Arsenal Double Club Languages is an innovative education programme for pupils that are learning French, German, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese at school.
The programme uses Arsenal and football as a theme to inspire pupils to learn a language. The Club produces fun, relevant learning materials in collaboration with specialist language partners including the Goethe Institute, Institut Français and the Consejería de Educación.
These resources, which cover the topics included in the National Curriculum, consist of colourful workbooks that are filled with language activities based around football, and also a DVD featuring one of the Gunners’ players speaking in their native language. No knowledge of football, or Arsenal, is required to teach the resources, or to complete them.
Like a regular football match, Double Club sessions are divided into two 45-minute halves: classroom and football.