replied to the thread Seeking Information--Cologne Germany
on the Germany forum on April 13, 2015:
Moving the wife and (two small children) to the Cologne Region. Will be teaching English and doing a DJ Business in the beginning; however, I am looking for "better" employment opportunities (full time) there. I am learning German; however, my skills are still very basic at the moment...I am a MBA Graduate, and I also fixed/painted cars for a number of years...Perhaps going to Mercedes...may work...Wanted to get a lay-out of the land there...Appreciate the feedback...
I have been living in Cologne for a number of years and can tell you that there are 3 major options that come to mind 1. Chemicals (Bayer is HQ'd here), 2 Auto (Ford is HQ'd here) 3 TV and entertainment (many TV programs and film companies operate here).
See the Cologne site (use Google translator to help)...
Here are some search options.
put in cologne or köln in the wo: (where) window.
Also, there are a number of contract houses that service the auto industry that have many job options...
Good Luck. Cologne is a wonderful place to live.
replied to the thread temporary housing
on the Germany forum:
Hello, I am new to the site but am glad to be here. Planning the move to Baddenwurttemburg in 6 to 12 months. When we arrive we will need temporary housing, perhaps 2 or 3 months until we find a permanent residence. Any suggestions on a furnished monthly for a family of 4? Thank you in advance for any help at all........ M
GREAT! Thank you for all of the advice.
In the Freiburg area. We are still open to other surrounding areas. Thank you for your help, we will look into this web site!
Dont mention the JFK school I already know about the expensive schools -and they ARE expensive need the name of a German school that would take international children I understand there are such schools in Bonn but if Im trying to attend school in Berlin Bonn would be too far away for me to travel...
What did you end up doing? I have a job interview in Berlin and would need an English-speaking school for my son entering 8th grade this fall. Any suggestions?
Try this site.
I wanted to give a review for this international school in the Bayreuth area. (Wolfsbach) This school in our opinion is not really an international school. This school is mostly a school where German natives send their kids to school because it offers an English class. The school was advertised to us as German and English being spoken simultaneously in each class. This is not true at all. 95% of the language spoken is German. Our daughter is the only student in the entire school not fluent in German. She gets a quick 5 sentence summary of what is going on. Also our daughter takes 4 hours of an English class per week. Yes, English! The German language support at this school is horrible. Our daughter will maybe if she is lucky get one hour per week of a private German lesson. The lessons are not very effective either because she is learning a bunch of nouns, but not any sort of sentence structure etc.. Because of the school being mostly German natives, our daughter feels lonely at this school. Many of the German kids will not speak English. It is entirely up to our daughter to learn German and learn it fast in order to communicate at this school and make friends. I am in a language course with people from all over the world and all who have children. I have found through talking with these parents that there is actually a better support system at the local public schools for non German speaking people then there is at this school that we are paying for. In my opinion, save your money and don't consider this school.
Thanks for posting this! What are you going to do? Have you decided on an alternative school? My son is 13 yrs old and will be in 8th grade next year. I have a job interview in Berlin, specifically in Friedrichshain. Can you suggest English-speaking schools in this area or in Berlin?