The High School Credit Program consists of a minimum of 180 hours of direct instruction and language and culture practice, in large groups, small classes, activity periods and individual work. Online programs offer a mix of synchronous and asynchronous work.
A typical day in a summer high school credit program includes 7.5 hours or more of direct instruction, development of comprehension skills, conversation, and a wide range of structured activities in the target language. High school credit courses during the academic year typically meet twice per week, for 2-3 hours each day; in addition, youth participant "villagers" complete asynchronous work in between class meetings.
Villagers carry what they learn in their courses into the other areas of the simulated Village, where they are immersed and surrounded by a large number of proficient speakers and opportunities to practice, apply, and extend their learning.
For information about the broader philosophy of learning in the Concordia Language Villages, visit our description of the CLVway.
The following is a list of key elements of curriculum and instruction featured specifically in the intensive, high school credit program: