Today, English is one of the most important languages worldwide. Therefore, we English teachers at the Stiftsgymnasium Admont set a high value on our teaching and strive towards planning our lessons carefully and individually to enable our students to interact with people all over the world. Learning English is definitely hard work in terms of studying vocabulary but English should also be fun and made lively by various games, creative lessons, role plays and interactions with Native Speakers.

In the following we will show different facets of our communicative and individual English lessons. Enjoy!

Sherlock Groans


From Admont to America - A Skype Interview with Cameron



On the 6th of December 2018, the students of 6A had the privilege to talk to Cameron Haddad, a 23 year old American Business and Film student, based in California. Cameron, who was born in Louisianan and moved to California recently, answered 6A's questions about how he is affected by the wildfires in California, whether or not he believes in climate change and what American people are doing to help the environment. The students also had the chance to engage in a lively discussion about Trump's presidency and in what way his climate change policies are an attack on the fight against climate change in general. After reviewing Leonardo DiCaprios' movie on climate change, Before the Flood, and debating whether or not it is helpful for the process of solving an issue when famous people get involved, 6A said goodbye to Cameron and let him get back to bed (4 am American time).

 

A BIG THANK YOU from Admont to America! Until next time!


 

Why music?


Did the 3D forget that the school year has already started again or why do they constantly listen to music? They’re talking about their favorite music and that is way! Presenting their favorite artists also includes listening to their favorite songs – from modern pop to German rap, everything is covered! See some of their music boxes that accompany their presentations in the pictures below!

A visit from „Disney Africa“


At the end of the 1st semester Byron Hart, a Namibian hunter and safari guide, paid a visit to two English groups. He presented his home country – admirably called Disney Africa – to the kids telling them about the landscape, the people and the fauna, showed them many amazing pictures of the fantastic wild life there and even brought some trophies with him. Thanks, Byron, for the visit – we had a great time with you!
 

A Travel Guide for London…


The students of the 3rd grade made a travel guide for London. Students chose well-known sights of London and worked on some important topics such as “The Great Fire of London“ or “Queen Elizabeth II“. First, they held presentations about their topic in class using a power point presentation or a poster. Then we collected all of the handouts from their presentations and made a travel guide out of them. Two students designed the front and back cover for the little booklet. It will be very useful for future visits to London and the students of the 3rd grade are really proud of it.

THE JUNGAROO


 

The Jungaroo was an animal who lived in the sea of Atlantis. The animal ate shells from the sea. It looked like a fish with a lion’s face. The Jungaroo had big ears and could swim an fly. It was two meters long and very colorful. The animal was smaller than a Snapkle, but it was bigger than a Hipcop. The Jungaroo wasn’t as dangerous as a Bugboy, but it was as friendly as a Ruckle. The other animals were scared because the Jungaroo was bigger than most other animals.

And...ACTION!


 
This year some of our second forms worked with David Taylor on the English play “The Secret Gate”. Helen and her friends are enjoying her birthday party (and the cake) when dad informs them that they all will go and visit the zoo. There the animals decide that they let them through their secret gate and therefore the humans can hear the animals talking … Have a look at some pictures of the workshop below. The students – and David Taylor – definitely had fun doing it and enjoyed the cake(s)!
 

Let’s talk about music … using cornflakes boxes?



The first topic of year 3 is music. The students came up with short presentations using cornflakes boxes to help them gather the most important information on their favorite artists. The presentations were super interesting and the boxes … well, have a look for yourself!

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