Traveling to a Spanish-speaking country for business or pleasure? Need to use Spanish with your clients or your staff at work? This program is designed for you! El Lago del Bosque, the Spanish Language Village, will help you improve your Spanish language skills by expanding your vocabulary, improving your grammar and providing an opportunity to practice conversational skills in real-world situations.

No matter your Spanish language level when you arrive, our staff will work with you to help you improve your skills. Everyone will receive expert instruction in small and large group settings catered specifically to participants’ language abilities.

This session is a culture and language immersion program so aside from the richness in language instruction you will receive, you will also deepen your knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures. You will live different aspects of Hispanic culture while you are with us through our outstanding food, cultural talks and activities—some of which you would likely only experience abroad. Our program is unlike any other!


Our Spanish adult programs take place at our Turtle River Lake site near Bemidji, Minn. 

Meet the Program Leader

Kirsten Salomé/Cristina Addison is dean of Mar e Floresta, the Portuguese Language Village, and El Lago del Bosque, the Spanish Language Village. Kirsten has been staff at Concordia Language Villages for over 25 years. Fluent in French, Spanish and Portuguese, she graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Western Ontario and studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain and the University of Lisbon in Portugal.