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Potential move to Munich - any one there?

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MmeLindor. Wed 08-Jun-11 10:06:50

We are waiting to hear if this is going to happen, should know by the end of the week.

Currently in Geneva and the children are in French speaking school. We have considered the French/German school in Munich but it is the opposite side of Munich to DH's work and I don't fancy the commute around Munich.

We could afford the fees, but it would not leave much for other activities and holidays. . It might be better to go with local schools and get a nachhilfe lehrer for the French. Wonder if there is a French institute in Munich.

Really the decision would be to have a nicer apartment and holidays etc or the private school.

So - good areas of the town to live in. Company is in the north so would prefer to be that general area. Prefer to live in the city or a suburb. Would love an altbau.

Talk to me about schools. Anyone know about the curriculum, particularly what they are doing in the 3. Klasse. DD will move into the deciding 4. klasse in September so we need to make sure she is up to it.

admylin Wed 08-Jun-11 10:14:08

Not in Munich but one idea for school would be to order a few of the Duden books for 4th year. I had the maths and German ones for year 5 to prepare dd and they were quite good.

This sort of thing or Duden

MmeLindor. Wed 08-Jun-11 10:44:36

Oh, good idea. Shall do that anyway. She needs to learn about gross und kleinschreibung anyway

Halbwahrheiten Thu 09-Jun-11 21:20:32

Some friends have their children at LFJR, but to be honest, munich is full of good schools. There is at least one Grundschule I can think of which offers lessons in french, too.

LFJR follows the french curriculum which I don't know anything about.

My knowledge on the german yr3/4 curriculum is fairly old now, but generally it's things like long division, multiplication, writing essays on various subjects - but things have probably changed in the last 15 years or so. here's the link to the bavarian yr.4 curriculum Link

Areas to live in - depends how much you are willing/able to pay. We lived in Bogenhausen for years, right in the centre. Beautiful, and Altbau, but rather expensive. Also lived in Laim, which was ok, and much cheaper than Bh. Much more multicultural.
Schwabing is nice, usually fairly affordable and has lots of altbau. and lots of students.
My dad still lives in Hasnbergl, which has a pretty bad reputation but is actually not that bad. Beautiful flat for very affordable prices (for munich, anyway).
Moosach is nice, too, I think.
Suburb wise, Karlsfeld used to be pretty badly connected, Ober/Unterschleissheim somewhat better, and is very nice IMO.

All this is just my opinion, but hopefully it helps a little. if you have any more questions, feel free to ask.

MmeLindor. Sat 11-Jun-11 23:09:09

(great name, btw). Thank you so much. Now after all that excitement and worrying (and you taking the time to write such an informative post), it turns out that the guy in Germany is not budging so DH cannot have his job. Looks like we shall be staying here for at least another year.

Thanks anyway. Am almost sad that we won't be moving, but think it may be for the best.

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