Languages & football educational resources for the FA Wales / Welsh Government

Creation of cross-curricular educational resources based around the Welsh national football team in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Welsh – including project management and coordination of multinational governmental and commercial partners.

Double Club Languages educational resources

For: Arsenal FC, Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Chelsea FC, Newcastle United FC, Sunderland AFC …

Creation of the award-winning Double Club Languages cross-curricular educational resources, combining football with language teaching. The resources are normally used in an after-school club: Pupils spend 45 minutes learning a language with football-based educational materials, and 45 minutes playing football, with coaching activities in a foreign language.

  • Modules for KS2 and KS3
  • Languages: German, Spanish, French
  • Resources: Pupils’ workbooks, detailed teachers’ notes, coaching plans, player videos, interactive PowerPoint presentations and online games and quizzes
  • Winner of the European Award for Languages (2008, 2010) and the European Language Label (2012).

Languages with football – seminars

For: Goethe-Institut worldwide (UK, Poland, Sweden)

Interactive training seminars for language teachers, demonstrating methodology and activities to teach languages with football.

Including kinaesthetic activities for the classroom and playground, football card and board games, video activities, drama and role-play, and how to create animated PowerPoint resources, as well as football training with language-learning activities.

Find out about the football seminar ‘Bringt den Ball ins Rollen – Deutsch lernen mit Fußball’, Gothenburg, November 2013, in the Goethe-Institut Stockholm’s blog (in German): http://blog.goethe.de

Olympics multilingual song competition

For: European Commission, Goethe-Institut London, Arsenal FC

Complete project management and development of a multilingual song competition for UK secondary school pupils to write the lyrics for an Olympics-themed song in French, German, Greek, Italian and Spanish, with a chorus in English: Together in the Language of Sport.

The competition was entered by over 450 pupils from more than 50 UK secondary schools, and the finished song was performed live at the Emirates Stadium by 350+ pupils in July 2012.

Find out more about the project and watch the performance in the song video / documentary:

More information about the project is also available on the Arsenal Double Club Languages website: http://www.arsenaldoubleclub.co.uk