Learning about the languages and cultures of the world is a life-long interest for many people, which is why adult international education is flourishing at Concordia. At Concordia Language Villages, you will receive a program that is:
Rooted in sound principles
Be it the curriculum design and delivery principles that shape all of the Language Villages programs, or what we take from andragogy, the adult equivalent to pedagogy, the adult language and culture immersion sessions at the Villages are built on a solid educational foundation. Learners shape their own learning supported by a need to speak the target language, an authentic setting, a supportive learning community and program staff who understand the full spectrum of learners' skill levels, learning styles and motivation.
Enriched by authenticity
By this, we don't only refer to the authentic architectural setting for most of our programs, the culturally authentic food, genuine program support materials, or access to native speakers. Authenticity in adult programs also is enhanced when learners themselves share their own related life experiences. Learning is processed in the context of life experiences; therefore, experience is the learner's living textbook. At Concordia Language Villages, we live the language 24/7, an experience all in itself.
Geared toward the individual learner
From the pre-program language skill survey to small language learning groups, to almost limitless access to program staff and instructors, individuals help direct the focus, the intensity and the outcomes of their own learning. The design of the programs and the goal of the program staff provide opportunities for success for all learners, no matter their skill level, background or their outcome objectives. We invite you to join the thousands of adult learners who've enjoyed language learning at Concordia Language Villages. Hundreds come back year after year, some as many as 14 years! It is a fun, challenging, rewarding, enriching experience in a joyful learning community rich with camaraderie and lasting friendships.
Adult programs for adults can focus on many areas. You can focus on personal interest in a language, develop skills that help you professionally or finally take advantage of that travel seminar to a destination you've always dreamed about visiting. Concordia Global Seminars for adults provides alumni and friends options to extend global citizenship skills and learn about new places, people and languages.