Because language education alone does not lead to the formation of world citizens, we teach language and culture in global contexts. Geography, history, political science and international relations are drawn on, creating learning situations that challenge participants to use language as a tool for understanding the complexities of the world around them.
Experience-based learning is emphasized in every aspect of the curriculum. The educational objectives of Concordia Language Villages are reinforced through the living, learning, social and recreational dimensions of Village life.
All of the Villages work to model environmentally responsible behaviors, including reducing, reusing and recycling; developing respect for nature and property; and learning outdoor skills. We believe that’s how global citizens should act. At Concordia Language Villages, we are committed to helping our participants reconnect with the natural world. To help guide these efforts, the Language Villages employs a full-time environmental education specialist who has cataloged and developed many of the natural settings of our Turtle River Lake sites and who consults with staff at our leased sites.
We have programs for all ages, from preschool programs for tiny tots to adult immersion programs just for seniors, from Family programs where all ages can learn together to Adult programs where professionals can polish their skills.