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El Lago del Bosque

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About the Village

At El Lago del Bosque, the Spanish Language Village, you’ll be immersed in the sights, sounds, tastes and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Our enthusiastic Spanish-speaking staff will inspire you as you learn, play and eat up the experience of living in a variety of Spanish cultures, from Spain to Mexico to Argentina and beyond. Enjoy traditional foods like tamales, asado argentino (Argentine BBQ) and churros con chocolate. Take part in cultural activities like telenovela (the Village soap opera), canto (singing), stories around la fogata (bonfire) and learning about cultural attire and traditions. Language and imagination come to life at El Lago del Bosque!

New for summer 2024: additional youth overnight sessions will be held across Turtle River Lake at our Russian Language Village (north site). This former resort makes the perfect backdrop for language learning in a natural setting with each cabin nestled into vivid green forest. Villagers at this site can expect smaller cabin groups and smaller language and activity class sizes. Select "North Site" when registering.

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Dance Party on the Plaza
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Music Lesson
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Mealtime Presentation
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Traditional Desserts
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Weekends Together as a Family
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Day Camp for Our Young Learners
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Culturally Appropriate Cuisine
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Teaching Through the CLVway!
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Friendship Bracelets
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Fútbol (Soccer)
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Experience

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A Lifetime of Learning

From our flagship summer youth camps to family programs and adults-only sessions, Concordia Language Villages provides a lifetime of language learning and cultural adventure. Find the program that’s right for you!

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Youth Overnight

Season: Summer

Duration: 1 Week | 2 Weeks | 4 Weeks

Our flagship Language Village camps where language comes to life. A fully immersive cultural experience.

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High School Credit

Season: Year-round

Duration: 4 Weeks | 24 Weeks

Earn a year’s worth of language credit in just four weeks (24 weeks for Virtual fall/spring option). Accredited by Cognia.

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Adventure Day Camp

Season: Summer

Duration: 1 Week

Daytime programming for young villagers ready to explore the Village experience without overnight stays.

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Youth Virtual

Season: Year-round

Duration: Varies

Keep your Language Village experience going all year long with our Virtual Clubs, Classes and High School Credit programs.

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Family Weeks & Weekends

Season: Year-round

Duration: 2 Days | 3 Days | 1 Week

Fun and learning for the whole family (and friends)! Enjoy culturally immersive activities, meals and tailored learning.

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Adult Overnight

Season: Year-round

Duration: 3 Days | 1 Week

Learn a new language or advance your skills in a fully immersive environment. Choose from Workshops, Weekends or Week-long programs.

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Adult Virtual

Season: Year-round

Duration: Varies

Choose from a variety of programming options including Conversation Hours, Classes and more, for ages 18+.

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School & Educator

Season: Year-round

Duration: Varies

Special programming for school groups and language educators. Introduce your students to cultural immersion or advance your own education!

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Government & Corporate

Season: Year-round

Duration: Varies

Training for military, healthcare and corporate clients, with customizable programming designed to bridge cultures and break language barriers.

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Upcoming Spanish Camps & Programs

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Spanish 1-1 Tutoring for Adults
All Ages Virtual
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Dates:
Mar 13
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Apr 17
2024
Location:
Virtual
Ages 19 - 99
Cost: $
270
Sign up for a series of six weekly one-on-one sessions with a native Spanish speaker to supplement your Spanish study or refine your language skills! This session is open to adults who already have some Spanish experience, and can provide you with additional tutoring or conversation practice. Instructors are staff members with training and experience in language teaching and supporting language learners’ growth. (For more beginning language learners looking for more of a “class” experience,we recommend one of our overnight adult programs.)
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Spanish 1-1 Tutoring for Youth
All Ages Virtual
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Dates:
Mar 13
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Apr 17
2024
Location:
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Ages 10 - 18
Cost: $
270
Sign up for a series of six weekly one-on-one sessions with a native Spanish speaker to supplement your Spanish study or refine your language skills! This session is open to youth who already have some Spanish experience, and can provide you with additional tutoring or conversation practice. Instructors are staff members with training and experience in language teaching and supporting language learners’ growth.
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Spanish Adult Virtual Class--Advanced
Adult Virtual
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Spanish
Dates:
Mar 17
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May 5
2024
Location:
Virtual
Ages 19 - 99
Cost: $
210
This class is for people who are quite proficient in spoken Spanish are looking to increase their vocabulary and fluency. Pre-session readings and videos will be given in order to converse, debate, role-play in class. No class March 31st or April 28th
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Spanish Youth Virtual Class Ages 7-12
Youth Virtual
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Dates:
Mar 17
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May 5
2024
Location:
Virtual
Ages 7 - 12
Cost: $
470
All levels are welcome. Pre-class Spanish language interview to assess level is required. Participants will be divided into classes by level. These classes are to learn and/or refine Spanish grammar and vocabulary. Asynchronous work will be given out after each Wednesday class.
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Spanish Adult Virtual Conversation--Advanced
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Dates:
Apr 3
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May 8
2024
Location:
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Ages 19 - 99
Cost: $
210
This class is for people who are quite proficient in spoken Spanish are looking to increase their vocabulary and fluency. Pre-session readings and videos will be given in order to converse, debate, role-play in class.
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Let’s Cook!: Ñoquis & Salsa in Argentina
Adult Virtual
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Spanish
Dates:
Apr 14
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Apr 14
2024
Location:
Virtual
Ages 19 - 99
Cost: $
40
All about gnocchi in Argentina…learn about the culture while making gnocchi and salsa from scratch with Leandro and Guada.
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Survival Spanish for Travelers: Food and Dining
Adult Virtual
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Dates:
Apr 15
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Apr 15
2024
Location:
Virtual
Ages 19 - 99
Cost: $
40
One must eat! Learn some Spanish so there are no surprises on your plate!
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Apr 15, 2024
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Need-based scholarships are available for Spanish summer youth immersion sessions through the Passport Fund. Scholarships are based on a family’s adjusted gross income, number of dependents and the length of the session.

Additionally, the Minnesota Office of Higher Education offers a $1,000 stipend for Minnesota students who qualify for free or reduced lunch at school.

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Our Locations:

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Turtle River Lake

Both of El Lago del Bosque’s sites are located on the shores of beautiful Turtle River Lake. Our main site is on the southern side of the lake, while the north site is on the site of the permanent Russian Language Village but will be used exclusively for Spanish programming during the first half of the summer.

MAIN SITE: Our main, permanent location for El Lago del Bosque is the larger of the two sites in terms of both size and capacity. The entire Village is made to resemble authentic Spanish architecture complete with a traditional central plaza and fountain to highlight the gathering place for sharing a dance or song.

Many of the activities that take place in large group settings will happen on the plaza. In addition, there are ample spaces including volleyball and basketball courts, soccer field, waterfront with canoes and a patio for the evening fogata (bonfire).

Cabins are furnished with bunk beds and bathrooms with private shower facilities. This site is used year-round and the cabins are winterized. During the winter, one may also use the Nordic ski trails located conveniently on site.

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NORTH SITE: Our north site is the smaller of our two sites, housing fewer villagers and staff than our main site. The former resort sits on a small peninsula with excellent views from the north shores of Turtle River Lake. The site features two-story, sun-filled pine log cabins housing between six and 14 people per cabin, typically in bedrooms sleeping four people each.

Each cabin features one or two private bathrooms with showers shared by the participants and staff living in that cabin. The cabins are fully furnished, with plenty of table space for lessons and games. They also have kitchens for cooking activities. The charming living areas provide a place where you can sit and chat or read a book in front of a cozy, wood stove. Living quarters, activity spaces and the health center are in several centrally located spaces on the site. The cabin area is a short walk to the main building, which includes a dining hall and Village store. Other highlights of the site include a beautiful beach and several nature trails.

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Read more about our professional staff at El Lago del Bosque, our Spanish Language Village.

Kirsten Cristina Addison

Dean

Kirsten Cristina Addison is the dean of both Mar e Floresta, the Portuguese Language Village, and El Lago del Bosque, the Spanish Language Village (first half). She goes by Salome at Mar e Floresta and Cristina at El Lago del Bosque. Kirsten has been on staff at Concordia Language Villages since 1987, serving as dean in various capacities since 1996. Fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and French, she graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Western Ontario and studied at the University of Salamanca in Spain and the University of Lisbon in Portugal.

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Colette Nicoleta Feehan

Dean

Colette Nicoleta Feehan is the dean of El Lago del Bosque (second half). Nicoleta started as a villager at El Lago del Bosque in 2003 and has demonstrated leadership since 2010 on the staff of both El Lago del Bosque and 森林湖・Sēn Lín Hú. Nicoleta recently completed her doctoral degree in linguistics, with a focus on the articulatory and acoustic phonetics of speech. Outside of the Language Villages, Nicoleta works as Audiobook Director with Hachette Audio Group.

Rachel Raquel Schaefer

Dean

Rachel Raquel Schaefer is the dean of El Lago del Bosque (second half). Raquel has been on staff since 2013, and prior to that was an El Lago del Bosque villager for nine years. Raquel graduated from Concordia College with a degree in World Language Education and recently completed her masters degree in education from Clemson University. Outside of El Lago del Bosque, Raquel works as a middle school Spanish immersion teacher in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Concordia Language Villages staff may speak a Village language, creatively teach culture, work and play hard. They also develop skills and qualities that will make them excellent employees in any field.