Second Language and Immersion Methodologies (AMLA 600)


Participants will examine past and present methods of teaching a world language while drawing on their own experiences to enhance the discussions and understandings. The course is open to all K-12 second language educators, including ESL educators, college educators with an interest in K-12 second language methodologies, and pre-service education majors.

Specific course topics include:

  • Current issues and topics in second language teaching and learning
  • Characteristics of proficiency in a world language
  • World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages
  • Role of context in teaching for communication
  • Integration of culture and language
  • Application of Concordia Language Villages instructional strategies to the world language classroom
  • Formative and summative assessments

This 11-day course may be taken for graduate credit (four graduate credits) or for continuing education units (80 hours). It may be taken as a stand-alone course or as a part of the Master of Education in World Language Instruction program.


Teacher Seminars take place on the campus of Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minn. Participants live in Linden Suites, a residential hall on the university campus. All meals are prepared by Concordia Language Villages kitchen staff and served family style at the Newman Center on the university campus. Most special dietary restrictions can be accommodated to meet the needs of individual participants.


June 23-July 3, 2019

Participants should plan to arrive in Bemidji by late afternoon/early evening of Sunday, June 23, to allow time to check-in at Linden Suites on the BSU campus. We will have a welcome dinner at 6 p.m. Note: the first official day of class will be Monday, June 24.

The last full day of the program will be Wednesday, July 3. Teacher Seminars participants should plan to leave Bemidji on Thursday, July 4. 

If you have further questions regarding this program, please contact Brandon Locke at