High School Credit Program

What is a four-week high school credit session?

In just four weeks of language and cultural immersion at the Language Villages, you can earn a full year of high school language credit. Credit session villagers enjoy the same delicious foods, the same fun-filled games, songs, and activities as one-week and two-week villagers enjoy. They also hone their grammar and written skills with additional focused group sessions. Who knew that one full year of language learning could equal one short month of fun? 

The four-week high school credit session is offered for students entering grades 9-12 in 14 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Italian, Finnish, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. It offers at least 180 hours of instruction and is designed for learners at all levels – beginning to advanced.

NEW! High School Credit Abroad
New for 2017, students ages 16-18 with at least one year of language experience can apply to our High School Credit Abroad programs in French, German or Spanish. Applications are due March 1. Learn more. 

Is the program accredited?

The four-week high school credit programs are accredited by AdvancEd, enabling us to grant credit. The programs were first accredited in 1982.

How can four weeks be the equivalent of a school year?

Each four-week session offers a minimum of 180 hours of instruction. This number meets or exceeds the minimum criterion for one unit of credit

as determined by State Boards of Education across the United States. Instruction is conducted in the target language. Students are immersed in language and culture 18 hours a day for four weeks, and much learning occurs outside of the official 180 hours of instruction. The instructional hours may include, but are not limited to, formal classroom instruction; cultural presentations; historical re-enactments; Village-wide simulations; authentic arts and crafts, music, dance, theater and sports activities; games; student-developed projects; peer teaching; and reflective activities.

Nine great reasons to enroll in Language Villages’ high school credit sessions:

  1. To skip a level at school, advancing to the next level
  2. To be better prepared for a school class
  3. To note on college or scholarship applications
  4. To learn a language not offered at school
  5. To add another language already studied at school
  6. To fulfill school language requirements and thereby making room for music, science, other college prep courses
  7. To get a head start on a school language course
  8. To participate in immersion learning
  9. To develop literacy (reading and writing) skills

Please note that you will need to check with your high school administrators to see if they will accept the credit at your school.