Rachel Hawkes speaks at the ALL Language World Conference

Rachel Hawkes, co-director of NCELP, spoke at Language World, the ALL (Association for Language Learning) annual conference this weekend.  In her plenary, she focused on the recommendations of the Pedagogy Review and their relevance to the new Ofsted Framework.  Unpacking some of the core recommendations for phonics, vocabulary and grammar, she gave specific examples of NCELP’s approach…

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NCELP Phonics resource and development work

March has focused on Phonics. Intensive resource and development work in this area has produced a suggested set of SSC (Symbol-sound correspondences) and a notional order for their teaching, based on the frequency with which they occur in the language, and their relative difficulty for L1 and other proficient English speakers.  The choice of ‘source’ and…

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Emma Marsden speaks at the AAAL 2019 Conference

Emma Marsden, Director of NCELP, spoke at the AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguistics) 2019 Conference, 9-12 March 2019. In her plenary, she described and reflected on several open science initiatives being developed and used within applied linguistics, such as IRIS (Instruments for Research in Second Languages), OASIS (Open Accessible Summaries in Language Studies), the Centre for Open Science, pre-registered multi-site replication…

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