Our virtual Chinese language immersion program, Sēn Lín Hú, gives our participants the opportunity to practice listening, speaking and thinking in Chinese as they take part in daily cultural activities.
Sēn Lín Hú’s Virtual Village began in 2020 and allows villagers to learn Chinese all year round. From one-week sessions in the summer to club sessions during the academic year, villagers are able to be immersed in the Chinese culture and language from the comfort of their home.
At a Sēn Lín Hú Virtual Village session, villagers may practice kung fu or perfect their calligraphy practice and so much more! Activities are based in the Chinese culture and utilized to further villagers’ language acquisition.
In order to best take advantage of this interactive experience, you will need the resources necessary for e-learning (reliable internet access, a device per villager with a webcam and microphone) and any individual adaptive devices needed; headphones are recommended but not required. Use of Chromebooks is not recommended as villagers cannot access all the features of the Virtual Village platform. As a program of Concordia College, we are coordinating our efforts with the college so that all virtual platforms will have the necessary and appropriate security features to protect the privacy of users, including compliance with FERPA and COPPA.
Yinglu Lùlù Zeglin is the dean of Sēn Lín Hú, the Chinese Language Village. Lùlù has worked with Concordia Language Villages in multiple capacities beginning as a counselor at The Forest in 2009, as a credit teacher for Sēn Lín Hú in 2010, as a credit program facilitator for Sēn Lín Hú in 2011, and a Chinese academic-year program leader at The Forest from 2010-2011. Lùlù earned an M.A. majoring in education administration and minoring in teaching second language and cultures, from the University of Minnesota in 2011. Lùlù has ten years of experience teaching Chinese in an immersion setting. She is currently serving as the middle-level curriculum coordinator and Chinese immersion teacher for the Minnetonka Public Schools district in Minnesota.
Will Wànglǐ Adams
Will 望理/Wànglǐ Adams is Lead Teacher for the year-round Chinese Virtual Village program Club 森林湖/Sēn Lín Hú. Wànglǐ began studying Mandarin Chinese in high school; however, it was Sēn Lín Hú that sparked a lifelong interest in Chinese as well as Chinese language education. He attended Sēn Lín Hú as a credit villager and credit villager abroad in the summers of 2008 and 2009, returning as a staff member in 2012. He is currently finishing his master’s degree in multilingual education, with an emphasis in Mandarin Chinese. After graduating, Wànglǐ hopes to return to teaching immersion Chinese in his hometown of Denver, Colorado.
Iris Nànà Parshley
Iris 娜娜/Nànà Parshley is the Assistant Lead Teacher for the Chinese Virtual Village program Club 森林湖/Sēn Lín Hú. Nànà studied Chinese Language and Culture at Macalester College in Minnesota. She has been working with the Chinese Language Village since 2017 as the Activity Coordinator. During summer 2020, she taught virtually with Sēn Lín Hú and is now tutoring students in English online.