Waldsee Blog

Welcome to the blog for Waldsee, the German Language Village. To view photos from our summer sessions, please visit our Flickr page.

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Das UFO Spiel!

Published: July 28, 2017

Last night, the KTs (two week villagers) and Ts (one week villagers) played one of our favorite games here at Waldsee: das UFO Spiel (the UFO Game)! At Frühstück (breakfast), Roswitha and Albrecht introduced us to a few Verschwörungstheorien (conspiracy theories), including the idea that the Stammbetreuer (staff counselors) are all Außerirdischen (aliens)! This theme continued throughout the day, and culminated with the Abendprogramm (evening program), where...

Schweizer Tag!

Published: July 27, 2017

Switzerland might be best known for its cheese, chocolate, and mountains. But what else does Switzerland have? Four official languages: German, French, Italian, and Romansh! Although Concordia Language Villages doesn’t have a Romansh village, it does have villages for the other three languages. Once a year, we all come together to celebrate die Schweiz (Switzerland)!

Künstlertag!

Published: July 26, 2017

While Germany may not be associated with artists very often, there are actually a great many artists that come from German-speaking countries. During Künstlertag​ (artists’ day), we celebrated that!

Walpurgisnacht

Published: July 25, 2017

In Germany, Walpurgisnacht (Walpurgis Night) is a celebration of the coming of spring… and it might just involve some witches as well. Here in Waldsee, we celebrated Walpurgisnacht the only way we know how - with an Abendprogramm (evening program)!

Sonntag in Waldsee

Published: July 24, 2017

Yesterday was a sehr besonderes Tag (very special day). It was Sonntag (Sunday)! We got up late, ate brunch, went on Reisen (vacations), and played Mario Kart!

Restaurant and Disko

Published: July 23, 2017

Last night was Restaurant Abend (restaurant evening) in Waldsee!

Ein Sturm in Waldsee

Published: July 22, 2017

Yesterday, there was a Sturm (storm) in Waldsee! Although it could have been really scary, everyone was safe and sound inside the Gasthof (dining hall). Here’s what we did to pass the time.

Waldsee Feiert Karneval!

Published: July 21, 2017

Last night, Waldsee celebrated Karneval! Check out this video to see all of the festivities!

Pause in Waldsee

Published: July 20, 2017

Pause (break time) is arguably one of the villagers’ favorite times of the day. Although Familie (small language learning group) and Veranstaltungsstunde (activity hour) are fun, there’s nothing like getting a half hour to sit back, relax, and pig out on all of the candy they can buy. Read this post to find out more about what villagers can do during the Pause​.

The First Day in Waldsee

Published: July 19, 2017

After a hectic Ankunftsag (arrival day) here in Waldsee, everyone was excited to being a normal day the following morning. We ate Frühstück (breakfast), sang songs at Gesang, ​and so much more!

Die Kinder Kommen An!

Published: July 18, 2017

Today was the very first day of second half sessions! All of the new Betreuer (counselors) were so excited to welcome new sets of Day Campers, Ts (one weekers), KTs (two weekers), and LKTs, Lehrlinge, and Studis (four weekers). Even before the Grenze (border) opened up for the day, kids were lined up and ready to go. After getting their passports checked, it was time for them to choose a new name at the Namensbaum (name tree). This is one of our favourite rituals...