-Jordan Ayew has gone back to the classroom to mentor pupils learning French in a Welsh school
Ghana and Swansea City striker, Jordan Ayew is not only good at football but may well be a very good school teacher.
This he exhibited as he took time off his busy schedule to mentor some students at the Cwmtawe Community School at Pontardawe in South Wales.
Taking part in a question and answer session in French, Ayew helped inspire local language pupils of the school who are preparing for their General Certificate of Secondary Education examinations (GCSEs).
He answered questions about his hobbies and life as a footballer from, and stressed the importance of French language.
“It’s very important because when I was young, I didn’t really want to learn French but my parents forced me to do it and now I see the importance,” he said.
“As a footballer you play with people who speak different languages and it can be very difficult to communicate with your team-mates.
“Speaking different languages has been a huge help in my own career because when I moved to the UK I could already speak English, so it made it easier”, he reportedly said.
Comments from some of the students suggest they found the interaction very helpful ahead of their exams.
“The lesson was great,” one of them said, adding, "it was a fantastic experience for all of us to have someone we look up to and idolise to talk to us in French as it will help us speak the language more fluently and help us excel in speaking it.”
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