Residential Adult Immersion Programs | Concordia Language Villages

Residential Adult Language Programs

Our residential programs are geared toward adults interested in language learning and the cultures associated with the language for personal or professional enrichment. With adult learners in mind, these programs are designed according to the immersion principles Concordia Language Villages has been perfecting since 1961. They employ a teaching methodology true to the CLVway.

The residential programs feature a rich array of focused and engaging language learning, cultural presentations, hands-on activities (games, sports, cooking, music, etc.) from the target cultures as well as authentic homemade meals from the countries where the target language is spoken. And just imagine taking a walk in the fresh air of Minnesota’s North Woods as you process all that you’ve learned so far in your language immersion program.

Talented and motivated teachers provide expert instruction in small- and large-group settings. Specific language-learning groups of 4-10 learners are assigned based on participants’ language abilities, allowing everyone to be challenged based on their level of fluency. Learners of all skill levels actively engage in experience-based situated learning scenarios that allow for plenty of practice and advance your competencies.

Advanced learners benefit from almost limitless opportunities to practice their language with fellow learners and our instructors. They will enjoy the opportunity to delve more deeply into topics of personal interest within the context of the program.

Languages Offered

Adult residential sessions are offered in eight languages: Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish.


Adult programs start at 5 p.m. and end at noon.

*Specific program times will be noted in the program Welcome Letter.

Typical Week

Day 1
5 p.m. Registration/Cabin Assignments/Unpacking
6:30 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Introductions/Language session
9 p.m. Coffee
Days 2-6
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Songs
9 a.m. Language session
10 a.m. Coffee break
10:30 a.m. Songs/Intro to culture
11 a.m. Language presentation
Noon Lunch/Free time
1:30 p.m. Cultural presentation
2:30 p.m. Language session
3:30 p.m. Coffee/Free time
4 p.m. Language and Culture Activities
6 p.m. Dinner/Songs
7 p.m. Evening program
9:30 p.m. Coffee
Day 7
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Songs
9 a.m. Language session
10:30 a.m. Songs
11 a.m. Brunch
Noon Departure