Virtual Villages

Concordia Language Villages is excited to offer participants new opportunities to begin or continue their adventure in language and cultural learning! Villagers ages 8-18 can join one or more online Virtual Village sessions – beginning to advanced language learners welcome! Experience fun, interactive language learning and cultural activities - all from home. The four precepts of the CLVway will continue to be the backbone of your immersion experience. It's REAL language, REAL culture and REAL people. Whether online or in northern Minnesota, Concordia Language Villages is committed to inspiring courageous global citizens. Join us!

Click here for a special message from the dean of Al-Wāḥa!

Virtual Village Daily Schedule*

Time Activity
10 - 10:30 a.m. CDT Place of the Day: مكان اليوم
A big group multimedia presentation about an Arabic-speaking place with questions and answers.
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CDT Small Learning Groups:  المغامرة
Villagers are divided by level to explore topics through a variety of activities, conversations and independent challenges.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. CDT Lunch - الغداء
1:30 - 3 p.m. CDT Cultural Activities: الفن والرياضة
Villagers learn language through hands-on cultural activities delivered through a combination of on-screen and off-screen components.
3 - 3:30 p.m. CDT Maqha Cafe: المقهى
Credit and one-week villagers gather with staff to have a hot drink, informal conversation, online chess and other games.
3:30 - 4 p.m. CDT Cabin Counsel: 
A daily check-in with staff and other villagers
4 - 5 p.m. CDT Study Hall: وقت المذاكرة
Teachers are available to help students with homework, journals, portfolios and projects.

*Subject to change.

Questions? Check out our Virtual Village FAQs.

Residential Programs

Budding linguist? Discover what you can do when you give up English for four weeks. And get credit for it!

Villagers in four-week high school credit-bearing sessions gain an academic year’s worth of language and culture skills through an immersion experience embedded in daily life, featuring a variety of cultural activities as well as formal study and assessment (minimum of 180 instructional hours; accredited by Cognia). Emphasis is on literacy and oracy. This program is open to students entering grades 9-12, and is open to all proficiency levels.

The credit program at Al-Wāḥa is a challenging and rewarding experience. Every activity is conducted in Arabic, providing an opportunity to learn more of the language within a cultural context. Every two weeks, the credit villagers take exams, and almost every night they have homework. Many of the final projects are kept in Al-Wāḥa as Arabic decorations or for teaching purposes and serve as a great reminder of credit villagers’ lasting impact on the program.

Typical Day​                                   

Time Activity
7:15 a.m. Wake up
7:45 a.m. Flag raising/Stretches
7:55 a.m. Meet outside Al-Qods (the dining hall)
8 a.m. Breakfast
8:45-9:10 a.m. Village/Cabin cleaning
9:15-10:10 a.m. Moghamara 1 (first class)
10:20-11:15 a.m. Sports activity
11:20 Snack
11:35 a.m.-12:35 p.m. Moghamara 2 (second class)
12:45 p.m. Meet outside Al-Qods (the dining hall)
12:50 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. Nap
2:45-4 p.m. Free time (snack at 3:45 p.m.)
4:05-5 p.m. Cultural activity
5:05-5:40 p.m. Song time
5:45-6:30 p.m. Moghamara 3 (third class)
6:30-7:15 p.m. Study hall
7:20-8:20 p.m. Night program
8:30 p.m. Dinner
9:35 p.m. Cabin council
10 p.m. Lights out