Internationals take the stage as Champions Teachers

Looking for online learning resources to educate and entertain children aged six to 12? Try our e-dictation lessons read in different languages by European players and coaches.

Porto's Alex Telles is one of the Champions Teachers
Porto's Alex Telles is one of the Champions Teachers ©Getty Images

All over the world, parents and teachers have been juggling home schooling with home working. Children have taken to e-learning, with no chance to kick a ball with friends in the playground. To give everyone a break from teaching and studying in isolation, the UEFA Foundation for Children invited some of European football's top players and coaches to become a Champions Teacher.

This latest edition of the Champions Teachers programme offers exercises in Portuguese, Russian and Slovakian, with international stars past and present lending their time to keep everyone entertained.

For this exercise, Children simply need to grab a pen and paper, pick a video, then write (or type) as the Champions Teacher reads a short excerpt from their favourite children's book or poem. To check results, download the PDF of the text.

The link at the bottom of the page can direct to more lessons and languages, so why not take a look and see which other stars are turning Champions Teachers?

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Foundation_Champions Teacher_Telles_PT_HD_1920

ALEX TELLES

Age: 27
Nationality: Brazilian     
Position: Defender
Current team: FC Porto
Former teams Juventude, Grêmio, Galatasaray
Length: 2:56
Language: Brazilian Portuguese
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Foundation_Champions Teacher_Benedito_PT_HD_1920

JOÃO BENEDITO

Age: 41
Nationality: Portuguese    
Position: Goalkeeper (Futsal, retired)
Former teams Sporting CP, Playas de Castellón  
Length: 6:57
Language: Portuguese
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Foundation_Champions Teacher_Akhmetov_HD_RUS_1920

ILZAT AKHMETOV

Age: 22
Nationality: Russia    
Position: Midfielder
Current team: CSKA Moskva and Russia
Former teams Rubin Kazan
Length: 1:50
Language: Russian
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Foundation_Champions Teacher_Greif_SK_HD_1920

DOMINIK GREIF

Age: 23
Nationality: Slovakian     
Position: Goalkeeper
Current team: Slovan Bratislava and Slovakia
Length: 1:34
Language: Slovakian
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ABOUT CHAMPIONS TEACHERS
The UEFA Foundation would like to thank all the footballers and coaches who have taken on the role of Champions Teacher to help put a smile on the faces of children. If you have any questions about the initiative, please email contact@uefafoundation.org