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!

 

"Hi, my name is Sam Dunbavin and I am Admont's new English language assistant. I work in Admont on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I am originally from a small village called Bratton Fleming, which is in Devon in South West England. Where I live is just next to the beach and a big national park called Exmoor, so I have grown to love nature and exploring the outside world. I am rarely at home, however, because I am currently studying for my undergraduate degree in Modern and Medieval languages at Christ's College, in Cambridge. Before that I studied the International Baccalaureate at Exeter College, and I took my GCSEs at Pilton Community College, in my nearest town, Barnstaple. In my free time I love to play sport. My greatest passion is beach volleyball, which I coach and play all summer and for much of the winter, too! I also play rugby for the CCRFC, my college team, and cricket, too. Academically, my chief interests are languages and history. I absolutely love the challenge that learning a new language presents! I am also fascinated by history, particularly German and Austrian history. This year I am writing a project about how Poland and the Polish people were treated under Prussian occupation during the 19th century. I am really looking forward to my year here in Admont. Thanks for having me!"

 

British and American culture - part 2


The first semester in year three was dedicated to British and American culture. The students had to research on different traditions concerning breakfast and holidays, inform themselves about UK and US geography and politics and come up with lists of sights to visit, famous people, music charts and movies. 3B students handed in outstanding portfolios – just have a look yourself at the first part of outstanding examples!

Sherlock Holmes and Robin Hood on tour


Every year Vienna’s English Theater comes to our school to present different plays to our pupils. This year our 2nd and 3rd forms watched Rob and the Hoodies, a modern version of Robin Hood, and had lots of fun! It was really hard to decide who of the characters was the best one …

Our 4th and 5th forms were invited into the world of Sherlock Holmes by watching the performance of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Have a look at the pictures and decide for yourselves which one would be more fun to watch! We’re already looking forward to the plays of the next season.

ROB AND THE HOODIES



Today our students of 2nd and 3rd forms watched the performance of Rob and the Hoodies. The cast was welcomed by some posters and did a great job performing. The students laughed really hard because amongst others John’s and Will’s costumes were absolutely hilarious! Thanks to schooltours cast B for such an awesome version of Rob and the Hoodies!
 

At the restaurant



The students of 2c prepared little sketches at the restaurant. Have fun watching them!

Christmas Cookies



While listening to Christmas songs the students of the E4Fun class were baking Christmas cookies. They enjoyed decorating them and of course, they were delicious. Merry Christmas!!
 

A Trip To London



When going on a journey, it is always the best to be well-prepared. Therefore the students of 3B were asked to create London brochures. The overall topic was London, the students then decided on a specific theme completely by themselves. In the end, brochures on the Royal family, on the Great Fire of London and on London attractions were made – have a look at some of their great pieces of work! 
 

Asking the way and giving directions



When dealing with directions and asking the way, the students of 2C were asked to write a dialogue between two knights. Sir Florestan asks Sir Mortimer how to get to Hanover Castle because he needs to bring her an important letter. With the help of a map Mortimer tells Sir Florestan the way … The students came up with great dialogues, some of them were written in a very knightly way, others in a very humorous way. Enjoy one of them, a dialogue written by Bernadette Gössweiner! The drawing was done by Samuel Glanzer.
Read through the dialogue between Sir Florestand and Mortimer here.

Tag der offenen Tür – English presentation



Together with our language assisstant Sam some students of 2C presented “Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?“ to our young visitors. Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, two famous British detectives, tried to find the thief – with the help of our young guests. The students and visitors enjoyed playing detective – thanks a lot to Sam for coming up with such a great idea and helping us put it into reality!!

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