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Looking Back on 2020

Published: January 21, 2021

As we begin a new year of the WorldView Blog, we take a look back at some of our 2020 posts to highlight a handful that span the range of issues and events that provoked thoughts and promoted commentary in this past year.

A Mission that Guides

By Mary Maus Kosir, Executive Director | Published: January 13, 2021

In the aftermath of the violence in Washington, D.C. on January 6, Executive Director Mary Maus Kosir reflects on the mission and the future course of Concordia Language Villages.

The One Book Initiative

Published: December 15, 2020

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of Concordia Language Villages presents the One Book Initiative. Join participants in the initiative to discover what they have been reading this fall, and where the discussions have led them to think more deeply about the challenges and opportunities in our communities and organizations.

Three Tools For Building Cultural Intelligence in the World Language Classroom

By Sara Shams Nimis | Published: December 9, 2020

​“Culture” can be elusive, especially in a language classroom where cultural knowledge is crucial to teach but hard to identify. Sara Shams Nimis, drawing from experience in the Concordia Language Traning Center, shares tools and techniques for nurturing cultural intelligence among language students.

"How are you going to make it camp?": Inside the Virtual Villages

By Jackie Jaqueline Mauer | Published: December 2, 2020

Two mainstays of CLV’s French Language Villages, Jacqueline and Nicole​, discuss how the French teams have translated the most crucial elements of the CLV experience into an online format for summer 2020.

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