Successful NCELP research CPD day

Today we held a one-day research CPD event for NCELP Specialist Teachers (from our Lead Schools). The aims of the day were for teachers: To feel more confident about distinguishing ‘peer-reviewed’ research from other uses of the word ‘research’. To learn about some research into classroom practice, in order to begin to understand (a) the…

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Hawkes and Marsden present at National MFL (Inside Gov) Conference – 7 Oct 20

Emma Marsden and Rachel Hawkes, NCELP Director and Co-Director respectively, presented at the Inside Government National Modern Foreign Languages Conference 2020 on 7 October 2020. Emma’s keynote gave a snapshot of NCELP’s activities including CPD & resources, she highlighted the alignment between NCELP & Ofsted’s Framework, talked about making grammar matter through reading & listening…

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NCELP/Anthony present paper at JAECS

Laurence Anthony (Waseda University) and members of the NCELP team – Natalie Finlayson, Emma Marsden, Rachel Hawkes and Nick Avery – presented the paper: ‘Extending vocabulary profiling to languages other than English’ at the Japan Association for English Corpus Studies (JAECS) 46th Annual Conference, 3-4 October 2020. From the abstract: “…In this presentation, we will…

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Funding boost for modern foreign languages centre

The University of York has been awarded £1.45m of government funding to continue its work to support foreign language teaching in schools. The extension funding for the University’s National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy (NCELP) will help the centre extend the reach of its work to promote pioneering teaching and encourage more pupils to…

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New collaboration with the Oak National Academy

NCELP teachers are videoing lessons using NCELP resources that will be used by thousands of pupils every day via the Oak National Academy online website. The Oak National Academy was launched as an online service to help teachers and families access educational materials during the school closures. The Government have committed funds for this online…

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