Cleveland German Crash Course a raving success for ORMS & The Mosaic Center
The summer camp for adults who want to learn some basic German language skills is shaping up to be a big success story for the Ocoee Region Multicultural Services (ORMS) and its Mosaic Center. The German Crash Course which is being held this month on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Cleveland/Bradley County Chamber of Commerce is a nice example of a community embracing diversity and educating itself for the future.
As you can see the in above picture the class is fully booked and German teacher Lisa Eulo (standing) is making sure that learning German needn’t be dull. Many teachers and community leaders are participating in the class which has been made possible by a grant from Safe Schools & Healthy Students.
Ms. Eulo usually teaches German to students at Walker Valley High School. For this particular crash course she put together a program targeted at adult learners. The course is being offered to local educators and the business community which are currently trying to prepare for the impact the investments by Volkswagen and Wacker Chemie will have on our region. Although there is no telling how many Germans will eventually move to Southeast Tennessee to work for one of these two big corporations or some of their suppliers the loal community has been showing a great level of understanding that preparation cannot start too early.
Those of you who want to take the “getting ready for the Germans” one step further will get more opportunities to do so in the near future. ORMS and The Mosaic Center in connection with Höferle Consulting are preparing the one-day workshop “Introducing: The German Way – a workshop for local educators and businesses” to be held on July 28.