German ‘trick’ class geared to shift workers

Shift workers who enroll in a college course may find it difficult to attend every class session. After all, college terms and work schedules are rarely in sync.

That’s why the Panzer Education Center and University of Maryland University College Europe are offering a German language course tailored to shift workers.
This fall, UMUC will offer Elementary German I twice a day so that shift workers can freely alternate from lunch time or tea time sessions.

The class is billed as a ‘trick’ class because “at one time, the military referred to shift duty as trick duty,” said Education Services Specialist Michael O’Beirne.
The class will be offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Panzer Kaserne and from 5:15-6:30 p.m. on Patch Barracks. The same instructor will teach both classes.

O’Beirne said while students will enroll in a specific class time, they will not need to coordinate with the instructor if they need to vary their class attendance between the two classes.

And if students need extra class time before finals, they are invited to attend both sessions. “It’s very convenient for the service member,” O’Beirne said.
Class starts Aug. 22. Registration ends Aug. 21. For more information, call the Stuttgart UMUC representative at 431-2303/civ. 07031-15-2303.