Virtual Village Program Announcement

April 28, 2020

Dear Village Families,

We hope that you and your family are safe and well, and that your community is resilient and strong. The last couple of months have been a whirlwind of emotions for so many of us. We are facing new challenges: staying healthy and safe; keeping children educated, entertained and calm; and navigating what is now a “new normal” for everyday life. At Concordia Language Villages, we’re also facing new challenges: redesigning our summer schedule; enhancing health protocols; shifting employees to remote work and some on temporary furlough; and attempting to navigate the ever-changing world impacted by COVID-19.

What Will Summer 2020 Look Like?

Our primary goal is to offer safe and fun language and cultural learning for youth this summer. However, due to current health protocols, we have canceled our residential youth sessions and expanded into our Virtual Village offerings. 

NEW for this summer, experience the Villages here, there or anywhere! We’re excited to launch a new online learning experience: “Virtual Villages” with real language, real culture and real people! Participants will be fully immersed in creative and fun ways in small groups—virtual interaction enabling villagers to also live the language at home and in their own communities. Here’s a glimpse into what you can expect:

  • Real-time language and cultural immersion with our world-class Village staff, many teaching directly from the Villages.
  • Fun, interactive and creative experiences - all in the target language!
  • Real friendships with villagers from across the globe!
  • One-, four- and five-week Virtual Village programs, including high school credit,  begin in mid-June.
  • Questions? Check out our Virtual Villages FAQ.

Check out the session options on our summer 2020 rates and dates. Registration open now! 

If you have any questions, please contact our registration team at clvregister@cord.edu or (800) 222-4750 ext 1. For a quicker response, please email us. We expect a heavy call/email volume, so please bear with us as we respond to you just as soon as we are able.

We assure you that villagers will have a fun, engaging and stimulating experience this summer. Our Village staff are hard at work to bring you the best of Concordia Language Villages this year. Join us!

P.S. We encourage you to subscribe to our WorldView Blog in which we share good reads and useful links from around the globe. We continue to “bring the world to you.” Also, be sure to check out this list of resources to continue your language learning. It includes website links for each of our 14 languages, and all are either free or partially free. Don’t forget our social media pages - our talented staff are posting so many fun things to keep language alive!