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leirum1973 June 18, 2013

hello, we are moving to NY with our daughter entering kindergarten. We are french, coming from spain. She speaks spanish and french but not yet english. Could you advise a scholl where they will help her integrate smoothly? thank you. Muriel

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MagnetMom June 28, 2013

Hi leirum1973, and welcome to GreatSchools Parent Community.

You can rest assured that any public school will have language acquisition programs for non-English speakers. Since your daughter already speaks two languages it will come even easier.

Additionally, the article here will help you find the right school for your daughter.

Good luck!


TeacherParent July 13, 2013

If you are coming to the States to accept a job, the Human Resource Director at your new job should be able to help you to a certain extent. I'd also suggest this - there are so many online forums - there are likely online forums for French 'expats' or French nationals living in the US and you could get good advice on those forums.
In some communities including mine there is a French language school - it's not a public or government school - it's a private school but all the French nationals living in this area send their children to that school.

Try punching into google - French speakers living in US forum, French nationals in US message board etc. etc.

The pleasant truth is that your daughter will pick up English very quickly - she's clearly very good with languages.

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