Helping organisations to improve their team’s English skills

HATRIQA partners with organisations to help them upskill their team’s English skills.

From Premier League football clubs to youth teams and educational institutions, our world-class online English language course is the perfect solution for clubs and businesses who need to quickly improve the language ability of their people.

Led by one of the UK’s leading English language instructors, our English learning resources are fun, engaging, and harness the global power of football to turbocharge learning. Find out how language fit your team is. We offer Football English level assessments for individuals, teams and associations and an organisation-wide reporting resource through the HATRIQA Assessment Centre.

Why Learn English Online Through Football?

Joining A New Organisation

We teach youth players and professionals how to communicate better during a game, understand more in training, and engage fully in team meetings! Our research shows that players with better language skills integrate into the team better and subsequently perform better on the pitch. 

Transferring Players From Abroad

If your club regularly signs or tutors players from abroad, you will want to be able to communicate with them effectively as soon as possible. Even if you’re in a non-English-speaking country, English is the universal language that allows you to communicate with people from all around the world. 

Personal Development

Football is the world’s game and English is the world’s language. A level of English language proficiency is required by many youth soccer scholarships, and offering an intense 12-week online course for new recruits is a great selling point too. 

Meet the team

Mark is one of the leading English language tutors in the UK. 

He holds two English teaching degrees from the University of Cambridge, a Master’s degree from UCL and is a Teaching Fellow in English at University College London’s Institute of Education, which has been ranked number one in the world for education every year since 2014. 

Mark has extensive experience working in football. He co-authored HATRIQA’s Football English curriculum and has taught players from the Premier League and La Liga, even coaching the President of FC Barcelona.

What students will learn

Students will learn all the Football English they need to succeed in the beautiful game, whether they’re a player, coach, or fan.

Learn the different player positions, from goalkeeper to centre backs, and wingers to strikers. 

Understand footballing terms such as shoot, pass, one-two, through ball and man on.

Ensuring they’re up to speed with the latest, ever-changing rules of football, including how to say offside, VAR, free kicks and corners.

Know how to tell club physios or management about their body, where they may have a strain and if they have a suspected injury.

Fast, strong, intelligent, midfield maestro… understand the unique language of footballers.

Everything they need to understand what’s happening on the pitch around them… aside from how to disagree with the referee!

Post-match analysis with coaches, management or even on the TV. Teaching the language of football analysis, from the high-press to overlapping full backs.

Finally, we help learners to understand the language of football results and upcoming fixtures, understanding the terms used in different league tables, cup draws and date and months too.

$995 per learner

A world-class Football English curriculum developed by staff at University College London’s Institute of Education, including:

  • Online learning materials
  • Video Content
  • Course Textbook
  • Course Workbook
  • Language Learner Notebook
  • Football English mobile app
  • HATRIQA Reader book
  • Grammar, Vocabulary and Pronunciation Exercises

Request more information

Get in touch with the HATRIQA team to discuss us becoming your organisation’s primary English language learning provider.

HATRIQA assessment centre

The HATRIQA Assessment Centre is a central resource developed with educators from UCL’s number one world-ranked Institute of Education that allows any team, club or association to manage the Football English assessments of their organisation.

Find out how language fit your players, coaches and support staff are, create a benchmark of their English abilities and monitor your organisation’s progress over time.

Contact us

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Your questions… answered.

12 weeks. There are 12 units with each unit taking 1 week to complete.

Each week the instructor, Mark, will introduce the tasks that learners need to complete.  These will be a variety of activities, including twice weekly LIVE Zoom classes, interactive exercises on our app, using a pen and paper (yes, really!) and reading a best-selling football story. 


Learners will complete these tasks by themselves, but they will also be part of a small group of peers (less than 20) who have been admitted by invitation-only. Students will all complete the tasks at the same time and you will be able to share comments, ask each other questions and join football discussions – in English!  They will also all be in the same Zoom classes.

The instructor, Mark, will guide students through the whole course.  In addition to twice weekly live Zoom classes, he will also post several videos each week explaining the aims of each unit, how to complete each task, and also giving useful study advice.

Professional football players, youth players, soccer coaches, youth academies, football-affiliated organisations…. Anyone who would benefit from learning to communicate better with their teammates, coaches, support staff, and anyone else in a football environment, such as the media.

The self-study kit includes a range of materials to help accelerate student’s learning, including:

  • Online learning materials
  • Video Content
  • Course Textbook
  • Course Workbook
  • Language Learner Notebook
  • Football English app
  • HATRIQA Reader book

Approximately 3-5 hours in total as a minimum.  Each task will take between 10-30 minutes to keep it fun and engaging.  But in total we expect learners to spend about 2-3 hours per week on self-study, plus 2 x weekly LIVE Zoom classes of 30 minutes. We also encourage students to review their notes and re-do any tasks they found difficult, especially on the mobile app.