At the Mori no Ike Japanese Language Village, grandparents, parents, children, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends can have fun together, learning about the language and culture of Japan. The Mori no Ike family weekend programs offer a great way to share the summer Mori no Ike experience, prepare for a trip abroad, explore your family heritage, or just broaden your mind as you make wonderful memories together.

While family programs are tailored to the ages of the people attending, participants still enjoy the same authentic menus and many of the same fun-filled immersion experiences as villagers in the summer programs do. Eat a traditional Japanese breakfast of fish, rice and miso soup. Join a team and compete in an undokai, a Japanese field day. Learn to write your name with a brush and explore the art of Japanese calligraphy. Build your own sculpture outside in the snow as we have our own yuki matsuri, snow festival. And try your skills on a Japanese taiko drum! Take some time to be together and learn as a family in a unique and culturally rich environment. 

Why Come to a Family Program at Concordia Language Villages?

Family programs are great preparation for a family trip abroad or for a child’s summer experience at the Villages. Explore family heritage or learn about an entirely new culture! The best part is simply being together in a beautiful setting where you can reinforce the importance of being a good citizen in our global community.

Learning together and apart

Adults and children spend time together at meals, evening programs, dancing, singing and enjoying the outdoors. But there are also special times set aside where kids get to be kids together, learning language through fun songs, games and play while the adults take a language or culture class, learn a new craft or visit with new friends. Language Villages’ counselors are trained and have become renowned for their skill, professionalism, and competence in addressing learners at any level.