Speaking English six lessons a day? Learning grammar while having fun? Writing poems and stories, singing songs and acting out sketches? Talking to natives from all over the world?
If you can answer these questions with a YES then you are definitely one of 142 fourth formers taking part in this year’s ENGLISH PROJECT WEEK! What a blast!
An amazingly mind-blowing week is over but its impressions, memories and experiences gained will last! Classes 6A and 6B fully enjoyed this week of total immersion into the Scottish and English culture, where new people were met, new food was tried, unknown places were explored and scenic landscapes were discorvered.
The programme of the week was rich and the weather fantastic. We explored Edingburgh, felt like Princess Diana on the Royal Britannia, climbed Arthur’s Seat at sunset, hiked through the Highlands, fed Highland cows, listened to the tragic fate of the Mac Donald Clan, looked for Nessi, danced ceilidh, ate Haggis and even went swimming in the sea at Portobello Beach!
Students of 6A and 6B toghether with their teachers Prof. Weißensteiner and Prof. Voß-Peichl are packing their suitcases to set off for a new destination – Edinburgh / Scotland. We are all looking forward to a week full of lasting impressions and fun activities. The highlight will probably be our Highland Tour at the weekend. We should watch out for Nessie and make sure not to mix up Càite bheil an taigh beag? and A bheil thu ‚g iarraidh a dhanns?
“To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness” – Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1542 – 87)
Students of 6C and 6D and their teachers Prof. Führer, Prof. Bichler and Prof. Eichhorn are looking forward to a mind-blowing week in Dublin/City. Share our experience by reading our blogs, just click here.
Stunning photos and informative blog entries on various topics are waiting for you!!!
After reading the new class reader, the graphic novel Frankenstein, and talking about various aspects dealt with in this classic novel, class 6a received bags full of „junk“ – paper clips, pieces of felting, toy eyes, corks, straws, dressings etc. The task was to create a creature of their own and invent a life story for them. Enthusiastically class 6a started to play creators! We are looking forward to the presentations and „Book of Lives“.
The 8th form students who are especially talented in English again participated in the international Cambridge Advanced Certificate exam in Vienna and reached outstanding results. With 18 high qualified candidates, who all passed a written as well as an oral exam reaching level C1 or C2 in English, the school was again extremely successful.
Candidates: Blanca Lechner (8A), Jakob Enengl (8B), Anna Schrattenholzer (8B), Linda Gosch, Katharina Hackner, Alexandra Heuböck, Laura Kiefer, Hannah Krautinger, Sarah Lang, Julia Mistelbacher, Alexa Neswadba, Marie Pichlbauer (all 8C), Katja Baumgartner, Georg Brack, Valentin Dirnegger, Paul Kerschbaumer, Jonas Schmutzer, Christina Sturath (all 8D).
The students of the 2nd form have received a very special parcel these days. It contained about 80 letters from England, each and everyone of them written in German by students of Maidstone Grammar School for Girls, a girls-only grammar school in southeast England. The senders are in their second year of learning German as a second language and told our students about their personal life, their family and pets as well as their last summer holidays. The letters were decorated very nicely with photos, drawings and colours, so that our students were already eager to answer their newly found penfriends, this time in English of course.
“One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things.”
– Henry Miller
39 students of 6C and 6D are going to spread their wings on Sunday April 22nd, eager to explore Ireland and its windswept beauty, literary heritage and sublime countryside.
The culinary team of class 6D, consisting of Nicolaus, Benjamin, pastry chef Mona and Felix, has expressed their excitement by means of a traditional Irish rhubarb cake, which turned out to be a real treat for our taste buds.
Our travel schedule is crammed full of adventures, ranging from courses at our language school to traditional Irish dance to Wicklow Jail – and maybe even the Holy Grail, the Book of Kells.
Right now, suitcases are being packed, before we head to Bray, guided by our English teachers Ms. Zeller and Ms. Weißensteiner. We’ll be sharing plenty of impressions with students, parents, siblings and teachers and we appreciate your comments on our class padlets!
Heavens smile when angels travel!
Travellers of 6CD and their teachers
On April 5th, 2018 the 6A and 6B classes were accompanied by the Americans on their voyage to Ireland. With Herr Eichhorn and Frau Stadlmann to lead the excursion, we set off on our 7 day journey. Between classes at the English School in Dublin, we saw many main attractions, including Guinness Storehouse, Temple Bar, Bray, Glendalough, Croke Park Stadium, and Wicklow Jail, not to forget the amazing cliffs in Howth. Not only did we get to visit Ireland, we also got to stay with host families, which gave us the full Irish experience. Overall, the trip was fantastic, and future classes should look forward to this opportunity. Photos…
Also see our Dublin Blog to get a full insight into our Dublin Experience.