Erasmus+

Unternehmerisches Denken und sprachliche Vielfalt - eine Brücke in die Zukunft

Zusammen mit vier weiteren Schulen ist das BG 18 Klostergasse Teil dieses wunderschönen "Erasmus+Projekts", das von der EU subventioniert wird, damit wir die Mitwirkung für unsere Schulen und SchülerInnen kostengünstig ermöglichen können.

Die Projektlaufzeit reicht vom 01.09.2015 bis zum 31.08.2018. Während dieser dreijährigen Projektarbeit finden insgesamt sechs Schülerbegegnungen an den verschiedenen Schulstandorten statt.

Ziel des Projekts ist es, den Schülerinnen und Schülern eine Vielfalt an sprachlichen Erfahrungen mitzugeben. Durch die gemeinsamen Kontakte und die verschiedenen Programmaktivitäten möchten wir die SchülerInnen verstärkt im Gebrauch einer Fremdsprache ausbilden und so Selbstvertrauen im Umgang mit anderen Sprachen und Kulturen vermitteln. Wir erhoffen uns dadurch, diese jungen "EU-Bürger" zu ermutigen, sich in Zukunft möglicherweise auch außerhalb ihrer eigenen Landesgrenzen zu bewerben.

Um die Anwendung von Fremdsprache in praktischen berufsnahen Situationen zu üben, gibt es viele Möglichkeiten. Wir haben uns dazu entschieden, unsere Schülerinnen und Schüler bei den Begegnungen in länderübergreifenden Gruppen nach dem Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)-Prinzip zu unterrichten. Bei jedem Treffen werden von jeder Schule drei solcher Unterrichtsstunden erarbeitet und durchgeführt. Insgesamt entstehen also 90 erprobte CLIL-Stunden.

Im Anschluss werden diese CLIL-Stunden von den teilnehmenden Lehrkräften evaluiert und korrigiert. Die korrigierten Fassungen unserer Schule stellen wir gerne als Anregung hier zur Verfügung. Vielleicht können wir so auch andere Schulen dafür begeistern, auch einmal Sachfachunterricht in einer Fremdsprache zu unterrichten.

Über die verschieden Links können Sie sich auch die CLIL-Stunden unserer Projektpartner ansehen.

Sie werden bemerken, die Arbeit mit CLIL macht nicht nur Freude, sondern es lohnt sich auch auf diese Weise Fremdsprachen zu unterrichten.

CLIL Lesson Plans

veröffentlicht um 04.09.2017, 06:44 von Petra Bernkopf

Berichte aus Augustenborg

veröffentlicht um 24.05.2017, 05:25 von Georg Haschek   [ aktualisiert: 24.05.2017, 05:28 ]

Erasmus Impressions

Looking back I was really excited of the thought of going to the Erasmus project, so I was obviously excited when I was chosen to be part of it. I didn’t know what to expect, since I have never been part of something like this, so I was pretty curious too. Now being back home from the trip, I can say that the Erasmus exceeded my expectations and hopes. 

This week was so enjoyable that I even cried when we had to bid farewell. I’ve made a lot of great friends there, with whom I had a great time with in the week. I was in a family with only one host mother and the rest of us were from Erasmus. It was very funny living with people from different cultures and comparing them. We lived the furthest from the school, in a city called Sønderborg. In Sønderborg we always went to the mall and met up with some friends. The people in the city, and I believe in Denmark as a whole, are all very nice and welcoming. It was rather surprising to discover for me that most of them understood German but it makes sense, since the two countries share a deep history, especially in the area we lived in. I did not learn a lot of new things at school but there were some interesting aspects that I had not known yet. In my opinion, the main thing to take out of Erasmus is not what you learn, in terms of the topic, but actually learning to work with others that you may not know at all and to build your self-confidence, which I think has worked pretty well on me. The fact that I had to spend time with people I have never met before, reinvigorated me and gave me a chance to show what I am capable of without prejudice. 

All in all I am really glad for taking part in this special programme because it has changed me for the better (I hope) and gave me new friends that I hope to be able to keep for a long time. I want to thank Mrs. Bernkopf and Mr. Lechner for giving me this opportunity and for giving us a great time in this week! I will fondly carry the memories from Erasmus with me!

Brandon Viardo, 6B

Impressions of Denmark

Denmark was simply great.
We got to know so many new people. It was interesting to meet other teenagers of my age from different countries such as Romania, Germany and of course Denmark. I liked to speak English with them. They told me about their customs and traditions and about their school systems. I was a little shocked when a Danish student told me that the state draws the subjects you have to do in tests and even for the final exams. I also noticed that the Danish flag is really that important for them. Everyone and really everywhere you can find a huge mast with the flag of Denmark. You always know in which country you are, there.

I also want to mention the lovely host family I had. Valeria, Sophie and I enjoyed the funny evenings with them. I was very keen on eating a real Frikadella. And really on the very first evening they made them for us - and they tasted delicious. We were very fortunate because Family Doyle was half British. The host-father was somewhere from the region of Bristol and the mother was Danish. Thus, their two children Sophia and Anna- Lina were actually natives of English. And therefore we profited a lot from them.

At the very beginning everyone was a little shy. But after the first trip we got to know each other better. We even got spontaneously invited to a barbecue party. That was very kind of Anne-Kathrine.
We exchanged phone numbers with everyone and now we even have an Erasmus Whats App Group. The first messages we got included “Can’t wait to come to Vienna” or “We asked our parents and they said that we are allowed to come to Vienna by train in June”. 

To make a long story short, I can say that every time I hear the word Denmark I will think of the wonderful week I had there and of all the nice people I met. It will remain a dear memory for me. I was so glad I got this opportunity.

Maya Muilerman,6B

My impressions of the Erasmus+ programme at Denmark

I had really wanted to participate in the Erasmus + programme ever since former 5A and 4C returned from Rhauderfehn and Zarnesti with the most amazing stories to tell. I was really looking forward to our stay in Augustenborg and the programme totally lived up to my expectations. 
I really enjoyed our arrival and departure, as we were given the opportunity to explore Hamburg. Visiting the town hall, doing a harbour cruise or simply walking through the city were amazing activities to round off our trip.
However, the memories which will remain the longest, will probably be the ones of Denmark. Sadly, a few of them won’t be entirely positive, as the CLIL lessons were a little too easy (they were more of a revision of what we had already learnt at school, nothing new)  and the level of English a little too low for us. At this point it is important to mention that the majority of the other students were 14 years old, which means we were one or two years older. With all the other activities the difference of age didn’t matter. I found all the afternoon activities and trips to the military base, the amusement park and the Danfoss company highly entertaining and interesting, as I did learn a lot.
Anyway, what really makes the week so special and unique is the time I spent with other people, meaning my host family and the other students. I could not have thought of any better host family, than the one Valeria, Maya and I stayed with, since the very incredibly kind, open and interested in our stories and I enjoyed the evenings when we sat around the fireplace, having a cup of tea and cookies, talking about different cultures, traditions, school systems, politics, etc. The more exciting evenings/ nights were of course the ones we spent with the other students, for example when we had a barbecue at a Danish student’s house or spent several hours exploring Sondeborg, walking alongside the sea and strolling through the town.
To put it in a nutshell I’d like to say, that one week was far too short and no one was ready to say good bye. I hope, I’ll see some of the others again in November, when the Erasmus+ programme takes place in Vienna.

Sophie Kraft, 6B

We came as strangers and left as friends

I was very happy to get the chance to be part of the Erasmus + project. It was not only a possibility to improve and use my English but also to make friends. 
The trip was divided into lessons, excursions and time with the host family. The lessons were about the topics renewable energy and water. In my opinion it was very easy to follow the teachers, sometimes too easy. The reason for that is that we, the group from Austria, are one to two years older than the other students. But it wasn’t bad to repeat the topics. 
On Monday and Tuesday after the lessons we always went on an excursion. We saw the Dybbol Banke which was a museum at the location of the war between the Danish and the Prussian in 1864. On Tuesday, we visited the amusement park Universe. Some of us drove there a Segway for the first time. So did I. It was a great experience.  We also got a tour through the office building of Danfoss which is an important company of Denmark. 
The thing that I enjoyed the most beside the lessons and the excursions was the time with our host family. I stayed together with Sophie and Maya at a wonderful host family. They had two daughters and one dog. Once Annalina, who was also a part of this Erasmus week, took us three with her to her friend’s place and we had a barbecue with some other from Erasmus + students. It was a very nice evening and we enjoyed the hospitality. 
Also our host father and mother were really friendly and talked with us for hours. They showed us many traditions from Denmark and let us try Danish food. Our host sisters played Monopoly with us and showed us Kitting, Augustenborg and Sonderborg. We even learned some Danish words and how to count to ten. 
Because we had such a great time in Denmark the leave was even harder. To say good bye to all the friends and the host family was really hard. 
To sum up I enjoyed the week in Denmark and I am looking forward to November till I see some of the students again when they are coming to Vienna. 

Valeria Rümmele, 6B


Erasmus+ 2017: Denmark

This year the Erasmus+ project took us to Augustenborg in Denmark. Like every other school trip this one was special in its own way. The experience of travelling there and back with just eight people and not the whole class was different and pretty exciting. Both tours through Hamburg were a nice beginning and ending to the week. But of course the best part was Denmark. 
The families were extraordinarily kind and made it as comfortable as possible for us. We really felt welcomed into the families and were treated as a family member. We were even invited to other families for grill parties and birthdays in the evenings and enjoyed the time with other Erasmus people and their hosts. 
In school it was a bit awkward at the beginning of the week because all the schools stayed in their groups, but in the course of the week we all became very close friends. By separating us from our class or school members, the teachers forced us to interact with the other students, which definitely worked. There were several group projects that we had to do by talking and discussing in our groups and working as a team and not loose individuals. After school we met either at someone else’s house, as mentioned, or met at the mall in Sønderborg, where we spent time together. 
Aside from school we also went on many outings, such as the amusement park “Universe”, where we didn’t only look at attractions, but also learnt and interacted. After the long day we always came home exhausted but happy, and after that we could do what we wanted to. The mornings were a bit strenuous for some, though, since a few of us had to wake up very early and then walk for half an hour to school or get driven really early. That explained why most of us were tired by the end of the day. 
The worst part of this week was the last day. Many tears were shed and everyone was reluctant to say goodbye to their friends and host families, since we would never see many of them again. But in the end everyone was in the bus and waving to the Danes outside. The trip back home was not as full of excitement and fun as when we arrived. People were staring out of the windows, silent, while other were taking photos and sending them to their host families and friends back in Augustenborg. 
But still this trip to Denmark was so much fun and will not be forgotten! All of us are still in contact with everyone from the project because now we don’t only have friends here in Austria but in Germany, Denmark and Rumania as well.

Vidur Tandon, 6B

Diary of the week in Augustenborg

veröffentlicht um 23.05.2017, 12:50 von Georg Haschek   [ aktualisiert: 23.05.2017, 15:08 ]

Sunday 

Our day began at around 4 A.M. where everyone started waking up. We were all semi-motivated going into the trip, as we were all still a little grumpy after waking up that early but we got into the plane and flew straight to Hamburg, where we had some time to look into the city.

In Hamburg we met the Romanian side of the Erasmus + programme and together we kept marveling at the city. After that we took a train to Flensburg, which also acts as the border between Germany and Denmark. Upon arrival we met the rest of the Erasmus students, apart from the Danes. 

We were sorted into our host families at the end of the day.
 

Monday

On Monday morning we were divided into two groups. I was part of team B. The topic of the day was water. We learnt about the chemical qualities of water and about the three physical states of water.  Solid, liquid and gas. Together with our teachers Frau Prof. Bernkopf and Herr Prof. Lechner we made some interesting experiments.

For lunch we had a delicious snack. In the afternoon, a bus took us to a historical open air museum. In the outdoor center we learnt about the war between the Danish and the Prussians in 1863.

First we watched a short documentary about the war, so we would get an overview of what happened at that period of time. Then we went outside where we could prepare pancakes like the Prussians did in the earlier times. Everyone who had already made his personal pancake came out of the small wooden house full of tears in their eyes because of the dust and the fume. However, the pancakes tasted wonderful and that is what counts, right?

At another station we had to write a letter to our parents. The instruction was to pretend that it was our last day before our probably last battle. We had a lot of fun writing those dramatic letters. (Anyway, I hope my parents don’t get to see this letter, otherwise they will get a little concerned, I guess.)

At one of the stations we had to make our own “ammunition”. Hopefully we will never ever have to use it for real. I am going to use mine as jewelry, by the way.
 
What I personally liked best was that in this guided tour we learnt about a historical topic in playful activities. We really enjoyed that day.


Tuesday

Tuesday morning was dedicated to learn about the watercycle. In order to get a general understanding of “the journey of water molecules” we participated in a role play, where all students were molecules and travelled for example from ocean to cloud to snow by rolling dices. Several other activities followed, like using a computer programme to adjust temperatures of different air layers to create a certain type of precipitation, making a papercraft of the water cycle and learning about the water distribution on Earth.

In the afternoon we visited the Danish amusement park “Universe”, where we were first given some time to explore the park on our own. We admired the 18 metres high geyser which was situated in an immense blue box in the centre of the park. Inside that box you could also find a glacier tunnel, a lava room and a metal cage where lightnings were simulated. Afterwards a guide lead us through “Universe”, showing us the water parc, several gardens of outstanding beauty, playgrounds, where you could convert different forms of kinetic energy to electrical energy, by running in a hamster wheel for example and last but not least the 360 cinema, where we watched a film about our solar system. Before departing, another attraction awaited us. After receiving short instructions, we were allowed to drive segways through a quite difficult parcour.

After such an exciting day, we were all looking forward to spending some time with our host families, relax or “hygge” as the Danish would call it. 

 



Wednesday

The Wednesday in Augustenborg began with a bus drive into the woods. We arrived at a small farm next to the sea and we mixed our groups that we had on Monday and Tuesday new. In smaller groups, we played a game. We had to build a tower out of straws. For this exercise, we had to work as a team. In the end one group had the highest tower which could stand on its own. My group’s tower was higher but it always fell over.

We continued in the house where we got, again in small groups, a box full of materials such as glue, different post-its, printed pictures and a huge poster. Our task was to create an amusement park. Step by step we collected ideas and solved problems. We tried to answer our questions and in the end, we had created a mind map with all the ideas we had discussed and which we wanted to offer in our amusement park on the poster. Every group presented their main ideas in front of the other students.

After a break, that we used to go to the stone beach and eating bananas and apples, two groups got united to one so that we had three big groups. We had to combine two amusement parks to one. In the end of the day we had created three completely different amusement parks. Our last task was the preparation for the next day. We decided who will build what for the model of our amusement parks.

This was the Wednesday in Denmark where we had to be very creative but also work as a team to get to a solution. In my opinion it was a great experience and the work with the other students in my group was very funny.
 

Thursday

Today was all about implementing our ideas from yesterday. In our groups we finished off our ideas for the amusement park and, with some confusion, started the construction. Everybody was assigned to build and paint some activities in the park. But the good thing was that no member isolated themselves. Everybody interacted with each other, helped one another and played a part in the project. In the end, our amusement park didn’t end up how we wanted it to, but the outcome was nevertheless satisfying. Having finished all the models, the presentations followed. 
We presented for a special guest, a council member who is involved in planning an amusement park nearby. While planning our resorts we had to also focus on sustainability, meaning we had to think about how the park would gain its energy in an environmentally friendly way, or whether it would harm the environment in any other way. Having finished this construction we moved on to the next.

The next small project was building catapults, which was a deal harder than the park model. We started of with planks of wood and instructions, and ended up with more or less “functioning” catapults. This again was all about teamwork and doing everything structured and in a group. After having discussed who would do what, we started measuring, sawing and drilling. Some things didn’t work as smoothly as they should have, but eventually we succeeded. Finally we catapulted tennis balls to determine which catapults shot the furthest. Most of the balls barely flew further than half a meter, which was a bit disappointing for some, but the entire process was a lot of fun and I got to know some of the other people! The whole day gave us the chance to interact with new people while simultaneously getting some combined results, and that was something new and exciting. 


Friday

At the beginning of our school day we were split up into six groups. Each group was given a number with a topic. The topic was something we had done during the week, for example my group got the topic catapults, which we made on thursday afternoon. Then we got one hour to set up a presentation, which we had to present later in the afternoon to teachers, classmates and our host families. For the preparation of our presentation we got one hour from eight o’clock to nine o’clock.

After the preparation time we went by bus to the headquarters of the company Danfoss. There we had a short presentation about what the company Danfoss exactly does and the history of the company. The presentation was held by an employee of Danfoss. After this we visited the building, where Danfoss manufacture their products, but before we could visit the building we had to dress properly with special clothing and we also were not allowed to use our cameras and mobile phones. Although it was very loud in the fabric, it was also very interesting and exciting. After that we took a pater noster (a very old elevator which doesn’t stop) to the office of the head of the company. The office hadn’t been touched since the 90s because the founder of the company declared as his last wish that no one should change it but his son can work in his office. Then we went to highest point of the building and enjoyed the great view, later on we went to the canteen, where we ate lunch.

Back at school we presented to the others what we did the last week and after it we had an emotional farewell with the erasmus students from Rhauderfehn.

Hamburg

 It was time to say goodbye to the other Erasmus students. Many tears fell as we had to part our ways with our newly found friends but we had to continue our trip to the harbour city Hamburg. 

After arrival, we took a ferry on the Elb river. It was very cold on the ship and it started to rain a couple of times. We took a small lunch break in the Schanzenbäckerei, before we moved on to visit the miniature wonderland. It was a small exhibition featuring miniature scaled versions of some of the biggest cities in the world.


After that we made our way to the Hamburg airport, where we were greeted with the bad news that our flight to Vienna has been delayed for two hours, upon arrival. Some of us were disappointed, as it meant that we had to miss our school prom. We wandered around the airport and reminisced about the past week, while we were waiting for our plane to land. As the plane finally appeared we were sort of eager to finally get home. 

We landed back in Vienna safely and ended our Erasmus week, as each student went home.

Sophie, Brandon, Vidur, Maya, Jonas & Valeria (6B)


Berichte aus Zwickau

veröffentlicht um 20.11.2016, 13:26 von Georg Haschek   [ aktualisiert 10.05.2017, 03:07 von Klemens Winkler ]

Impressions of Zwickau

My impressions about Zwickau were positive because I met new people, made friends and had a good week.
What about my host family? They were very nice to me. We understood each other well and had a fun time.
All in all, Erasmus+ was my big chance to improve my English and learn a lot of new and interesting things.
Thank you Erasmus+
Anastasia Cotofan 4A

I really liked the week, because it was a great opportunity to meet new people and I made great friends this week. It was also interesting what the other children told us about their country, especially the Danish and Romanian kids. The teachers were also really friendly and the CLIL lessons were interesting.
I really liked Dresden, because it is a beautiful city and we had some free time. That was pretty great. I also liked the VW firm, because to see how it all works was very interesting and how perfect robotics work impressed me. 
I will definitely meet the other kids again and I am looking forward to when they come to Vienna.
Theresa Kogler 4C

I really loved the time in Zwickau! The teachers, the host families and especially the other kids were very friendly, and I cried so much as I had to leave them. The town Zwickau was wonderful too. The school where we were taught in the morning was big and modern, I really liked it. The CLIL lessons were very interesting, as were the activities in the afternoon. I learned so many things about start-ups and so on. The day we spent in Dresden was nice. We had much free time, so we could walk through Dresden and look at the beautiful houses that were built in an old style. Every morning, when I woke up, I thought „Oh no, it’s already Wednesday (...Thursday, Friday...)! I have to leave in a few days. I don’t want to leave!” And then I got up and made the best of the day. I gathered so much new experience and I made new friends. (Some of them will visit Vienna next summer! ) It was certainly one of the best weeks of my life, and I could have spent some months there.
Fiona Walatscher, 4C

The week in Zwickau was awesome. Especially Dresden because we were allowed to visit the “Frauenkirche’’. The city is beautiful! Unfortunately the weather was rainy and it was pretty cold. It was very cool that we were allowed to go shopping for two hours.
My host family was very friendly and open to me. I felt very comfortable and miss them already a lot!
I met many new friends from different countries and I hope to see or visit them soon. The trip to Zwickau was a wonderful experience for me!
Emma Weiss 4B

For me the Erasmus+ Project was wonderful. I met a lot of new people and a lot of new friends. I improved my English and I just have to tell every one who has the chance to do the Erasmus+ Project: DO IT!
My host family was very friendly and the meals there were very good. But now I'm sad because I miss everyone the students but also the teachers.
Thank you for the wonderful week!!
David Gabriel 4A

The Erasmus week was an amazing experience for me, because I had never been to Germany and I had always wanted to see what it was like.
As expected I made lots of new friends and learned a lot about the people from the other countries.
Even though I was at a different school and didn’t know very many people, I felt very welcomed there.
I thought that everything we were taught was actually very important and useful, since I am learning some of the things again in school and I already have a large head start.
I would surely do it all again if I could. 
Mae Raich 4B

Erasmus + Diary Zwickau

Sunday 6th November
On Sunday the 6 November we met at Wien Meidling where our train to Zwickau was going to leave. We were all very excited and on the train we discussed how our guest families will be and what the other children will be like. We also spent the time listening to music and playing games. We had to change train twice. In the last train we practiced the presentation about our school, which we had to prepare. We even got feedback from a friendly passenger. The whole trip took us 7 to 8 hours but it wasn’t that exhausting because travelling by train is actually pretty relaxing. When we arrived at the train station our guest families already waited there. All of them were very friendly and the rest of the evening we spent with them.

Monday 7th November
Monday was our first day at school. At 8 o’ clock the presentations began. All the children introduced and talked about their school and their town. They also said something about the culture and food they have. One girl sang a Romanian song! We brought “Mannerschnitten’’ for everybody.
Then the CLIL lessons started. In the beginning we played a few games to meet the other kids. Next we talked about how to build up a business and what you would need for it (money, customers, etc.). Mrs Bernkopf and Miss Hienert also taught us the different industrial sectors. We were allowed to find our own company.
In the afternoon we walked around Zwickau and had to fill out a questionnaire. That was a lot of fun but it rained and snowed the whole time so we all got very wet!

Tuesday 8th November
On Tuesday we were spit in to two groups, like during the whole week. Our topic in this CLIL-lesson was "start ups". Our teachers were from Rhauderfen, Germany. We learned what is important to start a "start up" for example we need seed capital. Near the end of the lesson we had to design our own "start up". In three groups of 5 students we made our "start ups" and we had to present it and then we decided which one was the best.
In the Afternoon we were also slpit in two groups. The one had their tour in English and the other one in German. The German group visited the “Pumpspeicherwerk Markersbach” a hydro-power station first and the English group the “Crottendorfer Räucherkerzenland” where they made their own Crottendorfer incense (scented candles) and then we switched.

Wednesday 9th November
On Wednesday morning our lessons started at eight o’clock. First we were split into groups of five. Then we were given a toy bear in a certain colour (either red, blue or green) and were supposed to give the bear a name that represented our group. Then we were each given a smaller bear that represented ourselves individually. Then we made a big poster with all the bears representing us. After that we had a lesson about job interviews. We watched some job interviews to see what a good job interview looked like and what a poor job interview looked like. In the third lesson, we carried on doing things about job interviews and made posters, which contained the DOs and DON’Ts of a job interview.
In the afternoon, we went to visit something extremely exciting: the Volkswagen factory in Zwickau. First we were given a talk about various things to do with Volkswagen. E.g. we were taught a bit about the history of the factory and so on.
Then we were allowed inside the factory. It was absolutely amazing to see how a piece of metal was made into a huge car. It was also very impressive to see all the robots doing all the work, replacing almost all humans. In conclusion: We all absolutely loved the day and would love to do it all again.

Thursday 10th November
On Thursday morning a bus took us to Dresden. After driving for two hours we arrived there. The German group (Vienna, Rauderfehn and half of the kids from Zwickau) went with the city guide first. We went to the synagogue, then to the Albertinum, an art museum. Once there was a flood and almost all the paintings became wet, so they built other floors above the ground level, and stored the paintings there – problem solved. Then we went to the Frauenkirche. It’s a very beautiful and old church. It was destroyed in World War II. For the reconstruction they needed 180 million euro and of these 115 million euro were from donations. I found the things the guide told us very interesting. We also vistited other sights, for example the catholic church, the Zwinger, the biggest porcelain picture in the world and the Semperoper. We also learned that many houses in Dresden were destroyed during the war and were rebuilt later, but still in an old style! After one and a half hour of walking, we entered the bus and took a look at Dresden from there. We went to some districts of the city like “Weißer Hirsch“ and “Blasewitz“ where we looked at the wonderful mansions. After the bus trip we had two hours of free time, then we drove back to Zwickau. Dresden is a very beautiful city. I think, Thursday was probably the most wonderful day of the whole week. I enjoyed the trip.

Friday 11th November
On Friday, our last day in Zwickau, we visited the August-Horch-Museum.The Horch Museum Zwickau is a museum about the automobile history of Zwickau, specially the foundation of Horch and Audi. It was built in 1988 and today there are about 70 cars inside and some other things about cars. The Horch 14-17 ps from 1904 is the oldest car of exhibition and only one of some cool cars from the age till 1945. It was a very interesting trip. After the trip, we had to prepare presentations about what we had learned during the week. We all had about 90 minutes to prepare for the presentations. It was a little bit difficult but we all made it. Later that day it was time to present. The presentations were about how to build a business, CVs, how to make a good interview and others . All groups done them really well!

Saturday 12th November
Saturday was the last day of our journey, our train left at half past nine so we had to get up quite early. Our guest families came with us to the train station and also the kids from Rhauderfehn, because their train left only twenty minutes after ours. There were also some children from Zwickau. We cried a little bit because it was sad, at first I didn’t believe I would miss them so much, but one week is actually a long time. On the train we discussed the week and just relaxed we all wanted to see our families. Professor Hienert left us one station earlier and when it was about five we finally arrived in Vienna.

Zwickau


Berichte aus Zarnesti

veröffentlicht um 14.04.2016, 05:06 von Georg Haschek   [ aktualisiert 10.05.2017, 03:08 von Klemens Winkler ]

Monday
Our first day started at 6 a.m. We were brought to a club were we had breakfast all together. After breakfast we went to the local grammar school and there each group introduced themselves. Later in school we were separated into two groups. Our group was taught by a teacher from Germany about the geology and lifting and levelling of the Carpathian Mountains.

At lunchtime we went to a pizzeria. The food wasn’t that good but the desert was a feast.

In the afternoon we went to the brand new museum of the Piatra Craiului national park. It was a nice exhibition and we even saw a movie about the national park. After a long and exiting day we finally arrived back at the school where our guest families picked us up and brought us home.

Tuesday
On Tuesday we had breakfast at 7 o’clock. Afterwards we had four lessons of school and ate some chicken and polenta at the “Transilvania Restaurant”. Later we travelled by bus to “Bran Castle”, which we visited and had fun. There we learned a lot about the infamous Dracula. After we finished visiting the castle, we had one free hour, where we could buy something at the market or visit the haunted house, which was very creepy. At 6 o’clock in the evening we arrived again in Zarnesti and had dinner with our host families.

Wednesday
On Wednesday we were taught by Romanian teachers and we learned about the animals in the National Park Piatra Craiului. Because of the heavy rain we couldn´t go to the cave as planned. Instead we visited a fortress (Rasnov) and a Dino park. There was a big playground, a climbing park and a path, where you could view statues of dinosaurs. It was a lot of fun.

Thursday
On Thursday we had breakfast at 8 o’clock, as we were having a full day trip to the bear sanctuary and to the National Park.  We were picked up by small busses and drove a good twenty minutes to the bear sanctuary. Once there, we had to wait twenty minutes, because the bear sanctuary was still closed. The time passed very quickly, we took pictures and laughed a lot. The tour was led by an older but nice woman. She showed us a great part of the reserve. We saw quite a lot of bears, which were once used as entertainment for tourists and as photo bears. A sad experience was "Odi". She was imprisoned in an iron cage for twelve years and only got to eat corn on the cob. A few friends and I asked stood for a few photos in the cage, even with shoes on it was very painful. We could hardly imagine how a bear could endure twelve years like that. After the tour we went n to the national park. We hiked an hour between mountains to the assembly point. Awaiting us was a Flying-fox station and two climbing ropes. Then we were divided into groups and went orienteering. Later we built an Erasmus + cabin, which we all signed. Then we were all driven to the restaurant, because it was raining. After dinner there was a surprise - folk dances, singing and a bonfire with sad songs. Even there the first tears were shed. 

Friday
Friday was our last day in Zarnesti. At 7 am we had breakfast at the Clubul Pensionarilor like the other days. Then at 8 am we went to the smaller school where we had our presentations of the week. Each group presented one of the lessons and then the Romanian children also gave a presentation and sung some Romanian songs.  We then gave feedback about the week after which we watched a film.  We had a very traditional lunch after which we danced and ate a cake with a picture of Zarnesti on it. Later that day it was time to say goodbye, it was very sad and there were lots of tears. We took the bus to Brasov and then the train to Bucharest. 

Saturday
Today we spent the whole day in Bucharest and had a sightseeing tour of the city. We had 2 guides (one English-speaking and German-speaking) We saw most of the important monuments and attractions including the People’s Palace which is the largest building in Europe and the second in the world after the Pentagon.  We also visited the old town, where we had lunch. At 15 o'clock we had to return to Crazy Duck Hostel where we went in two cars to the airport. At the airport we spent our last Romanian lei before flying back to Vienna. In Vienna we were met by our parents and friends.  Our last day of the Erasmus + journey came to an end.

By: Pauline Bauer, Niclas Eidlitz, Clemens Friedl, Anna Lisa Kropf, Katrin Vidovic, Lisa Zdaziarska (4C)

ERASMUS + - Impressions of Zarnesti and Bucharest 

During the flight to Bucharest we talked about how it will be at our guest families. Everyone was a bit worried about the food there.  We were also a little bit scared about how the people would be. If I am honest I thought that there would be many thieves and beggars.  I also thought that there would only be blocks of council flats. 

After we arrived my mind changed immediately. The people there are very poor but helpful and the buildings there are very beautiful. Some of them are badly damaged but if you try to imagine the time when all of them were new and many people lived in there, you will recognise the beauty of them.

As we arrived in Zarnesti I was nervous. I didn’t see any shops and all the houses were very small and a bit spooky and I hadn’t spoken to my guest family before. But then we finally arrived at the school and I was welcomed by them very nicely. Although they were poor, they prepared tasty food every day for me. So it’s impossible to be hungry as a guest in Romania. 

Moreover, the children there were very friendly and even if they weren’t that good in English we always found a way to understand each other.

All in all, I can say that the Romanians are very kind people.  

Clemens Friedl (4C)


Before the trip I thought that Bucharest will be like Athens, and it was like this. There are many dilapidated and incomplete houses. The streets are partially very broken, but, nevertheless, I found Bucharest a very nice town, especially the Old Town. When we went by train out the city it became greener and greener. We went past many residential houses, some of them were very nice, but the others half complete. However, we also saw people living in almost ruins. About Zarnesti I had no images. I was taken in very warmly by my guest family. They don´t have as much as we have but they are very generous and shared everything they have 

Pauline Bauer (4C)


Bucharest has many beautiful buildings and places and but also not so beautiful parts, but I believe that every city has its positive and negative sides. Honestly, I had not imagined that Bucharest would be so beautiful, because one always hears how ugly and poor Romania is, but it is not true. What I didn’t like so much were the holes were in the ground. You had to be really careful, especially me, because I often don’t look at the ground. In Bucharest there were so many cute cafes and bars. I liked that very much.

Zarnesti was also very nice, especially the scenery! There were such beautiful mountains! I imagined the small town to be a bit different to what it was. In my opinion it looked partly like a ghost town. Many things have been started being built but not finished or repaired. There was a lot of construction. Nevertheless, I feel in love with Zarnesti! The people were all very friendly and welcoming. Although many did not speak English, we still understood each other really well.

I will certainly come back here again!

Lisa Zdziarska (4c)

 
At first I was surprised about Bucharest because many acquaintances had told me about the horrible conditions. After a while I also saw the rubbish, the partly broken roads and the poor people. But the city still seemed wonderful city, with many beautiful homes, beautiful parks and a party area, but also had its dark side.

Initially Zarnesti felt like a small ghost town but after a closer look we saw people. Although I knew how little money the inhabitants had, the village looked good. The people I met were immediately warm and hospitable. But what surprised me were the apartment blocks, because I had not expected that there would be apartment blocks in the country.

Anna Lisa Kropf (4C)


My impressions by Romania were as anticipated. So there were no bad surprises in Romania. Yes, the people there have less money than the people in Austria but partly I was accustomed about that because it`s the same like in Hungary. So I had only good impressions of Romania.

Niclas Eidlitz(4C)


Before we met at the airport everyone was talking in school about our guest families. We were worried that were going to live in small flats with a lot of people in them. Also we were worried about the food there. Our friends in the class told us that the food there is not very tasty and that the people there are unfriendly but when we arrived in Bucharest my mind changed. I did not know that Bucharest and Zarnesti are such nice towns. In Bucharest we saw many sights and the town was really clean. The food was the same as in Vienna and nobody worried about anything there. When we were at our guest families we saw another lifestyle. We knew that the families don’t have as much as we do in Vienna. The week went too fast. We met a lot of new people, made new friendships and had a great time.

Katrin Vidovic(4C)





Berichte aus Rhauderfehn

veröffentlicht um 23.11.2015, 14:40 von Georg Haschek   [ aktualisiert: 30.11.2015, 12:10 ]

Acht SchülerInnen der 5A, begleitet von Prof. Franziska Hienert und Native Speaker Elizabeth Sidlow, sind am Sonntag, dem 22.11.2015, mit der Bahn nach Rhauderfehn, Deutschland, gereist, um bei dem Erasmus+ Projekt zum Thema "Windenergie" mitzumachen. 

Zuerst haben unsere Schülerinnen Wien und die Klostergasse präsentiert, danach haben sie bei einem EU Quiz, gemeinsam mit Schülerinnen aus den anderen Ländern (Dänemark, Rumänien und Deutschland), teilgenommen. 





















Am zweiten Tag war Unterricht zum Thema Windenergie. Der dritte Tag war mit einem Ausflug zur Fa. Enercon, der Besichtigung eines interaktiven Museums und einem Future Lab ausgefüllt.


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