Send your kids where you want to send them. Others have their own take on things but in the end, the choice is yours. What do you want your child to get out of school? And . . . why?
For our family, our daughter went to a local kindergarten, Chinese. There really weren’t many options for an English one in our neck of the woods, although in the past few years the things have popped up pretty much everywhere.
I wouldn’t dream of sending my daughter to TAS . . . partly as I believe living in Taiwan my daughter should be a part of the local cultural experience rather than apart from it . . . and partly (well, mostly) as the blasted place is too far away for a convenient commute and more expensive than regular humans should ever be willing to pay.
Of course, as I work in a university with an excellent affiliated experimental school system, my daughter has wonderful opportunities in the local system - and her school is just around the corner from where we live, literally.
While . . . for me . . . it is very important that my daughter have an identity of “being American” as I am sure you want your child to “be German” . . . we also live in Taiwan and my daughter is also Chinese so I want her to have that experience and identity as well.
It’s a tough choice . . . but don’t worry too much about it . . . just decide what sort of identity you want your child to have . . . and make the choice based upon that . . . a mutual decision with your wife’s input as well as your own with what you both together feel has your child’s best interests at heart.