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Language Discovery Programs: Inviting our youngest learners to expand their worlds in a culturally engaging language community.



Tussetroll villagers go to sea! 

Published: March 24, 2017

The Norwegian parent-child class had so much fun learning about sea creatures yesterday and making their own maneter (jellyfish)! The theme for our parent-child classes this spring is, “Animals Here, Animals There.” For Norwegian learners, the sea is the perfect place to start this exploration!

Eden Prairie Chinese preschoolers explore shapes in nature

Published: March 24, 2017

Preschoolers learning Chinese in Eden Prairie explored the shapes of nature this past week, as part of the theme, “Natural Wonders.” They used squares, circles, and triangles to create pictures of things like rabbits, carrots, flowers, and trees. An occasional robot was also seen!

Nordic Heritage Night with the MN Timberwolves - Living the Language!

Published: March 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 8th was Nordic Heritage Night with the Minnesota Timberwolves as they played the Los Angeles Clippers. Many thanks to the Concordia Language Villages families who came out to join us. It was great to see so many friends and a big bonus to watch the Wolves beat the LA Clippers 107-91!

Events like these are a wonderful way to bring our language learning experiences to life. Language is social interaction. It is cultural engagement. It is a personal investment in a live scenario. Nordic Heritage Night is a great example of how you can support and encourage connections to the language you (and/or your family members) are learning.

French preschoolers play dress up!

Published: March 15, 2017

With the way the weather has been in the Twin Cities these past few weeks, it’s not always easy to figure out what to wear! Luckily, our French preschoolers started learning all about clothing last week. They’ve been reading a book about a wolf who wanted to change colors and of course, had to experiment with a bit of their own dress up play. Read “Le loup qui voulait changer de couleur” along with the video below.

Norge Rundt visits Hunderfossen

Published: March 12, 2017

This past Saturday in Norge Rundt, Norwegian learners channeled Hunderfossen, Norge’s eventyr (fairytale)-themed park, starting out with a rousing game of Hvor er Trollet (Where’s the troll)? Villagers each took turns hiding two small trolls around the room, then finding them.

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