Schlagwort-Archive: Englisch

Norwich

Mind the gap. This is one of the most common sayings in London. English enjoy reminding you of taking care of everything. We also had to mind our heads; we had to mind our step as well.

When we arrived in London we quickly got used to the British underground system. It took us two hours to get to our accommodation. The Wombats hostel offers excellent value for money and we even made use of the modern cooking facilities. We did a lot of walking which is a great way of experiencing all the sights. On a guided tour, for just a tip, we admired the sights of Westminster and listen to great stories and anecdotes for example the one about the man who managed to break in to the Buckingham Palace and get into the Queen’s bedroom… The Changing of the Guards, the visit of the London Dungeon, the National Gallery and the National History Museum, the boat trip on the river Thames, Covent Garden and the Oxford Street are just a few of the must see attractions we enjoyed. Nightlife activities were absolutely awesome but we won’t review further details here 😉

The journey to Norwich was really quiet, not only because we were in the quiet coach, we were also still tired. Norwich is a great city with 52 churches, one for each Sunday of the year and 365 pubs, one for each day. Guess where we were seen more often? The warm welcome at the City College Norwich, the cookery and the bakery workshop, the activity of the Start up Lounge were really lovely. The highlight at our stay was our Austrian Dinner which we prepared for the restaurant chefs of our work placements, some teachers and students of Norwich and for paying guests as well.

We really had an amazing time!

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3rd Vienna-Norwich Exchange

GAFA and CCN students to meet again in June!   Norwich

Austauschprogramm Norwich – England

Unsere Reise begann am Donnerstag, den 17. Jänner 2013. Das Flugzeug sollte um 6:45 Uhr vom Flughafen Wien abheben und uns nach London bringen. Auf- grund des starken Schneefalls gab es jedoch eine Verspätung von 90 Minuten. Alle 16 SchülerInnen waren sehr aufgeregt. Für einige war es die erste Auslands- reise. Um ca. 8:15 Uhr ging es dann endlich los. Nach einer Stunde und 50 Minu- ten erreichten wir den Flughafen Heathrow. Mit dem Zug ging es dann weiter nach Norwich.

Dort wurden wir vom Fachvorstand des City College Norwich CCN mit dem Schulbus abgeholt und im Hotel untergebracht. Am nächsten Tag wurden wir in der Schule vom Direktor herzlichst empfangen. Anschließend besichtigten wir die Schule, die fünf Mal so groß ist, wie unsere Schule in Wien. Wir waren alle begeistert von der tollen technischen Ausstattung. So gab es zum Beispiel in jeder Küche einen Bildschirm, damit die SchülerInnen die vortragenden LehrerInnen ohne Probleme, direkt von ihrer Arbeitsfläche aus sehen können.

Zwei Tage unseres Aufenthaltes hatten wir die Möglichkeit, in verschiedenen Restaurants von Norwich zu arbeiten und Erfahrungen zu sammeln. Wir hatten dabei viel Spaß und konnten wichtige Kontakte knüpfen.  Wir haben natürlich auch am praktischen Unterricht teilgenommen, man konnte zwischen Service und Küche wählen. Im Gegenstand Bakery/Pastry stellten wir verschiedenes Gebäck her und eine Lehrerin erklärte uns das Wichtigste zum Brot backen.

Am Sonntag, dem 19. Jänner, besichtigten wir nach einem traditionellen „English breakfast“ mit zwei Lehrern des Colleges die wichtigsten Sehens- würdigkeiten von Norwich. An einem der Abende trafen wir unsere Aus- tauschschülerInnen. Wir spielten Lasertec, dabei konnten wir uns besser kennenlernen und Interessen austauschen. Einen Tag verbrachten wir auch gemeinsam in London.

Am Mittwoch, dem 23. Jänner gehörten die Küche und das „Debut Restaurant“ der Schule für einen „Austrian Evening“ uns. Wir kochten typisch österreichische Speisen und servierten professionell. Alle haben sich wie zu Hause gefühlt und ich denke, wir konnten unsere GastgeberInnen beeindrucken. 😉 Am 25. Jänner wurden wir im City Collage Norwich mit einer typisch englischen Speise – fish and chips – überrascht. Anschließend bekamen wir Zeugnisse, Schürzen und Buttons zur Erinnerung an die wunderschöne Zeit in England. Am 26. Jänner hieß es Abschied nehmen und die Heimreise antreten. Die Reise war ein voller Erfolg. Wir konnten unsere Schule sehr gut repräsentieren. (B.C.Ayano, 3AGA)   Link: Blog- CCN News

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a beautiful historic city which is situated on the river Forth on the east coast of Scotland. Although it`s the capital city, it isn`t very big, Edinburgh has only about half a million inhabitants. On Sunday we visited Stirling Castle, which is a really impressive castle. William Wallace captured the castle with his army. We had a delightful view from the top of Stirling Castle. On the same day we went by coach to a whisky distillery. There we had a guided tour, however it wasn`t quite easy to understand the tour guide, because his pronunciation was very bad. The rest of the day, we spent in Edinburgh. We had to attend the school every day from 9am to 12:30 pm. Our teacher was very polite, friendly and always well- informed. One of my favourite places we visited was the Camera obscura. We could play there a lot of crazy games, with an interesting background story. Edinburgh Castle is also a must see, we were really amazed about the big size of the area, in spite of the rain we stayed there for 2 hours. In my opinion, the guided tour through Edinburgh was very informative; our tour guide had a good sound knowledge, so everything could run smoothly. In the end of the day my roommates and me got a delicious dinner at our host-mum`s. Her name was Anna, she was always extremely friendly and polite. Anna worked in a job-center and told us little stories about her day. On the last day I was in the old town, which runs from the castle to Holyrood place. There were lots of amazing old buildings. But my favourite place was the Royal park. It`s a huge park with an ancient volcano called Arthur`s seat. From the top there I had a breathtaking view of the river and surrounding countryside. All in all Edinburgh is a beautiful place to visit. I really enjoyed the stay and can recommend it to everybody, who is interested in old culture.    (Heinrich 2AGA)

Excursion to the OPEC

Tuesday, 6th March we made an excursion to the OPEC. OPEC stands for “Organisation for the Petroleum Exporting Countries”. It is the oldest surviving intergovernmental organization consisting entirely of developing countries. Currently, twelve oil exporting countries are working together to coordinate their petroleum policies. They want to keep the world-wide oil market price steady.

We visited some seminar and conference rooms and we also heard a presentation about the organization and what exactly OPEC is doing. After that, we had a very interesting discussion with one of the PR-managers of the organisation. We talked about the role of the OPEC in the global oil market and about how “powerful” the influence of the OPEC in the world oil market is. The PR-manager told us, that the OPEC possessed 79 % of the world petroleum and that they only put 40 % of all available resources into the market. (3AGA)

Sprachen „à la carte“

Nicht nur das Mittagsservice lernten die SchülerInnen der zweiten Servierklassen per- fekt in englischer und französischer Sprache durch- zuführen, auch das Über- setzen der oft sehr kreativen deutschen Speisennamen trai- nierten sie im Rahmen eines fächerübergreifenden Pro- jektes das ganze Schuljahr hindurch. Dabei mussten sie ihre im Fremdsprachenunterricht erworbenen sprachlichen Fähigkeiten täglich beim Übersetzen der im Servierunterricht erstellten Speisekarte für das LehrerInnenservice unter Beweis stellen. Unter Zuhilfenahme von Wörterbüchern und Fachlexika übertrugen sie die im Kochunterricht erstellten dreigängigen Menüfolgen ins Englische und Französische. Durch die wiederholte Sprachanwendung in einer authentischen, aber gut bekannten Situation gewannen die SchülerInnen bald großes Vertrauen in ihre beruflich ausgerichtete Sprachkompetenz. Sprachlich bestens gewappnet steht einer internationalen beruflichen Zukunft nichts mehr im Wege. 😉 (ger/len)

Fremdsprachenwettbewerb – 2. Platz

On Thursday the 24. February the Foreign Language Contest took place in the Center of Education by the Chamber of Commerce. Plenty students of vocational schools from all over Vienna gathered to run against each other in English, Italian, French and Spanish. Among these were two students of the Culinary School Judenplatz, Anja Scheinhart and Aurelia Rauchwarter took part in this competition, they both lined up in English. At first the candidates were shown to a room where they were asked to introduce themselves, later they got the records for the coming talks.

Afterwards there was time to relax. Then the canidates and their friends, teachers and families met in the big hall where the finalists where announced. One of them was Aurelia Rauchwarter, student of the second cooking class. The effort was worth it because Aurelia was awarded the second prize. (Aurelia Rauchwarther/Jok)