All students at ZBG are normal secondary education students; however, while in attendance, they will not only receive an outstanding secondary education and become proficient German speakers, but also be qualified to fluently speak Croatian or Hungarian in addition to their normal curriculum. This new approach puts our school into the driver’s seat, paving the way into a new frontier of education.
As a result of this additional fluency, ZBG students assimilate important characteristics (i.e. cultural understanding) that are vital to today’s Europe. Due to this, our students are better prepared for the road ahead, whether it is in their academic or professional careers.
Some of the advantages produced by a bilingual education include:
- Increased capacity to engage in more languages
- Lays a foundation for ongoing education
- More job opportunities
- Heightened creativity
- A greater understanding of other people and their cultures
With Austria’s induction into the European Union and the ever-growing expansion of the EU towards the east; there is a major demand for future language acquisition. Our school suitably prepares its students based on this ever-growing expansion. We fluently educate our students in German, Croatian/Hungarian, and English, as well as provide the options of French, Spanish, Italian, and Latin.
Our comfortable and friendly environment induces the cooperation of the students. Thus allowing them to become self-independent and self-reliant; preparing them for their futures. Increasing multidisciplinary education through small class sizes, workshops, etc., students, parents, and teachers encounter each other openly in conversation; further allowing the exchange and growth of ideas, methods, and communication to be developed.
By graduation, a student will have obtained necessary technical skills, such as: effective communication between peers, critical and analytical thinking, and how to function as part of a team.
How does bilingual education work?
From the beginning of enrollment into the first class, students acquire the necessary skills to complete their work in either Hungarian or Croatian in the following subjects: geography, biology, physics, chemistry, physiology, history, religion, physical education, art, music, and vocational training. The students begin by studying important terminology in both languages so that there is a smooth transition between German and the ethnic language, which eventually brings about a complex understanding for the overall subject field.