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Published on 08-12-11

Today sees the launch of the website of the Arsenal Languages Double Club, a programme which uses Arsenal resources, interactive DVDs with first team players and football-based classroom exercises, to make learning languages fun and relevant to young people's interests.

    Making learning foreign languages fun

    The new website has been designed to give existing participants up-to-date information, as well acting as a shop-window for teachers, coaches, parents or pupils who might be interested in participating in the programme in future.

    Materials are available in German, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

    European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou, responsible for education, sport and languages, who visited the scheme in action, said:

    “Through sport, especially football, which is the king of sports, it’s easy to attract young people and get them in the mood of learning – not only languages but to be educated in general”.

    The Double Club Languages programme has been running since 2006 and is run by Arsenal, in cooperation with a range of language and education partners, plus the European Commission Representation in the UK.

    The model has successfully been taken up by other clubs and sports, who can adapt the materials to their players, sport and languages.

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