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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.

High school credit students practice writing Arabic on whiteboards at Al-Wāḥa.

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
7:45 a.m. ظاقيتسإ
Wake up
8:15 a.m. تمارین الصباح
Morning Exercise
8:25 a.m. رفع العلم
Flag Raising
8:30 a.m. راطفإلا
9:10 a.m. (تنظیف القریة والبیوت (إجتماع المشرفین
Village/Cabin cleaning
9:40 a.m. وقت المذاكرة | حفلة الكتابة
Credit Study Hall | Writing
10:35 a.m. Meet at the Seven Sisters garden, divide into small learning groups
10:40 a.m. تارماغملا
Small Learning Groups
11:40 a.m. وجبة خفیفة
11:55 a.m. Meet at seven sisters garden, divide into groups
Noon فاشكتسا
Exploration/Model UN, cultural topics
1 p.m. ءادغلا
1:40 p.m. وقت القیلولة
2:40 p.m. المغامرة الثانیة / الثالثة
Second / Third small learning group
3:40 p.m. وقت الفراغ
Free Time
4:40 p.m. نشاط فني وریاضي
Arts & Sports Activities
5:30 p.m. Cleanup
5:40 p.m. وجبة خفیفة / استحمام
6 p.m. أغنیة ورقص
Song and Dance
6:20 p.m. مسلسل
Soap opera
6:40 p.m. ءاشعلا
7:30 p.m. سھر اللیالي
Evening Program
8:50 p.m. حلقة السمر
9:10 p.m. Cabin Council
9:30 p.m. وقت النوم
Ready for Bed
10 p.m. إطفاء الأنوار
Lights out


Concordia Language Villages reserves the right to consolidate or cancel sessions that are below minimum enrollment levels.