The number of children between the ages of 4 and 8 disrupting classes and making life difficult for teachers in Switzerland is rising, according to a survey run by the newspaper SonntagsZeitung and reported in 20 Minutes. These difficult children were identified as the main source of stress for school staff. Younger children seem to […]
80% of 12-year-olds in Switzerland told they can’t go to university
Relatively few qualify for university in Switzerland. To apply you need to score well in school exams at the age of 11 or 12, enter the academic stream and graduate from it, normally at the age of 19. In 2015, only 20.8% of Swiss-based school leavers gained the chance to apply for entry to a Swiss […]
No French please. We’re Swiss…..
Two recent stories are reminders of the cultural and political importance of language in Switzerland. Choosing to learn English as a second language makes sound practical sense in an increasingly global world, however in Switzerland it is not that simple. Switzerland, a country with four national languages (German, French, Italian and Romanche), has to juggle […]