One week of full immersion into Irish culture, lifestyle and the English language – that was this year’s language week of classes 6C and 6D together with their teachers Johannes Eichhorn, Silvia Zeller and Doris Sommer.
Our enjoyable but still exhausting days always started with morning classes with native teachers at ATC Language School in the city centre. The afternoons and evenings were enriched by a great variety of activities and excursions such as Irish dancing, a visit of the home of Gaelic sports (Croke Park Stadium), Glendalough, and Kilmainham Gaol (jail) – the historic site that led us even deeper into Irish history. A breathtaking cliff walk on the Howth peninsula and a few hours on Malahide’s sandy beaches rounded off our Irish experience. Our Irish hosts welcomed us with warm hospitality, which made it even harder to say goodbye.
After arriving on Monday in front of our language school we were all excited to be picked up by our host families. In spite of cultural differences we were all very lucky to live with nice families and nobody had any problems. After long days they provided us with a good dinner an encouraged us to use our English skills by involving us in conversations. (mehr …)
On Friday 11th April class 1E presented the play “The Gruffalo” in the library. Parents, brothers and sisters were impressed by the great performance of the young and talented children. The show, the music, the costumes and masks contributed to a successful evening. Afterwards we all enjoyed home-made Gruffalo cakes in the school’s Treffpunkt.
The 4th forms of Stiftsgymnasium Melk are enjoying this year’s English Project week, a week of total immersion into the English language. English trainers from Great Britain, America and South Africa are teaching not only their mother tongue but also their culture. It is both amusing and rewarding for the students to play games and do projects speaking and listening to natives throughout the morning. The projects were presented in a spectacular presentation party on Friday (4th and 5th period). Classes, Presentation Party.
Die 1e verbrachte die letzten beiden Schultage vor den Weih- nachtsferien mit Gerald von Spark 7 und ihrer Klassenvorständin Voß-Peichl. Sie arbeiteten an “richtigem Lernen”, übten lern- fördernde Heftführung, besprachen Lerntipps, trainierten Vertrauen in die Klassengemeinschaftund hatten Spaß bei gemeinschafts- stärkenden Spielen in der Gruppe. Ein kleiner Ausflug in die Innenstadt und die gemeinsame Jause mit ihren Mentoren aus der 7c rundeten das abwechslungsreiche Programm ab!
On Wednesday, December 18th, the 8C attended a training session for job interviews at AMS Melk. After Ms Froeschl had welcomed us warmly, Ms. Ayse Bürgmann told us something about jobs in the EU, how to find them and what EURES is (EURopean Employment Service). We were given some background information about working abroad. Then the main part, the English workshop, started. Greg Eastman, a South African (ex tennis pro), and Dave Baker (a British golf pro) explained how to write the perfect CV and how to behave properly in a job interview. At the end we had the chance to implement the strategies in role plays. Photos
“I wanted real adventures to happen to myself. But real adventures, I reflected, do not happen to people who remain at home: they must be sought abroad.” (James Joyce, Dubliners)
Fifty-one students of 6CD and their English teachers Mag. Brigitte Kern, Mag. Juliana Mistlbacher and Mag. Johannes Eichhorn spent a fantastic week in Dublin, exploring the breathtakingly beautiful countryside, the secrets of Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol and surviving Dublin’s chaotic traffic. We particularly enjoyed the Irish hospitality, an exciting Ladies Football Final in Croke Park and glorious sunshine of the Irish coast.
Classes 6A/B spent an exciting and actually quite intensive language week together with their teachers Parrer and Sommer in Bray and Dublin. After school with their native teachers Eileen, Colette and Sean, our students explored Dublin with a guide and on their own, saw the Guiness Storehouse, visited the notorious Kilmainham Gaol (jail), and saw the world-famous monastery complex Glendalough in authentic Irish rain. Also a visit of Croke Park stadion, home of Irish games such as Gaelic football and Hurling, was part of the program. A cliff walk along the coast from Bray to Greystones was another highlight of the week. In the evenings we did fun activities such as Irish dance, bowling and spent an evening in the cinema. Above all, we experienced the friendliness and hospitality of the Irish. Thank you Eire for a wonderful week!
Let us sing and celebrate – our English Project Week was great ! We, the 4th forms of Stiftsgymnasium Melk, really enjoyed last week. 8 English trainers from Great Britain, America and South Africa taught us not only their mother tongue but also their culture. It was so amusing playing funny games and doing awesome projects which we finally presented on Friday . We really improved our English – because we deeply immersed into it! Learning English can be so much fun! Some impressions:
Den fantastischen dritten Platz in Englisch errang Carolina Koch aus der 7CBE beim 37. niederösterreichischen Fremdsprachenwettbewerb in St. Pölten. In drei Runden trat sie mit insgesamt 31 weiteren Kandidaten aus Gymnasien aus ganz Niederösterreich bei dieser anerkannten Veranstaltung der Begabtenförderung an. Die Schulgemeinschaft gratuliert zu ihrer hervorragenden Leistung!
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