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).

Tour de France Challenge

For: Routes into Languages East

Co-development and graphic design for the Routes into Language East Tour de France Challenge, 2014. Pupils at Key Stage 3 work together in groups to take part in creative activities involving language learning.

Just like in the real race, there are 21 activities (‘stages’) to choose from, involving activities such as designing a bicycle using the target language, recording a commentary for a cycling race, planning a healthy recipe based on the regions that the Tour passes through, and even designing a cycling-based computer or board game.