Englisch-Schwerpunkt-Klasse

Cambridge Zertifikat Verleihung 2018

Unterrichtsprinzip

In dieser schulautonom geführten Klasse wird neben Deutsch vermehrt auch Englisch als Unterrichtssprache verwendet.

1. Einführungsphase

Ab der ersten Klasse wird zusätzlich zum Gegenstand Englisch

  • das Freifach English Conversation angeboten.
  • Zusätzlich werden in technischen und allgemeinbildenden Gegenständen unter Anwendung des CLIL-Konzeptes (Content and Language Integrated Learning) Teile der Lehrinhalte in englischer Sprache unterrichtet (z.B. Baukonstruktion, Geographie, Geschichte und Politische Bildung, Naturwissenschaften, etc.).

2. Vertiefungsphase

Ab der zweiten und in der dritten Klasse werden

  • Teile der Lehrinhalte in weiteren Gegenständen mit Hilfe des CLIL-Konzeptes unterrichtet (z.B.: Angewandte Informatik, angewandte Mathematik, Baukonstruktion, Laboratorium, etc.).
  • Am Ende der dritten Klasse wird das Cambridge Business English Certificate BEC abgelegt.

In der vierten Klasse,

  • in der ebenfalls Lehrinhalte in technischen und allgemeinbildenden Gegenständen mit Hilfe des CLIL-Konzeptes unterrichtet werden,
  • besteht die Möglichkeit das Cambridge Advanced English Certificate CAE abzulegen.

3. Abschlussphase

In der fünften Klasse können

  • Teile der mündlichen die Reife- und Diplomprüfung in englischer Sprache abgelegt werden, weiters besteht auch die
  • Möglichkeit die Diplomarbeit in englischer Sprache zu verfassen. Dies wird im Abschlusszeugnis gesondert vermerkt.

Weitere Aktivitäten der Englisch-Schwerpunkt-Klasse

Project-oriented teaching approach and open-learning approach

One of the main goals of the Englisch-Schwerpunkt-Klasse is to use project-oriented teaching methods. Moreover, there is a focus on open-learning sessions in order to enhance students‘ productive and receptive language skills. Not only do they benefit from a language perspective but also from a personal point of view. In order to successfully master individual projects they are to take full responsibility for their own learning progress and show valuable social skills, such as team work, goal-orientation and people skills.

CLIL-project – Filming the construction process – 1BTE 2016/2017

The aim of this project was to display the construction process of a building site over a certain period of time. In groups of four the students were asked to visit the building site regularly, talk to the site manager and the workers and film the construction process. Here is one of the videos filmed and edited by Laurent Solderer, Florian Schmidt, Simeon Pöcksteiner, Sulejman Marhusevic

English in Action – A Language Training Program for the English-Classes

English in Action is a leading educational organisation specialising in short English language immersion courses at schools. In the first and/or in the second grade school’s ‘English-classes’ – have the opportunity to take part in a course, which is especially adapted to the needs and interests of our students.

Besides experiencing native English-speaking teachers for a whole week, the students also have the chance to improve their people skills. The students work together in teams on certain projects, where each individual student has his/her responsibilities within the team.

The highlight of this week is certainly the presentation of all the different projects to the students’ parents, their form teachers, the heads of department and the principal.

Students’ experiences

English in Action was a great experience, because we got to know some different school systems from other countries, which was really interesting. (Elisabeth Wurzinger, 1BTE 2016/2017)

The best thing about English in Action was being taught by native speakers. As they do not speak German we had to speak English with them the whole time. (Paul Kickinger, 1BTE 2016/2017)

I can highly recommend English in Action because the way how the teachers humorously but still instructively taught English was great. (Michael Holzbauer, 1BTE 2016/2017)

English in Action is a great way to spend a week speaking English because I like it, that native teachers add a lot of fun and variety to their lessons because of the games between the learning and speaking sequences. (Manuel Felsberger, 1BTE 2016/2017)

A week can make a huge difference, not just because of what is learnt, but also because of the ways the native speakers boost one’s confidence and fluency while communicating. In a nutshell, it was a highly memorable experience. (Juliana Pavel, 1BTE 2016/2017)

Language Teaching Assistant

Students of the English class have the chance to work with a native speaker on a regular basis. The language teaching assistant’s aim is to support the students in the English lessons, helping them to improve their English skills.

My name is Zach Golder, and I am from Grand Rapids, Michigan in the United States. As a foreign language teaching assistant, my ultimate goal is to help English students maximize their linguistic abilities for use both in and outside the classroom. My duties can range from helping students with basic English grammar and pronunciation, stimulating discussion on various relevant topics, and teaching lessons on a diverse array of cultural subjects. (Zach Golder, Language Teaching Assistant 2016/2017 and 2017/2018)

It was cool working with Zach because we had the opportunity to get an insight in the everyday life of Americans. (Mirjam Stürmer, 3BTE 2017/2018)

Working with Zach is cool because he tells us stories about school life in the US. Furthermore, his lessons are always fun. (Timucin Güney, 3BTE 2017/2018)

The lessons with Zach are a great opportunity to improve vocabulary and grammar skills. (Jonas Kapeller, 3BTE 2017/2018)

Cambridge Certificates, University of Cambridge

BEC – Business English Certificate Vantage

With a B2 Business Vantage qualification, you show employers that you are ready to work successfully in international business. This exam could help you when applying for new jobs, getting a promotion, or developing your career.

In our BEC-course I learned to be more self-confident when speaking, and it also helped me to understand how English is used in the business world. (Alexandra Rauchfuss, 3BTE 2016/2016)

I loved it because in the BEC-course I learned how essential it is to stay confident when presenting in front of others, which I am now and I was also utterly impressed how much we learned in this short period of time. (Sarah Seeber, 3BTE 2016/2016)

In our BEC-course I learned a lot about how to speak with business partners all over the world. In my point of view the Business English Certificate is also very important for the future, because if you pass it, it effects your résumé in a positive way. (Andreas Jelinek, 3BTE 2016/2016)

FCE – First Certificate in English

This is an examination at an intermediate level, requiring competence in all the language skills. It is widely recognised in commerce and industry, and by educational institutions in Britain and overseas as proof of language ability at an intermediate level.

CAE – Certificate in Advanced English / CPE – Certificate of Proficiency

The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) is the fourth level of the Cambridge exams in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). It is an advanced exam, set at Level C1 of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework. Although the level of language skills required is not as high as for the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, CAE recognises the ability to communicate with confidence in English and deal with most aspects of everyday life.

The Certificate of Proficiency (CPE) is the highest level of the Cambridge exams in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). It is on level C2 according to the common European Framework of Languages (CEFR).

I’m grateful for the opportunity of participating in this exam at our school, because it will benefit me in my future studies and work. (Hannah Jaksch, 4GA 2016/2017)

I decided to do the CPE because it definitely boosts my CV and helps me applying at a university abroad. (Annalena Aumer, 4 GA 2016/2017)

Through participating in the Cambridge Certificate exams I was able to raise my English level and increase my chances to study abroad. (Carmen Sommer, 4GA 2106/2017)