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A department of defense initiative

Concordia College

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LTC Description:

Concordia College provides residential, intensive iso-immersion language training in partnership with the Utah National Guard, DLIFLC/Monterey, CA, and USACAPOC/Ft. Bragg.  The courses provide two-week and four-week accelerated learning, iso-immersion sessions for six to ten students at a time.  The iso-immersion courses address training needs in eight languages (see below), and are designed to support basic language acquisition or language proficiency maintenance/advancement (depending on partner) along with development of cultural competencies. 
 
The courses are designed for students who demonstrate proficiency levels ranging from 1/ 1+ to 3 / 3+. The instructor-to-student ratio is 1:3 for small-group instruction. This ratio supports an ability to differentiate delivery of material to a range of language speakers and provides opportunities for more personalized instruction as warranted.   A two-week session, 11 full days of instruction, encompasses 110 documented hours of language training; a four-week sessions, 30 full days of instruction, encompasses 275 hours of language training.

 

University Location:

Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, Minnesota

Languages Available:

Arabic, French, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Training Delivery Method:

Classroom, Residential Iso-immersion, Synchronous

Pedagogical Approach:

The immersion setting of Concordia College creates a grand simulation exposing learners to the target language in a community-based learning environment that engages participants by ”living” the language and culture.  The iso-immersion setting is reinforced by a 1:3 instructor to student ratio and situational learning based on real life scenarios

Institution Website:

http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org/LTC

graefe@cord.edu

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