Arsenal Double Club Languages is an innovative, award-winning educational programme that combines football with language learning.

Aiming to inspire and motivate pupils at primary and secondary level, the programme provides a vast selection of Arsenal and football-themed resources to show pupils that language learning can be achievable, rewarding and, above all, fun!

What’s available:

  • Arsenal-themed pupil workbooks for Beginner’s Level pupils, supported by enhanced Teacher’s Notes, which guide deliverers through the workbooks and provide creative ideas on how to expand sessions to include communicative skills
  • Exclusive video footage of Arsenal players who are native speakers of French, German or Spanish
  • Downloadable activities for Intermediate Level pupils, including interactive PowerPoints, worksheets, flashcards and games
  • Coaching guide containing kinaesthetic language activities to be carried out on the playground or sports field
  • Exciting national competitions and events, normally taking place when there’s a major event such as a World Cup or European Championships

The resources – produced in collaboration with specialist language partners – support the requirements of the new National Curriculum for MFL, using a creative, cross-curricular approach. They are designed to create a fun environment for pupils learning a language that feels different to regular classroom lessons.

At the end of the programme, all schools have the option to bring their groups to Arsenal for a unique Language Day visit, which includes a guided, language-themed tour of Emirates Stadium, a quiz in the target language, a visit to the Arsenal Museum and certificates and prizes.

How Does it Work?

The Arsenal Double Club Languages programme is designed to be flexible and adaptable to your school’s needs. Simply order your resources online and start delivering your sessions! It is entirely your decision as to how many hours per week you spend using the materials, and you are free to pick and choose from the resources, […]

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Beginners Resources

The Beginner’s Level resources are a great way to introduce pupils to a new language or reinforce existing knowledge. The activities have been designed for beginners or learners with a low level, regardless of their age. Languages available: French, German, Spanish and Italian. Portuguese version available online only. Topics include introductions, numbers, colours, countries, feelings […]

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Intermediate Resources

New Intermediate Level resources are now available for the 2018/19 academic year. We have replaced the old Pupil Booklets with digital content. Simply sign up as a Digital Member and receive free access to our range of online resources. These materials vary from Upper Key Stage 2 right the way through to Key Stage 4, […]

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Who Runs the Sessions?

The school is responsible for running the sessions – Arsenal cannot send teachers or coaches into schools to deliver these sessions. No knowledge of football or of Arsenal is required to teach the resources or to take part in the programme. Once you have signed up and received your resources and/or online login details, you […]

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Language Day visits

At the end of the programme, participating schools have the option to bring their students to Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal Football Club, for a unique Language Day visit. The visit begins with a visit to the Arsenal Museum and is followed by a tour of Emirates Stadium with a multilingual member of the Arsenal […]

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Costs and Funding

Arsenal Double Club Languages is a community, non-profit project founded and coordinated by Arsenal in the Community, the social, charitable department of Arsenal Football Club. All costs to participate on the programme are reinvested into the cost of running the project, most notably to continuously create new and engaging resources. The cost of participating is […]

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Arsenal Double Club, with the support of Cultural Partners, is offering Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to primary and secondary teachers.

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Scope and Success

Since the programme began in 2006, over 15,000 pupils from more than 600 schools across the UK have participated at primary and secondary level. The programme is supported by specialist cultural partners for each language, the European Commission, and, in 2016, was awarded Premier League funding to support language learning in the London boroughs of […]

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Arsenal Double Club CPD

1. How do I sign up? Place your order using the Get Involved section of the website. Beginners After placing your order, you will receive an automatic receipt confirming your order and cost Your resources will arrive within 2 weeks of placing your order. If they do not arrive within 2 weeks, please e-mail […]

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Since its beginnings in the early 1980s, Arsenal in the Community has pioneered the use of football as a tool to engage and motivate young people in Arsenal’s neighbouring boroughs of Islington, Hackney and Camden, and throughout the UK. The Double Club programme was developed following Arsenal’s double-winning season of 1997/98, when the club won […]

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Find out how Double Club Languages can be run in practice, discover some useful practical tips on implementing the programme and see what impact Double Club can have for pupils, teachers and schools in general. In these videos, Jackie Brooker, Double Club German teacher and former head of German at Aylesbury Grammar School, introduces you […]

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Below you can see the partners who help to run and develop the educational resources for Arsenal Double Club Languages.

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