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Arsenal Double Club on German television

Double Club Languages has been featured in a film by the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

Film-makers from Deutsche Welle’s Kick off! football programme spent six months accompanying a group of eighteen pupils from Bethnal Green Academy as they took their first steps in German with Double Club. Apart from honing their football and language skills, the boys travelled to Arsenal’s training ground to meet German international Per Mertesacker, and congratulated rising star Serge Gnabry after watching him in action for Arsenal’s U21s.

The fantastic football and German experience culminated in a trip to Berlin, where the pupils met up with their project partners from the Rütli-Schule. Not only did they manage to use the German that they had learnt both on and off the football pitch, but the boys from Bethnal Green found out that they had a great deal in common with their new friends from inner-city Berlin.

Now several of the pupils are even planning a future with German!

Watch the video on the Deutsche Welle website:
http://www.dw.de/the-arsenal-double-club/a-17681694

Watch the video on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLffRnVl1t8

Read about the documentary on the Arsenal website:
http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/20140604/arsenal-double-club-on-german-television