The importance of languages and their link to football
One of the objectives within this experience is to achieve a firm basis for the use of languages that are actively transmitted, both on the pitch and in any reality, becoming another tool for communication throughout their lives.
In addition, teaching and developing confidence in players is prioritised over teaching any specific action of the game, and teaching confidence begins with language
The importance of language
When we talk about language, we should not only link it to speech, as it is a complex system in which a multitude of concepts, multiple ideas and, therefore, learning originate.
We can awaken the willingness to learn languages at any age. Thus, through language teaching classrooms and the opportunity to receive language acquisition instructions while also experiencing real-life situations, it is possible to achieve success in language learning.
Furthermore, by creating natural environments and situations for language development, based on other forms of teaching, results such as motivation on the part of each learner as well as interest in expanding into different languages are achieved.
Due to the diverse characteristics of each learner, there are different personal learning styles and ways of learning, and it is crucial to adapt to the needs and aspirations of each learner, offering additional experiences and multiple opportunities to develop their language skills.
However, the development of these skills goes beyond knowledge of the words, the grammar of the language and the correct creation of sentences, as learning a language is not the same as learning to use different varieties for different purposes.
In this case, the young people who are in this process pursue the practice of languages not only for the acquisition of them in terms of speech, but to develop optimally on the playing field, understanding and expressing everything that happens in every moment or situation.
Multilingualism in the Academy
The promotion of multilingualism through language learning increases the social, cultural and economic advantages, among many others. That is why Soccer Inter-Action offers our young people an additional means of developing their language skills, as well as creating and achieving benefits in their lives, both in the short and long term.
This multilingualism, both in and out of the educational context, is made meaningful through daily coexistence and sociability, together with different everyday situations in multiple environments.
What is the relationship between the importance of languages and football?
The reason why this is an important question is because in the context of coaching, language is essential. The words that are exchanged between players affect culture, motivation as well as team performance. To communicate in a positive and meaningful way, bringing out the best in your team, it is important to be thoughtful about what you say and how you say it.
Football is a cultural, social, political and economic phenomenon but, above all, it is a communicative phenomenon in which a myriad of illusions, conflicts, dreams and failures are expressed.
This space, characterised by the continuous production of social and communicative interaction, promotes integration and consolidates the sense of belonging to a community, having its own and shared inclinations from different perspectives.
A common goal
As it is an international environment in which a multitude of languages, cultures, traditions coexist, a common objective is promoted: to learn Spanish and English to make football a more meaningful and complete sport.
Therefore, the attention to all the factors involved, together with the accessibility to any type of teaching, favours the mastery of the different languages, promoting high performance not only at an academic level, but also at a social, cultural, sporting level.
The importance of acquiring these languages is linked to expansion and sporting success, with communication between the players themselves on the pitch being fundamental, pursuing the same goal: to learn, improve and succeed as footballers but above all as people.
Similarly, the impact of communication between the students/players and the staff is vital in order to get more out of themselves. Thus, both the pronunciation, the tonality and the message need to be conveyed.