First year students use the textbook "Make Your Way Ahead 5". Lessons include such topics as pop music, school systems, unsolved mysteries, and life as a fifteen-year-old. Apart from that, students review and expand on grammar topics. There are also some simple forestry texts and basic forest vocabulary.
Second year students use the same textbook as the first year students, covering the other topics which were not used in the first year. These include things like India, Poetry, caring about the environment, traveling, and themes from everyday life like houses, shopping and food. Additionally, we offer simple forestry texts on topics like weeding, pruning, and thinning.
The third year is unique for students for a couple reasons. The school year is abbreviated to allow students to undertake practical internship experiences, and the students spend approximately eight days in an English speaking country in an intensive language week. While there are still many lessons from the textbook, much of the year is focused upon learning about the English-speaking country of choice, historically either Malta or Ireland. During the language week, students split their time between classroom work in mornings and exploration and sightseeing in evenings, and stay with a host family while doing so. This allows a more in-depth understanding of a foreign culture, plus the improvement of students' English.
The fourth year students' English material is taken from "Make Your Way with English 7" as well as a number of forestry texts. From the textbook, students study units on American school systems, Canada, villainy, beauty, and art. Forestry texts cover a wide range of subjects, such as logging and skidding methods in Austria and abroad, the use of forests in foreign countries, the value of forests, and other subjects about which students already have some knowledge.
The fifth year students use the textbook "Make Your Way to the Matura 8", and continue to use forestry texts to provide specific forestry knowledge within the context of English. Textbook units include subjects dealing with racial problems in America, issues of modern Ireland, regional varieties of English, and the American Dream. Many of the forestry texts are about Austrian forestry law, the four effects of the forest and forest protection.