CITY FOOTBALL LANGUAGE

Football and English Courses for Boys & Girls at the Home of Manchester City


Co-created by Manchester City Football Schools and accredited language providers, British Study Centres, our football and English courses are designed to help players develop essential communication skills both on and off the pitch, in authentic football contexts.

Through the use of digital learning tools and interactive language activities, players will go on an exciting language journey through the world of different football professions.

FOOTBALL EDUCATION AT THE HOME OF MANCHESTER CITY

  • PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY

    Discover life in football as a player, manager, analyst and
    journalist.

  • HIGH-QUALITY ENGLISH

    Develop language skills with our qualified teaching team.

  • DIGITAL EDUCATION

    Learn from a unique syllabus taught through digital activities.

FOOTBALL TRAINING SESSIONS

Delivered by City Football Schools coaches who are experienced in Manchester City’s philosophy and methodology, football training sessions will provide an authentic insight into how Manchester City players train on a daily basis. Players will receive 30 hours of football coaching, where coaches will continually integrate and reinforce learning both on and off the pitch.

Football coaching will focus on key areas such as:

  • Development of individual technique and skills
  • Challenging 1v1 practices
  • Team play and working together
  • Improved understanding of how City perform through playing games

ENGLISH LANGUAGE SESSIONS

Delivered by qualified teachers with a passion for football, English language sessions draw on interactive technology to make learning an enjoyable and memorable experience. In 30 hours of off-pitch learning, players will improve English communication skills by completing projects designed to take them on a journey through different football professions, discovering life as a player, manager, analyst and journalist.

Each morning they will learn about key elements of the profession, and each afternoon they will put these skills into practice in real-life activities, such as:

  • Press conference and media interviews
  • Football analysis and punditry
  • Match commentating and discussion
  • Video and written journalism projects

ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS

EVENING ACTIVITIES

In the evenings players can relax with friends in social activities at the residence, such as games nights and sports nights.

EXCURSIONS

At the weekend, players will go on a tour of the Etihad Stadium, as well as visit an exciting location outside of Manchester such as Alton Towers, and the National Football Museum.

THE FULL EXPERIENCE

The language journey starts before players arrive and continues after they leave, with individual access to digital educational learning tools designed to help them make the most of their time on the course.

PRE-ARRIVAL

  • All players will receive access to an online football-themed language placement test for an initial indication of their level
  • Each player will receive personal feedback, advising them on development areas before the course starts
  • Pre-arrival online self-study materials will also be provided, covering football basics on fun interactive software

POST-COURSE

  • Language summaries will be provided regularly, so players can easily refer to what they’ve learnt once they’ve left
  • Access to interactive online self-study materials will continue to be available for players for a period beyond their course

our courses

Boys

Summer 2019 12 – 17 Years

Girls

Summer 2019 12 – 17 Years

Juniors

Summer 2019 9 – 11 Years

Groups

Summer 2019 9 – 17 Years

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