FUN’s cycling team members, embarked on the learning of English
Alongside the implementation of the sports work plan led by FUN’s Team Sports Director Wilson Sandoval, we have included a strengthening English program. Today, the 18 members are learning the language within a specialized program of eight levels and a duration of 10 months that includes lectures and weekly guidance of teacher María José Silva, Bilingual Bachelor of Universidad del Bosque in Bogota.
During these times of lockdown in Colombia due covid-19, English classes shifted to the online environment. The children have the tools and the teaching materials to carry out the activities. Additionally, they participate in weekly sessions by videoconference. When the situation allows the children to get out of their houses, it would be possible to meet face-to-face again.
For Jairo Chaves, FUN’S General Manager, «English opens world doors, especially to athletes who aim to compete abroad and represent the country on the bike. At FUN we look for young people who are part of our team to be integral people and cyclists».
In previous years we have done some English activities with the FUN’s cycling team, as we have always considered it to be very important for their development. However, this year we decided to emphasize and consolidate the subject.
The FUN Team is a project that seeks to promote the values of perseverance, teamwork, respect and discipline, under the working philosophy of Esteban Chaves, the same philosophy that makes it possible for him to the be in the elite of cycling. Additionally, these values have made him an exemplary human being who wants, through FUN, to leave a legacy for future generations.