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Youth attends language village immersion program

Katja Mohn participated in Concordia Language Village’s one-week session at Lesnoe Ozero, the Russian Language Village near Bemidji. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Katja Mohn has participated in the Concordia Language Villages program by attending a one-week session at Lesnoe Ozero, the Russian Language Village, located near Bemidji.

Mohn is the daughter of Kendra and Bill Mohn, Frazee, and will be a 5th grader this fall. Mohn also received a scholarship from Minnesota Office of Higher Education to attend the program.

By attending Lesnoe Ozero, the Russian Language Village, Mohn experienced a simulated visit to another country. She was issued a passport, exchanged currency and adopted a new name.

By interacting with staff from all over the world, Mohn also learned about the many opportunities available to those who speak more than one language. Mohn was immersed in the language and culture of another country through large and small learning groups, authentic foods, holiday celebrations, re-enactments of historic events, songs, dances, crafts, games and everyday conversations.

Concordia Language Villages, a program of Concordia College, Moorhead, is a recognized leader in global education offering 15 world language programs. Concordia Language Villages attracts more than 10,000 youth, educators and adults annually from all 50 states and more than 40 countries.

Youth ages 7-18 and adults of all language experience levels can take advantage of on-site learning options ranging from a weekend to four weeks.