Vent Frais 

Vent Frais is the voice of the French Language Villages and programs. Allons dans le grand vent!

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Expectations and Surprises: my Lac du Bois experience 

Published: February 9, 2018

When Camille attended Lac du Bois for the first time, she predicted it would be memorable and challenging and that and her French would improve. But she didn’t realize just how much! She reflects on community, friendship, new interests, and her new-found ease with the French language.

Camille hopes her thoughts help others who are preparing for Lac du Bois for the first time.

A Summer Navigation

Published: February 6, 2018

As a villager at Lac du Bois Bemidji, I felt the need to go beyond the classroom and to learn not only more French, but also about the cultures where it is spoken. After being a two-week villager, I knew that I wanted my next experience at camp to last longer, but I did not qualify for the Crédit program yet. I decided the Navigateurs was perfect for me, and was proud to be one of the first….

Le Top Trois du Lac du Bois

Published: February 5, 2018

I loved my time at Lac du Bois, and I’m so glad I went there for the summer. Read about my top three favorite things about camp!

Francophone writer and creators inspire this year’s Village Weekend programs

Published: February 1, 2018

If you’ve studied French in the classroom, you’ve probably encountered Corneille, Voltaire, Jean de la Fontaine, Molière, et ainsi de suite. CLV’s French Village Weekends would like to introduce you to a more diverse group of writers and creators who are the inspiration for our activities and menus this year. Maybe some of them will make it on this year’s reading and listening list.

“I Get it Now!”  Four Little Words that are Magic to a Teacher’s Ears

Published: January 24, 2018

“Have you thought of coming with us to the Villages?” I asked him one day. I explained how not every student learns the same and while some thrive in the classroom, others thrive in an immersion setting. He decided to give it a try, and in the spring, we went up to the Concordia Language Villages for a four-day weekend…

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