non english speaking kid

By mindpl

Hello all,

I may be considering move to QR with family. My older kid is 3 y.o. and we would like to put him to one of the nurseries or pre-schools. Our boy does not speak english. We want him to get along with other english speaking kids so he can catch up the language v quick.
Has anyone gone through similair excercise with etheir kiddos ?

Thx

By sak• 15 years 6 months ago.
sak

THERE IS EXACTLY ONE NURSERY WHICH IS RUN BY TWO BRITISH LADIES IN SALAT JADEED. i PUT MY DAUGHTER WHEN SHE WAS ONLY TWO AND HALF. ITS NAME IS RAINBOW NURSERY AND YOU MAY FIND ITS PHONE IN THE DIRECTORY. IF HAVE ANY PROBLEM E-MAIL ME.

BYE

By sak• 15 years 6 months ago.
sak

THERE IS EXACTLY ONE NURSERY WHICH IS RUN BY TWO BRITISH LADIES IN SALAT JADEED. i PUT MY DAUGHTER WHEN SHE WAS ONLY TWO AND HALF. ITS NAME IS RAINBOW NURSERY AND YOU MAY FIND ITS PHONE IN THE DIRECTORY. IF HAVE ANY PROBLEM E-MAIL ME.

BYE

By Nath69• 15 years 6 months ago.
Nath69

You wont find a 3 Bedroom Villa under 12000 Ryal. So make sure you get a good allowance or housing is provided.

I tried to send you a e-mail but cant. Contact me at :

rochat_doha@yahoo.com

Nath69

By mindpl• 15 years 6 months ago.
mindpl

Nath69,

Thanks for answers ! Now that you mention housing.. i read a lot about it on this forums.. looks like its from QAR6000 to QAR20000, compound or not, close to one kindergarten or not, traffic jams etc etc ..

These are too extremes for me, so I left that untill i come over and have a look myself..

Unless of course you have some tips for me..

I am not sure yet, what my contribution in the contract will be, but ideally i'd be looking for a small house or a 3 bed apt in a international compound where kids can socialise and we can benefit from swimpool, playground, gym and friends..

Any suggestions are more than welcome ! Thanx

By Nath69• 15 years 6 months ago.
Nath69

Its not a problem at the age of your child. Mine spoke no english at all. And for this year I put my kids to a nursery who takes kids until the age of 5 so my big one has one more year to learn english, and its just great the way he can comunicate now and we had no stress. We have no chance to go to an english school (Dess, Parkhouse..) normaly Montessori should take them for sept this year, they take kids even if they dont speak perfect english.

So this is not an issue. The housing is something else....

By pwb78• 15 years 6 months ago.
pwb78

Only some schools require good english, like the Doha English Speaking School. Most of the smaller ones take all kinds. At my daughter's school there's at least Arabic, French and English speaking kids. My kid has even started speaking with a British accent! Go figure.

By mindpl• 15 years 6 months ago.
mindpl

I read on the net that English speaking nurseries/pre-schools accept kids if they can communicate well.. could this be an issue when applying ? or at this age its not a prob ?

By Nath69• 15 years 6 months ago.
Nath69

I arrived with my boys 1,5 years ago, they where aged 2,5 and 3,5. They only spoke french, we put them in a english nursery and now they speak almost perfectly english. They learn so quickly.

By Don Corleone• 15 years 6 months ago.
Don Corleone

Beleive me your kid speaks english, french, arabic, chinese, italian.. you name it. 3 years old can comminicate with each other better than any age, my kid is 3 years old, he speaks french but i have seen him playing with other nationalities and they communicate pretty amazingly

I always tell the truth, even when I lie

Log in or register to post comments

More from Qatar Living

Trendy ice creams to try in Qatar

Trendy ice creams to try in Qatar

This summer 2022, try out the most trending ice creams in Qatar. Check out the ones listed here!
Things you can buy at Dragon Mart

Things you can buy at Dragon Mart

Right from a pin to a variety of unique furniture, Dragon Mart has it all. Visit Dragon mart this Eid Al Adha 2022 and shop to your heart's delight.
Restaurants with live music in Qatar

Restaurants with live music in Qatar

With the gastronomical journey elevating its standards in the country, we're always on the look for new and exciting finds in Qatar. Good food, good company, and good music is a combo that we all love - here's a round-up of some restaurants in Qatar that play live music
5 Air Conditioned Open Spaces in Doha

5 Air Conditioned Open Spaces in Doha

Qatar is one of the world's fastest-warming regions with fierce heat. With temperatures soaring to (enter temp) usually, certain activities tend to become a tedious task - especially if outdoors. But, life must go on and we are witnessing Qatar aim to air-condition the outdoor marketplaces, streets, and even outdoor malls, so we can enjoy a nice breeze during activities. Here are some spots to keep an eye out for especially during the summer.
Go swimming in your local pool in Qatar

Go swimming in your local pool in Qatar

Beat the heat this summer and enjoy your holidays in these swimming pools in Qatar
Places to buy fruit cakes in Qatar

Places to buy fruit cakes in Qatar

Wondering where to buy the best fruit cakes in Qatar? Here are some of the best places you can get fruit cakes from.
Entertainment centers for kids in Qatar

Entertainment centers for kids in Qatar

Wondering where to take your kids this summer? Here's a fun list of entertainment centers for kids in Qatar!
Reasons to visit Al Wakra Central Market in Qatar

Reasons to visit Al Wakra Central Market in Qatar

The Al Wakra Central Market offers livestock and fodder, in addition to a variety of traditional items, fruits & vegetables, accessories, and so much more!