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Living the Language in Summer 2021

Published: August 25, 2021

After a year of not being able to offer residential programming due to COVID-19, we were delighted to be able to come together  in multiple ways this past summer at Concordia Language Villages, both virtually and in-person. We find guidance and hope in our mission to inspire courageous global citizens, and rely on the four Precepts of the CLVway to help us bring our mission to life, even during challenging times. In addition to observing enhanced health and wellness protocols, we wanted to be thoughtful about our practices and traditions and what they mean to our many language communities and participants.

Here are a couple moments from our summer staff orientations (one-week training and professional development sessions) that explore how we approached programming during the summer of 2021. Part 1 of this video series discusses the Precepts of Grand Simulation and Community-based Learning. Join us next week on September 1 for Part 2, addressing the Precepts of Lived Language and Culture and Outdoor Learning.


0:00 Title

0:24 Greetings from Village Leadership

2:28 Executive Director Mary Maus Kosir & the Mission of Concordia Language Villages

3:41 Introduction to the CLVway

4:11 Introduction to the Precept of Grand Simulation

4:45 Elaborating on the Precept of Grand Simulation

7:02 Introduction to the Precept of Community-based Learning

7:37 Elaborating on the Precept of Community-based Learning

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