On 20th December 2017 David Kauran, program engineer at FACC, one of HTL RIED’s main sponsor companies, visited the school to deliver a sophisticated English lecture to our year-3 students on the basics of aviation. Students learned about the history of aeronautics, the principles of aviation (lift, drag, thrust, etc.), as well as how an aircraft is steered. Furthermore Mr Kauran talked about past and current airplanes and their main components, especially the ones engineered and produced by FACC. In this context he provided an insight into his daily routine at the company and talked about the diverse tasks he is responsible for.
As HTL RIED is dedicated to promoting content-and-language-integrated learning (CLIL; Englisch als Arbeitssprache) in years 3, 4 and 5, Mr Kauran’s English presentation fitted the concept perfectly: students learned about aviation while at the same time picking up new English vocabulary.