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International midfielders become latest 'Champions Teachers'

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

International midfielders become latest 'Champions Teachers'
International midfielders become latest 'Champions Teachers' ©Getty Images

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

England and Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard is joined by Romania and CFR Cluj's Alexandru Chipciu and Basel's Fabian Frei (reading in German) in the latest group of lessons, with Slovakia coach Pavel Hapal (reading in Czech) also offering education with a difference for children across Europe aged 6-12.

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.

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


Age: 27
Nationality: English
Position: Midfielder
Current teams: Manchester United & England
Length: 5:11
Language: English
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Age: 50
Nationality: Czech
Position: Midfielder (retired)
Current team: Slovakia (coach)
Former teams: Sigma Olomouc, Dukla Prague, Sigma Olomouc, Bayer Leverkusen, CD Tenerife, Sigma Olomouc, Sparta Praha, Sigma Olomouc, České Budějovice, Jakubčovice & Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic
Length: 1:46
Language: Czech
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Age: 30
Nationality: Romanian
Position: Midfielder
Current team: CFR Cluj & Romania
Former teams: Brașov, FCSB, Anderlecht
Length: 2:29
Language: Romanian
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Age: 31
Nationality: Swiss  
Position: Midfielder  
Current team: Basel
Former teams: Mainz
Length: 5:02
Language: German
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Looking for more lessons or languages? Try these or these.

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.