Spanish club (after-school) contestants this session will be playing games of luck and skill with Mexican game show formats all semester long! These are fun and interactive game shows that have either been produced or aired in Mexico, in the Spanish language. Contestants will learn Spanish by engaging in Concordia Language Villages’ unique immersive environment, which emphasizes fun, active engagement with thematic content. And, it will all happen in Spanish, using games, movement, art and music as vehicles for language learning.
Last Friday, our Chinese preschoolers in Minnetonka celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as the Chinese Moon Festival), which takes place today, on September 24th, the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar.
The pre-K theme for our Spanish, Chinese, French, and Norwegian drop-off classes this semester is “All about you and me.” Through this theme, our pre-K villagers will explore things that they know about themselves and things to learn about others; they’ll talk about body parts and emotions, likes and dislikes, hobbies and interests, daily rituals, and so much more! It’s a great way to get to know one another and to figure out who we are in this great big world. Our French, Chinese, and Spanish pre-K classes are now in session, with Norwegian pre-K starting soon (click here to register).
Language Discovery pre-K, after-school, and enrichment teachers met last week to roll out the fun for fall semester by participating in a song exchange, among other things. Our Chinese, French, Norwegian, and Spanish classes have been opening one by one across the Twin Cities since last Friday, with all the vibrance and color one would expect from an autumn in Minnesota. One of the things that makes this warmth and vibrance in the classroom possible is the creativity of our teachers, and their ability always to place themselves empathetically as language learners, too.
Norwegian day campers are road-tripping through Norway this week. Today, they made a stop in Bergen to visit Tante Monica (Aunt Monica), a relative with some rather unique mannerisms! After eating a delicious lunch of smørbrød, with various meats and cheeses, villagers headed down to the torg (square) with Tante Monica to do some shopping.