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tennisfan
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 Message 1 of 11
15 August 2012 at 6:59pm | IP Logged 
I don't know how many of us football fans there are on the forum, but this video is really great even if you don't like the game. It's Arsene Wenger, the manager of Arsenal FC, a London based football club, speaking about the languages he speaks and how they have had a role in his life, footballing and otherwise. He was born in France, near the border with Germany, and speaks French, German, English, and a couple of others as well. He's got some interesting insights, especially when he starts talking about his experience with Japanese (he coached in Japan early in his career). Here's the video:

Arsene Wenger on languages

Well worth the watch, hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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16 August 2012 at 11:12pm | IP Logged 
tennisfan wrote:
I don't know how many of us football fans there are on the forum, but this video is really great
even if you don't like the game. It's Arsene Wenger, the manager of Arsenal FC, a London based football club,
speaking about the languages he speaks and how they have had a role in his life, footballing and otherwise. He was
born in France, near the border with Germany, and speaks French, German, English, and a couple of others as well.
He's got some interesting insights, especially when he starts talking about his experience with Japanese (he
coached in Japan early in his career). Here's the video:

Arsene Wenger on languages

Well worth the watch, hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


That's awesome! Thanks for the video, I knew he spoke a few languages, but wasn't sure which ones. It was actually
quite an interesting video, thankyou for sharing!
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Serpent
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18 August 2012 at 10:37pm | IP Logged 
I posted it in this thread :-)
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pingvin10
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28 November 2013 at 3:12am | IP Logged 
Arsene Wenger crowned public language champion

Arsene Wenger wrote:
Being voted Britain's first ever public language champion is an incredible honour. I am very proud that Arsenal and I can help raise the profile of language learning in schools. I hope that this award and Arsenal's Double Club can show that learning a new language does not always have to be a challenge and sport can help make it enjoyable learning.


Wenger is the first recipient of the Guardian's language award, announced today alongside the British Academy's 2013 schools language awards winners. The public language champion award is part of the British Academy and Guardian's language learning series and campaign to start a national debate on language learning.


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dampingwire
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28 November 2013 at 4:27pm | IP Logged 
"I will sack the translator" (about 6mins in).

Had to try hard not to LOL at work :-)

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28 November 2013 at 11:45pm | IP Logged 
From the comments:

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I bet the amount of languages he can say "I didn't see it" goes well into double figures

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renaissancemedi
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 Message 7 of 11
29 November 2013 at 8:22am | IP Logged 
Thanks for this, I liked it.
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tarvos
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 Message 8 of 11
29 November 2013 at 1:03pm | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
From the comments:

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I bet the amount of languages he can say "I didn't see it" goes well into double
figures


But you like Spurs.


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