July 22, 2015

Logan Media Services


A German class will be offered to John A. Logan College students this fall for the first time. Previously, the course was only available as a dual-credit offering for Carbondale Community High School students.

But beginning next month, German 101 will meet on Mondays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. in the B Wing at Logan. It is a four-credit course.

Instructor Sharon Lorinskas has taught the introductory class the last 10 years at CCHS.

“I think it’s great. I can’t wait to get started,” Lorinskas said. “In recent years, Carbondale students have told me that they would have liked the opportunity to continue taking German classes beyond the one class we have offered at the high school. Now, if there are enough people who register for the class at Logan, maybe we can.”

Vicky Turl, who is Director of Dual Credit & Partnerships at Logan, said there is the potential for adding courses in the months ahead.

“I would like it if we could develop an entire German program – 101, 102, 201, 202,” Turl said. “We have had much interest at the high school level, and I just feel that offering this class expands the opportunity for learning a language other than Spanish. It’s about expanding our horizons.”

Turl said Lorinskas is the right instructor to pilot the program.

“Sharon has done such a good job. She recently took some students to Germany as part of an exchange program, which turned out great.”

For more information on registering for the class this fall, contact the college’s admissions office at 985-2828, X 8513 or X 8303.


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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Dr. Steve O’Keefe at 618-985-2828 ext. 8569 or email at steveokeefe@jalc.edu.