A Portuguese Virtual Village Adult Week offers a rigorous language and cultural experience in a real-time interactive group setting. Villagers will go on a hands-on language and cultural journey taking them to increased language proficiency.
This program meets Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Central.
|10 - 10:10 a.m.||Bom dia!
Welcome! This is our live start to the day. Meet the instructors and other participants. Daily fun starts now!
|10:10 - 11 a.m.||Aula 1
Class One. Join your language instructor and class in your online Zoom classroom. Be prepared to participate and learn.
|11 - 11:15 a.m.||Merenda
This is coffee break and pastry time on your own.
|11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||Aula 2
Class Two. Join your language instructor and class in the online Zoom classroom for your second class of the day.
|12:15 - 1 p.m.||Almoço
Lunch on your own.
|1 - 1:45 p.m.||Bate-papo
Conversation class time. Time to put the language you are learning into practice in bate-papo. Conversation topics will vary, depending on the level and topics chosen by the class.
|1:45 - 2 p.m.||Novela/Serie
This is an optional activity. Join our staff to view on-goings of the soap opera or series chosen for this week.
All language levels welcome. Where possible, villagers will be grouped by similar proficiency and age. Staff to villager ratio of 1:7, on average.
Kirsten Addison is the dean of both Mar e Floresta, the Portuguese Language Village, and El Lago del Bosque, the Spanish Language Village. She goes by Salomé at Mar e Floresta and Cristina at El Lago del Bosque. Kirsten has been on staff at Concordia Language Villages since 1986, serving as dean in various Villages since 1996. She has been dean of the Spanish Language Village for many summers, dean of the French Language Village for one summer and she continues as dean of the year-round Spanish programs. Fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and French, she graduated with an Honors 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. Kirsten was a Rotary Exchange student to Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico. Most recently, she graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University as a chiropractic physician.