Marche next week. We're trying to find where to stay permanently and we also have a 10 year old (son). I'm thinking we are going to just throw him into Italian school and see how it goes. We have homeschooled him part time for years so he is not used to highly structured school situations, but he is pretty adaptable. I read somewhere that schools do a good job helping kids catch up with language, and we can help with the academics at home and leave language for school.
There is so much English in Florence we haven't gotten very far with our Italian & look forward to our next place. We are trying to find the right place to settle, did you all have work choose for you? I work online so we can move wherever, and my spouse has a TEFL cert which we hoped will be useful. We rented our house which is helping for now, but we will need to get settled soon, I just don't know where!

 

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