Bayern Munich March On: On this week’s football-language podcast we review some of the language used to describe the latest Bundesliga matches as Bayern continue to dominate. We also explain a new football phrase ask a football-language quiz and try some predictions.
Learn English Through Football
Each week we publish a podcast for learners of English who love football. The podcasts feature real-life stories from the world of football and follow the same format each week: an introduction, a review of the football week,
a main listening report, an explanation of a football expression, as well as some predictions.
English Through Football Podcast – 1998 World Cup England vs Argentina: In this podcast we continue with our reviews of some of the great World Cup matches by looking at the England versus Argentina game from 1998.
Football in the Bundesliga has been back for over a week now and on this show, we take a look at some of the language connected with one of these Bundesliga matches from the week – the Berlin derby between Hertha and Union.
Bundesliga Returns: The Bundesliga is back after a two-month break and on this podcast we look ahead to the final nine matches of the season.
Laying down a marker: On this week’s podcast, Damon picks one of his team’s key matches and discusses some of the football language used…
1990 World Cup Netherlands vs West Germany:
1994 World Cup Italy vs Nigeria: In this podcast we continue with our reviews of some of the great World Cup matches by looking at the 1994 World Cup last-16 match between Italy and Nigeria.
English Through Football Podcast-April 2020 – Hard-Fought Wins: On this week’s podcast, we take a look back at a Liverpool match.
Seven stages of being a football manager: Managers have yet again been in the news this week and so on this week’s football-language podcast we take a look back at one of our 2009 posts that looks at some of the language used to describe the role of the football manager.
5 questions about football derbies: Information for learners of English about soccer’s big rivalries
Football Language Podcast: April 2020 – This week on the football-language podcast we discuss some of the words and phrases from the week and of course we continue with our look back at some of the big moments from football’s history in our series of World Cup matches.
English Through Football Podcast – World Cup 1982 Brazil vs Italy: In this podcast we continue with our reviews of some of the great World Cup matches by looking at the 1982 second round Group C match between Brazil and Italy. This is another game from the #WorldCupAtHome series from FIFA.com in which we review some of the words and phrases used to describe this wonderful match, while we also go over what happened in the rest of the 1982 competition from Spain.
1986 World Cup Quarter final: France vs Brazil In this podcast we look back at one of the greatest matches in World Cup history…
The Language of Postponements and Cancellations: In this football language post we explain some of the language connected to postponements and cancellations…
World Cup 2010 Brazil vs Netherlands: In this podcast the languagecaster team looks back at the 2010 World Cup quarter-final match between the Netherlands and Brazil which is another game from the #WorldCupAtHome by FIFA.com
World Cup 2014 Spain vs Netherlands: In this short podcast the languagecaster team look back at the 2014 World Cup and in particular the game between Spain and the Netherlands which was recently broadcast on FIFA.com.
March the 24th 2016 saw the passing of one of the greatest footballers ever – Johan Cruyff. To remember this great player, this week’s listening practice report is an adapted report from our archives. The post was originally published on May 1, 2011 as part of our World Cup Stars series. You can find explanations of key vocabulary (in bold) at the end of the post. You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the file below – you can also subscribe and listen to all our football-language podcasts – there are hundreds of them!
March 2020 Update: Currently there is hardly any football being played around the world but the learn English through football team will continue to produce our football language podcast – a great resource for learners and teachers of English who love soccer.
Football Language Podcast – 2020 Manchester Derby: On this podcast we explain some of the football language that emerged from the past week including the word ‘blunder’, while we also have a football-language question about the phrase ‘to rally’ and look ahead to the Manchester derby.
Manchester Derby in Numbers: This listening report focuses on some of the numbers from the history of the Manchester derby