(Englisch ist das einzige Fach, das man "lernen ohne Lernen" kann) - Frau Prof. Sandrock
ENGLISH ACTIVITY JOURNAL
WHAT: You will record in your journal the ways you use English outside of English class.
WHERE: Outside of English class!
WHEN: Whenever you can work it in to your schedule! (at least 30 minutes a week)
WHY: Because 50 minutes twice a week isn’t sufficient to learn enough English for Matura.
HOW: At least once a week, set aside time to do some of the following:
WATCH! part of a movie in English (with or without English subtitles)
an episode of a series in English (with or without English subtitles)
videos in English
the news in English
sports or sports highlights in English
LISTEN! to music in English
to the news in English
READ! a book in English (you don’t have to read 250 pages at one sitting!)
poems in English
the news in English
memes in English
articles about your favorite band, sports team, actor/actress, etc
SPEAK! English with a classmate
English in an online gaming community
English with a native speaker or a tourist
WRITE! texts in your journal in English
in English on social media
in English in online gaming communities
forum entries on the blog (question of the day)
TRANSLATE! articles, music texts, poems, memes
SET! Your electronics (iPhone, iPad, computer, etc) to English
Your social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc) to English
EXTRAS! Make a recipe following the English directions
Make your own memes in English
Make a video in English
Write your own English texts (stories, poems, ideas)
Notice English in the world around you (especially in shops and advertisements)
USE A SCHULQUART (FX53) HEFT!
Don’t wait until the last minute!
Do activities in English
Don’t copy from your classmate
Write your journal entries in English.
Don’t copy from the Internet
Use complete sentences.
Don’t use Google Translate
Include lots of specific details (date, length of time, activity, skills used, titles of films, books, URLs of websites, videos, links)
Write at least 50 words (1C), 80 words (2C/3C), 100 words 4C/5C) per entry
MINIMUM: One entry per week
FIRST COLLECTION – First week of October (minimum 2 entries)
See blog (ennsvalleyenglish.blogspot.com) for ideas and inspiration!
 Students who do more than one English activity a week and/or write more than one journal entry are likely to learn more English and get better grades. Make it so!