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Posted: Sat Jan 5, 2019 5:48pm
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Emma0190

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Location: Vera

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Hi my name is Emma, me and my husband are looking into moving to Spain and was wondering about schools near vera. We have a 6 year old son who doesn't know Spanish and was looking for a school for him. Can anyone give us any advice please? 

Rob20B

Rob20B

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Sun Jan 6, 2019 7:43pm

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Location: Los Gallardos

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Posted: Sun Jan 6, 2019 7:43pm

The one that we've always looked at is the Colegio Valdeserra between Vera and Garrucha at http://www.colegiovaldeserra.com/en/ although our 14 year old son is refusing to move to Spain (strange child).

Rob
Los Gallardos/Palomares

Emma0190

Emma0190

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Mon Jan 7, 2019 12:13pm

Posts: 18

Location: Vera

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Posted: Mon Jan 7, 2019 12:13pm

Hi Rob 

Thanks for your reply. I can't believe your 14 year old doesn't want to move to Spain haha. Is that an English speaking school do you know? X

Lyn77

Mon Jan 7, 2019 12:47pm

Posts: 84

Location: Mojacar

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Posted: Mon Jan 7, 2019 12:47pm

I believe  the school you are referring to is a private school. But not necessarily an English only school  The state schools are very good and your son would learn Spanish alot quicker integrating with Spanish children and several of the schools I believe have English classes. Vera us a very multicultural area nowadays.

Emma0190

Emma0190

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Mon Jan 7, 2019 1:54pm

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Location: Vera

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Posted: Mon Jan 7, 2019 1:54pm

Thanks for your reply, would he struggle untill he learns Spanish properly though? I don't want him to struggle x

Lyn77

Mon Jan 7, 2019 2:24pm

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Location: Mojacar

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Posted: Mon Jan 7, 2019 2:24pm

At 6 years I would have thought it was the best time for him to learn quickly.  Why not wait until you arrive then find the nearest school to where you live and ask them about it.  You can always get private tuition for him in Spanish if necessary,  but you would be surprised how many young Spanish children speak a bit of English.  Don't panic your son will fit in I'm sure.  A marvellous opportunity for him to become bilingual.

Emma0190

Emma0190

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Mon Jan 7, 2019 2:29pm

Posts: 18

Location: Vera

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Posted: Mon Jan 7, 2019 2:29pm

Thank  you very much, we are thinking about moving in a year or two so he will be 7 or 8. I just don't want him to struggle. Is private tuition in Spanish expensive do you know? 

Lyn77

Mon Jan 7, 2019 2:35pm

Posts: 84

Location: Mojacar

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Posted: Mon Jan 7, 2019 2:35pm

I don't know the cost of private tuition but if he joins a group it will be less, certainly less than the private school you were contemplating.  If he's got 2 yrs why not get him started in the UK?  He could be fluent and confident by then!  Ask at his present school if they know if any Spanish teachers.  Good luck. 

VickyLegs

Mon Jan 7, 2019 2:41pm

Posts: 10

Location: Tíjola

Posted: Mon Jan 7, 2019 2:41pm

Hello đź‘‹ we don’t live near Vera we are in TĂ­jola in Almeria but our son was 8 when we e came (last February) and he goes to a brilliant local public school which he loves. He had a few spanish lessons before we came but only once a week at school - he is doing amazingly well with his Spanish but has had a private tutor twice a week since September but it’s a lot cheaper than and English private school - hope that helps 

Emma0190

Emma0190

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Mon Jan 7, 2019 2:45pm

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Location: Vera

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Posted: Mon Jan 7, 2019 2:45pm

Ok thanks for your help? Does he struggle in school with not being fluent in Spanish? How much do you pay for private tuition if you don't mind me asking.

Emma

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