Upcoming events

We are hosting ‘An introduction to NCELP’ online conference on Friday 20 November, 09:00-15:30. You will be able to join language teachers from all over the country to learn about NCELP’s research-informed MFL teaching approaches and resources. Our new Key Stage 3 schemes of work are free, Ofsted-aligned and available for French, German and Spanish.…

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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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