New World Cup languages initiative with Arsenal Football Club

Thu Mar 27 14:58:00 UTC 2014

Through its popular 'Double Club' programme, Arsenal Football Club has shown real commitment to encouraging secondary school students develop a positive attitude towards language learning.

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The club's latest Brazil 2014 initiative, undertaken in association with Routes into Languages - London, is just as motivating, continues to combine football with language activities and will culminate in a special World Cup Day at the Emirates Stadium. This time the language focus is on Portuguese, but with an opportunity for activities in other languages.

There are no fees to participate in this project, which targets students in Years 7-9, and you don’t need to have a Portuguese language specialist at your school. Tasks could be undertaken during lesson time as a cross–curricular project.

Routes into Languages has this to say about the project:

'The project revolves around students taking on 6 simple, learner-led tasks in beginner’s Portuguese in groups of 4-10. Once they have submitted their tasks, we will judge the winning groups, who will then be invited to attend a very unique 'World Cup Day' here at Emirates Stadium in June, where pupils will be exposed to all five Double Club Languages (French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese) by taking part in various fun activities.'

To sign up, please visit Routes into languages - London.

If you’re not familiar with the Arsenal Double Club scheme, please read our previous update about the Teaching languages through football project.

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