Well over 300 students in the United States will experience a special kind of summer camp this year. They will participate in a soccer clinic with a certified youth coach from Germany. They will have the chance to earn the DFB McDonald’s soccer badge. And they will discover that German is not difficult and is fun! Some of the students are already learning German, but many are not. Sounds crazier than it is. That’s because ultimately it’s all about having fun playing soccer.
The German Embassy in Washington established this project together with Concordia Language Villages in Minnesota and in cooperation with the Institute of Sports Science of the Technical University of Darmstadt. One coach will train the campers of Esperanza High School in Anaheim, California; two coaches will teach at Twin Valley High School in Morgantown, Pennsylvania; and four coaches will teach the students soccer at the German language village of Waldsee at Concordia Language Villages.
Learn more about the program and follow a coach’s blog at http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/__pr/K__Wash/Do__Deutsch/2011/06/16__dD__Soccer__Camp__PR.html