Learn More is brought to you by IIL - Institute International de Lancy.
Bringing up children in the region has its own unique challenges - but also fantastic rewards.
Living and working in a multilingual environment means your child will gain language skills and have a broad international experience earlier than many of their peers. But it does mean there are questions on how to make sure they get the most of their time here.
Every month on Learn More we speak to different experts on the most common questions and, yes, occasional pitfalls. Such as what schools would be the best? Expensive international schools? Or the state system? And then maybe you have a choice between France and Switzerland?
Also, how does your child spend their free time? Best ways to have fun - but still with the space to develop and expand.
We'll be speaking to educational specialists, child psychologists, experienced parents and others about what it's like to have a child in this very exciting and unique environment..
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Empathy and the arts; benefits to bilingual students
Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
Louise Peacocke explains the importance of the arts in education and her research on empathy in non-native speakers
Thursday, June 30th, 2022
Activities that are great for the body and the mind
Friday, May 6th, 2022
Tips on how to avoid a mental block in the exam room, as well as revision techniques
Comparing Diplomas: IB, bac, and Swiss Matu
Wednesday, March 30th, 2022
Two Heads of Secondary School join Katt to compare the diplomas; pros and cons
How to do your homework
Tuesday, March 15th, 2022
Mr George Walsh, Head of English Primary, explains some tips and tricks for getting homework done.
Volunteering from a young age
Sunday, February 27th, 2022
We look at some reasons to start volunteering work young, and speaks to special guest Eden Chung, who has created her own NGO helping several schools with hygiene and technology projects at age 17.
Eco-friendly Christmas traditions for the family
Friday, December 17th, 2021
Dorinda Phillips from Zero Waste Switzerland talks about gifts, trees, decorations, food and more..
Friday, November 12th, 2021
Can there really be truth behind them? And what does it mean practically in terms of how we raise our kids?
Friday, October 29th, 2021
what resources are available for kids who love science?
Bullying; why it happens and how to prevent it
Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
Francisco Benavente explains the KiVa program
Activity inspiration for kids this summer
Friday, July 16th, 2021
And why some structure is still important during vacation
Summer camps: finding the best camps for the kids
Friday, May 28th, 2021
Nathalie Wetterwald shares her experience
Learn More - The arts in education
Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
Music, theatre, sculpture and circus. What do the arts really teach our children?
Learn More - Bilingual Learning: benefits and challenges
Friday, March 26th, 2021
We talk to a panel of pros about all aspects of bilingual education.
Learn More - Telling kids "you can ask me anything"
Friday, February 26th, 2021
How to talk to your kids about sex, family separation, or porn. We talk tough conversations with Allison Ochs.
Learn More - Creating structure around homework and screen time
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021
Dr Rebecca Weber shares her toolkit for no-fuss homework