The exchange day between the Slovene grammar school II. gimnazija and the Austrian non-selective secondary school Sprachenhauptschule Birkfeld

Tanja Polajnar (Slovenia), Wolfgang Pojer (Austria)


II. gimnazija Maribor (Slovene grammar school)
3 teachers from Slovenia (English, German teacher)
32 pupils

Sprachenhauptschule Birkfeld (non-selective secondary school)
2 teachers (principal, English teacher)
25 pupils


On the 8 May 2006 pupils from the Slovene grammar school II. gimnazija Maribor visited pupils from the non-selective secondary school Sprachenhauptschule Birkfeld. A return visit is planned for October 2006.


The aim of the project was to find out how young people of similar age live in the two countries (Slovenia - Austria) in different environments (town (Slovenes) - village (Austrians)). Pupils from both countries conducted interviews with each other, trying to determine the level of information about Slovenia/Austria the pupils from other country had, their lifestyle and future plans.


  • Conducting interviews in small groups of four or five pupils.
  • Guiding a crash Slovene language course.
  • Having a presentation of the school and the region.


  • Slovene pupils did:
  • Video about the exchange day
  • Report
  • Seminar paper
  • Analysis of the interviews


  • teaching other pupils your language
  • presenting your country
  • conducting interviews
  • analysing interviews
  • writing a report, a seminar paper
  • making a video
Tandem A-SLO (Project description)
Report about the exchange
Slovenia meets Austria
Austria meets Slovenia
Society and Culture (project description)
The Maltese contributions
The Spanish contributions
The Romanian contributions
The Croatian contribution
Malta meets Spain