LTC Typical Day - Residential | Concordia Language Villages

Language Training Center Typical Day

A typical residential day in the program will include the following elements:

  • Breakfast
  • Language class: our iso-immersion setting thrives on using the entire facility and the outdoors as a ‘classroom’, so expect to move around and be actively engaged even during this more formal language teaching period.
  • Mid-day meal, followed by a bit of personal time.
  • Language classes, mixed with hands-on activities conducted in the target language that could involve sports, games, cooking, short hikes, music, etc.
  • Cultural presentation and activities, with topics such as history, celebrations, cultural traditions; informal conversation time.
  • Evening meal.
  • review of news and current events from the region(s) where the target language is spoken.
  • Journal and study time with assistance from instructors.

Here is an example from one of our Programs:

Time Activity
6:00 - 8:00 a.m. Participants who prefer to exercise on an empty stomach are encouraged to use this time for their daily exercise, whether in the gym or by hitting the trails. Participants who choose to run or hike on trails around the site should leave word at the office of where they are going and must bring a buddy. 
8:00 - 8:45 a.m. We eat family-style, providing an opportunity for informal social interaction, to talk about subjects of interest, the plan for the day, news and other topics.
8:45 - 9:15 a.m. Staff kick off the day with a presentation of a city, cultural item or event related to the theme of the day.
9:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Language Focus Sessions: Participants work in groups of three to four students divided by approximate language level. 
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch is the biggest meal of the day and an opportunity to experience the cuisine of each country in focus, practice proper eating etiquette and continue to build communicative skills through conversations in which we revisit topics and material from structured sessions. 
2:00 – 3:15 p.m. Participants may use this time for independent reading, reflection, exercise, napping or homework. Thematic reading is provided each day.
3:15 - 4:30 p.m. Hands-on activity period  
4:45 - 5:15 p.m. The neighborhood coffee shop is an important place for developing community relationships of trust by chatting, inviting each other to drinks, matching skills at popular games.
5:30 – 7:15 p.m. Participants develop language and skills by engaging in cultural simulations and accomplishing practical tasks.
7:30 - 8:15 p.m. Dinner is a lighter meal near the end of the day
8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Participants may use this time for homework or independent reading and reflection.