I’ve trawled fairly extensively looking for some hints on this but couldn’t quite find what I was after, so forgive me if there is something apposite I’ve overlooked.
My situation: I went back to the UK with my elder son 2008-9 to put him in public (state) school there for the year and get his English up to scratch. I’d been working very long hours and barely seeing the lad, so - being at home with mum -his Mandarin was much stronger.
My ploy worked - he’s now fine in both (forgot his Mandarin but had it back within weeks of our return) but I now need to do the same with his little bruv. The elder had a year at TES before we went back to Blighty but, this time round, with my mum volunteering to stump up the cash again, I think something a bit lighter on the wallet is in order, ideally not a million miles from Beitou, where we live. It’s the same situation as last time, in fact, worse (he has almost no English). Once again, I’m working long hours and he is not around English enough. What I’m after is an an immersion school where english is spoken practically all the time, with a view to taking him to England for reception (1st grade) next year.
I saw Big Byte in Tianmu suggested on one thread but have tried e-mailing and phoning them to no avail. Not sure if they’re on a break/closed or what but could really do with some other suggestions.