Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Concordia Language Villages

Concordia Language Villages

Since 1961, Concordia Language Villages has been offering internationally recognized language and culture immersion programs are offered for young people ages 7 to 18. More than 4,900 villagers participate in our one-, two- or four-week summer sessions. In addition, language and cultural immersion programs for 5,500 families, adults, educators and school groups throughout the academic year. Participants learn and speak one of 14 different languages: Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

Concordia students may experience the Villages through departments or programs or as staff if they have achieved a sufficient level of language proficiency.

Language Training Center: Concordia College is one of eight Language Training Centers (LTC) in the United States funded by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office and administered by the Institute of International Education. The Concordia LTC was established in 2016 in collaboration with the Army National Guard; additional partners have been added since then. Concordia’s LTC, through its Concordia Language Villages, offers two-week and three-week residential iso-immersion sessions for six to 12 linguists at a time in eight critical languages.

For more information, call the Concordia Language Villages office at 800.222.4750 or 218.299.4544 or stop by Riverside Center. A wealth of program information can also be found at