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BBC hire Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero to teach Spanish lessons for homeschooling service | London Evening Standard

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will host Spanish lessons for children as part of the BBC‘s new homeschooling service.

The coronavirus lockdown has forced the closure of schools throughout the country with parents having to devote their time to teaching their children from home.

The Argentinian, who has lived in the UK for nine years following his move from Atletico Madrid, will put his bilingual skills to use to help children in their distance learning for BBC’s Bitesize Daily programme.

The content will be available on TV and online starting from Monday, April 20 to mark what would have been children going back to school after the Easter holidays.

Aguero’s lessons, which will include counting numbers, will run for two weeks and the 31-year-old, a father of one, said he is “honoured” to do his bit.

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

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

Aguero will be joined by other celebrities such as Eastenders star Danny Dyer (history), Professor Brian Cox (science) and Sir David Attenborough (wildlife) in being recruited to take on the role of stand-in teachers.

There will also be a maths and English lesson every day for different age groups, daily education podcasts and programmes on BBC Four on weekday evenings to support GCSE and A-level courses.

Find out more about BBC Bitesize and see all of their learning resources here. 

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