The Beautiful Game's Best Players Teach the Language of Football

Discover how to speak about football in different languages thanks to a new series of infographics by Kaplan International English.

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The really fun challenge is to see how many famous World Cup players and moments you can recognize!

(PRWEB UK) 6 May 2014

A team of legendary FIFA World Cup players have been selected to teach the language of football through a series of illustrated infographics.

Kaplan International English, a leading provider of English language courses, have collaborated with 8bit-Football.com to create a series of infographics using classic and contemporary World Cup players to translate international football vocabulary into English.

A number of international stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Franz Beckenbauer and Dennis Bergkamp have had their likenesses transformed into 8bit graphics to help describe words like “striker,” “captain” and “goal” and translate the vocabulary from the players’ native languages into English.

Some of the most memorable moments from World Cup history are featured on an international infographic that includes key football terms from a number of languages such as Arabic, Portuguese and Italian translated into English.

To complement this international graphic, a series of country-specific infographics have also been created using classic players and moments from the top footballing nations so fans from these countries can learn English more easily.

Martin Hofschroer, Kaplan’s Content Strategist, said: “Many Kaplan students are excited about the World Cup this summer. These infographics aim to teach football vocabulary in an accessible and innovative way.

“English speakers can discover how English words are translated into other languages. However, the really fun challenge is to see how many famous World Cup players and moments you can recognize!”

The identity of the World Cup players and moments are revealed underneath each infographic on their respective webpages. Links to all the infographics can be found in a table underneath the International version.

The full list of infographics includes:

  •     Brazil
  •     Colombia
  •     France
  •     Germany
  •     International
  •     Italy
  •     Mexico
  •     Poland
  •     Russia & Ukraine
  •     South Korea
  •     Spain

All Kaplan infographics are available in high-resolution. If you would like a print-quality copy, please get in touch via email.

About Kaplan International English

Kaplan International English is part of Kaplan, Inc., an international education services provider offering higher education, professional training, and test preparation. Kaplan is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Co. http://www.kaplaninternational.com