Sen Lin Hu - Programs


While Concordia Language Villages offers a 10-day, 4-credit graduate level course for teachers in second languages and immersion, along with while programs to serve its diverse audience, not all of which are offered in every language. Six high school credit abroad programs are offered in China, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, and Argentina.

During the summer, CLV serves youth with villages in the United States, as well as a limited number of programs abroad for academic credit. Villagers can stay for one week, two weeks, or four week programs, and it is possible to earn high school or college credit for the time spent being immersed in the language. Wilderness programs during the summer offer additional opportunities to spend time in the outdoors of Minnesota for those who enjoy the environment, exploration, and camping. Many camps also offer other themed programs, such as French African or Swiss culture (which is a blend of the German, French, and Italian villages) or the Middle Ages in combination with theatre. Summer day camps are offered for younger learners who live in the area, and family week programs during the summer serve entire families, even those with young children.

Between September and June, CLV offers weeks and weekends of immersion for adults, elderhostelers, families, teachers, and school groups. These programs meet over weekends and long weekends, and each school year has a theme for its weekend.

During each half of the summer, all the camps within driving distance travel to Waldsee, the German camp, for a day-long festival of cultures called International Day, or I-Day. The camps bring out their wares and each has a booth of ethnic food to share, and each camp prepares a short closing performance to share. Each year has a different theme. Additionally, campers in every village learn a choreographed dance to the year's "I-Day song" during the two weeks preceding I-Day. This is a song from a language not covered by the camps; everyone dances to it together during the festival. All songs can be heard on YouTube.

Year I-Day Theme I-Day Song Song Artist Song Language I-Day Dance
1990 World Without Walls ? ? ?
2001 A Language Odyssey "Alane" Wes Madiko Duala, a Bantu language
2002 Our World: a Peace Puzzle "Gioca Jouer" Claudio Cecchetto Italian
2003 Learn. Reach. Grow. "Moi Et Toi" Abdel Ali Slimani Algerian Arabic
2004 Peace Is in Our Hands "Dragostea Din Tei" O-Zone Romanian
2005 Creating Cultures of Peace "Tunak Tunak Tun" Daler Mehndi Punjabi
2006 Creating a World Where Everyone Understands "Bye Bye" Elli Kokkinou Greek
2007 Speak Your Peace "Festa" Ivete Sangalo Portuguese, in honor of the opening of Mar e Floresta
2008 Imagine! "Faen Phan Tue" Anan Anwar Thai
2009 Colors of Hope "Mauja hi Mauja" Mika Singh Hindi
2010 Party Like It's 1961 "Jai Ho" A. R. Rahman Hindi
2011 Become the Change "Jambo Bwana" Them Mushrooms Swahili
2012 Live Together Speak Together (Act Together) "Hey, hey" Mia Lithuanian
2013 Passport to the Future "Inspirasi Sahabat" Kotak Indonesian

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