"The staff were all very friendly and energetic."
-Quotes from previous participants
"I want to go back again."
"I think this was the best camp ever and I suggest everyone go!"
Weeklong Immersion Programs
Like a trip abroad, right here at home! Boost your language as you enjoy the activities and cuisine of the cultures you love this spring break. Designed for students in grades 6-12, these fully customizable one-week programs are the perfect opportunity for school groups and individuals to put their language into practice during the academic year.
Participants will strengthen their oral, aural and written language skills as they try new cultural activities, enjoy new foods and meet new friends. This intensive program is appropriate for beginners, proficient speakers and everyone in between. Participants are matched with others who have a similar language level for their small language learning group period, yet cabin groups are gender and age specific.
Weeklong Immersion Programs are led by native speakers. All of our staff are experienced teachers well versed in the language immersion pedagogy of Concordia Language Villages. Our Villager to staff ratio is 7:1. Teachers accompanying school groups have a supervisory role and will be asked to participate in the program as needed.
Weeklong Immersion Programs are wholly customizable and available to fit your schedule. Contact Jordi Teillard
at 651-433-4375 for more information.
Concordia Language Villages at The Forest is an international retreat center complete with 10 miles of hiking trails. Cabins are located in dorm-style buildings built in the 1980's, complete with multiple lounges and fireplaces. The Village is located in Marine on St Croix, Minn. just 45 minutes northeast of the Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport. Shuttle service form the airport is available for $50 round-trip.
Customs will be open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the first day of the Weeklong Immersion Program. The session concludes with an hour-long Closing Program for family and friends at 10:00 a.m. on the final day.
- Weeklong Intensive Japanese Immersion Program: March 24-30, 2013 (program confirmed)
- Weeklong Intensive Spanish Immersion Program: March 24-30, 2013
- Weeklong Intensive French Immersion Program: March 24-30, 2013
The Forest reserves the right to cancel a program due to insufficient registration. Registration fees already paid for a cancelled program will be refunded based on the original method of payment.
MONDAY - FRIDAY
08:00 - Wake up music
08:30 - Breakfast
09:15 - Language pre-activities
09:30 - Language activities
11:30 - Conversation group part 1
12:30 - Lunch
13:45 - Quiet time/siesta
14:50 - Conversation group part 2
15:45 - Afternoon activities
16:30 - Free time (bank, boutique and cafe are open)
17:30 - Dinner
18:45 - Self-directed learning
20:00 - Evening program
21:15 - Campfire
21:45 - In cabins
22:00 - Cabin council
22:30 - Lights out