Manchester City Striker Sergio Agüero teaches children Spanish in online BBC lessons

21/04/2020 | Rebecca Twose

Manchester City striker, Sergio Agüero has teamed up with the BBC to teach children Spanish as part of their new homeschooling service, the football star said that he is “honoured” to do his bit to help children with their language learning.

Due to COVID-19, schools all over the UK have closed causing parents to take on the responsibility of making sure their children are still learning. Agüero’s lessons will include counting numbers in Spanish and will run for two weeks, starting on the 20th of April.

“It’s a tough time for children at the moment, and also for parents trying to keep them focused on their education from home,” Says Agüero.

“The BBC are doing brilliant work to help and I’m honoured to be able to play a part.”

Sergio Aguero

Earlier this month, Agüero posted a video on his Twitter sharing his thoughts about the importance of staying at home and being responsible by listening to the advice of our public services.

As well as Spanish, the BBC homeschooling service will also cover a range of other lessons and will feature celebrities such as David Attenborough (wildlife), Brian Cox (science), Danny Dyer (history), Mabel (music) and storytime sessions from the likes of David Walliams.

Whilst the lineup is very impressive, the intent behind it is much more meaningful, as the online lessons will not only support the learning for school pupils of all ages but also offer some relief to parents who may be finding it hard to continue their children’s education at home.

There have been concerns about whether or not these lessons will correspond with the current school curriculum, but parents have been assured that the celebrities involved with the BBC will be supported in their efforts by 200 qualified teachers, both on and off-screen.

The director of BBC children’s services Alice Webb said: “We’re proud that the BBC can bring together so many people to offer such a wide-ranging package of support to help children and parents right across the UK at such a challenging time.

“We said the BBC would be there for people through this crisis, and we meant it. It’s vital that every child is able to continue learning – and the lessons we’re putting on will make sure they have fun at the same time.”

If you’d like to use the resources provided by BBC’s homeschooling services, you’ll be able to watch Bitesize Daily on BBC Red Button from 9am to 11am, and again on BBC iPlayer. You can also get access to the lessons via the BBC Bitesize website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons