WorldView: A Language Blog

WorldView is a place for leaders in the fields of language education, global citizenship, immersion learning, and other topics central to the Concordia Language Villages mission to address issues important to their fields.

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Voices across America for International Exchange

By Christine Schulze | Published: September 19, 2017

Korean staff members in traditional dress act in a skit in the Korean dining hall.

Since 1961, the J-1 Exchange Visitor program has allowed citizens of other nations to participate in cultural exchange programs in the United States. This exceptional program is now under review and at risk. Christine Schulze outlines why the J-1 program is so valuable, both for the Villages and for the world.

How Can Metacognition Improve Language Learning?

By Mark Chen | Published: September 12, 2017

​Have you ever wondered how we learn? Metacognition, the skill of thinking about how we think and learn, is crucial to preparing our young people for the future. Mark Chen describes several activities to concretely develop learners’ metacognitive skills.

WorldView Good Reads: Off the Press for August 2017

Published: August 29, 2017

Here are good reads from around the globe that have caught our attention for the month of August.

Listening into the Middle

By Christine Schulze | Published: August 22, 2017

​Positive solutions to complex issues start with good conversations. But what is a “good” conversation, and how do we help them to happen? At Concordia Language Villages, a simulation called the World Café allows staff members to practice honesty, vulnerability, and respect as they discuss global issues.

What If the Other Side Isn’t Evil?

By Linnea Helena Peterson and Erika Britta Cook | Published: August 15, 2017

Helena and Britta smile at the camera in the Sjolunden dining hall.

In this political climate, it’s easy to become obsessed with pointing out all the flaws of the ‘other side.’ Yet Helena and Britta from Sjölunden explore what happens when two people with different political views try being friends instead.

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