Virtual Villages

Concordia Language Villages is excited to offer participants new opportunities to begin or continue their adventure in language and cultural learning! Villagers ages 18+ can join one or more online Virtual Village sessions – beginning to advanced language learners welcome! Experience fun, interactive language learning and cultural activities — all from home. The four precepts of the CLVway will continue to be the backbone of your immersion experience. It's REAL language, REAL culture and REAL people. Whether virtual or in northern Minnesota, Concordia Language Villages is committed to inspiring courageous global citizens. Join us!


Are you ready for the holidays? Here at Waldsee we certainly are! Join us in December to learn about German, Austrian, and Swiss holiday traditions, bake and cook delicious things like Weinachts (Christmas cookies), latkes, and Kinderpunsch (warm punch), and of course practice your German!
 

Waldsee Adult Class

Waldsee Virtual Village Adult Classes offer a real-time interactive small group setting for language and cultural learning for villagers 18 and older. These hands-on experiences follow a roadmap for either six or twelve weeks and take you on a journey to increased language proficiency. Real-life language you can use. Real culture you can enjoy. Real people with whom you can share. We also provide you with asynchronous activities you can do at home to extend your learning.

All language levels welcome. Participant age ranges vary by each Virtual Village Class; find details in the registration section below. Where possible, participants will be grouped by similar proficiency. Staff to villager ratio of 1:6, on average. Sessions meet twice per week for 60 minutes over Zoom; schedules are determined by each Virtual Village Class.

Some complex global topics of cultural relevance may be discussed in English with references to German-speaking cultures.
 
Waldsee Adult Class: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm central.

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Waldsee Kaffeeklatsch German Coffee Hour

Waldsee’s Kaffeklatsch Virtual Village Coffee Hours offer informal conversations about everyday life, current events or other topics of interest to you — auf Deutsch!

Sessions will be designated for various levels (low-intermediate, high-intermediate, advanced). Staff to villager ratio of 1:8, on average. Sessions meet once per week for 60 minutes over Zoom for six weeks; schedules are determined by each Virtual Village. 

Waldsee Kaffeeklatsch German Coffee Hour: one hour weekly; schedule determined by participants.

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Waldsee Gesprächskreis German Discussion Circle

Waldsee’s Gesprächskreis — a Virtual Village Discussion Circle —offers conversation about specific and thematic reading assignments (short stories, novels, theology, philosophy, history etc.) — auf Deutsch! These circles are led by staff with subject matter expertise.

Sessions will be designated for various levels (low-intermediate, high-intermediate, advanced). Participants will be grouped by similar proficiency. Staff to villager ratio of 1:8, on average. Sessions meet once per week for 60 minutes over Zoom; schedules are determined by each Virtual Village. 

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German Adult Week

Waldsee’s Virtual Village Adult Weeks offer real-time, small-group interactive language and cultural learning for villagers ages 18 and older. These hands-on experiences meet daily Monday through Friday for culturally authentic activities and guided learning, including one-on-one conversation opportunities.

All language levels welcome. Where possible, villagers will be grouped by similar proficiency. Staff to villager ratio of 1:6, on average. Sessions meet for three hours daily for a total of 15 hours of learning over Zoom; schedules are determined by each Virtual Village.

Some complex global topics of cultural relevance may be discussed in English with references to German-speaking cultures.
 
Waldsee German Adult Week: October 26-30, daily 9 a.m. – noon Central
Waldsee German Adult Week: December 7-11, daily 9 a.m. – noon Central
 

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Check out our German Virtual Village family programs, youth programs or High School Credit program!

Questions? Check out our Virtual Village FAQs.

Download flyers with more information on our adult programs or youth and family programs to share with your network!

Concordia Language Villages reserves the right to consolidate or cancel sessions that are below minimum enrollment levels.