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Vent Frais 

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

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French and Italian Explorer's Club at Lago del Bosco!

Published: December 11, 2019

New this summer, Concordia Language Villages will offer a two-week Tour du Monde / Giro del Mondo (tour of the world) program. This Explorer’s Club program takes place at Lago del Bosco, the Italian Language Village in Hackensack, Minnesota, and is an opportunity to use your French or Italian learning in a new way!

Bonjour from Lac du Bois and Les Voyageurs!

Published: November 20, 2019

Vent Frais, which literally means “cool wind,” comes from one of the prettiest songs that we sing summer after summer around campfires in northern Minnesota. The communities we build around those campfires, and throughout our summers together, are the heart of our programs. This newsletter is our way of keeping the community connected during the year.

New French Immersion Summer Sessions for Adults!

Published: March 24, 2019

Learning is not just for kids— and neither is summer camp! We hope that you will join us for a week or a weekend of immersion this July.

New 2019 summer adult sessions will run alongside youth sessions at our beautiful Camp Holiday location near Hackensack, MN.

  • ​Meet fellow participants of all ages with amazing stories
  • Absorb French in a low-pressure, immersive environment
  • Unplug and soak up the beautiful Northwoods
  • Learn with an expert staff with many years of experience creating dynamic French learning programs

Pwotèj la mangwov an nou : protecting the mangroves of Guadeloupe

Published: March 5, 2019

​Another year abroad for Marianne brings new cultures to appreciate, new ecosystems to explore, and important lessons to share!

Connecting with Heritage through Language

Published: February 12, 2019

This is generally one of the first questions I am asked when people find out I speak French. They seem surprised I didn’t choose a more common language in my area, like Spanish. They are even more surprised by my answer - “Because I’m Lebanese.”

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