We are living in France, and my child does go to school here. I admit, French school is pretty child unfriendly, but my daughter really likes going to school and doesn't even want to change her school for something less rigid.
My problem, is that although they learn English, it is very minimal. My daughter speaks English very well, but she needs to start learning to write and read in it more. She can read in both languages, but does very little writing in English. There are programs here, but it is costly and I think I am up to the task to teach her anyhow. Why should I enroll her for 3 hours a week extra, which limits her time to do other activities (things more artistic, which there is little of at her present school)?
While she does well at school, she hates working at home, there is almost always a drama, before she will finally practice her instrument, and I am not handling this so well! How can I get her to be more interested in doing work when not at school?
Most importantly, where can I find a curriculum to follow, how do I know what words she needs to be able to spell, how do I know how much she should be writing in English at her age? She is 8, by the way.