The four-week high school credit session is offered for students entering grades 9–12 in 14 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. It offers at least 180 hours of instruction and is designed for learners at all proficiency levels— beginning to advanced. The four-week high school credit programs are accredited by Cognia, enabling us to grant credit.
10 Motivators for Attending Credit Sessions
|Accelerate your progress in a language you're already taking.||This program is designed for any language level. A summer program can help you get a head start, catch up, or jump levels at school. The Villages' mission and CLVway also complement an IB diploma program, Advanced Placement track, or certificate in global education.|
|Learn a language not offered in your school.||Concordia Language Villages offers high school credit programs in 14 world languages! Each language is a door to another world and offers an opportunity to explore your personal interests.|
|Free up your academic schedule for other requirements or interests.||Our program is accredited by Cognia, and the transcript can be submitted with a college application, making scheduling a year of high school courses easier.|
|Challenge yourself.||Fully immersing yourself in language, culture, and community for a month can be a great amount of work—with great rewards! You’ll learn to think more expansively about the world and learn about yourself.|
|Choose the right fit for your language learning experience.||Each experience is unique—because you are unique! Whether you’re a beginner who’s never taken a language class, a mid-level student wanting to keep up in school, or a confident speaker pursuing proficiency, the Villages offers a supportive environment to learn at the right level.|
|Gain a deeper understanding of cultures and the perspectives of others around the world.||Histories, modern life, and global issues come to life in the Villages. You will be surrounded by top-notch educators from around the world who are passionate about learning language within the context of authentic culture every minute of the day.|
|Get offline and away from your desk.||In the Villages, learning is playful, active, face-to-face, and distraction-free. We live in an unplugged community of friends and staff who are motivated and eager to help.|
|Prepare for future challenges such as college and career, both here and abroad.||In the Villages, you use the target language in all daily activities in a culturally authentic, globally focused environment that enables you to prepare for university, study abroad, and work. Your Village in the woods is a safe space in which to practice your language with friends and counselors from around the world.|
|Connect with friends from around the world who share your passions.||It's no surprise that life-long friendships are born at summer camp. Counselors and villagers come together from across the country and around the world to immerse themselves in a shared language and culture. We live together in a supportive community that values respect and empathy for others.|
|Learn about nature—in nature.||The outdoors is our classroom and home, and we practice responsible stewardship while enjoying the woods, lakes, and fresh air of Northern Minnesota.|
Please note that you will need to check with your high school administrators to see if they will accept the credit at your school.