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Take Your Child’s Language Learning Offline
Attend a Summer Language Immersion Camp

Learning a world language provides extraordinary cognitive, social and educational benefits to kids. Research shows that immersion is the most effective way to learn a language.

Offering instruction in 15 foreign languages, Concordia Language Villages is the premier language and cultural immersion program in the country. For more than 50 years, Concordia Language Villages has been delivering innovative language immersion programs that enable learners of all ages to meet the ever-growing global need for language proficiency and cross-cultural competency.

Concordia Language Villages is the only immersion experience in the country that intentionally makes participants feel as if they are traveling or living abroad. The programs prepare young people to be culturally sensitive, lifelong language learners, who are prepared to live as responsible global citizens.

Located at beautiful lakeside camps in the Northwoods of Minnesota, we create a place that is both culturally authentic and uniquely our own. In the Language Villages, everything from the music played to the dishes used in the dining hall reflect the culture each was designed to represent. Participants can truly learn to live a language, not just speak it. The experience is further enhanced by the culturally authentic architecture of several of our Language Villages sites.

Comparable in cost to traditional summer camps, our ACA-accredited program engages participants in culturally authentic activities 24/7, including sports, art and music; villagers even enjoy cuisine from the target culture for all meals!

Need-based scholarships are available for youth residential programs.

Fifteen Languages Offered

Our summer language immersion programs are offered in:

Programs Offered

All programs are open to learners of all levels, including beginners.

  • Day camps are offered for children ages 6-11
  • One-week residential sleepaway camps for ages 7-15
  • Two-week residential sleepaway camps for ages 8-18
  • Four-week high school credit programs for those entering grades 9-12 (Earn a full year of high school language credit on your transcript!)
  • Family camps offered throughout the summer and during the academic year

In addition to language, students are fully immersed in the culture through activities, music, sports and more.

Contact Us to Learn More:

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