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!

Virtual Village Daily Schedules*

JD41V, JD51V, JD61V and JD71V Sessions
Time Activity
9-10 a.m. Optional Choice Activities
10-10:30 a.m. Mori no Minna: All-village Morning Meeting / 森のみんな
10:30-11 a.m. One-Week Language Class / 生徒クラス (30分)
11-11:15 a.m. Break  / 休憩 (15分)
11:15 a.m.-noon Cultural Activity  / 部活 (45分)
Noon-12:15 p.m. Cabin Time  / 家の時間 (15分)
12:15 p.m. End of Day
JD81V and JD91V Sessions
Time Activity
10:20 a.m. 朝の会 / Morning Meeting
10:35 a.m. ラジオ体操 / Radio Exercises
10:45 a.m. 休憩 / Break 
10:55 a.m. お茶会 / Tea & Conversation Time
11:05 a.m. 日本語授業 / Language Lesson
11:35 a.m. 休憩 / Break
11:45 a.m. 選択授業 / Daily Activity/Project
12:40 p.m. 解散 / Dismissal

*Subject to change.

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Residential Sessions

Language learning is at the heart of our program. Mori no Ike has specialized curriculum in place for both the credit program and the one or two-week small language groups.

The one-week villagers participate in a task-based curriculum. With your small group, you will select a group of characters and a task you would like to complete. Your sensei will guide you through the language structures and vocabulary needed to complete your task. We use a different cultural theme each year. The themes include: modern and historical Japan, rural and urban Japan and relationships.

The one-week youth exploration program is open to all proficiency levels, ages 7-15.

Typical Day

Time Activity
8:00 起床 Villagers Wake-Up
8:45 ラジオ体操 Morning Exercises
9:00 朝ごはん Breakfast
9:45 クラス1・言葉1 The First Morning Class
10:30 中休み Game and Study Break
11:00  クラス2・クラブ言葉1 Class 2 for Gakusei and Morning Club for Seito
11:45 歌の時間 Singing Time
12:15 メロドラマ Skits by the Sensei
12:30 昼ご飯 Lunch
13:20 昼ね Nap and Quiet Time
14:15 掃除 Cleaning Time
14:45 クラス3・言葉2 Class 3 for Gakusei and Language Group 2 for Seito
15:45 自由時間 Free Time
16:45 クラブ2 Afternoon Club
17:45 勉強時間 Study Time
18:30 晩ご飯 Dinner
19:30 着替える時間 Changing time
20:00 夜のプログラム Evening Program
21:00 キャンプファイヤー Camp Fire and Singing
21:15 家に帰る Seito: Return to Cabins and Gakusei: Study Time
22:10 日記を書く時間 Journal Time
22:30 家団欒 Cabin Council
23:00 寝る Lights-out