|Program:||Concordia Language Villages|
|Sponsoring Organization:||Concordia College|
|Address:||1307 4th St S|
|Moorhead, MN 56562|
|Curricular area:||World Languages & Cultures|
|Grades Served:||3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11|
Our mission is to inspire courageous global citizens.
A courageous global citizen lives responsibly by:
• appreciating and seeking to understand diverse cultural perspectives; • communicating with confidence and cultural sensitivity in multiple languages; • respecting human dignity and cultivating compassion; • engaging critically and creatively with issues that transcend boundaries; and • advancing a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world for all.
The CLVway of immersion brings our mission to life.
The CLVway reflects the Asian concept of ? or the “way” to excellence through practice. It is framed by four precepts, each of which fosters key attributes of responsible global citizenship:
Grand Simulation: Participants become citizens of a Village. They explore a new world which is intentionally constructed to evoke the look, feel, sounds and tastes of communities where the target language is spoken. The simulated Village offers a nurturing environment —a playworld where each learner can gain the courage to communicate with cultural sensitivity in everyday social settings. Village life is designed to spark curiosity, encourage discovery, and promote empathy. As villagers feel more at home in their Village culture, they move beyond language learning to a way of being in the language that empowers them to better understand themselves and others from within another cultural perspective.
Community-based Learning: We are all about community. Our Village setting offers exceptional opportunities to build a purposeful residential community in which villagers and staff from across the country and around the world talk, play, eat and laugh together in ways that facilitate natural use of language and greater cultural fluency. We design each day's activities to nurture friendships and forge communal bonds that support an individual villager on his or her own journey. Villagers are encouraged to explore ways to use their voices and their actions to contribute to the greater good. As villagers become caring citizens of our community, they prepare themselves for responsible citizenship in the wider global community.
Lived Language and Culture: Villagers learn by doing. Being able to navigate different cultural settings with confidence is a critical attribute of a well-rounded language learner. Villagers need and want to use the target language in a wide variety of culturally authentic activities an
Start Date: June 10 End Date: August 24 Concordia Language Villages offers one-week, two-week, and four-week sessions.
Can students reside on campus? Yes
Can students commute to campus? No