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!

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Virtual Village Schedule (CDT) 

Time Activity
Synchronous  
8-9 a.m. Arbeitsgemeinschaft (AG -Früh)/Club (early option)
10 a.m. Begrüßung/Welcome
10:15 a.m. 1. Unterrichtsstunde/1st language class
11 a.m. Musik & Jause/Stretch time with music
11:20 a.m. Gesang/Song and skit time
12:05 p.m. Lernzeit/Directed study hour (okay to eat lunch)
12:50 p.m.
Gast im Unterricht (2. Unterrichtsstunde)/Guest visit to language class (2nd language class)
1:35 p.m. Musik & Jause/Stretch time with music
2 p.m. Sonderprogramm/All-village activity
3 p.m. Betreuungszeit/Class check-in
3:15 p.m. 3. Unterrichtsstunde/3rd language class (partially asynchronous)
4:15 p.m. Arbeitsgemeinschaft (AG -Spät)/Club (late option)
Asynchronous  
1 hr Veranstaltungen/Activities
1 hr Lernzeit/Independent study time

Residential Sessions

In just four weeks, villagers at Waldsee can earn a year’s credit of high school German. As an extension of Waldsee‘s core curriculum, the credit program emphasizes active learning–drawing on all of the resources that Waldsee has to offer, including the rich natural surroundings, a variety of outdoor and sporting activities, and Village life.

Students engage the German language using a theme-based curriculum that melds cultural content with grammar lessons. Waldsee‘s credit program is much more than a classroom in the middle of the woods: it redefines how language is learned. It emphasizes learning in natural situations, like going to the Laden (store), ordering food at the Waldsee Café, or producing our own Seifenoper (soap opera) for the rest of the village.

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. Open to students entering grades 9-12 of all proficiency levels.

Specialty High School Credit Programs
In addition to our general high school credit program, Waldsee offers the following German High School Credit programs tailored to special interests:

NEW! High School Credit Abroad

The German High School Credit Abroad program is offered in partnership with Xperitas, an educational travel company of distinction. For two weeks, students participate fully in the High School Credit Program at Waldsee. For the final two weeks, participants and teachers travel to Germany for family stays and cultural excursions.