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FAQ:About ALFA education


Do we need to reserve a place well in advance at the school?

Can the home municipality use school money to pay for the fee at ALFA education?

Can we take time off from school for a trip to Thailand?

How does it work with school supplies?

Do you have contact with the home school in Sweden?

Do you grade the students?

How does it work with acclimatization in the nursery?

What is the biggest difference between a school in Sweden and your Swedish school in Thailand?

What is the benefit for us to go on ALFA education rather than another type of school in Thailand?

What's the best about ALFA education?



Do we need to reserve a place in advance?
No, but it's good if you contact us before you reserve your trip as there are limited places for your children at the school.

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Can the home municipality use school money to pay for the fee at ALFA education?
Each municipality has different rules and has its own authority of what it comes to letting students move there school fees, or part of it to schools abroad, such as ALFA. Municipality rules changes from year to year, so we can’t really say which municipalities allow this right now, you have to talk to your home school about that.

We recommend that you turn to the educational administration of your community and find out what applies. If your community needs more information in addition to that on our website, we are always willing to help with that.

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Can we take time off from school for a trip to Thailand?
The new Education Act has clarified the rules regarding school facilities to give students time off such as vacation trips. Nowadays it is difficult to get time off without a scheduled schooling, for example, if the parents themselves are designed to be responsible for the student's school work done during the trip. It is the principal who decides on the student's leave. The Education Act is clear that all students must follow the curriculum and the objectives set out, it is unusual that the principal do not give leave if the student has a secondary schooling at a school abroad as ALFA education. This is why we follow the Swedish curriculum and all teaching is based on the same. The teaching at ALFA is also done only by trained teachers with several years of professional experience. If your home school principal has questions, he or she is always welcome to contact us!

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How it works with school supplies?
Students who stay for less than 17 weeks bring with them their own material and plans from their home school. Students who stay longer get their supplies at the school. Students in grades 6-9 who do not read through the Sofia Distance, always needs to bring with them material and supplies. Bring your own computer or e-reader for schooling is preferred as the school does not have enough for every student.

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Do you have contact with the home school in Sweden?
It is important for us that the schooling will be as good as possible for each student at the ALFA education. Therefore, we always have contact with the student’s home school before the students come here. We also keep contact with the home school during the students stay here at our school. After time completion at the school, we give all the students a review that the home schools have access to. We get very positive feedback from schools in Sweden who feel that there is good cooperation on preparation and they get great information and documentation when the student returns back home.

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Do you grade the students?
We do not give out grades on ALPHA education, but students that must have grades and stay with us for a long time, study through Sofia Distance, and they grade the students. Students who are with us less time get detailed reviews of each subject, these they take back home to their home school, where the home school take part of it and use it as a complement to its own documentation in the rating.

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How it works with acclimatization in the nursery?
It is of course different from child to child but our experience is that it often goes quickly. That is partly because the children are accustomed to go to preschool at home but also because we have small groups and the opportunity to meet each child according to their needs, interests and circumstances. Information about the first days and an individual approach will be developed when entering the conversation that takes place before the child's first day.

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What is the biggest difference between a school in Sweden and your Swedish school in Thailand?
The small classes, all teachers are trained and have a long professional experience and that all pupils are seen and acknowledged. The environment is of course another obvious difference, the school is located near the beach and sea in a warm pleasant climate, how often do you for example have gymnastics lessons at a beach back home in Sweden?

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What is the advantage for us to go on ALFA education rather than another type of school in Thailand?
There are several reasons why students and parents chose to come to us, one factor is that we follow the Swedish curriculum, another that we only work with trained and professional experienced educators who speak our school children's native language and that we are working in very small groups which allows students to quickly enter the school and studies. Are you also "only" away from Sweden for a few months would be a rule which parent the children should be in sync with his classmates at home when they return to Sweden after the leave.

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What is the best thing about ALFA education?
That we keep school classes small and personal, we do not have classes with more than 12 students per school class. It means that all students get to know each other and the teachers very well, creating a great security and very pleasant atmosphere. Our core values about life skills training, where we work with students’ self-esteem , self-image and self-confidence. Our priority is quality, community and skilled educators, our focus are rather on quality than quantity.

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