Nicaraguan Schools for Expats

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Last updated on: Jan 16, 2017

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Summary: Advice and overview of Nicaraguan schools for expat children.

Nicaraguan Schools - For Expats

When you have children, you have to put some thought into relocating. After all, you do not want their education to suffer. You need to know you can put them in a school they can benefit from. That means they have to be able to understand the language.

If your child speaks English, a Nicaraguan school that only teaches in Spanish is not going to benefit your child. He will quickly fall behind due to the language barrier. He will end up lost, and it will be hard for him to recover. Once a student gets behind in school, it is very hard for them to catch up.

At the same time, you do not necessarily want a school that only teaches in English. After all, your child can learn another language, which can help him a great deal when he enters the workforce. If there is a school that he can learn in English and yet still learn Spanish, that is your best option. That way, his education will not be stalled but he will be able to be more competitive in the workforce after he graduates.

Therefore, many parents choose to send their children to bilingual schools. These schools teach in English and Spanish and offer a great deal to students. They can keep up with the teachers because they are able to learn in their native language, but they also get the benefit of learning a new language.

These schools make students well rounded. Students are able to get a stellar education by learning in two languages. They are able to learn skills they will use for a lifetime. Nicaragua has many schools that are bilingual. One such school is the American Nicaraguan School. This school is very well known and many foreigners send their children to this school so they can benefit from the English and Spanish. English is the main language of this school, but there are still lessons in Spanish.

Students are able to master Spanish when they attend this school. They are immersed in the language, which is very helpful when learning a new language. They learn the language much better than they would if they took a language class multiple times a week. Instead of taking a class, they get the opportunity to actually live the language.

Lincoln International Academy is also a bilingual school. Students receive their lessons in English and Spanish, which means they can learn in their language but still pick up on Spanish. They will then be able to offer something extra to employers after they graduate. With the global marketplace, this is more important than ever before.

The Notre Dame School and Saint Dominic School also offer bilingual education. In both of these schools, students are exposed to a great deal of Spanish, although they will still learn in English as well. These schools allow students to learn the language and master it before they graduate.

If you want your child to get an English education without much of a Spanish influence, the Nicaraguan Christian Academy is likely the school you need. This school teaches in English. Your child will not be able to learn much Spanish at this school, but will be able to go through school in a language he is comfortable with.

All of these schools offer children the chance to learn in an environment they are comfortable with. When children are comfortable, they are better at learning. Students cannot be expected to learn in a language they do not understand, as that would be practically impossible. Therefore, these schools were set up to make students feel at home when at school.

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SarahinSanJuan
Jan 16, 2017 07:58

Nice list of schools in Managua. There are more and more options outside of the capitol now, as well, which are wroth mentioning. In Granada, both Sacuanjoche and Cocibolca are options. And if you prefer the beach lifestyle, check out San Juan del Sur Day School - international primary school where the primary language of instruction is English, but all teaching assistants are native Spanish speakers. Children are immersed and instructed in both languages throughout the day.

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