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Videos at Lac du Bois

Published: June 27, 2017

The "soap opera" depicted above can be watched in all its wacky glory on YouTube!

Did you know that, in addition to our blog, we have channels through which you can get our photo and video content directly? All of our photos are uploaded onto our Flickr account. Our regular blogger Éliénore links the Flickr photo albums to her blog posts, but the photos will often be uploaded somewhat earlier and you have the opportunity to download them from the Flickr page.

I would specifically like to talk about our videos, though. On the Concordia Language Villages YouTube channel, under the username “languagevillages”, we upload videos from all the different language villages. I sometimes have fun just watching all the recent uploads to see what, say, Mori No Ike or El Lago Del Bosque are up to. Videos specific to Lac du Bois are organized in the Lac du Bois playlist. We have uploaded over 200 videos to this playlist with content from 2004 to the present. Some of these videos are villager film projects; others are more candid shots that will give you a good feeling for how villagers interact at Lac du Bois. I invite you to browse the playlist and see what you enjoy. But if the prospect of sifting through hours and hours of video seems intimidating, I’ll highlight a few videos from this past session that you might enjoy. Click inside to watch them!

Allez, allez, allez, allez, allez Journée Internationale!

Published: August 12, 2016

​Read all about our day at Waldsee for La Journée Internationale!

Au revoir, two-week villagers!

Published: July 11, 2016

This Saturday we had to say goodbye to our two-week villagers. It was a great session capped off by a super-energetic International Day (which I talked about here), but all things must come to an end and while we’re sad to see them leave, we’re happy to be sending them into the world with more French and a wider cultural understanding. Many of our villagers could stay until noon to do a presentation for their friends and family. Others had to leave very early to catch buses and flights, but we’ve provided some photos and videos so you can catch up on what you might have missed out on.

​Journée Sénégal

Published: August 21, 2015

​Our staff members from Sénégal taught us all about their traditions and culture yesterday! Look inside for pictures!

Journée Suisse

Published: August 19, 2015

​We had a fun Journée Suisse today with our two Swiss staff members! Look inside for more details.

Les Chansons du Lac du Bois

Published: August 14, 2015

​What kind of music do we listen to/dance to/rock out to here at Lac du Bois​? Look inside to find out!

​Journée Sénégalaise

Published: August 14, 2015

​Having a variety of international staff members is extremely beneficial here at Lac du Bois. Yesterday, our staff members from Sénégal taught us about their traditions and customs!

Journée Québec

Published: August 13, 2015

Journée Québec brought us some “celebrities” and a game show!

Journée Maghreb

Published: August 11, 2015

​We had visitors today at Lac du Bois for our journée Maghreb! Look inside to find out more!

Our Daily Schedule

Published: August 11, 2015

​Want to know more about how our daily schedule is laid out? Look inside!

Allez, allez, allez, allez, allez Journée Internationale​!

Published: August 8, 2015

La Journée Internationale was a big hit yesterday! We enjoyed being able to hang out with the nine other villages for a little while! Look inside for photos!

Journée Artistes

Published: August 1, 2015

​Take a look at the photos from our last full day with our two-week villagers!

Journée Suisse

Published: July 23, 2015

​How many people can say that they had the chance to play the Alphorn, learn how to Swiss wrestle, go on a pontoon boat, play soccer, and learn three new languages all in one day? Our campers had that opportunity today! Look inside for a detailed description of Journée Suisse and the many photos we took.

​Journée La Louisiane

Published: July 22, 2015

Journée La Louisiane brought us good food, fun times, and even a rainbow! Read about our day inside!

Journée Montagnes

Published: July 17, 2015

Journée Montagnes involved lots of singing, playing, and craft-making! Check out this post to see what we did!

Journée Sénégal

Published: July 15, 2015

​Journée Sénégal was a blast! Look inside for pictures!

Journée Maghreb

Published: June 29, 2015

​We did a day-long simulation today of the Tunisian Revolution and other parts of the 2010 Arab Spring. The villageois (villagers) had many amazing insights, and it was inspiring to see them reflect on current events. Look inside for pictures!

Journée Sénégalaise 

Published: June 24, 2015

Today was Journée Sénégalaise! We ate authentic cuisine and learned about life and culture in Senegal. Look inside for pictures!