Arabic Language Village

Experience the richness and diversity of Arabic dialects and cultures at Al-Wāḥa. Our counselors and teachers speak a variety of dialects from several countries including Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq and more.

Arabic Language Village

Mealtimes

<p>With cooks trained in authentic Middle Eastern cuisine, villagers get a taste of the Middle East and North Africa.</p>

With cooks trained in authentic Middle Eastern cuisine, villagers get a taste of the Middle East and North Africa.

Mealtimes

From the famous Egyptian rice to the delicious Lebanese tabouli, Al-Wāḥa’s meals contain spices from North Africa and the Arabic-speaking world which will have your mouth watering! At Al-Wāḥa, your menus will include authentic and beautiful food served family style. Each meal will include a combination of foods and flavors that you recognize and others that are new to you.

Activities

<p>With cultural activities ranging from chess to wood burning to play writing, villagers explore the Arabic language within their own interests.</p>

With cultural activities ranging from chess to wood burning to play writing, villagers explore the Arabic language within their own interests.

Activities

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to choose from a wide variety of activities. You can try soccer, basketball, volleyball, canoeing, swimming, backgammon, chess or belly dancing. Make bracelets or try a cooking activity. Tie dye a t-shirt or try out a new craft like wood-burning.

Music

<p>Villagers learn Arabic through songs, games, dances and more.</p>

Villagers learn Arabic through songs, games, dances and more.

Music

Explore Arabic language and culture is through its rich and diverse traditions of music and drumming.

Programs

Day Camps

Why Learn Arabic?

Arabic is the fifth most spoken language in the world and it is the official language of 22 countries. Countries in which Arabic is the official language include Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, just to name a few. There are more than 300 million Arabic speakers worldwide.

Meet the Dean

Emad Eldigwy is dean of Al-Wāḥa, and has been with Concordia Language Villages for five years. A native of Egypt, Emad currently resides in Norwalk, Conn., where he teaches Arabic at the Center for Global Studies. Emad earned his Bachelor of Accounting degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo and his K-12 certification in Arabic teaching in Connecticut. He is now enrolled in the M.Ed. program with Concordia College.


In the summer of 2011, a partnership was established between Qatar Foundation International and Concordia Language Villages. Thirty-one youth from 20 different schools attended two- or four-week sessions at Al-Wāḥa, the Arabic Language Village. (Video courtesy of Qatar Foundation International).