Concordia Language Villages - Mission

Mission

Each village focuses on immersion in both the language and the culture(s) of its target. Counselors speak the target language from waking up to going to sleep, with the help of many communicative techniques designed to reduce frustration on the part of the villagers; villagers are encouraged to use as much of the target language as they can produce. By the end of the summer, even villagers with no previous encounters with the language remark on how much they are able to understand.

CLV also aims to develop cultural awareness. Everything from the meals to the crafts to the games is tailored to the target culture(s). Village programs are designed to cast light on the cultures in question, as well as the diversity of cultures around the world, and can take on inter-village meaning in everything from "World Cup" soccer matches between nearby villages to simulating the European Union deliberating on an issue. Additionally, at CLV villagers are able to live with, play with, work with, and get to know foreign native speakers. CLV also sponsors a "International Day" twice yearly; it is free and open to the public and aims to foster further global awareness.

Strong environmental goals encompass all aspects of the program, from recycling, waste reduction, water management, encouragement for campers to bring biodegradable toiletries, alternative energy sources like solar and geothermal power are implemented on the permanent site. The new Waldsee "BioHaus," the first certified passive house in North America, is a testament to these goals. The villages also have a relatively high vegetarian and vegan ratio, to which they cater.

Read more about this topic:  Concordia Language Villages

Other articles related to "mission, missions":

Mariner 8 - Mariner Mars 71 Project
... be inserted into a Martian orbit, and each of which would perform a separate but complementary mission ... Either spacecraft could perform either of the two missions ... Some of the objectives of the Mariner-H mission were successfully added to the Mariner-I (Mariner 9) mission profile ...
Mariner 10
... The mission objectives were to measure Mercury's environment, atmosphere, surface, and body characteristics and to make similar investigations of Venus ... with a dual-planet gravity assist mission ... There currently is a spacecraft mission doing a more in-depth survey of Mercury, MESSENGER ...
89th Airlift Wing - History
... From January 1966, it served as a special mission airlift wing charged with providing worldwide airlift for the Executive Department and high-ranking dignitaries of the U.S ... In taking over the special airlift mission, it replaced the 1254th Air Transport Wing, which had previously undertaken the task at Andrews from 1 October 1948 to 1966.) It assumed an additional mission of ... area) to its mission ...
Johnson County, Kansas - Transportation and Infrastructure - Other Major Roads
... Shawnee Mission Parkway – Interchange with K-7 in Shawnee east through Merriam, Mission, Fairway, and Mission Woods then joining up with Ward Parkway in Missouri Metcalf ...

Famous quotes containing the word mission:

    When you’re dealing with monkeys, you’ve got to expect some wrenches.
    Alvah Bessie, Ranald MacDougall, and Lester Cole. Raoul Walsh. Captain Nelson, Objective Burma, giving a subaltern a mission (1945)

    The mission of men there seems to be, like so many busy demons, to drive the forest all out of the country, from every solitary beaver swamp and mountain-side, as soon as possible.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I cannot be a materialist—but Oh, how is it possible that a God who speaks to all hearts can let Belgravia go laughing to a vicious luxury, and Whitechapel cursing to a filthy debauchery—such suffering, such dreadful suffering—and shall the short years of Christ’s mission atone for it all?
    —D.H. (David Herbert)